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General News | Oct 15, 2020
LightingEurope Calls for Renovation of Lighting Installations
LightingEurope Calls for Renovation of Lighting Installations LightingEurope strongly supports the call in the EU Renovation Wave Initiative published today to scale up renovation rates across the European Union. This will not only guide the uptake of innovative lighting technologies and future investment but will also be key to helping Europe’s lighting industry – 80% of which are SMEs – to recover from the economic impact of the current pandemic. Read more »
Horticulture | Luminus Devices | Calculator | Simulation Tools | Oct 15, 2020
Luminus Introduces Online Horticulture Calculator
Luminus Introduces Online Horticulture Calculator Luminus Devices new horticulture calculator offers system engineers the opportunity to choose from over 30 of Luminus horticulture LEDs and create their own ‘recipe’ for specific luminaires and to save and output a complete LED bill of materials. System designers can select multiple LEDs and establish operating conditions, including current and junction temperature, and calculate for photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), optical power, and electrical power. Engineers can test virtually unlimited variations and immediately see spectral and performance data. Read more »
Automotive | Special Applications | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Oct 14, 2020
Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks
Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a new range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the first time LED drivers have been available in this beneficial package. The new leadless devices join Nexperia's wide range of LED drivers in leaded packages offering equivalent performance yet reducing PCB space by up to 90% compared to SOT223. Read more »
SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | LED Modules | DALI | Bluetooth | Oct 14, 2020
Optoga's Latest Products Are Challenging the Lighting Industry with IoT
Optoga's Latest Products Are Challenging the Lighting Industry with IoT The lighting changes from just shining to being connected. Imagine if the lighting could be connected only when needed and not connected when there was no need, all in terms of cost and need. We have developed an LED Module that provides perfect light and is fully dimmable and when the luminaire manufacturers receive projects with Casambi, DALI or other ECO-Systems, they can directly integrate it into the luminaire. Read more »
Business News | Standardization | Zhaga | Connectors | Smart Lighting + IoT | Oct 09, 2020
Zhaga's Book 18 Takes the Next Step Forward
Zhaga's Book 18 Takes the Next Step Forward Zhaga is planning a 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires, that will allow for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle. Book 18 Ed. 3.0 will enable Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface in addition to the certifications already offered by Book 18 Ed. 2.0. Read more »
Featured | Tools | Measurement | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | Oct 07, 2020
Versatile and Ultrafast – The New CAS 125 Series of Spectroradiometers for LED Production
Versatile and Ultrafast – The New CAS 125 Series of Spectroradiometers for LED Production Instrument Systems – a well-known manufacturer of light measurement technology – works closely with its customers in the field of LED production to develop modular and flexible components for quality inspection in mass production environments. For the new spectroradiometer CAS 125, Instrument Systems has therefore focused on production-related applications for LEDs in the spectral range between 200 and 1100 nm. Read more »
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 »
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