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Signify | Business | Climate Report | Apr 30, 2022
Signify Publishes its first-ever Climate Action Report
Signify Publishes its first-ever Climate Action Report Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has published its first-ever Climate Action Report, illustrating the progress we’re making in taking climate action across our entire value chain. In the first year of our ambitious five-year Brighter Lives, Better World 2025 sustainability program, we are on track to double the pace of the Paris Agreement 1.5°C scenario and have generated between 61% and 64% of Climate action revenues, contributing to our ambition to double our positive impact on society and the environment by the end of 2025. Read more »
Lumileds | Horticulture | LUXEON SunPlus 3030 | LUXEON 3030 HE | Apr 27, 2022
LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus LEDs for Horticulture and Illumination
LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus LEDs for Horticulture and Illumination Lumileds announced a new, higher performance level comprised of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF, and efficacy have increased 2%. In a luminaire comprised of hundreds of LEDs this is important and implemented throughout a greenhouse or in a vertical farm, for example, it can have a tremendously positive impact on cost and energy use. The new parts have CCTs of 2200K to 6500K and CRIs of 70, 80, and 90. LUXEON SunPlus 3030* is specified for PPF and PPE for horticulture while the LUXEON 3030 HE Plus is specified in flux and efficacy for illumination. Read more »
Lumileds | Sustainability | Business | Apr 27, 2022
Lumileds' 2021 Sustainability Report
Lumileds' 2021 Sustainability Report Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, issued its 2021 Sustainability Report today detailing 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. Lumileds follows a formalized sustainability agenda that identifies specific priorities and tracks progress. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Tridonic | Circular Economy | LED Drivers | Apr 21, 2022
Circular Economy LED Driver
Circular Economy LED Driver Larger operating windows and slim housings even at high wattages are the stand-out features of Tridonic’s new GEN4 LED driver platform. The first two versions are now being launched. These drivers are also the first LED drivers to have the EMC (Externally Managed Components) sustainability declaration. Read more »
Horticulture | LEDs | Apr 21, 2022
LUXEON SunPlus Horticulture Portfolio Grows with the Addition of High Power Deep-Red: LUXEON SunPlus HPE
LUXEON SunPlus Horticulture Portfolio Grows with the Addition of  High Power Deep-Red: LUXEON SunPlus HPE Lumileds announced its new LUXEON SunPlus HPE, a high power, deep-red (660nm) LED designed specifically for the horticulture lighting industry. LUXEON SunPlus HPE achieves the highest PPF and PPE from its industry standard 3.5mm square ceramic package. The new deep-red LED is part of the SunPlus horticulture portfolio that covers a broad range of wavelengths and colors, including white, purple, and lime, in a variety of mid-power, high-power, and CoB packages which offers flexibility to growers to create a specific Lighting mix required for various types of crops to give growers the edge. Read more »
BlueGlass | Acquisition | Business | Apr 14, 2022
Blueglass to Aquire US Laser Diode Facility
Blueglass to Aquire US Laser Diode Facility Australian semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire a commercial Silicon Valley laser diode production facility lease and manufacturing equipment (the Fab) for US$2.5 million. The acquisition will fast-track BluGlass’ growth strategy, significantly increasing its laser diode manufacturing capacity and bringing forward higher-value product development timelines. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Standardization | ANSI | D4i | Smart Lighting | Apr 14, 2022
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control Harmonization of international standards related to DALI lighting control continues with the publication of the updated ANSI C137.4-2021 standard in North America. ANSI C137.4-2021 builds on the international standard IEC 62386 (which underpins the DALI communication protocol) and has additional characteristics and features that align very closely with the D4i family of specifications from the DALI Alliance, a global lighting-industry organization. Read more »
Webinar | Optronic | Measurement | White LEDs | Featured
WEBINAR: What is the Color of White?
WEBINAR: What is the Color of White? Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have received attention the last couple of decades as a potential replacement for traditional white light sources. This webinar provides an overview of how color is studied and measured, as well as the challenges and research being done to make LEDs the next generation white light source. Read more »
Webinar | Optronic | Photobiological Safety Standard
WEBINAR: Measurements for and Interpretation of the Photobiological Safety Standard for Lighting - IEC 62471
WEBINAR: Measurements for and Interpretation of the Photobiological Safety Standard for Lighting - IEC 62471 Throughout the world, a comprehensive standard is in place for evaluating the photobiological safety of lamps and lighting systems that emit light in the spectral region 200-3000nm. Incorporating products from the long-established Optronic Laboratories catalogue, plus the introduction of newly-designed products to meet the specific requirements of these measurements, the OL 750D workstation provides an automated measurement solution with full software guidance, calculation, and classification to be in compliance with IEC 62471. Read more »
Google | Raxium | Acquisition | Business | Apr 01, 2022
Google Acquires MicroLED Startup Raxium
Google Acquires MicroLED Startup Raxium Google LLC has big ambitions in the augmented reality business, if reports that it has just paid $1 billion to acquire a startup called Raxium are to be believed. The Information, which broke the story, said Google’s acquisition of Raxium is a sign that it’s seriously focused on building the components required to make AR devices a reality. Read more »
DLC | Standardization | SSL | Apr 01, 2022
Transition to DesignLights Consortium’s Solid-State Lighting V5.1
Transition to DesignLights Consortium’s Solid-State Lighting V5.1 With the grace period for updating LED products to meet its latest solid-state lighting (SSL) technical requirements set to expire on June 30, the DesignLights Consortium issued a reminder that products not updated to its Version 5.1 SSL Technical Requirements will be delisted from the DLC SSL Qualified Products List (QPL) as of July 1, and may therefore become ineligible for energy efficiency incentives. Read more »
UV | Standardization | IES | IUVA | Apr 01, 2022
The Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Ultraviolet Association Release a New American National Standard for Measuring Ultraviolet LEDs
The Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Ultraviolet Association Release a New American National Standard for Measuring Ultraviolet LEDs The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906), in partnership with the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999), has published its first in a series of American National Standards for the measurement of ultraviolet product emissions. Since its discovery in 1877, germicidal ultraviolet disinfection has been deployed globally to reduce the rate of transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne pathogens in indoor spaces, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON 5050 | SSL | Mar 31, 2022
LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with Higher CRI and Efficacy
LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with Higher CRI and Efficacy Lumileds is responding to market demands for better outdoor and industrial light and very high efficacy by expanding its LUXEON 5050 HE LEDs with new 80 and 90 CRI parts while simultaneously increasing the efficacy of the parts that are available in both 6V and 24V configurations. Read more »
Cree LED | XLamp | RGBW LEDs | SSL | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Set the Scene with the XLamp® XM-L Color Gen2 RGBW LEDs
Set the Scene with the XLamp® XM-L Color Gen2 RGBW LEDs The XLamp XM-L Color Gen 2 LEDs are Cree LEDs’ newest generation RGBW LEDs. Delivering a combination of high lumen output and great color mixing in a small 5.0 x 5.0 mm package, the XLamp XM-L Color Gen 2 LEDs feature the smallest possible distance between LED die, creating a small optical source for excellent optical control and efficient color mixing with a dazzling light output of up to 1400 lumens. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions Future-proof light is wireless. At OSRAM, we’re now launching a groundbreaking new LED driver portfolio: OPTOTRONIC Wireless intelligent (OT Wi). Our linear and compact LED drivers are now available with your preferred communication protocol – QBM, Casambi and others – to help you design the light you need. Read more »
Luminus Devices | HCL | COB | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Luminus Natural, Healthy Spectrum 97 CRI Smooth White™ COBs
Luminus Natural, Healthy Spectrum 97 CRI Smooth White™ COBs Luminus Devices has expanded its portfolio of COB arrays with the launch and immediate availability of a new smooth white COB series designed for spotlights, downlights, low blue spectrum lamps, museum, hospitality, and architectural lighting applications. These new LED arrays offer excellent uniformity and color over angle consistency, as well as exceptional long-term color stability. Read more »
Appointments | Bridgelux | Mar 29, 2022
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer Bridgelux, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technology and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Yi-Qun Li as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Li replaces Tim Lester who recently departed Bridgelux to pursue other opportunities. Read more »
ams OSRAM | AMLS | Business | Mar 29, 2022
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell AMLS – The Dedicated Lighting Systems Unit
ams OSRAM Signs Agreement to Sell AMLS  –  The Dedicated Lighting Systems Unit ams OSRAM announced the agreement to sell the independent and dedicated AMLS (Automotive Lighting Systems GmbH) business to Plastic Omnium (Euronext: POM) for a purchase price of EUR 65 million. The transaction represents a further step in the implementation of ams OSRAM’s previously communicated strategy to focus on dedicated strategic core technology and divesting businesses that are not seen as core to the corporate strategy. ams OSRAM will continue to be a key supplier of automotive LED and optical components to Plastic Omnium. This transaction does not include other ams OSRAM technologies and products for automotive OEM and the automotive aftermarket. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON | 3528 RGB | SSL | Featured | Mar 24, 2022
New, Slim RGB Package Simplifies Engineering of Architectural, Decorative, and Fun Color LED Applications
New, Slim RGB Package Simplifies Engineering of Architectural, Decorative, and Fun Color LED Applications Lumileds released its new LUXEON 3528 RGB, a very small, slim RGB LED package that supports a broad range of architectural, decorative, and color changing applications. The white body increases reflectivity and system lumens per watt and system efficiency. The IPX8 water resistant rating allows for use in moist environments inside or outside a building. Read more »
Yujileds | Color LEDs | LED Matrix | SSL | Featured | Mar 24, 2022
Yujileds® LED Matrix Solution with Full-color Functions
Yujileds® LED Matrix Solution with Full-color Functions Yujileds® Matrix aims to provide high-density illumination with high-performance white, tunable-white light and full-color lighting options for a variety of applications that require focusing light, accurate chromaticities and excellent color rendition. The Matrix is developed based on the purpose of simplifying the optical design with the small Light Emitting Surface (LES) to accomplish the spectra mixing. Read more »
Instrument Systems | VCSEL | Testing | Featured | Mar 15, 2022
LIV Test Systems for Laser Diodes
LIV Test Systems for Laser Diodes At LASER WoP 2022 Instrument Systems will be showcasing its extensive test portfolio of IR emitters and VCSELs. New product developments in the fields of spectroradiometers of the CAS series and the VTC near-/far-field cameras serve the fast-growing market for laser diode production in the short-wave infrared range of 900 to 1700 nm. Read more »
Automotive | Display | Continental | Mar 15, 2022
Display with Private Mode Entertains Passengers and Reduces Driver Distraction
Display with Private Mode Entertains Passengers and Reduces Driver Distraction Continental has developed an innovative display that allows vehicle information to be displayed dynamically, either in a private mode or in a way that everyone can see. With the new display technology, the technology company allows front passengers to use multimedia content such as videos or the infotainment system without distracting the driver from road traffic. If necessary, and the traffic situation permits, all vehicle passengers can optionally be given access to this content by means of a switchover. Conventional displays, which up to now have been offered primarily for passengers, do not enable flexible switching to a private mode. Read more »
Artilux | Optical Sensing | Trends | Mar 14, 2022
New Breakthrough for Multi Spectral Optical Sensing
New Breakthrough for Multi Spectral Optical Sensing Artilux, a leader in CMOS-based SWIR optical sensing technology, demonstrated a multi-spectral optical sensing platform compatible with NIR/SWIR vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, light emitting diodes (LED), and CMOS-based GeSi (Germanium-Silicon) sensors. This compact optical sensing platform is the industry-leading solution targeted to embrace the rapidly growing TWS and wearables markets in addition to unlock diversified scenarios in digital health. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON CoB Core Pro | CoB | SSL | Mar 11, 2022
New LUXEON CoB Core Pro Delivers Quality of Light, Dazzling Colors, and Great Efficacy for Retail Lighting Applications
New LUXEON CoB Core Pro Delivers Quality of Light, Dazzling Colors, and Great Efficacy for Retail Lighting Applications Retail lighting needs are crystal clear: deliver excellent light quality, dazzling colors, and ever-increasing efficiency. That’s precisely what Lumileds has done with its new LUXEON CoB Core Pro. With a color point that is below the black body locus and aligns with the color point of conventional CDM, typical CRI of 92, R9 greater than 50, and typical efficacy of 152lm/W*, the new CoB range is now the preferred solution for retail and many hospitality recessed and track lighting solutions. Read more »
Silvair | Bluetooth Mesh | Scheduling | Smart Lighting | Mar 09, 2022
Bluetooth Mesh In-node Scheduling Feature for Lighting Control
Bluetooth Mesh In-node Scheduling Feature for Lighting Control Silvair - a wireless lighting control technology provider announces a new in-node scheduling feature in their SIG Bluetooth mesh lighting platform. In-node scheduling allows users to set up events that trigger predefined scenes at desired times. Contrary to gateway-based scheduling, it does not require a gateway device or even an Internet connection to enable cost-effective installations. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Stadium Lighting | Roleds | SSL | Mar 09, 2022
LED Solutions for Beijing's Top Stadium
LED Solutions for Beijing's Top Stadium ams OSRAM is expanding its partnership with Roleds, a global smart IoT solutions provider specialized in smart city lighting, to provide highly innovative, efficient and LED lighting technology. Recently, Roleds provided China’s top national stadium in Beijing with smart lighting solutions featuring the ams OSRAM Oslon SSL and Duris S LEDs portfolio, presenting the opportunity for an immersive experience ceremonies of major sporting events. Read more »
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