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Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Mar 08, 2019
Healthe® Introduces SunLync™ - Synchronize Lighting with Day-Night Cycle
Healthe® Introduces SunLync™ - Synchronize Lighting with Day-Night Cycle Healthe® by Lighting Science is excited to announce the launch of SunLync™, a unique device that autonomously synchronizes Healthe wireless-enabled lighting to the sun's cycle. SunLync contains a GPS locator that captures local time and continuously broadcasts a system-wide mesh command to all Healthe lights within range. Lights respond by generating the appropriate spectrum and intensity, providing the right light at the right time. The frequent time signal generation from SunLync allows for a subtle response and fluid transition between light settings from the luminaries. Read more »
Special Applications | Systems + Applications | Wearables | Textiles | Mar 07, 2019
Luminous Motorbike Clothing for Enhanced Safety on the Road
Luminous Motorbike Clothing for Enhanced Safety on the Road Motorbike clothing manufacturer Held is cooperating with Osram to improve visibility on the road by including a range of models in its current collection that can be retrofitted with LED light modules from Osram. This move allows greater visibility and enhanced safety for motorcyclists during the night hours and in foggy and similar conditions. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | NFC | Outdoor Applications | Mar 06, 2019
Tridonic Announces Third-Generation Outdoor Drivers Now Having NFC Interface
Tridonic Announces Third-Generation Outdoor Drivers Now Having NFC Interface Third-generation outdoor drivers from the excite (EXC) and advanced (ADV) series by Tridonic are now available, all with NFC interface. The dimmable control gear elements for the luminaire fixture are available in various wattages and also, if required, with matching LED modules. Read more »
Event News | LED Expo Thailand | News-Spot | Mar 06, 2019
Pre-Registration for Visitors Begins at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019
Pre-Registration for Visitors Begins at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019 After having conducted six highly successful editions of LED Expo Thailand, MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. and Impact Exhibition Management Co. Ltd, are all set to host the 7th edition from June 27-29, 2019 in Bangkok. The Show has now been retitled 'LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN' with an aim to bring forth innovations in the world of lighting, encompassing every area of illumination. The organizers have started pre-registration for visitors, who are interested in exploring the prominent Show. Read more »
Tools | Database | Engineering | UV-LEDs | Mar 06, 2019
Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database
Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database Kopp Glass announces the release of a UV LED Product Database that enables users to easily evaluate and select the optimal UV LED for specific applications. With hundreds of UV LED's available, researching and comparing the various options is a tedious, time-consuming process. This database streamlines the selection process. The comprehensive resource contains over 700 UV LEDs from 29 different manufacturers—including products from industry leaders such as Seoul Viosys, LG Innotek and Rayvio. Read more »
Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Special Applications | Luminaires | Feb 27, 2019
Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research
Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research Osram has developed a research luminaire to meet the growing demands of researchers at universities, private institutes and plant production in greenhouses and vertical farms. Researchers and modern agriculturists can use the LED-based plant luminaire system Phytofy RL in the lab or in climatic chambers in order to develop new plant-specific light and growth recipes. These recipes can lead to desired outcomes in plant quality, yield and flavor. Read more »
Downlights | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Feb 27, 2019
WAC Lighting unveils Aether 2" Extreme Shallow LED Recessed DownLight
WAC Lighting unveils Aether 2" Extreme Shallow LED Recessed DownLight WAC Lighting unveils the Aether 2" Extreme Shallow Recessed Down Light, a "Next-Level down light" which features a low profile LED housing that is designed to fit in very tight plenum spaces without compromising lumen output or glare control. Aether provides general, accent and wall wash illumination in a wide range of indoor and covered outdoor space applications in residential, commercial, hospitality and architectural environments. Read more »
Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Special Applications | Camera Flash LEDs | Feb 27, 2019
Lumileds Unveils Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology for Flagship Smartphones
Lumileds Unveils  Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology for Flagship Smartphones Lumileds today reasserted its market leading position in camera flash LEDs while at Mobile World Congress by introducing the Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology LED that produces photos with the finest color quality. Noted for its small form factor (1.4 x 1.4 mm chip scale package), this robust LED is ideally suited to produce photos with vivid colors including the most realistic skin tones captured on any smart phone. "The improved picture quality with Spectral Pure Technology is stunning when compared side-by-side with photos captured at 80 CRI, the former industry standard. Pictures taken with LEDs supported by Spectral Pure Technology have richer colors and facial tones appear more attractive than before," said Thierry De Smet, Director of Product Marketing at Lumileds. Read more »
Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Resources | IEC | Zhaga | Feb 26, 2019
Zhaga Confirms Plan to Transfer Book 18 to IEC
Zhaga Confirms Plan to Transfer Book 18 to IEC The Zhaga Consortium has confirmed its plan to transfer Book 18 Ed. 2.0 to IEC, after the completion of the specification expected by mid-2019 and approval by the General Assembly. This Book describes a smart interface for outdoor luminaires and specifies power, communication and mechanical aspects. The decision is following the already ongoing transfers of Books 1,7,10,12 and 14. Read more »
High Bay | Sensors | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Feb 26, 2019
EuControls Introduces Zigbee Compatible High Bay Occupancy Sensor
EuControls Introduces Zigbee Compatible High Bay Occupancy Sensor EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a high bay occupancy sensor to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. This Zigbee compatible energy management device is ideal for new and retrofit lighting projects that require occupancy-based, multi-level lighting control at the fixture level. Read more »
Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Feb 22, 2019
Healthe Launches Line of Architectural Luminaires
Healthe Launches Line of Architectural Luminaires Healthe® by Lighting Science is pleased to announce the launch of its circadian optimized line of architectural luminaires. The product line, named 480®, leverages Healthe's patented technology to deliver the right spectrum at the right time, enhancing wellbeing and productivity in commercial, managed care, hospitality and many other applications. Available in a variety of linear profiles, mounting options, and lengths, the 480 line can be specified in nearly any type of configuration. Read more »
Business | Company News | Partnerships | LiFi | Feb 21, 2019
Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market
Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market Zumtobel, one of the European market leaders for professional lighting and associated services, is striving for the use of their innovative LED solutions to empower the latest in wireless technologies called LiFi. The newest trial, conducted in partnership with pureLiFi, uses LED lights to send large amounts of data while appearing as normal LED light to the human eye. The LiFi trial reflects a series of moves by Zumtobel to evolve lighting beyond its core function of pure illumination and solve challenges for high-speed secure wireless connectivity. Read more »
Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Medical | Feb 20, 2019
New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay
New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a ceramic mid power ultraviolet (UVC) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Featuring a quartz window, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU35CM00-280-120 delivers an extremely long lifetime in a compact 3.5 mm by 3.5 mm by 1.2 mm surface-mount package. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Feb 20, 2019
Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs
Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting. Read more »
Business | Company News | Bilton | News-Spot | Feb 19, 2019
Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton
Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton Patrick Mueller, founder of the light specialist, Bilton, will be working at the company until the end of March, at which time he will hand over his duties to his successor. He will remain loyal to the company by being available as an external consultant. Read more »
Materials | Manufacturing | Encapsulants | Silicones | Harsh Enviroment | Feb 15, 2019
Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments
Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments Dow, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today unveiled DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant, an optically-clear silicone for professional LED lighting that cures at room temperature. This advanced silicone technology provides superb optical performance without compromise and offers unique rheological properties for use with light fixtures in a variety of shapes and forms. Designed for explosion proof and high ingress protection rated luminaries, DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant is also cost-effective to buy and use as its patented composition does not contain platinum– unlike other silicone solutions currently available on the market. Read more »
Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Dim-to-Warm | Indoor Applications | Feb 15, 2019
Bridgelux Triples Vesta® Series Family of Tunable White Products
Bridgelux Triples Vesta® Series Family of Tunable White Products Bridgelux today announced a dramatic expansion of the Vesta® Series family of tunable white and dim-to-warm products to help customers meet the increasing demands for environment-specific, personalized lighting. Read more »
Components | LED Modules | Custom | Indoor Applications | Feb 13, 2019
Forge Introduces Reliable, Adaptable LED Modules Including a Narrow Angle Optics
Forge Introduces Reliable, Adaptable LED Modules Including a Narrow Angle Optics In recognition of the demand for high-performance reliable LED modules, that do exactly what luminaire manufacturers want, Forge has introduced a custom module to do exactly that. Forge has never been a one size fits all manufacturer and, with the release of this latest customizable module offering, the added-value they bring to product development and manufacturing is evident. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Controls | DALI | Bridge | Indoor Applications | Feb 12, 2019
Code Mercenaries Releases DMX/RDM to DALI Bridge
Code Mercenaries Releases DMX/RDM to DALI Bridge Code Mercenaries is proud to introduce its LED-Warrior16, a DMX/ RDM to DALI bridge. The LED-Warrior16-DR converts DMX/RDM lighting control data into DALI commands. This allows to control DALI luminaires from a DMX/RDM bus. The LED-Warrior16 comes in an enclosure for mounting on a DIN rail. It requires a 7 V to 26 V DC power supply with 30 mA max. Read more »
Featured | Electromechanics | Connectors | Outdoor Applications | IP-Protection | Feb 12, 2019
BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules
BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules The model for the future design of human living areas is a "smart city" with intelligent technologies and applications. Smart Cities utilize sensors and controllers in outdoor lighting to conserve resources and enhance human comfort and safety. Read more »
Featured | Materials | Encapsulants | Manufacturing | Feb 07, 2019
Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance
Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance Master Bond EP30NS is a two component epoxy system that cures at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. It is optically clear especially in thin sections and can be used as an adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulation compound. EP30NS offers dimensional stability, linear shrinkage of less than 0.01%, excellent physical strength characteristics and cures rigid. Most significantly, this epoxy system has been independently tested per ASTM D4060-14 for abrasion resistance for 1,000 cycles and exhibited a loss of weight of only 18.3 mg. This value exceeds typical epoxy compositions and demonstrates the compound's ability to withstand exposure to scuffing, gouging, scraping, scratching and wear. Read more »
Business | Company News | Branding | Partnerships | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 07, 2019
Lighting Science Spins off Biological Lighting Business Into Healthe Inc.
Lighting Science Spins off Biological Lighting Business Into Healthe Inc. Lighting Science Group announces the launch of Healthe Inc. whose mission is to create environments where light is an active component of one's health. Healthe is carrying forward the Lighting Science legacy, utilizing its core technology and intellectual property to create circadian solutions that support the health, well-being and performance of people through their built environments. The company is launching an extensive line of new commercial products as well as incorporating the consumer products that made Lighting Science the leading circadian lighting company of the past decade. Read more »
NFC | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | DALI | Components | Feb 05, 2019
Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply
Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply With a height of only 11 or 16 mm the new drivers in the premium series (PRE) from Tridonic give luminaire designers enormous freedom to create versatile luminaire designs. In addition to the usual wide dimming range and one4all interface there are versions with an NFC interface. The 16 mm versions also have an integrated DALI power supply (po4a). Read more »
Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Feb 05, 2019
Plessey Launches New Hyperion Inter Light To Complement Existing Top Lighting in Greenhouses
Plessey Launches New Hyperion Inter Light To Complement Existing Top Lighting in Greenhouses Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning LED technologies and horticultural grow lighting, announces the launch of its new Hyperion Inter Light. The latest launch from Plessey’s Hyperion Grow Light brand comes after the growing success of its Hyperion top light range which saw over 10Ha of grow light installations in 2018. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Constant-Voltage | Feb 04, 2019
Inventronics - Narrow Input, Constant-Voltage Drivers Offer Significant Savings If No Universal Input Is Required
Inventronics - Narrow Input, Constant-Voltage Drivers Offer Significant Savings If No Universal Input Is Required Inventronics is pleased to announce the expansion of their constant-voltage EBV Series to include 75 W, 100 W and 150 W models that operate at a narrow input voltage range from 176-305 Vac. Narrowing the input voltage range has allowed Inventronics to reduce manufacturing costs and offer significant savings to regions that do not require a universal input voltage range. This series of LED drivers are made with a compact, extruded-metal housing enabling more creative freedom on luminaire design. They are IP67 rated which is ideal in architectural, decorative and signage lighting projects. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Thermal Management | Feb 01, 2019
Materials, Manufacturing and Technologies for Designing Passive Cooling Devices
Materials, Manufacturing and Technologies for Designing Passive Cooling Devices Until recently, incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lights were the dominant light sources. Today it’s the energy efficient, durable and, in the meantime, cost effective, LED. But to achieve these attributes appropriate cooling is still necessary and due to progress over the last few years the need for active cooling solutions is limited to a few high power applications as long as the material and technology is carefully chosen. John Broadbent, Managing Director at Columbia-Staver Ltd., describes the different technologies and materials and gives practical advice on how to find the right solution for an application. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Engineering | Optics | Jan 31, 2019
Additive Optics Design and Fabrication for Smart Lighting Systems and Tailored Project Solutions
Additive Optics Design and Fabrication for Smart Lighting Systems and Tailored Project Solutions Since its initial invention back in 2009, printed optics has come a long way in the lighting industry. Additive optics fabrication is a future proof methodology of rapid prototyping custom LED optics by means of digital manufacturing technologies. Marco de Visser, Luximprint’s Director of Marketing & Sales, breaks down the technology and explains how its features add value to the design and manufacture of smart lighting applications. From one of Luximprint’s preferred optical design partners Physionary, Ramon van der Hilst, Founder and Business Development Manager, and Suresh Christopher, inventor of the state-of-the-art “target-to-source” optics design software, explain the benefits of an optimized design process. Read more »
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