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Zhaga | Trends | Jun 09, 2021
Zhaga: Standardizing Interfaces, Enabling Interoperability
Zhaga: Standardizing Interfaces, Enabling Interoperability Lighting must become both connected and serviceable to unlock IoT related business opportunities, enable the circular economy, and meet regulatory expectations. But doing so requires standardized interfaces that support interoperable components – which is where Zhaga comes in. Read more »
Philips Hue | App | Smart Lighting | Jun 09, 2021
Signify Launches New Philips Hue App
Signify Launches New Philips Hue App Signify is further enhancing the user experience of millions of Philips Hue users around the globe as it launches the fourth generation of the Philips Hue app. Rebuilt from the ground up, the all-new Philips Hue app has been designed as the foundation for the future of smart lighting. New technologies improve app performance both in overall function and in communication with your smart lighting system, while also delivering an intuitive and enhanced user experience. Read more »
AcuityBrands | Acquisition | Osram | Business | Jun 09, 2021
Acuity Brands Acquires the ams OSRAM Digital Systems Business in North America
Acuity Brands Acquires the ams OSRAM Digital Systems Business in North America Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (“Acuity”) a leading industrial technology company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase ams OSRAM’s North American Digital Systems (DS) business. Acuity’s ownership of ams OSRAM’s North American DS business will bring a strategic fit and perspective to customers and associates, and a growth strategy for the business. Acuity expects the transaction to close during the summer of 2021. Read more »
Cree LED | Horticulture | Jun 02, 2021
J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs
J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs J Series 2835 G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as downlights, troffers, panels and grow lights or for lighting applications where color quality is critical. J Series 2835 G Class LEDs are smaller, less expensive, better performing and higher efficacy than 3030s. Read more »
Henkel | Low Pressure Molding | Trends | Jun 02, 2021
Low Pressure Molding Technology for Lighting Electronics | Henkel’s Technomelt
Low Pressure Molding Technology for Lighting Electronics | Henkel’s Technomelt Henkel’s Low Pressure Molding technology for encapsulating electrical and electronic components in its Technomelt polyamide adhesive molding compounds is increasingly being adopted for lighting, electronic components, power and industrial automation, and HVAC applications. The technology offers numerous economic, process control, design and environmental advantages over alternative systems such as potting with reactive resin systems and high-pressure injection molding. Read more »
TRIZ | Workshop | Trends | Jun 01, 2021
TRIZ@Light Workshop – Part I
TRIZ@Light Workshop – Part I Luger Research organized the first TRIZ@Light workshop and pointed out the general development trends in this first part. The first main trend was presented in the workshop and discussed with the participants. Read more »
NFC | Osram | Infineon | Smart Lighting | Jun 01, 2021
Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration with NFC Programming
Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration with NFC Programming Reduced complexity together with increased functionality and efficiency are dominating the agenda of all lighting manufacturers. In this regard, Osram and Infineon Technologies AG now join forces to enable Near Field Communication (NFC) programming for the industry. Osram’s new OPTOTRONIC ® FIT product family features Infineon’s NLM0011 and NLM0010 dual-mode NFC wireless configuration integrated circuits (ICs) with pulse width modulation (PWM). Read more »
L-Prize | DOE | Business | Jun 01, 2021
DOE Announces New L-Prize for Next Generation LED Lighting
DOE Announces New L-Prize for Next Generation LED Lighting The Lighting Prize (L-Prize) is designed to advance the U.S. clean energy economy for next-generation LED lighting, encouraging innovators and researchers to engage in advanced lighting system development that leads to transformative designs, products, and impact. The L-Prize will reward innovations that move rapidly to improve lighting performance, resulting in energy, carbon, and cost savings for American businesses and consumers. Read more »
Horticulture | Luxeon 5050 | Lumileds | Featured | May 27, 2021
LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry
LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions and the originator of the 5050 LED, is again improving LUXEON 5050 Round performance and is characterizing the LED for use in the horticulture industry. For illumination applications, 70 CRI lumen performance increases by as much as 5lm. In the case of a minimum 15,000 lumen streetlight, this equates to a 10% reduction in LEDs and significant cost savings. Read more »
Lumileds | Sustainability | Business | May 20, 2021
Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report
Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report that details the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions contribute to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and well-being, supporting the company’s commitment to making the world safer, more sustainable, and beautiful with light. Read more »
CSA | Matter | Connectivity Standards Alliance | Smart Lighting | May 19, 2021
The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP
The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced Matter – the interoperable, secure connectivity standard for the future of the smart home. Read more »
Matter | CSA | IoT | Smart Lighting | Signify | May 19, 2021
Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT
Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT Signify announces WiZ as one of the first smart lighting players of which all new products will be Matter-upgradable. Matter, a new open-source industry-unifying technology that enables smart home devices to interact seamlessly, was announced by the Connectivity Standards Alliance on May 11. WiZ’s Matter-upgradable new products will hit the shelves from September 2021. Read more »
Business | Acquisition | Dialog Semiconductor | Renesas | May 17, 2021
Renesas and Dialog Semiconductor to Join Forces to Advance Global Leadership in Embedded Solutions
Renesas and Dialog Semiconductor to Join Forces to Advance Global Leadership in Embedded Solutions Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”, TSE: 6723), a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Dialog Semiconductor Plc (“Dialog”, XETRA:DLG), a provider of power management, charging, AC/DC power conversion, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology, announced they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition by Renesas of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Dialog (the “Acquisition”) for EUR 67.50 per share, representing a total equity value of approximately EUR 4.9 billion (approximately 615.7 billion yen). Read more »
Trends | Videos | May 17, 2021
Good Light for Healthy, Daytime-Active People – Good Light Group
Good Light for Healthy, Daytime-Active People – Good Light Group People need daylight to synchronize their circadian clock, or indoor lighting that mimics the positive aspects of daylight. We call this good light. Good Light is Attractive: Good Light indoors is high quality and comfortable for the eyes. Good Light is Dynamic: Good Light indoors is stimulating during the day with an intensity that is at least 5x higher and relaxing during the evening with an intensity that is at least 5x lower, than the current standard for vision. Read more »
Opinions | International Day of Light | May 17, 2021
Science in the Spotlight for the International Day of Light 2021 by John DUDLEY
Science in the Spotlight for the International Day of Light 2021 by John DUDLEY Now in its fourth year, the UNESCO International Day of Light is one of the most anticipated science events on the global calendar of United Nations observances. Since its inception in 2018, over 1200 activities and events of all kinds have taken place in more than 80 countries, and even aboard the International Space Station! Read more »
Appointments | May 08, 2021
Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO
Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) welcomes Matt Sturgess to the position of CEO of The LIA. He took up his position on 12 April 2021, replacing interim CEO, Paul Crisp, who has been doing an exceptional job supporting the LIA team and its Members as they plan for the post 2020 era. Read more »
Instrument Systems | Infrared Sources | Measurement | Featured | IR | May 08, 2021
Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources
Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources The demand for IR measurement solutions has increased significantly in the recent years. IR LEDs and IR lasers such as VCSELs have enabled many new applications in the field of “IR sensing”, using the NIR range (800-1000 nm) but also higher wavelengths as 1380 nm. Measurement tasks range from 3D sensing (facial recognition, LiDAR and automotive in-cabin driver monitoring) to optical fingerprint sensors and healthcare monitoring. Read more »
LUXEON Rubix | Lumileds | Featured | SSL | May 04, 2021
Tiny and Powerful LUXEON Rubix LEDs Raise the Bar for CRI, Lumens, and Efficacy with Addition of Lime and PC Amber
Tiny and Powerful LUXEON Rubix LEDs Raise the Bar for  CRI, Lumens, and Efficacy with Addition of Lime and PC Amber Lumileds today introduced two new colors – PC Amber and Lime – for its very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix LED portfolio. The 1.4 square millimeter footprint is almost pixel like and belies the light output that’s possible from this high-power LED. There are 6 color options plus white in the portfolio. Read more »
Global Lighting Directory | GLD | May 04, 2021
Global Lighting Directory (GLD) Map
Global Lighting Directory (GLD) Map The Global Lighting Directory (GLD) Map helps to effectively identify major stakeholders within stakeholder groups, geographic regions, and "Areas of Excellence". Read more »
Smart Lighting | Zhaga | Book 18 | Controls | Apr 27, 2021
Zhaga’s Book 18 Ed. 3.0 Approved
Zhaga’s Book 18 Ed. 3.0 Approved Zhaga Steering Committee has approved the 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires. The new edition allows for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle next to the architectures already specified in Ed. 2.0. Additionally, Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface have become available. Read more »
Opinions | Jan Denneman | Apr 27, 2021
Good Light is as Important as Good Food and Good Air
Good Light is as Important as Good Food and Good Air Scientific studies make very clear that good light is crucial for our health and well-being. Good light does more than enable us to see. It is the most important “zeitgeber” for our brain and body and synchronizes our internal circadian clock. Why are the scientific findings so often not being applied in practice and must we all spend our lives in biological darkness? Read more »
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