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Nichia | Vitasolis | Featured | HCL | Mar 08, 2022
Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South Chooses Nichia’s Vitasolis™ LED Technology
Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South Chooses Nichia’s Vitasolis™ LED Technology Nichia’s Vitasolis™ has been implemented in lighting at the recently completed Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South. Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South is a large-scale complex constructed by Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd. and Hankyu Corporation. While construction began in 2014, it was just recently completed in its entirety on February 25, 2022. The office zone from the 11th floor to the 38th floor of the building was designed with three concepts in mind: "Heart of Umeda," "Huge hospitality services," and a “Wellbeing experience.” This building actively installed a facility contributing to wellbeing with the focus of WELLCO, a floor dedicated to office workers on the 12th floor. Read more »
MetroSpec Technology | BoardOnCoil | SSL | Mar 08, 2022
New BoardOnCoil (BOC) LED Module Technology
New BoardOnCoil (BOC) LED Module Technology MetroSpec Technology, the leading American manufacturer of custom LED light sources, announces a new addition to its FlexRad LED technology family. The BOC (BoardOnCoil) LED module is a perfect companion to the FacetCore radial lighting system. BoardOnCoil was developed to add directional light options for cylinders, pendants, sconces, and a wide variety of fixed and hanging fixtures. When used as an downlight, BOC fits well into a pendant because of its incredibly small size and weight and ability to be directed in a beam as tight as 10 degrees. Because of its novel open center coiled fin design, BOC allows air to pass freely through the center of a fixture, enabling ample cooling without any type of external protrusion from the fixture. Read more »
Trends | L-Prize | Mar 01, 2022
Department of Energy Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize® Lighting Competition
Department of Energy Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize® Lighting Competition U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the four winners in Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) at the Building Technologies Office’s annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop. The L-Prize® is a $12.2 million prize lighting competition launched by DOE in May 2021. The L-Prize® is designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean-energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings. Read more »
Automotive | Macroblock | Lighting ICs | Mar 01, 2022
Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs
Macroblock Releases AEC-Q100-qualified Automotive Lighting ICs Macroblock announced its new generation LED automotive lighting driver ICs, MBI6659Q and MBI6665Q, are highly praised and appreciated by the customers. The two new products are suitable for the application of intelligent automotive lighting, and both of them have obtained the AEC-Q100 qualification. Read more »
UV | Violeds | Omicron | Sterilization | Mar 01, 2022
Violeds Sterilizes Omicron Variant As Well
Violeds Sterilizes Omicron Variant As Well Seoul Viosys, a company specializing in optical semiconductors, announced an experimental result confirming that its Violeds technology sterilizes 99.99% Omicron Variant (SARS-CoV-2 Variant: B.1.1529) in one second, which has been spreading around the world. Read more »
Signify | Pierlite | Acquisition | Business | Mar 01, 2022
Signify to Acquire Pierlite to Strengthen Position in Australian and New Zealand Lighting Markets
Signify to Acquire Pierlite to Strengthen Position in Australian and New Zealand Lighting Markets Signify today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Australian based Gerard Lighting Group to acquire their Pierlite business. The acquisition is in line with our strategy to expand within highly attractive market segments and will bring together the strong R&D and innovation capabilities of a global leader with the significant expertise and network of a local brand. Read more »
Business | Aixtron | HC Semitek | Micro-LEDs | Displays | Mar 01, 2022
HC Semitek Cooperates with AIXTRON on Micro LED Display Technology
HC Semitek Cooperates with AIXTRON on Micro LED Display Technology Micro LED technology is on the verge of revolutionizing the display industry. The market demand for self-emissive Micro LEDs in the primary colors (RGB: red, green and blue) begins to rise strongly. HC Semitek, a leading enterprise of the semiconductor technology, will use AIXTRONs Planetary Systems to meet the emerging market demand for Micro LED displays. Read more »
Cree LED | Horticulture | Featured | Mar 01, 2022
Glow up Your Grow with Cree LED’s New Horticulture Reference Design
Glow up Your Grow with Cree LED’s New Horticulture Reference Design This reference design is to showcase the J Series® 2835 G class white LED working together with the XLamp® XP-G3 S Line Photo Red LED in an updated 12 inch vertical farming fixture. The 2835 G class of LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance. The XP-G3 S Line Photo Red LED is optimized for enhanced-spectrum horticulture applications. Read more »
MetroSpec Technology | Featured | Feb 28, 2022
FlexRad Delivers Cutting Edge Innovation
FlexRad Delivers Cutting Edge Innovation It seems impossible at first glance - the most innovative supplier of custom light engines in the market is also the most reliable in quality and in delivery. MetroSpec Technology® LLC has well over 3,000 miles of installed base to prove these points. FlexRad®, a novel, high performing, cut-to-size, LED light circuit technology, has been in volume production for 14 years and is installed in hundreds of thousands of locations. FlexRad was a decade ahead of other LED products, with reels of circuits over 200 feet trimmable to the inch. Well proven and perfected, FlexRad carries a seven-year warranty that actually means something. Read more »
Osram Digital Systems | Horticulture | Featured | Feb 28, 2022
More Success for Your Horticulture Projects with OSRAM LED Technology
More Success for Your Horticulture Projects with OSRAM LED Technology With the innovative Planta Seed modules, OSRAM DS is launching high-performance products that can boost your growth success in horticultural systems. Compatible with our LED drivers, they can be used flexibly and individually – so you can reach your next level in horticulture. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON 2835 | SSL | Featured | Feb 23, 2022
Are your 2835 LEDs Delivering Value and Performance?
Are your 2835 LEDs Delivering Value and Performance? Globally, the 2835 LED is one of the most widely used LEDs – many billions are sold annually – and they find their way into an incredible array of indoor applications and luminaires. So, it’s unsurprising that customers are seeking differentiated performance options and reliability that allow them to finely tune offerings to achieve specific application, efficiency, and cost objectives. To meet this growing demand, Lumileds is tripling the LUXEON 2835 Commercial 3 Volt options for lumen and lumen/Watt in 80 and 90 CRI; it’s adding LUXEON 2835 Commercial 6 Volt parts that allow for fewer parts and denser arrays when needed; and it’s highlighting technical performance that proves the Lumileds ongoing commitment to product quality and reliability. Read more »
Lumitronix | Gaggione | Partnerships | Business | Optics | Feb 22, 2022
Lumitronix Becomes Official Distributor of Optics Manufacturer Gaggione
Lumitronix Becomes Official Distributor of Optics Manufacturer Gaggione The Swabian LED company Lumitronix and the French optics manufacturer Gaggione have agreed on a joint path. The optics company, which was founded back in 1948 with headquarters in Montréal-la-Cluse, has selected LED specialist Lumitronix from Hechingen to distribute its high-quality optical solutions for LEDs and other lighting applications. The official distribution by Lumitronix covers Europe, with a focus on the DACH region. Read more »
Luminus | Color-Tuning | LED Modules | SSL | Feb 22, 2022
Luminus Releases Salud™ CCT Tunable Modules
Luminus Releases Salud™ CCT Tunable Modules Luminus Devices expands its human-centric lighting portfolio with the introduction of the Salud CCT tunable modules. The 5000K Salud technology has now been incorporated into Luminus' CCT tunable modules to provide lighting designers with high melanopic lux without using 6500K, thus avoiding light with too much blue tint. The 5000K Salud channel has a melanopic ratio of 0.97 to keep people energized and alert during the day, while the 2200K channel has a melanopic ratio of 0.33 to provide a relaxing environment and allow the body to prepare for sleep. With two independent channels, the user can also tune the light to any CCT in between 5000K and 2200K to enable a smooth transition from daytime to evening. Read more »
Zhaga | NFC | Book 25 | Smart Lighting | Feb 15, 2022
Zhaga Approves Book 25 “NFC Readers with Bluetooth Interface for In-field Programming”
Zhaga Approves Book 25 “NFC Readers with Bluetooth Interface for In-field Programming” This new Zhaga specification defines a Bluetooth Low Energy communication protocol for the communication between the field-maintenance application on a smart device and the NFC reader. Together with Book 24, which describes the programming of luminaire components using NFC, these specifications solve the data management problems of smart luminaires with interoperable maintenance tools enabling configurable luminaires easy to service over their entire lifecycle. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | Tunable White Light | Featured | Smart Lighting | Feb 14, 2022
Optimally Tuned Interior Lighting with Tunable White
Optimally Tuned Interior Lighting with Tunable White Are you looking for maximum flexibility and excellent lighting quality for your HCL concept? With the new OTI DALI 15 and 25 NFC TW I drivers and the PL CN50 TW module, including Tunable White DT8 and dual-channel DT6 operation, OSRAM DS offers smart solutions for individually definable interior-space concepts. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Business | Feb 14, 2022
ams OSRAM Delivers Healthy Full Year
ams OSRAM Delivers Healthy Full Year ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, reports full year and fourth quarter 2021 group financial results. “Our business delivered healthy full year results and a very solid performance in the fourth quarter with adjusted profitability for the quarter at the midpoint of our guidance range. We are pleased to report a positive first fiscal year as a combined company with revenues of USD 5,780 million / EUR 5,038 million driven by a strong performance of our automotive business and despite negative effects in our consumer business, as previously stated. In the ending quarter, our automotive business performed well against the backdrop of ongoing supply chain imbalances and OEM production reductions while our consumer, industrial and medical businesses contributed attractively in line with expectations”, commented Alexander Everke, CEO of ams OSRAM. Read more »
Unilumin | Beijing Winter Olympics | Display | Feb 12, 2022
Unilumin Supported the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Unilumin Supported the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics On February 4, 2022, the whole world watched the Opening Ceremony for the Beijing Winter Olympics. This grand event provided a stunning visual feast that combined digital technology and beautiful creative designs. It was not only technologically advanced, but dynamic, aesthetically pleasing, and experiential. This was also an opportunity to showcase some of China's newest technology innovations to the world. Read more »
GE Current | Hubbell | Appointments | Feb 11, 2022
GE Current Announces Post-Merger Executive Leadership
GE Current Announces Post-Merger Executive Leadership Current, the new company formed through the merger of GE Current, a Daintree company, and Hubbell® Incorporated’s commercial and industrial (C&I) lighting business, announced its new executive team for the combined company located across its offices in Greenville, SC, and Cleveland, OH. Read more »
SSL | Molding Compounds | Moisture-proof | Röhm | Feb 09, 2022
PLEXIGLAS® Molding Compounds Guarantee Maximum Light Efficiency for Zumtobel’s Robust, Moisture-proof AMPHIBIA PM Luminaire
PLEXIGLAS® Molding Compounds Guarantee Maximum Light Efficiency for Zumtobel’s Robust, Moisture-proof AMPHIBIA PM Luminaire Dust swirls through the air, water splashes, cleaning agents are sprayed – luminaires in industrial buildings have to cope with a lot of adverse conditions. They are often exposed to dirt, humidity, extreme temperatures or even chemicals. The materials have to withstand all these impacts, as well as being break and shock-proof. Workplaces are also subject to complex requirements for light quality and illumination. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Diodes | Standby Power | Feb 09, 2022
Low Standby Power, Non-Isolated Offline Switcher Significantly Reduces BOM Costs
Low Standby Power, Non-Isolated Offline Switcher Significantly Reduces BOM Costs Diodes Incorporated has introduced a universal AC high-voltage input non-isolated offline switcher IC to further strengthen its power products portfolio. The AP3928 addresses the challenges associated with using a bias power supply. It delivers safe and reliable power, while simultaneously maintaining elevated performance figures and enabling significant cost savings. This switcher IC is optimized for situations where higher power levels are mandated, such as in industrial control or home automation systems, home appliances, and IoT devices. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Awards | Events | Feb 02, 2022
DALI Lighting Awards 2021 Winners Revealed
DALI Lighting Awards 2021 Winners Revealed The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has revealed the winners of its prestigious DALI Lighting Awards 2021. Recognizing the best use of DALI lighting control applications and solutions across the world, the standard of entries within each of the eight categories was exceptionally high. However, the international judging panel of lighting designers, lighting magazine editors, and representatives from global lighting organizations, eventually came to their decisions. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Vison System | Trends | Jan 31, 2022
New 3D Vision System for Robots
New 3D Vision System for Robots ams OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions, announced today a new partnership with Luxonis, a developer of embedded artificial intelligence and computer vision technology. Luxonis provides 3D solutions for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), robots, drones and more that help create high-quality 3D maps for applications such as object detection and obstacle avoidance. A key component of these solutions are infrared light sources, such as ams OSRAM's Belago 1.1 Dot Projector. The Belago 1.1 combines an infrared VCSEL chip with special optics and a robust package that is ideally suited for Active Stereo Vision (ASV). Read more »
IES | Horticulture | Standard | Jan 31, 2022
New Horticulture Lighting Standard Released
New Horticulture Lighting Standard Released Humans and plants use light in different ways. Check out the newly available standard, ANSI/IES RP-45-21 Recommended Practice: Horticultural Lighting, to learn about the differences between architectural and horticultural lighting design. Published by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Read more »
Signify | Siklu | Wireless | Business | Jan 31, 2022
Siklu and Signify Announce Agreement to Integrate Gigabit-Speed Wireless Connectivity into Lighting Infrastructure
Siklu and Signify Announce Agreement to Integrate Gigabit-Speed Wireless Connectivity into Lighting Infrastructure Siklu, a global leader in millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions for Digital City, Gigabit Wireless Access (GWA), and Mobile x-Haul, and Signify, the world leader in lighting, announced a strategic partnership agreement to add Siklu's MultiHaul™ TG multi-gigabit wireless connectivity technology to Signify's BrightSites portfolio. This combination will result in an addition to the BrightSites portfolio, which will be known as Broadband luminaires. Read more »
Lighting Module | Edison Opto | Featured | SSL | Jan 29, 2022
EDISON Opto Delivers Flexible Design & Manufacture Custom Modules
EDISON Opto Delivers Flexible Design & Manufacture Custom Modules Edison Opto provides design and manufactures advanced module customization services. In addition, we offer the L.D.M.S. “Lighting Design Manufacture Service” is the integration technical service. With the high efficiency/Intensity, Premium CRI90+, and a long-life span of over 100,000 Hrs LM80 design and manufacture service. We provide professional and complex design and customized services for any application, performance requirements in AC and DC, and any shape. We work with customers to simplify processes, save production costs, expand their capabilities to new fields and more diverse projects without adding equipment or labor, and quickly gain a place in the market. Read more »
Featured | Röhm | Plexiglas | Lenses | SSL | Jan 28, 2022
Lupine’s Bicycle and Outdoor Lights with PLEXIGLAS® Lenses
Lupine’s Bicycle and Outdoor Lights with PLEXIGLAS® Lenses Whether during a sled dog race in Finland, rescue operations in the mountains, while jogging in the dark or when riding a bicycle in everyday life – lights from the Lupine brand with lenses made from PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds from Röhm are used wherever bright, precise light beams are needed. Manufacturer Lupine Lighting Systems is a technology leader for outdoor lighting systems, such as e-bike and bike lights, headlamps and helmet lights, as well as flashlights. Read more »
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