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Lumileds | SSL | Jul 21, 2021
Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes it Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations
Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes it Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations Lumileds has introduced a first-of-its-kind web-based tool – the EU Ecodesign Tool – that provides detailed LED performance data lighting manufacturers need in order to comply with the European Union’s Ecodesign Directive. LUXEON LED users can view the data and a normalized spectrum on screen or choose to download a .csv file containing the same data seen on-screen. Read more »
Business | LightingEurope | Renovation Call | Jul 15, 2021
Renovate Lighting for More Energy Savings
Renovate Lighting for More Energy Savings LightingEurope welcomes the publication of the EU ‘Fit for 55’ package today, which transforms the EU’s ambition to deliver 36-39% of energy efficiency savings for final and primary energy consumption by 2030 into binding legislation. Read more »
Appointments | LIA | Bob Bohannon | Jul 14, 2021
Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association
Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as well as enabling a forward-looking handover, of Peter Hunt’s excellent work in his role as Chief Policy Officer. Read more »
SSL | Lumileds | LUXEON 2835 Commercial | Jul 14, 2021
New LUXEON 2835 Commercial Serves Indoor Lighting Applications that Prioritize Lumens per Watt and Lumens per Dollar
New LUXEON 2835 Commercial Serves Indoor Lighting Applications that Prioritize Lumens per Watt and Lumens per Dollar Lumileds introduced its new LUXEON 2835 Commercial LEDs engineered and designed to support the growing demand for a high volume, high-efficacy mid-power LED to serve commercial indoor lighting applications. “The architectural and commercial luminaire and lighting fixture markets have their own needs and characteristics,” said Product and Marketing Manager Ryan Dong. “Manufacturers of commercial lighting prioritize lumens per Watt and lumens per dollar over almost everything else and we deliver both in a package providing the quality and robustness expected of LUXEON LEDs.” Common commercial indoor applications include troffers, panels, high-bay, and many other formats; for these applications LUXEON 2835 Commercial is the perfect fit. Read more »
LED Linear | Fagerhult | Appointments | Jul 10, 2021
Ina Sielemann Takes Over the Management of LED Linear
Ina Sielemann Takes Over the Management of LED Linear In LED Linear's 15th anniversary year, Ina Sielemann has taken the management baton from Dr. Michael Kramer. The internationally experienced industrial engineer comes from the construction industry, bringing with her a strong focus and expertise on technically oriented markets with complex challenges. Her industry experience is based on in-depth knowledge of the building construction, kitchen and bathroom industry as well as the construction supply industry. Read more »
Business | Signify | Telensa | Jul 07, 2021
Signify Expands Offering for Smart Cities by Acquiring Telensa
Signify Expands Offering for Smart Cities by Acquiring Telensa Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces today that it acquired Telensa Holdings Ltd, a UK-based expert in wireless monitoring and control systems for smart cities. With Telensa, Signify adds a narrow-band and TALQ-compliant solution to its feature-rich, open and secured systems. This will enable Signify to service a broader group of customers, by making smart city infrastructure affordable to cities utilizing the unlicensed radio space. Telensa will continue to sell its systems under its own brand name. Read more »
1800K LED | Nichia | HPS Replacement | Featured | SSL | Jul 06, 2021
NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps
NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces its 219F series of high-power LEDs, uniquely positioned as a true alternative to High Pressure Sodium lamps (hereinafter abbreviated as HPS). Global efforts to phase-out the use of HPS continue to be met with a resistance to using white LED replacements. Due to this lack of a viable and sustainable alternative, HPS have remained exempt from the list of banned products under the Minamata Convention on Mercury, meaning HPS remains ubiquitous. With the introduction of the 219F, NICHIA becomes the first LED manufacturer to provide that alternative. NVSW219F eradicates mercury but increases efficiency and lifetime, with a low (1800K) correlated color temperature output that works with HPS to retain the element of ‘nostalgic landscape’ lighting, making it a true alternative. Read more »
Smart Lighting | VLC | On Semiconductor | Jun 30, 2021
LED Driver Solutions from ON Semiconductor Add Intelligence to Connected Lighting
LED Driver Solutions from ON Semiconductor Add Intelligence to Connected Lighting ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, has announced two new devices designed to enhance the performance of connected lighting systems. The NCL31000 and NCL31001 LED drivers allow manufacturers to develop LED luminaires with light-based positioning technology and visible light communication. By adding data intelligence and accurate positioning (up to 30 cm), these solutions will revolutionize lighting in a variety of spaces including supermarkets, warehouses, hospitals, and airports. Read more »
Instrument Systems | IR | Fingerprint | Sensor | Jun 28, 2021
Enabling Optical Fingerprint Sensors with IR Wavelength at 1380 nm
Enabling Optical Fingerprint Sensors with IR Wavelength at 1380 nm Instrument Systems has developed a modular high-end IR test solution that meets the requirements of optical under-display fingerprint sensors with wavelengths above 1100 nm. As the IR radiation at 1380 nm is verified to avoid burn-in phenomena, the requested test equipment needs to be a high-end solution: high-resolution and calibrated for precise measurement of radiometric quantities, pulse measurement in the µs range and with temperature control. Read more »
Business | LightingEurope | Jun 23, 2021
LightingEurope Advocates for All Building Renovations to Include an Upgrade of Lighting Installations
LightingEurope Advocates for All Building Renovations to Include an Upgrade of Lighting Installations With its Renovation Wave Initiative (RWI), the European Union (EU) intends to at least double the rate of building renovations in Europe over the next 10 years. In doing so, the European Commission hopes to reignite Europe’s economy for a post-pandemic world and ensure that the EU meets its Green Deal climate objectives of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030 and becoming climate neutral by 2050. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Zhaga | D4i | Tridonic | Jun 21, 2021
First Zhaga-D4i Controller Earns Certification
First Zhaga-D4i Controller Earns Certification The world’s first Zhaga-D4i RF Node, which allows control and monitoring of public lighting, has been certified by the Zhaga Consortium and the DALI Alliance. This Tridonic controller enables Zhaga-D4i certified luminaries to connect with IoT/Smart City platforms for intelligent use cases and energy savings. Read more »
Appointments | Regiolux | Jun 18, 2021
Marco Steffenmunsberg – New CEO at Regiolux
Marco Steffenmunsberg – New CEO at  Regiolux Since 1 June, Marco Steffenmunsberg has been the new Chief Executive Officer of Regiolux GmbH (www.regiolux.de). The 47-year-old made the transition from the role of Business Unit Manager at RZB Rudolf Zimmermann, Bamberg GmbH to the luminaire specialist for the technical lighting sector based in Königsberg, Bavaria. Read more »
Full-Spectrum LEDs | HCL | Yujileds | Featured | Jun 17, 2021
YUJILEDS Introduces AP Series Full-Spectrum LEDs
YUJILEDS Introduces AP Series Full-Spectrum LEDs Full-spectrum technology enters a new era. YUJILEDS releases the AP Series full spectrum LEDs powered by the company's advanced phosphor and packaging technologies. The new product features an ultra-homogeneous spectrum achieving the closest match with the spectrum of natural sunlight in the industry. Read more »
Smart Lighting | LpS Digital | EnOcean | Jun 14, 2021
Lecture: Smart Lighting in Times of Covid
Lecture:  Smart Lighting in Times of Covid Smart lighting systems have the potential to close the gap between lighting control and building data analytics. Data – such as space occupancy – that was previously used only to control the lighting itself, is now available for additional services. The agility of wireless smart lighting systems removes previous restrictions for re-configuration and re-purposing to new, unexpected, and therefore unplanned use cases. Read more »
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 »
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