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CIE Report | Spectroradiomentry | Instrument Systems | Business | Jul 28, 2022
New CIE Report on Spectroradiometry
New CIE Report on Spectroradiometry Under the scientific direction of Instrument Systems, the Technical Committee TC2-80 of the CIE has prepared a new technical report on the spectroradiometric measurement of optical radiation sources. Read more »
AIXTRON | Business | Jul 28, 2022
AIXTRON – Financial News
AIXTRON – Financial News AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA, ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6), a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, recorded its highest quarterly order intake since 2011 in the second quarter of 2022. The order intake was driven by broad based demand from nearly all addressed end markets. Along with the underlying strong demand, AIXTRON equipment for energy efficient power electronics on the basis of Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC) ensure an excellent order situation for AIXTRON supporting the year-on-year improvement of both revenue and profit in the second quarter. Read more »
LiFi | Trends | 6G | Jul 28, 2022
6G LiFi Technology
6G LiFi Technology Light-based technology, for making telecommunications more accessible in remote and rural areas, is to be developed in a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany. Read more »
Current | Appointments | Jul 27, 2022
Current Names Jason Scott Fokens as New VP, General Counsel
Current Names Jason Scott Fokens as New VP, General Counsel Current announced that Jason Scott Fokens has been named VP, General Counsel. Jason brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in legal, patent and intellectual property to this role. Most recently he served as Head of Legal and Assistant Corporate Secretary at GOJO Industries. Read more »
Zhaga | Book 24 | Book25 | Smart Lighting | Jul 20, 2022
New Zhaga Specifications Solve the Smart Luminaire Data Management Problem
New Zhaga Specifications Solve the Smart Luminaire Data Management Problem If you’ve ever paid for something by hovering your debit card or phone above a card reader, then you’ve used Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. While mobile payments may be the best-known use of this technology, it is by no means the only. In fact, this extremely short-range wireless communication standard can be found in everything from tablets to speakers, wearables, and gaming consoles. NFC is also regularly used for quickly pairing devices, managing access to public transportation, and to support a number of home automation devices. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | Horticulture | Featured | Jul 18, 2022
More Growth with the LED System Solutions from OSRAM DS
More Growth with the LED System Solutions from OSRAM DS With the powerful lighting systems and components from OSRAM DS, the switch from HPS to effective LED systems is now possible. For the food production of the future, we have optimal system solutions ready for various horticulture concepts. Read more »
LightingEurope | Sustainability | Business | Jul 12, 2022
How the EU’s Many Sustainability Initiatives Will Impact the Lighting Industry
How the EU’s Many Sustainability Initiatives Will Impact the Lighting Industry If you think the lighting industry is subject to a lot of regulation now, to paraphrase a classic rock song, ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet’. In March of this year, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a comprehensive new legislative package called the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI). Part of the Commission’s flagship Green Deal, the SPI essentially aims to ensure that only the most sustainable products are sold in Europe. Read more »
Trends | Lighting Psychology | Jul 12, 2022
How Scientist Tested the Effect of Multicolor Lighting on Improving People’s Psychological State
How Scientist Tested the Effect of Multicolor Lighting on Improving People’s Psychological State As missions for deep space exploration and space habitats are put on the agenda, astronauts need to withstand being tested by multiple stressors in confined and isolated conditions during such long flights, especially because in deep space exploration, problems such as signal delays make astronauts feel the anxiety of being far away from Earth and the psychological fear of deep space. Read more »
Cree LED | Color LEDs | Featured | Jul 12, 2022
Best in Color: The Industry’s Broadest Line of Color LEDs
Best in Color: The Industry’s Broadest Line of Color LEDs XLamp Element G LEDs are the latest instance of Cree LED’s long-standing history of leading breakthrough technologies. The J Series JE 2835 Color LEDs feature industry-leading performance across a broad portfolio of 14 colors in the industry-standard 2835 package. The XLamp® XM-L® Gen 2 LEDs are multi-color RGBW LEDs that deliver the combination of high lumen output and great color mixing in a small 5.0 x 5.0 mm package. Read more »
Ferdinand Braun Institut | UV | Micro-LEDs | Trends | Jul 12, 2022
UV micro-LEDs for Sensing, Production and Communication
UV micro-LEDs for Sensing, Production and Communication Researchers at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) in Berlin have successfully produced the first prototypes of micro-LEDs that emit in the ultraviolet spectral range (UVB). The micro-LEDs with 310 nanometers (nm) emission wavelength feature a small size of the emitting area with diameters down to 1.5 micrometers (µm). This is hundreds to thousands of times smaller than conventional UV LEDs. The micro-LEDs can be closely packed with pitches down to 2 µm to form a two-dimensional array on a chip, resulting in high-resolution UVB emitting areas. Read more »
DOE | L-Prize | Business | Jul 12, 2022
DOE Launches Prototype Phase of L-Prize Lighting Competition
DOE Launches Prototype Phase of L-Prize Lighting Competition The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the second, “Prototype” phase of its three-phase Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) competition, a DOE American-Made Challenge designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, stimulate American manufacturing, and give rise to the next generation of lighting in commercial buildings. Read more »
Nichia | Neozoon | Awards | Featured | Business | Jul 12, 2022
Neozoon Powered by Optisolis Wins Design Plus Award 2022
Neozoon Powered by Optisolis Wins Design Plus Award 2022 This year, Neozoon powered by Optisolis wins the Light + Building Design Plus Award in the “Exhibitors” category. Neozoon designed the mobile light according to the cradle-to-cradle principle and integrated NICHIA's Optisolis full-spectrum LEDs as the light source. Read more »
Business | ams OSRAM | Inventronics | Jun 30, 2022
ams OSRAM Reaches an Agreement for Inventronics to Acquire the Digital Systems Business in Europe and Asia
ams OSRAM Reaches an Agreement for Inventronics to Acquire the Digital Systems Business in Europe and Asia ams OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions, announced today the agreement to sell the Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia to Inventronics, a global supplier of LED drivers. ams OSRAM will continue to focus on the high technology semiconductor business, as well as automotive, entertainment and industry lamps business. The transaction represents a further milestone in the implementation of ams OSRAM’s strategy to focus on core technology areas in illumination, visualization and sensing, and to divest businesses that are not core to the company’s strategy. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Read more »
Trends | IES | Standards | Jun 30, 2022
New Standards from IES
New Standards from IES The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently introduced four new standards documents addressing current challenges that face the lighting industry – navigating near-field photometry, standardizing iterations of lighting controls intent, the importance of UV lighting, and promoting a balanced outdoor environment. The four new standards are available in the IES webstore, and include: Read more »
Lightfair 2022 | Awards | Business | Jun 22, 2022
2022 Lightfair Innovation Awards Celebrate 18 Winners
2022 Lightfair Innovation Awards Celebrate 18 Winners LightFair has announced the winners of its 2022 LightFair Innovation Awards (LIAs) in 14 categories, along with four overall excellence distinctions: Most Innovative Product of the Year (MIFOR 70 Lighting System by Klus), Technical Innovation (TruBlu™ Bluetooth Mesh Fixture Controller with Long Range Antenna by McWong International), Design Excellence (Easy-Link by Edison Price Lighting) and Judges’ Citation (CombiCable by Gripple) awards. The LightFair Conference and Trade Show runs through Thursday, June 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall. Read more »
SSL | Quantum Dots | Jun 15, 2022
Newly Developed Technique to Improve Quantum Dots Color Conversion Performance
Newly Developed Technique to Improve Quantum Dots Color Conversion Performance Quantum dots color conversion (QDCC) has become a foundational technology in the design of full-color light-emitting devices with dramatically improved color performance. However, conventional QDCC pixels fabricated by inkjet printing, that is commonly used, are still too thin to achieve efficient color conversion. A research team has developed perovskite quantum dots microarrays with strong potential for QDCC applications, including photonics integration, micro-LEDs, and near-field displays. Read more »
ioXt | IoT | Smart Lighting | Jun 15, 2022
ioXt to Secure Network Lighting Controllers
ioXt to Secure Network Lighting Controllers The ioXt Alliance, the global standard for IoT security, announced today that a new round of Network Lighting Controllers (NLCs) have been certified through the ioXt Certification Program under its NLC Profile. As part of their efforts to increase the level of security in their products, top NLC manufacturers including GE Current, Eiko Global and Digital Lumens, Inc., tested and earned their ioXt Certification after meeting the ioXt’s rigorous standards, which fulfills the NLC5 technical requirements set forth by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). Read more »
Instrument Systems | VCSEL | Testing | Featured | Automotive | Jun 15, 2022
VCSEL Testing in Production Lines
VCSEL Testing in Production Lines Quality control of VCSELs and EELs in production lines requires the full optical characterization of a device-under-test (DUT) within milliseconds. For this, the combination of an integrating sphere (ISP series) and a high-resolution array spectroradiometer of our CAS series is the ideal system for fast and reliable tests of semiconductor laser diodes, determining key characteristics like the centroid wavelength and the radiant power. Read more »
DOE | Control Systems | Energy Management | Business | Jun 14, 2022
DOE Releases Request for Information on Research and Development Opportunities in Energy Management Control Systems
DOE Releases Request for Information on Research and Development Opportunities in Energy Management Control Systems DOE’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) has released a request for information (RFI) to inform BTO’s strategic direction and future investments in technology research and development (R&D) on energy management control systems. The RFI solicits feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on a range of identified R&D opportunities related to the hardware, software, cybersecurity, and interoperability of energy management control systems. BTO will use information obtained through this RFI to update its current R&D strategy to meet its decarbonization, energy savings, and cost reduction goals. Read more »
Automotive | Magna | Jun 14, 2022
Magna Illuminates the Future of Styling With Breakthrough Lighting
Magna Illuminates the Future of Styling With Breakthrough Lighting Exterior lighting is increasingly becoming a central styling differentiator while helping to improve safety through greater visibility. Magna’s Breakthrough Lighting solution featured on the thermoplastic liftgate known as Litgate, combines the company’s expertise in exteriors and lighting and offers new ways to personalize and allow consumers to interact with their vehicles. Magna plans to have the technology ready for production in 2023. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Jun 13, 2022
More Lighting Power for Horticulture
More Lighting Power for Horticulture Thanks to our unique expertise and system competence (LED chips, modules, drivers and light management systems) OSRAM DS is a perfect partner for standard as well as customized lighting concepts in indoor farming, offering a comprehensive portfolio with switchable, dimmable and controllable solutions for your horticulture concept. Read more »
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