Business | Organization News | DiiA | Zhaga | Partnerships | Mar 14, 2018

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting The trend in lighting towards digitalization and the need for defining interfaces for sensors and connectivity modules is well recognized. Both the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) are developing important technology in this area. The organizations have now signed a liaison agreement with the aim to share technical information about available and upcoming specifications and certification programs, and the timelines of these. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | LED Modules | Components | AC LED Modules | Controls | Mar 14, 2018

Fulham Announces Numerous New Products and Solutions for Light + Building

Fulham Announces Numerous New Products and Solutions for Light + Building At Light+Building, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will demonstrate several new products and solutions for lighting applications. Fulham will demonstrate the new universal voltage versions of its DirectAC direct-drive LED Engines and its new line of LinearHO high-output LED modules to European OEMs and distributors. Furthermore Fulham demonstrates Bluetooth Mesh and PoE technology for LED lighting control. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | MD-SIG | Driver Modules | News-Spot | Mar 14, 2018

NFC Programming of LED Driver Parameters Is Standardized by MD-SIG

NFC Programming of LED Driver Parameters Is Standardized by MD-SIG Manufacturers of LED luminaires currently use a variety of programming methods to set the operating characteristics of LED drivers inside luminaires. Simplified and harmonized methods are desired to enable LED driver programming on automated or manual production lines. Read more »

Intellectual Properties | Featured | Business | Mar 13, 2018

LED Patent Lawsuit

Tridonic initiated patent lawsuits against telecommunication retailer S-KON eKontor24 GmbH. Although District Court Munich I affirmed Tridonic’s arguments, parties agreed on a settlement for reasons of legal certainty and prompt settlement of the dispute. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Special Applications | Mar 13, 2018

Diodes' New AL8862 Buck LED Driver Adds Dimming for Commercial Lighting

Diodes' New AL8862 Buck LED Driver Adds Dimming for Commercial Lighting A wide input voltage range and integrated power MOSFET make the AL8862 buck LED driver a solution well-suited for developers of LED lighting drive circuits looking to minimize board space and reduce BoM cost with excellent analog and PWM dimming functions. Read more »

Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Components | Electronics | Mar 13, 2018

Casambi Presents New Class 2 Embedded Bluetooth 4.0 Module at Light + Building

Casambi Presents New Class 2 Embedded Bluetooth 4.0 Module at Light + Building Casambi, the world’s leading provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies, will showcase at Light + Building 2018 the ecosystem of its rapidly-expanding Casambi Ready product portfolio. On display will be an extensive range of partner products, drivers, dimmers, switches, and control modules all working harmoniously with Casambi’s native products. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Quality | Optics | Mar 13, 2018

Glare Reduction Made Easy

Glare Reduction Made Easy A pleasant lighting atmosphere due to low glare at the workstation is not only pleasant and performance-enhancing, but also legally required according to EU standard EN 12464-1. But what does “glaring” mean here? Dr. Claudius Noack, Technical Director at NORKA Leuchten, explains if luminaires with the same luminous flux are glaring to the same degree and if the same luminaires are glaring to the same degree at different workstations. He answers the questions of what a manufacturer does and if manufacturers are lying to themselves and therefore to their customers when providing information on the glare rating. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Safety | Mar 13, 2018

Photobiological Measurement System from GL Optic for Highest Safety Standard

Photobiological Measurement System from GL Optic for Highest Safety Standard The photobiological safety measurement system from GL Optic – in short: GL PSM System 200-800 nm is the world's first mobile and preconfigured measurement system for monitoring and assessing the blue light hazard of all types of lamps. Blue light hazard (photoretinitis) is defined as the potential risk for a photochemically-induced retinal injury resulting from electromagnetic radiation exposure at blue wavelengths of 400-500 nm. Read more »

Business | Company News | Optics | Mar 13, 2018

Lenses Made of Silicone from KHATOD

Lenses Made of Silicone from KHATOD The SILICONE LENSES from KHATOD boast an exclusive silicone processing method: Khatod customized the cold-injection process by implementing innovative technologies never used before in the transformation phase of silicone while it is injected. 100% made in Khatod. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Mar 13, 2018

Lumileds Delivers 20% Higher “Punch” than Competitors in Broadest Color Choices

Lumileds Delivers 20% Higher “Punch” than Competitors in Broadest Color Choices Lumileds introduced today the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features 20% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director of the LUXEON Color Family. The LUXEON CZ Color Line consists of 21 LED color options, which includes 13 color and 8 white emitters. Read more »

Business | Company News | Event News | Mar 12, 2018

ELT Stands Behind Innovation and the Development of Comprehensive Lighting Solutions at Light+Building

ELT Stands Behind Innovation and the Development of Comprehensive Lighting Solutions at Light+Building The Spanish multinational showcases its new portfolio of products and solutions in Hall 4.0 at stand B80. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 09, 2018

Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting

Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting Today, Nedap and Osram officially announce their partnership. Luminaires equipped with Osram DEXAL™ drivers are now easy to enroll into Nedap Luxon connected light management platform. The collaboration between both parties is based on their shared ambition to make connected lighting the new standard. Together, they will help clients accelerate savings and lead the way to a more sustainable economy. Read more »

Components | LEDs | CSP LEDs | Mar 09, 2018

Samsung Enhances CSP Lineup with Industry’s Highest Luminous Efficacies

Samsung Enhances CSP Lineup with Industry’s Highest Luminous Efficacies Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced that it has achieved the industry’s highest light efficacies for its fillet-enhanced chip-scale package (FEC) LED lineup – LM101B, LH181B and LH231B. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | Mar 09, 2018

Proof Your Blue Light Hazard Risk: Stray Light Corrected CAS 140D

Proof Your Blue Light Hazard Risk: Stray Light Corrected CAS 140D With the stray light corrected CAS 140D Instrument Systems – as a technical pioneer – is the first to offer an array spectrometer that can reliably assess the blue light hazard from light sources within the prescribed limiting values. Hitherto only double monochromators were recommended for this task, as an underestimation of the blue light hazard was possible in measurements with a spectroradiometer on array spectrometer basis due to stray light. The CAS 140D avoids this in two ways: The optics and mechanics used in the spectrograph block are optimized with regard to disturbing stray light. Additionally, a unique stray light correction matrix is integrated in the calibration procedure. Both innovations combined ensure an up to now unachieved precision in the determination of the blue light hazard with an array spectrometer. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Mar 08, 2018

New High Efficiency LED Lighting Controller Solutions from ON Semiconductor

New High Efficiency LED Lighting Controller Solutions from ON Semiconductor ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has announced two new QR PSR PWM controllers for LED lighting with Power Factor Control (PFC) function. The dimmable NCL30386 and the non-dimmable NCL30388 provide market-leading options for designers of LED lighting units such as luminaires used in office and industrial building applications. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Emergency Lighting | Mar 07, 2018

Universal Lighting Technologies Adds Everline Emergency Drivers

Universal Lighting Technologies Adds Everline Emergency Drivers Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, has expanded its comprehensive line of lighting solutions with Everline® Emergency LED Drivers for offices, classrooms, warehouses and other commercial applications. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 07, 2018

Silvair Joins Forces with Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh

Silvair Joins Forces with Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh Silvair, a pioneer in lighting control technology using Bluetooth mesh networking standard, announces partnerships with Fulham, McWong International, Murata, Danlers, ERP Power and DG Light to bring to the market a wide range of components and products designed for setting up smart lighting infrastructures in commercial spaces. Read more »

Components | Thermal Management | Heat Sink | Heat Pipes | Mar 06, 2018

GlacialTech Announces New Igloo SS150-V2 LED Flood Light SKD Kit

GlacialTech Announces New Igloo SS150-V2 LED Flood Light SKD Kit GlacialTech, the diversified LED technology provider, announces a new 150 W heatsink for outdoor flood light and available for single CoB or Multi-chip LEDs. The Igloo SS150-V2 features an efficient heat sink with thermal resistance 0.358°C/W for Multi-chip LEDs and 0.451°C/W for single CoB. The Igloo SS150-V2 with heat pipes design for single CoB to enhance the heat dissipation quickly. Read more »

Featured | Components | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Mar 06, 2018

Edison Opto Unveils Two Novel-Designed Products in EdiPower Series

Edison Opto Unveils Two Novel-Designed Products in EdiPower Series Edison Opto, a global LED lighting manufacturer, unveils two new products in EdiPower Series for broad lighting applications. First, the Tunable Series with superior CRI of 95 supports two output channels to enable two dimming options to dim LED lighting without a brightness drop. In addition, the Low Percent Flicker Series, which has been executed HiPot testing and Surge testing, offers the flicker-free solution. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Tunable White Light | Mar 05, 2018

A Quantum Leap in the Quality of Tunable White Systems

A Quantum Leap in the Quality of Tunable White Systems Second generation Tunable White systems consist of two to six linear or area LED modules and corresponding DALI DT8 LED drivers. They cover the entire color temperature spectrum from 2,700 to 6,500 K, have an extended dimming range down to 3 percent and, together with appropriate control components, provide the hardware basis for human centric lighting. Read more »

White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Mar 05, 2018

Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED

Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED Cree announces the new XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs. The XD16 LED combines breakthrough lumen density, low optical cross-talk, unsurpassed thermal contact and ease of system manufacturing to enable innovative new designs for a broad spectrum of lighting applications, such as color-tuning, street, portable and industrial. Read more »

Business | Partnerships | Mar 01, 2018

Foxconn LED Lighting Starts Business in France Partnering with Comeback

Foxconn LED Lighting Starts Business in France Partnering with Comeback Foxconn LED Lighting Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Comeback as their regional strategic partner for the sales, distribution and deployment of LED lighting products in France and related territories. Read more »

Indoor Applications | Systems + Applications | Retrofit | Luminaires | Mar 01, 2018

Litetronics Introduces Family of Easy-to-Install LED Strip RetroFit Fixtures

Litetronics Introduces Family of Easy-to-Install LED Strip RetroFit Fixtures Litetronics proudly introduces its new LED Strip RetroFit family of adjustable, easy-to-install, 4-foot LED strips that can upgrade linear fluorescent fixtures from 2.75 to 5 inches wide to energy-saving LED technology in minutes. Utilizing the existing building wiring and fixture base frame, Litetronics’ LED Strip RetroFits represent the industry’s easiest and quickest way to convert floor, corridor, area, and aisle lighting within a broad range of retail, commercial, and institutional applications to the comprehensive benefits of LED lighting. Read more »

Featured | Components | LED Modules | Industrial | Mar 01, 2018

Samsung LED Introduces New High-Efficiency Linear Module

Samsung LED Introduces New High-Efficiency Linear Module Samsung launched H inFlux, a linear module designed for industrial lighting applications such as warehouses, factories and covered parking lots where high lumen intensity and light efficacy are required. The H inFlux uses the LM301B, Samsung’s mid-power LED with the industry’s highest light efficacy. The new industrial module features efficiency parameters of over 190 lm/W (4000 K, Tp=55°C). Read more »

Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Mar 01, 2018

Future-Proof Your Luminaire Connections with HEKLA

Future-Proof Your Luminaire Connections with HEKLA HEKLA is a versatile solderless connector and another great innovation from the LEDiL design team. HEKLA is compatible with a wide range of existing optics by LEDiL as well as a large number of COB LEDs and its robust, low profile design ensures constant pressure between the COBs and heatsink. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Light Generation | Tunable White Light | Feb 28, 2018

A New Technology Is Changing the Tunable White Solutions

A New Technology Is Changing the Tunable White Solutions Tunable white LEDs are one key element of human centric lighting. Until today, different solutions are currently available but none of them is easy to apply or cost effective enough to speed up the diffusion of human centric lights in building projects. A new approach for tunable white solutions is able to provide flexible lighting for multiple occasions without sacrificing output or going over project budget. Phil Lee, Senior Lighting Engineer from Meteor Lighting will compare this new technology, called ColorFlip™, to conventional tunable white solutions, and talk about current tunable white issues. Read more »

Resources | Reports | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 27, 2018

New LRC Study Tests the Impact of Circadian Light on Alertness in Office Workers

New LRC Study Tests the Impact of Circadian Light on Alertness in Office Workers In 2017 the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute published a groundbreaking study showing that office workers who receive a robust dose of circadian-effective light experience better sleep, and lower levels of depression and stress, than those who spend their days in dim or low light levels. The team of LRC researchers, led by Dr. Mariana Figueiro and sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration, measured existing light levels for 109 participants at five federal office buildings designed to maximize daylight availability indoors. The research team found that even in open offices with many, large windows, office workers were not receiving enough light to stimulate their circadian system during the day, due to factors such as season, cloud cover, desk orientation, and window shade position. Read more »

Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Feb 27, 2018

Lumileds Next Generation CoB LEDs - New Quality of Light Breakthrough at High Efficiency

Lumileds Next Generation CoB LEDs - New Quality of Light Breakthrough at High Efficiency Today Lumileds introduced its fourth generation of chip-on-board (CoB) LEDs, the Luxeon CoB Core Range, which leads the market in efficacy and quality of light. With the new Luxeon CoB Core Range, Lumileds sets a new standard with 5% greater efficacy than the nearest competitors. Most impressively, efficiency is not compromised at high color rendering index. Read more »

Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Feb 27, 2018

Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC

Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC Inova Semiconductors today announced a new standalone smart RGB LED driver and controller, the INLC100Q16. This is the latest member of Inova’s ISELED family, a truly revolutionary concept for in-car LED lighting that substantially reduces costs, simplifies control and enables dynamically changing light. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Quantum Dots | Feb 27, 2018

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Ken T. Shimizu, Research & Development Director, Lumileds

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Ken T. Shimizu, Research & Development Director, Lumileds QDs have been a hot topic in lighting for a while already, but up until now they haven’t been adopted on a large scale in lighting. The adoption began in display devices because some of the technical issues were of less concern in this application. With continuing development, QDs are now also becoming interesting for general lighting applications. Ken Shimizu, Director of Novel Technologies and Devices, Research and Development at Lumileds, attended the LpS in Bregenz and made a presentation about the company’s QD technology. In this interview he gives some background information about the QD program and future steps. Read more »

Event News | News-Spot | Feb 27, 2018

LED Expo Thailand-2018: Hosted Buyer Program

LED Expo Thailand-2018: Hosted Buyer Program The 6th edition of LED Expo Thailand 2018, ASEAN’s largest International Exhibition on LED products & technology will be held from 10-12 May 2018 in Bangkok. The Expo would welcome more than 300 exhibitors, who would prep their latest to display on an expanse of over 20,000 sqm of exhibit area for about 15,000 international trade visitors at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. LED Expo Thailand 2018 would cater to the demand of evolution in the existing lighting technology. Read more »

Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Feb 26, 2018

Semiconductor Solutions for Automotive Applications

Semiconductor Solutions for Automotive Applications At the embedded world 2018 Elmos is presenting motor and LED driver solutions. Possible applications include vehicle rear lights, ambient lighting in the vehicle interior and control of BLDC motors in the 48 V board network. You will find Elmos in Hall 3-341, at the booth of the distributor MEV Elektronik Service GmbH. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Feb 26, 2018

Power Integrations' New LYTSwitch-6 LED Drivers - High Efficiency and Very Low Standby Power

Power Integrations' New LYTSwitch-6 LED Drivers - High Efficiency and Very Low Standby Power Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED-driver ICs, today announced the LYTSwitch™-6 family of safety-isolated LED-driver ICs for smart lighting applications. The new ICs deliver flicker-free output up to 65 W, and feature up to 94% efficiency and as little as 15 mW standby power, with configuration options for two-stage or single-stage PFC support. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | UV-Modules | Special Applications | Feb 26, 2018

LG Innotek Introduces UV LED Module with Perfect Waterproof

LG Innotek Introduces UV LED Module with Perfect Waterproof LG Innotek today announced that it has supplied UV LED module for water purifiers to the famous Japanese purifier manufacturer for the past year and achieved the perfect quality of zero defect rate. The Japanese market is known to have very strict quality standards, but it has proved its great performance and quality by supplying about 50,000 modules without a single defect. Read more »

Technologies | Light Conversion | LEDs | Quantum Dots | Feb 26, 2018

Realizing Highly Efficient QD LEDs with Metallic Nanostructures at Low Cost

Realizing Highly Efficient QD LEDs with Metallic Nanostructures at Low Cost The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced that a team of their researchers have discovered a technology that enhances the efficiency of Quantum Dot LEDs. Professor Yong-Hoon Cho from the Department of Physics and his team succeeded in improving the efficiency of Quantum Dot (QD) Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) by designing metallic nanostructure substrates. Read more »

Featured | Components | Mechanics | Fixing Elements | Feb 26, 2018

BJB's SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards

BJB's SMD Push-to-Fix (P2F) Solderable Mounting Elements for LED Boards LED boards can be installed into luminaire housings in a variety of ways. And it's often an overlooked step in the luminaire assembly process, until something goes wrong due to faulty installation of course. The question of how best to implement this assembly process in technical terms also has considerable impact on the upstream and downstream processes - especially when taking warranty costs into consideration. With its solderable SMD-P2F fixing elements, BJB has developed a solution which makes the entire assembly process easier, faster and more cost-efficient for the entire value chain. A major advantage is that these fixing elements do not have to be attached as separate components, because they are already pre-installed to the PCB itself. The components are attached to the LED board during the standard SMT assembly process (pick-and-place and reflow soldering). Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Feb 26, 2018

Infineon - BCR430U Linear Low Voltage Drop LED Driver IC

Infineon - BCR430U Linear Low Voltage Drop LED Driver IC Infineon Technologies AG releases BCR430U, a constant current linear LED driver IC. The BCR430U provides industry-leading drop performance for regulating LED current in standalone operation. No external power transistor is needed. Typical applications for the BCR430U include LED strips, architectural LED lighting, LED displays as well as retail, appliance and emergency lighting. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Feb 23, 2018

Bilton Realizes a Completely Encapsulated LED Module

Bilton Realizes a Completely Encapsulated LED Module With the new Bilton AIR series, Bilton is presenting innovative and avant-garde ideas that will revolutionize the future of LED lighting. This is achieved through a progressive hybrid solution. The new Bilton LED module series Bilton AIR is a highly flexible silicone hose and, in addition to protection class IP67, guarantees top light quality, effective heat dissipation and is resistant to external influences (UV, salt, chlorine, etc.). Read more »

Technologies | Optics | Manufacturing | Displays | Feb 23, 2018

VTT and Neonelektro Have Made LED Advertising Boards Light, Flexible and Energy-Efficient

VTT and Neonelektro Have Made LED Advertising Boards Light, Flexible and Energy-Efficient Through a European project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Neonelektro have developed new types of LED displays that combine the flexibility, low cost and high technical performance enabled by roll-to-roll mass manufacturing technology. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Feb 22, 2018

Gigahertz-Optik Introduces the CSS-45 – Remote Spectral Detector

Gigahertz-Optik Introduces the CSS-45 – Remote Spectral Detector The CSS-45 detector incorporates a powerful microprocessor which performs not only data acquisition but also all necessary lighting calculations. Both USB 2.0 and RS 485 interfaces are standard enabling the flexible configuration of single and multi-detector based systems. An optional software development kit supports integration into third party application software. Read more »

Technologies | Light Generation | Phosphors | Feb 22, 2018

Supercomputers Aid Discovery of New, Inexpensive Material to Make LEDs with Excellent Color Quality

Supercomputers Aid Discovery of New, Inexpensive Material to Make LEDs with Excellent Color Quality A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make. Researchers built prototype white LED light bulbs using the new phosphor. The prototypes exhibited better color quality than many commercial LEDs currently on the market. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Indoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Feb 22, 2018

Tridonic basicDIM Wireless Light Control - Simple Installation and Commissioning

Tridonic basicDIM Wireless Light Control - Simple Installation and Commissioning Tridonic's compact basicDIM wireless control module paves the way for easy wireless communication with up to 127 luminaires. It is suited primarily to projects that need no direct IP connection and that aim to achieve more lighting comfort in a cost-effective manner and with no additional wiring. Read more »

Event News | News-Spot | Feb 21, 2018

InterLumi Panama Is Lighting Up a New Sector in Energy Efficiency in Its 3rd Edition

InterLumi Panama Is Lighting Up a New Sector in Energy Efficiency in Its 3rd Edition Following the global trend of energy efficiency, InterLumi Panama, the international lighting fair, will inaugurate a renewable energy pavilion at its 3rd edition. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Feb 21, 2018

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition Smartphones, tablets and the like can now be unlocked in very different ways: with a password, fingerprint scan or even an iris scan. 2D facial recognition is another method and involves illuminating the user’s face with an infrared light source and capturing the image with an IR camera. The system then compares the image with the images previously stored for the purposes of identification, focusing on characteristic two-dimensional features. If there is a match for the various data such as the width of the mouth, length of the nasal ridge and distance between the eyes then the device will be unlocked. Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Research | Light Generation | Feb 21, 2018

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Julia Frohleiks, Researcher, University of Duisburg-Essen

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Julia Frohleiks, Researcher, University of Duisburg-Essen In his commentary on technical progress and innovation, Dr. Sejkora said: “In the early stage, in the first phase of its life cycle, technology is mainly driven by fundamental research.” He went on to say that we can never predict how a technology will develop. Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen, working in the Nano Energy Technical Center (NETZ), worked on this type of fundamental technology and their submission received the LpS 2017 Scientific Award. Ms. Julia Frohleiks, a Ph.D. student, was a major contributor to this research in the group led by Dr. Ekaterina Nannen and accepted the award in Dr. Nannen’s name. In the following interview she gives some background information and discloses future research possibilities. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Trends | Feb 21, 2018

Can You Show Me the Next S-Curve, Please?

Can You Show Me the Next S-Curve, Please? The evolution of technologies is often described using the “S-curve” model. In the early stage, in the first phase of its life cycle, technology is mainly driven by fundamental research. Only a few players are active at that time and innovation steps are quite large. In the second phase, early adopters start to develop products and bring them to market. This phase is characterized by huge investments. In the third phase, more and more players enter the technology field, competition becomes important and development speed of the technology decreases. In the last phase, the technology is mature, (nearly) everybody can use it, there are fewer margins and the technology should be replaced by a new one. Many of the SSL technologies have meanwhile reached maturity. Where are the upcoming technologies, what will be the next S-curve? Looking at technology discussions and lectures at LpS 2017 I tried to find answers to these questions. Read more »

Luminaires | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Feb 19, 2018

Selteka Introduces Skylighter Luminaires for Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric Lighting

Selteka Introduces Skylighter Luminaires for Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric Lighting On 18 March at show Light + Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Selteka will present Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric lighting luminaires Skylighter with BIOWN light mixing technology – amazing light spectrum and color rendition, automatic light intensity and color profiling which supports natural human biorhythm. Read more »

Optics + Opt. Materials | Components | Micro-Optics | Feb 19, 2018

A Revolution in Optics from IQ Structures

A Revolution in Optics from IQ Structures Brand new revolutionary lenses for luminaires come to the market under the trade name NANOPTIQS. This is a completely new approach to designing and manufacturing lenses using calculated surface nano- and micro-structures. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Feb 16, 2018

A Complete Light Band Covering ZHAGA-Compatible Lengths

A Complete Light Band Covering ZHAGA-Compatible Lengths The fourth generation LLE-ADVANCED modules have been expanded to cover ZHAGA-compatible lengths, meaning that very long homogeneous light bands such as might be used in office buildings can also now be implemented with no additional wiring effort. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Driver Modules | Development Kits | Feb 16, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces Development Kit for Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50

TE Connectivity Introduces Development Kit for Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50 TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a development kit for its new Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50, enabling luminaire designers to purchase a single unit for desktop testing, product evaluation and luminaire prototyping. Each kit contains an LED holder, a cable assembly and a thermal interface material. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

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Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants

Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants Luminus Devices has announced its new Hospitality COB series featuring high color rendering, precise chromaticity control and Warm CCTs. With LES sizes ranging from 6mm to 22mm, and lumen output from 500 to 5000 lumens, the Luminus Hospitality COB series is the smart choice for beautiful, warm ... Read more »

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New Cree LED™ XLamp® XP-P LEDs Deliver Breakthrough Intensity

New Cree LED™ XLamp® XP-P LEDs Deliver Breakthrough Intensity Our name has changed, but our commitment to superior LED technology, reliability, innovation, support, and service remains steadfast. The same teams with years of Cree LED experience are newly energized to help our customers improve their LED-based products and develop new applications. Read more »

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New LUXEON® SkyBlue™ LED Solution Simplifies and Speeds Development of Human-Centric Lighting

New LUXEON® SkyBlue™ LED Solution Simplifies and Speeds Development of  Human-Centric Lighting Lumileds today announced the immediate availability of its new LED human-centric lighting solution – LUXEON SkyBlue. In partnership with BIOS Lighting, Lumileds has engineered a circadian lighting solution that delivers superior melanopic ratios at comfortable CCTs – 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K – with ... Read more »

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