Automotive | Components | Electronics | Transistors | Jul 24, 2020

Diodes Optimizes PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting

Diodes Optimizes PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting Diodes Incorporated today announced the availability of the automotive-compliant ZXTP56060FDBQ and ZXTP56020FDBQ dual PNP transistors. These new products provide OEMs with a highly efficient solution for controlling matrix LED light clusters. Read more »

SSL | IR | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Jul 22, 2020

Ushio's Epitex D-Series SWIR LEDs Now Up to Four Times More Powerful

Ushio's Epitex D-Series SWIR LEDs Now Up to Four Times More Powerful Ushio has commenced production of its latest high-powered short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) LEDs, the Epitex D-Series. Following the prior success of the S-Series, the Epitex D-Series achieves the world's highest output power and efficiency: The high-power versions have ramped up their forward current to 1 A and gain a boost of up to four times the original radiated power output. Read more »

Research News | Partnerships | Micro-LEDs | Light Generation | Special Applications | Displays | Jul 22, 2020

ALLOS and KAUST Are Working on High Efficiency Nitride-Based Red LEDs on Si

ALLOS and KAUST Are Working on High Efficiency Nitride-Based Red LEDs on Si ALLOS Semiconductors has engaged in a collaboration with Prof. Ohkawa and his team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for realizing high efficiency nitride-based red LEDs on large diameter silicon substrates. In the collaboration the teams are addressing fundamental issues like the large lattice mismatch and the quantum-confined Stark effect (QCSE) which are preventing the adoption of red nitride-based LEDs for practical industry usage. In particular, for the emerging field of micro LED displays there is a strong demand to enable red LEDs on large diameter wafers in addition to the established blue and green color LEDs in the nitride system in order to reduce manufacturing complexity and cost. Read more »

Videos | LpS Digital | Nichia | Jul 20, 2020

2-in-1 Tunable White LED - The First Tunable White LED That Allows for Elegant Color Tuning and Mixing Under a Single LES

2-in-1 Tunable White LED - The First Tunable White LED That Allows for Elegant Color Tuning and Mixing Under a Single LES Introducing Nichia’s game-changer: The first 2-in-1 Tunable White LED. The single light-emitting-surface (LES) mid- power 3030 LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve color tuning and mixing, shrink optics and fixture profiles, and opens up new exciting creative design possibilities. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Drivers | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Jul 20, 2020

GlacialPower'sNew GP-CVP040N-xxVL Series LED CCV Driver with TRIAC Dimming for Low Voltage Areas

GlacialPower'sNew GP-CVP040N-xxVL Series LED CCV Driver with TRIAC Dimming for Low Voltage Areas GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-CVP040N-xxVL series LED constant voltage driver is suitable for low voltage areas. It is available in 12 V DC and 24 V DC output rated power of 40.8 W. The driver supports TRIAC dimming function, and appropriates for LED strips application in places such as restaurants, jewelry shop, home and theater. Read more »

Automotive | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Jul 16, 2020

Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including 25% Brighter Red-Orange

Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including  25% Brighter Red-Orange Today, Lumileds introduced a dramatic boost in luminous flux to its LUXEON 2835 Color Line, the lighting industry's broadest and most cost-effective family of color LEDs. Featuring eleven colors and three white CCTs, the LUXEON 2835 Color Line now delivers a 25% brighter red-orange and 6% brighter Red, which are especially key to the performance of emergency vehicle lights and color tunable lamps. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Tools | Software | Emergency Lighting | Jul 16, 2020

Myers Emergency Power Systems Introduces Smart IoT Connectivity Solution for Inverters

Myers Emergency Power Systems Introduces Smart IoT Connectivity Solution  for Inverters Myers Emergency Power Systems (Myers EPS), a leading designer and manufacturer of backup power solutions, today announced the introduction of its IoT Inverter Connect technology, a secure and innovative communication platform that conveniently monitors and logs data from the company's central emergency lighting inverters to save time and enhance building safety. Read more »

SSL | Tools | Test Equipment | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Jul 16, 2020

Precision Test Solution for Blue Light Hazard Evaluation from Gamma Scientific

Precision Test Solution for Blue Light Hazard Evaluation from Gamma Scientific Gamma Scientific announces the release of its Blue Light Hazard testing system. The system utilizes the RadOMA GS-1220 spectroradiometer coupled with an aperture or integrating sphere depending on customer measurement requirements, offering evaluation and classification of displays and luminaires according to IEC 62471 and IEC/TR 62778. Read more »

ams | OSRAM | Business News | Company News | Jul 15, 2020

EU Commisson Clears AMS' Acquisition of OSRAM

EU Commisson Clears AMS' Acquisition of OSRAM The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of OSRAM by AMS. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area (‘EEA'). Read more »

Luminaires | UV | Disinfection | Jul 14, 2020

LumenFocus Launches UVFocus Line of Germicidal Luminaires

LumenFocus Launches UVFocus Line of Germicidal Luminaires Ultraviolet technology has been used for disinfection for many years now, but COVID-19 is shining a new light on its potential for disinfection applications. It is because of this unfortunate situation that we are looking at different ways that lighting technology can be used to help beyond just illuminating a space. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | LED Drivers | Driver Modules | Jul 10, 2020

Inventronics Introduces Completely New Line of IP66/IP67 LED Drivers

Inventronics Introduces Completely New Line of IP66/IP67 LED Drivers Inventronics has introduced an entirely new series of IP66/IP67 LED drivers leveraging their latest enhanced platform allowing for reduced inventory SKUs and increased design flexibility. The new EUM-Lx family is equipped with even more features providing OEMs the ability to monitor crucial driver information, reduce maintenance costs and streamline production. They also allow OEMs simplify installation by achieving various output current configurations from 700-5600 mA, adapt existing luminaires to different individual requirements and provide extreme design versatility. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Controls | Evaluation Kit | Components | IoT | Jul 10, 2020

EnOcean Adds New IoT Starter Kit to Product Portfolio

EnOcean Adds New IoT Starter Kit to Product Portfolio EnOcean, a pioneer of energy harvesting and wireless IoT communications, today released a starter kit that simplifies the integration of EnOcean wireless sensors with Aruba Wi-Fi access points. Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and EnOcean have partnered to facilitate the integration of IoT sensors into existing IT infrastructure, levering IT security mechanisms to protect IoT data and devices. Used in conjunction with a separately purchased Aruba access point, the new IoT starter kit named EISKA for the European market and EISKU for the North American market includes an EnOcean EMSIx multisensor, an Easyfit wireless switch, an EnOcean USB stick, and demonstration software. All devices support the EnOcean radio standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10/11). Read more »

Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Imaging Spectrometer | Manufacturing | Jul 10, 2020

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs Instrument Systems offers a unique camera-based measurement solution for μLED wafer testing that generates 2-dimensional, pixel-resolved optical analyses within given cycle times. The LumiTop 4000 has a resolution of 12 MP and can detect the smallest of defects and inhomogeneities on the wafer. Thanks to a 100 mm macro lens, the camera enables fast parallel inline analysis of all μLEDs on a wafer at a single test station. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Indoor Applications | Jul 08, 2020

Lumileds Combines Record-breaking Efficiency with Impeccable Light Quality in Proven 3030 LED Package

Lumileds Combines Record-breaking Efficiency with Impeccable Light Quality in  Proven 3030 LED Package Lumileds today revealed its complete line of LUXEON 3030 HE LEDs that enable best-in-class fixtures for a wide variety of applications including architectural, office, high-impact retail, and indoor area illumination. "The LUXEON 3030 HE is built to achieve outstanding efficiency and productivity, superior quality of light with 2 and 3 SDCM options, while simplifying design and production of new fixtures," said Mei Yi, Product Marketing Manager of Mid Power Products at Lumileds. "The LUXEON 3030 HE LEDs were engineered for exacting control of forward voltage within 0.1 volt and enable easy driver design and uniform power output." Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | IoT | Components | Smart Lighting | Jul 08, 2020

LSI Industries - AirLink Blue™ Wireless Bluetooth Mesh Network Solution for Outdoor Lighting

LSI Industries - AirLink Blue™ Wireless Bluetooth Mesh Network Solution for Outdoor Lighting LSI Industries said today that it has launched its new AirLink Blue wireless outdoor lighting control system. This simple, highly-configurable product uses Bluetooth mesh technology to manage designated zones of outdoor illumination on commercial property – helping customers enhance safety, reduce energy costs and comply with applicable regulations. Read more »

Videos | LpS Digital | Jul 07, 2020

Refined Lighting Adjustment to Promote an Optimized Circadian Rhythm

Refined Lighting Adjustment to Promote an Optimized Circadian Rhythm Samsung’s Human-centric Lighting Solutions utilize precisely designed light spectra with optimized amounts of cyan to accommodate lighting needs to the extent desired at any given point in time: the LM302N DAY improves alertness and the LM302N NITE enhances relaxation. The DAY and NITE packages can also be combined into a single luminaire to help people maintain their natural circadian rhythm 24 hours a day. This duo-lighting option is optimal for those who spend most of their time indoors and struggle with confused body clocks. Read more »

Videos | LpS Digital | Jul 07, 2020

Full Spectrum Horticulture Lighting Enriching Crop Quality and Output

Full Spectrum Horticulture Lighting Enriching Crop Quality and Output Samsung’s full-spectrum-based horticultural lighting LEDs encourage healthier and more balanced plant growth by stimulating photosynthesis, enhancing plant immunity and increasing nutritional value. As the sole light source, LEDs for vertical farming must be all about efficacy. Samsung’s LEDs with industry-leading efficacies can lower energy consumption. In addition, the economical initial installation cost and high reliability are ideal for greenhouses. The remarkable small form factors prevent it from getting in the sun’s way throughout the day. Read more »

Tools | Database | UV | UV LED | Jul 03, 2020

Kopp Glass Eases UV-LED Product Selection with Its Revised UV-LED Product Database

Kopp Glass Eases UV-LED Product Selection with Its Revised UV-LED Product Database Kopp Glass, Inc. announces a new release of its UV LED Product Database. With hundreds of new UV LED's available each year, researching and comparing the various options for a project can be tedious and time-consuming. To streamline the selection process, Kopp Glass updated its UV LED Product Database. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Outdoor Applications | Jul 01, 2020

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. Lumileds attention to beam angle, field angle, color over angle and optical efficiency gives engineers more lumens to work with and better quality of light than has been previously possible," said Alvin Yeoh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Lumileds. The result is an outdoor fixture with leading optical properties and exceptional efficiency. Read more »

Research News | IR | Health + Wellbeing | Jun 29, 2020

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" in those aged 40 and above. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Technologies | Research News | Controls | Touchscreen | Jun 29, 2020

Touchscreens Are Going 3D with University of Bristol's Innovative New Spray-On Technique

Touchscreens Are Going 3D with University of Bristol's Innovative New Spray-On Technique Inspired by the way an artist creates graffiti on a wall and using a novel combination of sprayable electronics and 3D printing, the technique, called ProtoSpray, allows the creation of displays on surfaces that go beyond the usual rectangular and 2D shapes. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-C | Disinfection | Jun 29, 2020

GKT's New UV-C Board Combines LEDIL's "VIOLET" and NICHIA's "NCSU334A"

GKT's New UV-C Board Combines LEDIL's "VIOLET" and NICHIA's "NCSU334A" In these turbulent times, we need reliable disinfection. Large amounts of water or large areas must be disinfected quickly within a few seconds. We offer a new design for this. Based on the new LEDIL "VIOLET" UV-C 12x multibeam lens, we have combined with the also new UV-C LED "NCSU334A" from NICHIA. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Products, Materials + Tools | Components | Luminaires | UV | UV-C | Jun 26, 2020

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »

Systems + Applications | Horticulture Luminaires | Horticulture | Jun 24, 2020

Active Grow Launches UL Listed LoPro Max Horticultural Luminaires for Commercial and Home Growers

Active Grow Launches UL Listed LoPro Max Horticultural Luminaires for Commercial and Home Growers Active Grow, the sustainable horticultural lighting manufacturer, is proud to announce the launch of its LoPro Max 640 W and 320 W horticultural luminaires. These lightweight, UL Listed fixtures conveniently replace 600-1000 W and 400-600 W HPS lights in vertical racking or sea of green commercial applications, using nearly half the energy and producing half the heat. The concealed-driver design means no messy cabling or bulky external drivers. The ultra-thin profile (just 2.47") allows the luminaires to go to work in spaces with minimal vertical clearance. Integrated dimming and a tool-less installation make these fixtures perfect options for home growers with tents or hydroponic benches. Read more »

Automotive | LEDs | LED Drivers | Controls | LED Modules | Jun 24, 2020

Inova Semiconductors - AEC-Q100 Qualified Standalone ISELED LED Driver & Controller in Volume Production

Inova Semiconductors - AEC-Q100 Qualified Standalone ISELED LED Driver & Controller in Volume Production In addition to its LED driver/controller die, integrated in smart ISELED LED modules, Inova Semiconductors offers the driver chip as a standalone solution. The standalone ISELED driver is now available in volume production and is AEC-Q100 qualified. The INLC10AQ (originally introduced as INLC100Q16) will be used to construct custom LED chains that can be controlled via a bidirectional two-wire differential bus, enabling up to 4079 daisy-chained LED driver & controller devices in a single array. Additionally, smart LED modules integrating both the driver & controller and RGB LEDs in one single package are available from different vendors both in high volume and automotive qualified. Both the integrated LED modules and the standalone solution enable innovative solutions in ambient lighting, roof lighting, display backlight and functional lighting. Read more »

Business News | Standardization | UV-C | IES | IUVA | Jun 24, 2020

IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection

IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C) to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance. UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products. Through this partnership IES and IUVA aim to cooperatively promote awareness of and improve the application of ultraviolet "disinfection" technology in the healthcare system, initially through the development of standardized methods of measurement of ultraviolet "disinfection" products including UV lamps, luminaires and lighting/radiating systems, utilizing both discharge (e.g. low-pressure mercury and xenon) and solid-state (e.g. light-emitting diode) technologies. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jun 24, 2020

Minimalism and Magic - New Members of the Nimbus Q Four Family: Q Four TT, Q Four IN and Q Four Track

Minimalism and Magic - New Members of the Nimbus Q Four Family: Q Four TT, Q Four IN and Q Four Track The new members of the Nimbus Q Four family of luminaires – Q Four TT, Q Four IN and Q Four Track – display an excellent, almost "magical" lighting effect. Nimbus's core idea with the Q ONE and Q Four ceiling luminaires was to create a lighting kit for high-quality, focused light. The first Q One and Q Four models were launched two years ago. Now three further versions have been added to the Q Four family of luminaires: the tilting and turning Q Four TT spotlight, the Q Four IN for flush mounting on the ceiling and the Q Four Track, which is mounted on a conductor rail. One reason for their excellent light quality is the Bartenbach LFO lens, which focuses light on the surface to be illuminated in a targeted manner. As Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl, CEO of the Nimbus Group, stated: "A light from an invisible source that immediately lends the illuminated object a certain magic. Read more »

SSL | Materials | Electronics | 3D Manufacturing | Jun 24, 2020

New LCP Compound Permits Micro-Components with Delicate Conductor Path Structures

New LCP Compound Permits Micro-Components with Delicate Conductor Path Structures Plastics specialist Ensinger is presenting a new compound for laser direct structuring (LDS): TECACOMP LCP LDS 1049426 black, based on a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP), is designed for thin-walled 3D MID components with very fine conductor paths. The innovative material is particularly suitable for high-frequency applications in the fields of industry automation, electronics (consumer, networks) and the automotive sector. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Test Equipment | Light Sources | Calibration | Jun 22, 2020

Integrating Sphere Meets Light Engine: Gamma Scientific Presents New Uniform Tunable LED Light Source

Integrating Sphere Meets Light Engine: Gamma Scientific Presents New Uniform Tunable LED Light Source Gamma Scientific has expanded their family of SpectralLED® Tunable LED Light Sources for camera and image sensor calibration. Specifically, the SpectralLED RS-7-2-IS500-2X combines two LED light source engines together with a half meter sphere that includes a 150 mm output port (other sphere and port sizes are available, as well). Read more »

Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Jun 19, 2020

Epistar and Lextar to Jointly Establish A New Holding Company

Epistar and Lextar to Jointly Establish A New Holding Company Epistar Corporation ("Epistar" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2448) and Lextar Electronics Corp. ("Lextar" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 3698) announce the two companies will jointly establish a holding company A (tentative name) via share conversion, which was approved in the board of directors' meetings of Epistar and Lextar respectively today. Read more »

Resources | Project News | Sustainability | Repro-Light | Optics | Jun 17, 2020

Repro-light Consortium Deliver Intelligent Optics

Repro-light Consortium Deliver Intelligent Optics Bartenbach's interdisciplinary team this week announced the successful engineering of two unparalleled optic designs. Driven by the scope of the Repro-light project, "To successfully initiate transformation in the European LED lighting industry, by creating the 'Luminaire of the Future'." Bartenbach was tasked to deliver a novel optical system, and is pleased to present two new "LED Light Tile Optics (LLT)". Read more »

SSL | Components | Drivers | DALI-2 | Jun 17, 2020

Upowertek Released New Generation NFC Programmable DALI-2 LED Drivers

Upowertek Released New Generation NFC Programmable DALI-2 LED Drivers Today Upowertek released new generation BLD and TLD series 40W to 800W NFC programmable DALI-2 LED driver. The new products meet the latest DALI-2 standard whose compatibility was improved a lot when compared with DALI-1 drivers. NFC programming function is also available on this new series, and users could program the output current plus other functions by NFC programmer or smartphone with NFC communication. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Standardization | DALI-2 | DiiA | Certification | Jun 17, 2020

DALI Alliance Achieves Landmark 
of 1,000 DALI-2 Products Certified

DALI Alliance Achieves Landmark 
of 1,000 DALI-2 Products Certified The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, announces its DALI-2 certification program has passed another milestone with the addition of the thousandth DALI-2 certified product to the organization's online product database. Read more »

Research News | LEDs | Perovskite | Inkjet-Printing | Light Generation | Jun 15, 2020

Printed Perovskite LEDs – An Innovative Technique Towards a New Standard Process of Electronics Manufacturing

Printed Perovskite LEDs – An Innovative Technique Towards a New Standard Process of Electronics Manufacturing A team of researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has succeeded for the first time in producing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from a hybrid perovskite semiconductor material using inkjet printing. This opens the door to broad application of these materials in manufacturing many different kinds of electronic components. The scientists achieved the breakthrough with the help of a trick: "inoculating" (or seeding) the surface with specific crystals. Read more »

SSL | Tools | Test Equipment | Street Lighting | Jun 15, 2020

GL Optic Presents New Dedicated Imaging Luminance Measurement System for Road Lighting Quality Control

GL Optic Presents New Dedicated Imaging Luminance Measurement System for Road Lighting Quality Control GL Opticam 3.0 4K TEC is an imaging luminance measurement system that has been fully adapted for the reliable evaluation of road lighting according to EN 12301. Street lighting is an extremely important part of our environment. Its quality translates into the comfort of residents and traffic participants and, above all, increases the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Read more »

Business | Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Jun 15, 2020

Panasonic Lighting Americas and Pointr Join Forces to Offer End-to-End Connected Deep Location Lighting Solutions

Panasonic Lighting Americas and Pointr Join Forces to Offer End-to-End  Connected Deep Location Lighting Solutions Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc., recently announced a strategic solution partnership with Pointr, a leader in deep location platforms. The new partnership enables an offering of end-to-end connected lighting solutions, paired with real-time location-based services, to address the convergence of physical spaces with the virtual world. Read more »

Research News | Technologies | LiFi | Jun 15, 2020

CEA-Leti Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications Using Single GaN Blue Micro-Light-Emitting Diode

CEA-Leti Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications Using Single GaN Blue Micro-Light-Emitting Diode CEA-Leti today announced its researchers have broken the throughput world record of 5.1 Gbps in visible light communications (VLC) using a single GaN blue micro- light-emitting diode (LED). Their data transmission rate of 7.7 Gbps achieved with a 10 µm microLED marks another step toward commercialization and widespread use of LiFi communication. Read more »

Research News | SSL | LEDs | Light Generation | Light Extraction | Jun 10, 2020

Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers

Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers UC Santa Barbara researchers continue to push the boundaries of LED design a little further with a new method that could pave the way toward more efficient and versatile LED display and lighting technology: In a paper published in Nature Photonics, UCSB electrical and computer engineering professor Jonathan Schuller and collaborators describe this new approach, which could allow a wide variety of LED devices — from virtual reality headsets to automotive lighting — to become more sophisticated and sleeker at the same time. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Jun 10, 2020

Infineon's New BCR431U LED Driver Allows More Design Freedom for Low Current LED Strips

Infineon's New BCR431U LED Driver Allows More Design Freedom for Low Current LED Strips Infineon Technologies AG releases the BCR431U. The constant current linear LED driver IC provides low-voltage drop performance for regulating LED current. It is the second device released in the new generation BCR family with low voltage drop focusing on low current designs of up to 37 mA. Typical applications for the new BCR431U include LED strips, channel letters, architectural LED lighting, LED displays, as well as emergency, retail, and appliance lighting. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | COB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Jun 08, 2020

ZIGEN Presents New 2700K-3000K-4000K TRI-CCT CoB LEDs

ZIGEN Presents New 2700K-3000K-4000K TRI-CCT CoB LEDs ZIGEN Lighting solution co., ltd. announced industry's first TRI-CCT CoB LEDs "ZG6BGXW4W0T" and "ZG6CGDW4Z0T", which can emit at major 3 correlated color temperatures (CCT): 2700 K, 3000 K and 4000 K, are now ready. Thanks to proprietary ZIGEN's patented LED structure, ZIGEN's new CoB LEDs "ZG6BGXW4W0T" and "ZG6CGDW4Z0T" offer some unique features. Read more »

Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jun 04, 2020

Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators

Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators Fluence by Osram (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, announced today the launch of four additional spectra on its VYPR top light series, featuring market-leading efficacies up to 3.8 µmol/J. From broad white to high red, Fluence's extended PhysioSpec™ spectra enable growers to optimize lighting strategies for any crop in any growth stage or geographic location. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Tunable White Light | Jun 04, 2020

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting Bridgelux today announced commercial availability of new versions of its Vesta product line, adding full natural spectrum white point options to the industry's largest portfolio of tunable white solutions. Vesta Thrive, the winner of a 2020 LightFair Innovation Award, leverages patented Thrive technology to deliver the closest spectral match to natural light available in an easy to use tunable white solution. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Jun 04, 2020

Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide

Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality spot and linear light sources, today announced the general availability of previously announced XFL line of premium linear lights along with 3rd party AC drivers to fulfill orders. The XFL portfolio features 2nd generation linear lighting technology which includes a wide array of accessories to support a variety of job requirements. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | UV Measurement | UV-C | Jun 04, 2020

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: High-Precision UVC Exposure Measurements from Gamma Scientific

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: High-Precision UVC Exposure Measurements from Gamma Scientific Gamma Scientific announces the release of its Germicidal Ultraviolet Irradiation measurements system to perform irradiance and radiant exposure measurements in the UVC region of the spectrum. The system consists of the model 268UVC sensor, which measures 37 mm in diameter with an active area of 11 mm². The sensor, when paired with a Gamma Scientific optical power meter and energy meter, is capable of measuring irradiance levels ranging from 0.05 μW/cm² to 500 mW/cm². Read more »

Displays | Cree | Featured | Jun 03, 2020

Cree's Breakthrough Solution for LED Message Signs

Cree's Breakthrough Solution for LED Message Signs The CV94D family are SMD RGB LEDs designed for the most demanding variable message displays. Manufactured to Cree’s exacting standards of power, longevity, matched sub-pixel brightness and far field optical distribution, these LEDs outperform all existing SMD LED solutions. The CV94D is IPx6/IPx8 spray and water resistant in a 9.4 X 4.2 mm PLCC6 package. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | CALI | Zhaga | Partnerships | Jun 02, 2020

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement – To Drive and Promote Technology Advancement

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement – To Drive and Promote Technology Advancement The past decade has witnessed the LED evolution in the China lighting industry as well as progress in the work of Zhaga in standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires. Zhaga and CALI have identified areas of mutual interest and agreed to structure and strengthen their relationship and to foster closer cooperation through a liaison agreement. Consequently, the China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) have signed a liaison agreement which entered into force by May 1st, 2020. Read more »

Standardization | UV-C | Safety | GLA | Jun 02, 2020

Global Lighting Association Releases Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices

Global Lighting Association Releases Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices The Global Lighting Association has issued a Position Statement containing guidelines for the safe use of UV-C devices. The statement concerns safety and standardization requirements. Read more »

Business | Company News | General Electric | May 29, 2020

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems GE is selling its lighting unit to smart home company Savant Systems for an undisclosed amount. General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that the transaction is part of GE’s ongoing process to be a more focused industrial company. Read more »

UV | Measurement | Featured | May 25, 2020

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic this has been manifested, among other things, in a sharp increase in the demand for UVC light sources. Read more »

Signify | Ecodesign | Labeling | Company News | May 25, 2020

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. As the world leader in lighting, Signify offers both a leading innovative LED-based product portfolio and a wide conventional product assortment that meet the stricter requirements. With this, we will continue to serve our customers with the highest quality and energy efficient products. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

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Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants

Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants Luminus Devices has announced its new Hospitality COB series featuring high color rendering, precise chromaticity control and Warm CCTs. With LES sizes ranging from 6mm to 22mm, and lumen output from 500 to 5000 lumens, the Luminus Hospitality COB series is the smart choice for beautiful, warm ... Read more »

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New Cree LED™ XLamp® XP-P LEDs Deliver Breakthrough Intensity

New Cree LED™ XLamp® XP-P LEDs Deliver Breakthrough Intensity Our name has changed, but our commitment to superior LED technology, reliability, innovation, support, and service remains steadfast. The same teams with years of Cree LED experience are newly energized to help our customers improve their LED-based products and develop new applications. Read more »

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New LUXEON® SkyBlue™ LED Solution Simplifies and Speeds Development of Human-Centric Lighting

New LUXEON® SkyBlue™ LED Solution Simplifies and Speeds Development of  Human-Centric Lighting Lumileds today announced the immediate availability of its new LED human-centric lighting solution – LUXEON SkyBlue. In partnership with BIOS Lighting, Lumileds has engineered a circadian lighting solution that delivers superior melanopic ratios at comfortable CCTs – 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K – with ... Read more »

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