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SSL | Components | LED Drivers | Drivers | Sep 30, 2020
High-Power LED Driver Supplies up to 40A of Constant Current, 50A Pulsed
High-Power LED Driver Supplies up to 40A of Constant Current, 50A Pulsed Innovations in Optics, Inc. introduces the Model 5000H switched-mode LED Driver/Controller for powering its patented and patent-pending High-Power LED Light Engines. It can also be used with third party LED illuminators as a constant current, DC to DC driver/controller. The 5000H LED Driver provides constant current in continuous or pulsed mode for LED arrays connected in parallel, single large format LED chips and Laser Diodes with a compliance voltage up to 7.0 VDC. Read more »
SSL | Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Sep 30, 2020
Osram Presents the World's Smallest Broadband IR LED for Spectroscopy Applications
Osram Presents the World's Smallest Broadband IR LED for Spectroscopy Applications Is the shirt on the shelf really made of 100% cotton? Does the apple in the supermarket only look delicious, or is it spoiled and vitamin deficient? A closer look at the molecular structure provides the answers to these questions. Near-infrared spectroscopy makes that possible. For many years, Osram Opto Semiconductors has been a leader in the development of compact and particularly powerful broadband infrared emitters for spectroscopy. In addition to the broad wavelength range, the energy efficiency of the integrated components is essential to system manufacturers, as are the compact dimensions. Osram's Oslon P1616 SFH 4737 combines these properties and offers even further benefits for customers. This product will soon make mobile spectroscopy solutions a reality. Read more »
Featured | Components | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | Sep 30, 2020
Edison Released Brand New DOB III Series Products
Edison Released Brand New DOB III Series Products The DOB III series increased the efficiency, dimming smoothness also provide ultra- low flicker function (flicker 5% and even 5% during dimming). It is compliant to the 2021 European flicker standard IEC TR61547( PstLM) and to CIE TN006 (SVM) on request. It can be applied in many different lighting applications. Read more »
Automotive | IR | Components | Gesture-Control | Sep 28, 2020
Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size
Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size Designers of automotive systems can now add dynamic hand-gesture controls with greater ease at the industry's lowest cost and smallest size with the MAX25205 data acquisition system from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Featuring integrated optics and a 6x10 infrared (IR) sensor array, the MAX25205 detects swipe and hand-rotation gestures without the complexity of time-of-flight (ToF) cameras at 10x lower cost and up to 75 percent smaller size. Read more »
SSL | UV | UV-C | Systems + Applications | Water-Purification | Sep 28, 2020
PearlAqua Deca™, World's First UV-C LED Point-of-Entry System Hits the Water Treatment Market
PearlAqua Deca™, World's First UV-C LED Point-of-Entry System Hits the Water Treatment Market AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in ultraviolet (UV) LED water disinfection systems, is happy to announce it has launched the PearlAqua Deca™, the first UV LED disinfection system designed for the point-of-entry residential, commercial and light industrial markets. The PearlAqua Deca offers operational benefits specific to LEDs, including intermittent flow management, mercury free, and low cost of ownership. Read more »
SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Indoor Applications | Sep 28, 2020
Eureka Introduces Quadrant Sound-Absorbing Pendant
Eureka Introduces Quadrant Sound-Absorbing Pendant Eureka®, an established leader in decorative lighting solutions, today announced the release of its Quadrant pendant. Quadrant's rounded, interlocking felted fins absorb sound while providing a vibrant look to the lighting. Read more »
Research News | OLEDs | PLEDs | Sep 28, 2020
EurekAlert - Annunces: Impurities Enhance Polymer LED Efficiencies
EurekAlert - Annunces: Impurities Enhance Polymer LED Efficiencies New research published in EPJ B reveals that the higher-than-expected efficiency of PLEDs can be reached through interactions between triplet excitons, and impurities embedded in their polymer layers. Molecular dynamics simulations have shown that the mysteriously high efficiency of polymer LEDs arises from interactions between triplet excitons in their polymer chains, and unpaired electrons in their molecular impurities. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Sep 28, 2020
LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming: Uniform Dimming To 1%
LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming: Uniform Dimming To 1% Lumileds introduced the first LED engineered for architectural applications that require uniform light output through the entire dimming range and operating conditions. The new LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming mid-power LED is designed for LED to LED flux uniformity across the entire dimming curve – down to 1% - that is required to achieve consistent visual performance. From full intensity above nominal current of 65 mA to 1% intensity at 0.65 mA, every LED will provide the same flux performance in the application. Key to the performance is forward voltage variance of just 0.10 V which simplifies driver design and compatibility. The single 3 SDCM color bin ensures color consistency at any CCT. Lumileds 3 V 3030 package is a proven, high efficacy industry standard platform that allows for drop in replacement of existing 3030 footprint LEDs. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Sep 28, 2020
Cree® XLamp® XHP35.2 HI – Newest Extreme High Power LED
Cree® XLamp® XHP35.2 HI – Newest Extreme High Power LED The XLamp® XHP35.2 HI LED is the newest Extreme High Power LED available in the XP footprint. Built on Cree's latest high power LED technology, the XHP35.2 HI LED features a 12 V configuration for simplified driver design with industry leading candela and lumen density. Optimized for high intensity indoor/outdoor/portable lighting applications. Read more »
Interview | TTB | Signify | LiFi | Sep 26, 2020
LiFi Communication Interview
LiFi Communication Interview For over a decade, research in LiFi has been intensified with amazing results. When Musa Unmehopa, an authority in the lighting industry, took on the position of Head of Ecosystems and Strategic Alliances for LiFi at Signify, it was clear that LED professional would have to report what he has to say about the status of LiFi and his future plans. We have known him since he was appointed Secretary General at Zhaga at the beginning of 2014. Since then he was always in charge at Philips Lighting, now Signify, in some capacity, also representing the company in the Connected Lighting Alliance. In addition, his resumé marks him as a specialist in standardization and a technology advisor. Read more »
SSL | LED Modules | Luxtech | Featured | Components | Sep 26, 2020
LUXTECH Introduces ONECUT: 47” LED Module Cuttable Every ½”
LUXTECH Introduces ONECUT: 47” LED Module Cuttable Every ½” ONECUT is LUXTECH’s most versatile linear/rigid LED module to date; cuttable every ½” between every LED without sacrificing uniformity or performance which means it’s the only linear SKU you’ll need. Standard with poke-in connectors, screw mounting holes, and intermittent solder pads make for reliable installation and maximum board yield. Read more »
Business News | Event News | LpS Digital | Awards | Sep 23, 2020
LpS Digital – Awards and Announcements
LpS Digital – Awards and Announcements As part of yesterday's LpS Digital Live Event, which was broadcast directly from the Festspielhaus Bregenz, the LpS Digital 2020 Awards were presented, and event announcements were published. Read more »
Business | Distributor News | Osram | Sep 19, 2020
Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers
Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO package. The high-power lasers in the Metal Can® TO56 package are an efficient radiation source and offer a high modulation bandwidth. Read more »
LightingEurope | UV-C | Business News | Sep 19, 2020
UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans
UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans LightingEurope launches an UV-C expert group that promotes the benefits of UV-C disinfection technologies and stimulates market demand and fair market access in Europe. The technology has been proven to deactivate, without exception, all viruses against which it has been tested. LightingEurope is advocating the installation of UV-C disinfection technologies as part of the EU Renovation Wave and the application and enforcement of existing safety rules and standards. Read more »
Resources | Commentary | Systems + Applications | Quality | Standardization | Health + Wellbeing | Sep 11, 2020
Kenneth Martin from Zumtobel about Comfortable Lighting
Kenneth Martin from Zumtobel about Comfortable Lighting Kenneth Martin has been specifying, qualifying an developing components and characterization setups for LED light sources within the Zumtobel Group since 2006. With his expertise on spectral measurements and applications, he supports integrative lighting solutions topics. He gathered valuable knowledge in physics and optical system engineering while studying at the University of Applied Sciences RV-Weingarten, during the internships at a quality assurance department of a reflector aluminum manufacturer and the optical development department of Zumtobel. He combines his enthusiasm for lighting and sustainable construction engineering with a DIY philosophy. Read more »
SSL | Components | CoB LEDs | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Displays | Sep 11, 2020
Stanley Electric Proves 99.9% Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 for 265 nm UV-C LED in Mass Production
Stanley Electric Proves 99.9% Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 for 265 nm UV-C LED in Mass Production Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. announced that their recently released 265 nm UV-C LED is in mass production and its effectivity to fight SARS-CoV-2 has been tested in cooperation with the Yamaguchi-University by Dr. Daisuke Hayasaka and Dr. Hiroshi Shimoda. As a result of the conducted evaluation test, Stanley Electric has confirmed high effectiveness of virus inactivation (inability to multiply) of SARS-CoV-2(the virus that causes COVID-19)using their 265 nm UVC LED. Read more »
SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Driver Modules | DMX | Sep 11, 2020
eldoLED's New POWERdrive 50W Raises the Bar for DMX Drivers
eldoLED's New POWERdrive 50W Raises the Bar for DMX Drivers eldoLED today introduced its 50 W, the industry's ready to use' four-channel DMX driver. This latest addition to the POWERdrive family features DMX interface protection, faster startup times, lower standby power requirements, and a broader range of LED output current. Improved dimming algorithms reduce flicker and artefacts in rolling-shutter image sensors while offering the industry's smoothest fades. This quality of light improvements make the POWERdrive 50W uniquely suited for both architectural and entertainment installations. Read more »
Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Controls | DALI-2 | Sep 11, 2020
Helvar and Steinel Join Forces for Next Generation DALI-2 Lighting Control Solution
Helvar and Steinel Join Forces for Next Generation DALI-2 Lighting Control Solution Helvar and Steinel, widely known for innovation, quality and leading lighting control technologies and solutions, announce today their international partnership. The partnership will combine Steinel's expertise in sensing technology with Helvar's expertise in Intelligent Lighting Solutions. Blending the precise, high-quality sensing of Steinel with the intelligent solution capabilities of Helvar will serve benefits such as increasing sustainability by delivering highly efficient buildings, both in terms of optimizing energy as well as space. In addition, creating more intelligent buildings for the benefits of enhancing wellbeing, comfort and productivity to its building occupants. Read more »
SSL | UV | UV Measurement | UV-C | Sep 11, 2020
Gigahertz-Optik UVC Radiometer for Germicidal UV Sources Including 222 nm Excimer Lamps
Gigahertz-Optik UVC Radiometer for Germicidal UV Sources Including 222 nm Excimer Lamps The new X1-1-UV-3727 radiometer is designed to accurately measure the far-UVC irradiance or dose produced by 222 nm excimer lamps. This is in addition to the measurement of other germicidal UV source types including low pressure Hg lamps and UV LEDs. Each meter has a wide dynamic range and is supplied with a traceable calibration certificate from the ISO-17025 accredited Gigahertz-Optik laboratory. Read more »
SSL | Components | UV LED | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Sep 09, 2020
Seoul Viosys Violeds Module that Sterilizes 99.9% of Coronavirus in 3 Seconds in Mass Production
Seoul Viosys Violeds Module that Sterilizes 99.9% of Coronavirus in 3 Seconds in Mass Production Seoul Viosys, a leading compound semiconductor solution provider, announced that it has developed an optimal module designed to sterilize 99.9% of the coronavirus in 3 seconds using "Violeds", a UV LED technology, and started mass production. Along with this, Seoul Viosys is developing a so-called "Photon Shower" product that is applied with this technology to contribute to the safety of medical staff and patients who have been struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »
SSL | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Linear Lights | Sep 09, 2020
Lumileds Breakthrough Assures Uniform Dimming Performance from LED to LED
Lumileds Breakthrough Assures Uniform Dimming Performance from LED to LED Today, Lumileds introduced the first LED engineered for architectural applications that require uniform light output through the entire dimming range and operating conditions. The new LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming mid-power LED is designed for LED to LED flux uniformity across the entire dimming curve – down to 1% - that is required to achieve consistent visual performance. Read more »
Business News | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Connectivity | The Zigbee Alliance | Sep 09, 2020
Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality
Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality When we set out in December 2019 to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry, there was naturally a lot of excitement — and of course, questions. Would this global consortium truly be able to bring this new standard to market? How long would it take? What products would actually emerge? Would we be able to pull off our promise to unify a fragmented industry under a single connectivity standard that would help companies focus on creating experiences over "plumbing"? Read more »
Business News | Company News | Divestment | Sep 09, 2020
Vossloh-Schwabe Sells LMS Outdoor Product Range to LVX Global
Vossloh-Schwabe Sells LMS Outdoor Product Range to LVX Global We are pleased to announce that we have sold our LMS Outdoor product division to our Australian based partner LVX Global with effect from 1 Sep-tember 2020. LVX Global handles the worldwide distribution of all network-able NB-PLC and HD-PLC products (iPC, iLC, iDC, iLIC, iLUX, iCCU). However, the stand-alone product iMCU will still be available from Voss-loh-Schwabe. We have concluded an agreement with LVX on production and logistics, which will thus continue to guarantee the existing high-quality standard. Read more »
SSL | Components | Driver IC | Sep 07, 2020
Digital High Power Factor XDP™ Controller for Cost-Effective Flyback LED Drivers
Digital High Power Factor XDP™ Controller for Cost-Effective Flyback LED Drivers Infineon Technologies AG introduces the XDP™ digital power XDPL8219. The high-performance flyback controller features secondary-side regulation for high-performance and robust LED designs. It provides high power factor and constant voltage output. The device operates in quasi-resonant mode (QRM) to maximize the efficiency and minimize the electromagnetic interference (EMI) over a wide load range. It accommodates active burst mode (ABM) at light load to prevent audible noise while achieving a no-load standby power level below 100 mW. Read more »
Automotive | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Sep 04, 2020
New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving
New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving In a few years, LEDs will be the predominant light source in car headlights. Their compactness and energy efficiency in particular are major advantages over conventional technologies. LEDs also make it easy to achieve the brightness values required by today's manufacturers. Osram Opto Semiconductors is constantly working to further optimize high-quality LED solutions for the automotive sector. With significant leaps in performance in the Oslon Black Flat and Oslon Compact product families, the company shows where developments are headed in the coming years, and what other benefits headlight manufacturers can expect. The products are designed for use in high and low beam solutions. Read more »
Featured | Business News | Event News | Sep 02, 2020
The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020
The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020 In the context of national favorable policies, economic recovery, active operation recovery of enterprises, and strong audience demand, the 25th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (hereinafter referred to as the "GILF") will be held at Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, from October 22 to 26, 2020. Read more »
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