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SimplyLEDs | Mesh Network | Smart Lighting | May 30, 2023
Autonomous Mesh Network System For Lighting
Autonomous Mesh Network System For Lighting SimplyLEDs, a U.S. manufacturer of premier LED luminaires in Boise, ID, since 2010, releases SensaBLE 2.0, a next gen mesh network control system for lighting that virtually eliminates downtime and crushes kWh savings goals. Read more »
Zumtobel | Science Based Targets Initiative | Business | May 30, 2023
Zumtobel Group Commits to the Science Based Targets Initiative
Zumtobel Group Commits to the Science Based Targets Initiative The Zumtobel Group is committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and has, for this purpose, joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Together with over 4,000 participating companies worldwide, this initiative aims to contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5°C on the basis of science-based, individual targets. The Austrian lighting group is hereby committed to reducing CO2 emissions along the entire value chain in line with science-based net-zero targets. Read more »
Fraunhofer | PV-Modules | Trends | Solar Simulator | May 25, 2023
Fraunhofer – A New Solar Simulator to Test PV Modules
Fraunhofer – A New Solar Simulator to Test PV Modules To pave the way for the industrial implementation of highly efficient perovskite-silicon PV modules, the tandem solar cells and modules must be reliably measured. Only then is it possible to make objective comparisons between different cells and modules and to make technological improvements. In contrast to conventional silicon PV modules, however, the calibration is considerably more challenging. A project consortium led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE is therefore developing methods for characterizing perovskite-based tandem modules in the "Katana" project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate BMWK. The solar simulator specially built for this purpose by the company Wavelabs Solar Metrology Systems GmbH is now in use in the CalLab PV Modules of the research institute. Read more »
Luminus Devices | COB | SSL | May 23, 2023
Luminus Releases LUX COB Series with 90 and 95 CRI Minimum
Luminus Releases LUX COB Series with 90 and 95 CRI Minimum Luminus Devices is excited to announce the immediate availability of the LUX COB series. These innovative new COBs are available in both 90 and 95 CRI minimum and LES sizes from 4 to 22mm in a variety of flux densities and a full range of CCTs. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON COB | SSL | May 23, 2023
Lumileds Broadens CoB Offerings With New Board Footprints For Absolute Design Flexibility
Lumileds Broadens CoB Offerings With New Board Footprints For Absolute Design Flexibility Though there are many standards in the LED industry, the footprint or board size for CoBs is not one of them. Over the years, companies that manufacture CoB holders and optics have largely designed their products to support the 3 board formats that are widely adopted by lighting manufacturers. With the introduction of LUXEON CS CoBs, Lumileds now offers a full range of LUXEON CoBs in each of the common board footprints. Read more »
Current | Appointments | May 11, 2023
Current™ Appoints Steve Harris as New CEO
Current™ Appoints Steve Harris as New CEO Current™ has appointed Steve Harris as its new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding interim CEO Bill Tolley. Harris, an established business leader is recognized for his operational prowess, was most recently Executive Chairman of Shape Technologies Group in Kent, Washington. The change will be effective May 30. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Smart City | May 11, 2023
TALQ Consortium Released Version 2.5.0 of the Smart City Protocol
TALQ Consortium Released Version 2.5.0 of the Smart City Protocol The TALQ Consortium has published version 2.5.0 of the protocol. The continuous evolution of the protocol guarantees the adaptation of the interface standard to changing market needs. Version 2.5.0 introduces a new Lighting Asset Management profile, which addresses a long-standing demand from cities to be able to manage and track their street lighting assets more effectively. The latest TALQ protocol (both data model and API definitions) is available publicly and free-of-charge on GitHub. Read more »
Lumileds | LUXEON HL1Z | Featured | SSL | May 09, 2023
Do More With Less – Go Beyond The Datasheet
Do More With Less – Go Beyond The Datasheet It has never been truer than with LEDs that size matters. In fact, a large portion of the industry defines LED by size, 5mm, 2835, 5050, and now mini and microLEDs. But without the context of light output, efficacy, and intended applications, a discussion of size is often irrelevant. Read more »
Acuity | DC-Grids | Trends | May 03, 2023
Direct Current (DC) Power Solutions for LED Lighting Systems
Direct Current (DC) Power Solutions for LED Lighting Systems Our built environment plays a crucial role in determining the quality of energy we consume. As the nation invests in grid modernization and resiliency, there is a growing emphasis on electrification, renewable energy integration, and carbon reduction. With this, Direct Current (DC) power is key to easily connecting our buildings to renewable resources and energy storage batteries. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Sustainability | Business | May 02, 2023
ams OSRAM's Sustainability Strategy
ams OSRAM's Sustainability Strategy Sustainability is increasingly becoming a business factor for companies. Martin Bachler, Head of Group Sustainability, explains how this affects ams OSRAM's sustainability strategy and what role optical solutions play in addressing societal challenges. Read more »
UV | Optics | Apr 28, 2023
New Highly Efficient UV Optics for the UV-C Range from Asahi Rubber
New Highly Efficient UV Optics for the UV-C Range from Asahi Rubber The Japanese optics manufacturer Asahi Rubber recently introduced new UV optics especially for the UV-C range (280 nm). The silicone lenses named AL-10M-DUV280 (for LEDs of a size of 3.5 x 3.5 mm) and AL-20M-DUV280 (for LEDs of a size of 6.8 x 6.8 mm) were measured with the UV-C LEDs of the type NCSU334B from Nichia and subjected to an endurance test of 15000 hours, whereby hardly any loss of brightness and no damage could be detected. This underlines the high quality of the optics, whose light transmission is 90%. Read more »
Nichia | Roadshow | Event | Business | Apr 19, 2023
NICHIA Stages Roadshow to Celebrate the Commercialization of High Brightness Blue LED
NICHIA Stages Roadshow to Celebrate the Commercialization of High Brightness Blue LED NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, announces an extensive international roadshow. As part of the 30th-anniversary of the high brightness blue LED pioneered by NICHIA, a series of must-attend events for customers, partners and influential lighting professionals will be staged across Europe including dedicated roadshow meetings in Germany, Spain, Italy and other European locations. Read more »
Trends | Signify | 3D Printing | Apr 17, 2023
3D-printed Luminaires Set the Bar for Sustainable Design Excellence
3D-printed Luminaires Set the Bar for Sustainable Design Excellence Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, will showcase new additions to its sustainable 3D-printed lighting collection at the world's leading international design fair, Salone del Mobile. The exhibition will feature an exclusive collaboration with innovative textile designer Aleksandra Gaca, and Signify’s award-winning Coastal Breeze collection, which is made with 100% recycled fishing nets. Read more »
HCL | deLighted Talks | Apr 17, 2023
Webinar: Mimicking Daylight Indoors – Why, What, How?
Webinar: Mimicking Daylight Indoors – Why, What, How? The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Mimicking Daylight Indoors – Why, What, How?” lectures. The webinar explains the need for daylight and how we can use this knowledge in lighting designs. Read more »
Tridonic | Matter | DALI | Smart Lighting | Apr 14, 2023
Tridonic Launches First Matter-compatible Products for Lighting Controls
Tridonic Launches First Matter-compatible Products for Lighting Controls What if you could control all your Smart Home or Smart Office devices such as floor lamps, Smart TVs and electronic door locks from a single app, either Apple or Google? A new connectivity protocol has brought us an important step closer to this vision. It’s called Matter. Tridonic can now offer its customers the first Matter-compatible products. Read more »
Appointments | LightingEurope | Apr 14, 2023
LightingEurope Elects Executive Board and President
LightingEurope Elects Executive Board and President The LightingEurope General Assembly elected on 31 March a new Executive Board for a two-year mandate. The role of the LightingEurope Executive Board is to implement LightingEurope’s strategy and work program. It is composed of 16 members, equally split between representatives of member national lighting associations and member companies. Read more »
Automotive | Samsung | Ferrari | Apr 14, 2023
Samsung Display and Ferrari Sign MOU to Bring Samsung OLED to Next-generation Models
Samsung Display and Ferrari Sign MOU to Bring Samsung OLED to Next-generation Models Samsung Display announced that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ferrari at Samsung Display’s Asan campus in Korea to develop a display solution for implementation in Ferrari’s next-generation models. JS Choi, President and CEO of Samsung Display, and Benedetto Vigna, CEO of Ferrari, attended the signing ceremony. Read more »
Lorelux | Circular Economy | Outdoor Applications | Featured | Trends | Apr 14, 2023
LORELUX®: FROM PLASTIC WASTE TO RESISTANT URBAN LUMINAIRES
LORELUX®: FROM PLASTIC WASTE TO RESISTANT URBAN LUMINAIRES Niteko Illuminazione – renowned Italian manufacturer of custom LED lighting fixtures for outdoor and large areas – has launched Lorelux®, first brand of 100% circular urban luminaires providing a uniquely designed and corrosion-resistant urban lighting that can last for more than 50 years. Read more »
IR | ams OSRAM | Apr 06, 2023
New Photodiode Improves Performance in Visible and IR Light Applications
New Photodiode Improves Performance in Visible and IR Light Applications Premstaetten, Austria and Munich Germany (April 6, 2023) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, has launched the TOPLED® D5140, SFH 2202, a photodiode that offers improved performance compared to existing standard photodiodes, including higher sensitivity to visible light in the green part of the spectrum, and increased linearity. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Inventronics | Apr 05, 2023
Inventronics Acquires OSRAM Digital Systems
Inventronics Acquires OSRAM Digital Systems Inventronics, a global leader in reliable and innovative LED driver products, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of the relevant Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia from ams OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions. This acquisition demonstrates Inventronics' commitment to providing exceptional technology and value to its global customer base while leading the transformation to cost-effective, intelligent, connected lighting. Read more »
Business | DOE | Apr 03, 2023
DOE to Make $1 Billion Available for Improved Energy Codes
DOE to Make $1 Billion Available for Improved Energy Codes On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP), the Building Technologies Office (BTO) is excited to promote DOE’s intent to make $1 billion in funding available to states and local governments for improved building codes that reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency through the IRA Funded Technical Assistance for the Adoption of Building Energy Codes. Read more »
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