Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Safety | Light Sources | Jul 20, 2018

Blue Light Hazard - How Dangerous Is SSL Lighting?

Blue Light Hazard - How Dangerous Is SSL Lighting? Modern Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology has long since found its way into our normal working and living environments. In the early phases, consumers were most concerned with lifetime, pricing and light quality of the new LED-based light sources. Now they have become almost ubiquitous, a focus has been placed on safety. At the recent Light+Building exhibition topics such as photobiological safety and blue light hazard (BLH) were highly ranked among both visitors and exhibitors. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | CCTV Survillance Cameras | Special Applications | Jul 19, 2018

New IR LED for Razor Sharp Images of CCTV Survillance Cameras

New IR LED for Razor Sharp Images of CCTV Survillance Cameras Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its proven Oslon Black portfolio for infrared illumination with the addition of an infrared LED with a narrower beam angle of ± 25°. Thanks to the new SFH 4718A IRED, illumination units for camera systems with a medium capture range no longer require secondary optics. The Oslon Black family now offers a wide selection for the most varied of infrared-based applications, taking in four power classes, three wavelengths and three beam angles. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Jul 19, 2018

LG Innotek Unveils "Eye Pleasing" LED

LG Innotek Unveils "Eye Pleasing" LED LG Innotek today announced that it released an "eye-pleasing (EP)" LED, a functional LED package for the first time in the world. "EP LED" is a lighting LED of a new concept inspired by previous research on the interaction between light and eye. The company applied its proprietary technology for designing ultra-precision LED chips to control the wavelength of light. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Jul 19, 2018

Espen Technology Launches 4-Lamp, Type A, Dimmable Driver

Espen Technology Launches 4-Lamp, Type A, Dimmable Driver Today, Espen Technology announced the expansion of its Type A driver line, to include its new 4-lamp, Type A dimmable driver. The new 4-channel driver is model #VEL60BN-4C-10V. It operates Type A lamps only, and provides 0-10 V dimming. Read more »

Technologies | Research | LEDs | Quantum Dots | Light Conversion | Jul 19, 2018

Liquid-Suspended White QD LEDs Achieve Luminous Efficacy Record

Liquid-Suspended White QD LEDs Achieve Luminous Efficacy Record Quantum dot (QD) white LEDs that show a luminous efficacy of 105 lm/W have been developed. The QDs are liquid-based and, according to researchers, could help the LEDs achieve an efficacy double that of LEDs that incorporate quantum dots in solid films. With further development, researchers say the new LEDs could reach an efficacy over 200 lm/W. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Jul 18, 2018

Cree Adds XLamp XP-G2 High Efficacy (HE) LED To Boost Efficacy

Cree Adds XLamp XP-G2 High Efficacy (HE) LED To Boost Efficacy Cree, Inc. announces the new High Efficacy (HE) version of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED that delivers improved performance compared to standard XP-G2 LEDs, with higher output and greater efficiency to enable smaller, lighter, lower-cost designs. The original XLamp XP-G2 LED pioneered a broad set of LED applications for the industry, including outdoor and area lighting. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | CIE | Measurement | Jul 18, 2018

CIE Research Strategy in Metrology for Advanced Photometric and Radiometric Devices

CIE Research Strategy in Metrology for Advanced Photometric and Radiometric Devices Photometric devices are devices that measure optical radiation and which are designed with a very specific spectral response. Most commonly, illuminance meters and luminance meters are used to measure the illuminance and luminance distributions in the field. These are relatively simple devices, characterized by a specific input optics according to the required task and a filter to make the spectral response of the instrument match the spectral luminous efficiency function of the human eye (typically V(λ) for photopic vision). In testing laboratories, integrating spheres are used to measure the total luminous flux of a light source and goniophotometers are used to measure luminous intensity distributions, total luminous flux and partial luminous flux. These devices are all well understood, and several CIE technical reports are available that give guidance on their characterization and calibration [1][2][3][4]. Read more »

Featured | Systems & Applications | Controls | App | Jul 16, 2018

Providing Simple Management for Smart Lighting Worldwide

Providing Simple Management for Smart Lighting Worldwide Samsung has begun offering Smart Service, S App, that allow users to control and monitor the lights easily. With S App, users can easily install, control and manage Samsung’s Smart Devices. Once the homeowner or bulling systems manager successfully installs Smart Devices and connects to the Samsung’s Smart Lighting Platform cloud, lights can easily be activated either manually or automatically, using S App. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | High Power Applications | Jul 13, 2018

38 VIN, 10 A Boost µModule Regulator - Ideal for Driving LEDs

38 VIN, 10 A Boost µModule Regulator - Ideal for Driving LEDs Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear™ LTM8005 boost DC/DC µModule® (power module) regulator designed for driving LEDs. The LTM8005 includes a DC/DC controller, power switch, Schottky diode and current sense resistor in a 9x11.25x2.22 mm BGA package. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Smart Lighting & IoT | Outdoor Applications | Jul 12, 2018

Zhaga Publishes Specification Allowing Mechanical IoT Upgradability

Zhaga Publishes Specification Allowing Mechanical IoT Upgradability The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures. The specification, known as Zhaga Book 18, makes it easy to upgrade LED fixtures by adding or changing modules that provide sensing and communication capabilities. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Downlights | Indoor Applications | Human Centric Lighting | Jul 12, 2018

Lighting Science Group Introduces Good Day&Night Downlight

Lighting Science Group Introduces Good Day&Night Downlight Lighting Science® today announced the release of a new daytime productivity and natural sleep cycle lighting solution. The Good Day&Night® Downlight combines the company’s popular, patented GoodDay® and GoodNight® LED spectrum technologies into a single, easy-to-use luminaire. The new downlight is a comprehensive solution that enables residential and commercial customers to optimize daytime alertness, while also enhancing their nighttime sleep environment. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | Jul 12, 2018

Stray Light Correction for Array Spectroradiometers

Stray Light Correction for Array Spectroradiometers The core competency of Instrument Systems is providing high performance array spectroradiometers, e.g. the CAS 140D that features highest measurement accuracy and reliability. Quality and accuracy of a spectrometer are extremely important because all radiometric, photometric and colorimetric quantities are calculated from the spectral data. A considerable source of error is the occurrence of stray light in the device. This means that a certain pixel of the array detector is contaminated by radiation other than the targeted spectral component. Read more »

Technologies | Research Reports | LEDs | Manufacturing | Jul 12, 2018

InteGreat Project Successfully Researched New Approaches to LED Production

InteGreat Project Successfully Researched New Approaches to LED Production In the InteGreat research project, Osram Opto Semiconductors coordinated a consortium comprising seven partners from science and industry. Between December 2014 and February 2018 the project partners investigated time-honored manufacturing approaches and know-how along the entire LED production process with the aim of identifying potential areas for optimization. The new insights allow for LED products to be given additional superior properties that would have been difficult or even impossible to achieve with the technologies previously used to produce LEDs. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Jul 10, 2018

Helvar Launches LOOP SELV60 LED Driver Series

Helvar Launches LOOP SELV60 LED Driver Series Helvar is proud to present LOOP: Helvar's first looping mechanics for LED drivers. LOOP is a combination of an SELV60 LED driver with terminals, integrated strain reliefs and, in DALI drivers, additional control terminals for fast and accurate wiring. These new mechanics are optimized for independent usage applications where safe and stable installation is needed. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Jul 10, 2018

New High Performance Resonant Controller IC with PFC from Infineon

New High Performance Resonant Controller IC with PFC from Infineon Efficient and cost-effective controller IC solutions enable optimized LED lighting solutions. Infineon Technologies introduces the second generation ICL5102 resonant controller IC designed specifically for power supply and lighting drivers. Main target applications are LED drivers for professional and industrial lighting, and street lighting. The controller IC can also be used for offline AC-DC power supplies and LCD TVs. Read more »

Technologies | Research News | Thermal Management | Jul 09, 2018

Intended for High-Performance Computer Chips - Maybe Also Useful for LEDs

Intended for High-Performance Computer Chips - Maybe Also Useful for LEDs The inner workings of high-power electronic devices must remain cool to operate reliably. High internal temperatures can make programs run slower, freeze or shut down. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The University of Texas, Dallas have collaborated to optimize the crystal-growing process of boron arsenide – a material that has excellent thermal properties and can effectively dissipate the heat generated in electronic devices. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Special Applications | Jul 09, 2018

OMC’s New High Brightness Purple LED for Greater Design Flexibility

OMC’s New High Brightness Purple LED for Greater Design Flexibility OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, has launched a new high brightness purple surface-mount LED lamp featuring the company’s proprietary Active Diffuser Technology™, which produces a far richer and more efficient output than traditional single-wavelength devices. The vibrant output and ease of driving of the new purple LED SMD lamp makes it ideal for applications such as backlighting, mood-lighting, displays and status indication on items such as front panels and keypads, as well as signalling and industrial electronics. Designated LPRM3268X3, this new SMD lamp requires very low current, has a compact footprint of only 3.2mm by 2.8mm, and a depth of 1.9mm, with the industry-standard PLCC package. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jul 09, 2018

Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere

Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere Samsung’s Smart Device is comprised of smart lighting controllers that support wireless connectivity within any major smart lighting system. It includes Smart Lighting Module (SLM), Smart Sensor Module (SSM), Smart Control Module (SCM) and Smart Bridge Module (SBM). The Smart Devices adapt to light automatically, using sensors that detect the presence of people and the amount of light in any given area at any given time. With its remote control features, energy waste can be minimized. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Industrial | Jul 06, 2018

Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver

Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear™ LT3762, a 60V output, high efficiency, synchronous, boost LED driver controller with a programmable internal LED PWM signal generator and spread spectrum frequency modulation that yield low EMI noise. The versatile LT3762 includes a rail-to-rail current sense amplifier, enabling high side or low side current sensing that in addition to synchronous boost facilitates synchronous buck-mode and buck-boost mode topologies and nonsynchronous SEPIC designs. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Horticulture | Jul 05, 2018

LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs

LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs LG Innotek today announced that it set up a full lineup of “horticulture LEDs,” which are the light sources that can make plants grow faster than under the sunlight, and will venture into the global market. LG Innotek secured 30 types of horticulture LED packages optimized according to light wavelength and power consumption. In addition to visible light LEDs, the company also launched horticulture UV (ultraviolet) LEDs. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | High Bay | Harsh Enviroment | Outdoor Applications | Jul 03, 2018

GlacialLight Announces New GL-BL190DA with 3-in-1 Dimming Feature

GlacialLight Announces New GL-BL190DA with 3-in-1 Dimming Feature GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the dimmable GL-BL190DA High Bay Light. With up to 23,000 lumens, it comes 124 lm/W lighting efficiency. It features a 4 kg lightweight yet IP66 rugged outdoor ready design and available with beam shaping options including 70 and 120 degree lenses to suit various lighting applications. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Indoor Applications | Jul 02, 2018

Tivoli Boosts Design Opportunities with Its New Ground Breaking Elite Series TivoTape™

Tivoli Boosts Design Opportunities with Its New Ground Breaking Elite Series TivoTape™ Without a doubt, LED Tape Light has become a staple in most Lighting Designers creative palette’s. However, there have been some limitations which have challenged that creativity, and Tivoli Lighting has continued to work hard solving those challenges. In regards to Low Voltage LED Tape Light, there is a distinct difference between maximum load lengths to maintain Class II listed status and the maximum run lengths before experiencing significant voltage drop, which will result in lumen loss. Tivoli has solved that with the design of our proprietary Zero Drop Elite TivoTape™. Most LED Tape uses from 1-3 oz of copper for the traces. TivoTape™ Elite embodies 4oz copper traces. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Light Generation | LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Jul 02, 2018

A Near Infrared Enhanced LED Lighting Approach

A Near Infrared Enhanced LED Lighting Approach With the evolution of LED lighting, one topic has come more and more in the focus of the lighting industry: Human Centric Lighting (HCL). While HCL is not clearly defined, a common understanding is that this is light and lighting that supports health and the well-being of humans. Some new proposals are going beyond the approach of providing just visible light in adequate quality, but also to providing invisible radiation, UV and/or NIR that support health and well-being. Some research and the evolution of humans show clear evidence for positive effects of this kind of illumination. Scott Zimmerman, CEO at Silas, presents a new approach that adds NIR radiation to LED illumination. He explains the background of this idea, how it also improves the quality of visible light and discusses the health benefits. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jul 02, 2018

Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires

Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires Samsung has created a complete Smart Lighting Platform (SLP) that combines key facets of its leading-edge technology in highly intelligent and cost-efficient hardware including LEDs, modules, sensors and system connectivity, as well as the software that supports all smart luminaire systems. It enables consumers, retailers and utility management teams to help create the desired ambiance in adapting to a user's mood – almost instantly, while maximizing energy efficiency. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Jun 28, 2018

ERP Power Introduces Computer Controlled Dimming

ERP Power Introduces Computer Controlled Dimming ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, today announced the world’s smallest programmable drivers with innovative and disruptive Computer Controlled Dimming™ technology. ERP Power’s introduction of Computer Controlled Dimming is empowering architects and lighting designers to create the most interactive LED lighting experiences with the precision ambiance and scene control of an incandescent or halogen environment for high-end residential, retail, museum and hospitality applications. The next generation PHB Series will be available for sampling in Q4 2018 and from ERP Power distributors in volume quantities in Q1 2019 for immediate shipment from Arrow, DigiKey, Future, Mouser and WPG in the Americas region. Read more »

Event News | News-Spot | Jun 28, 2018

LpS 2018 Tackles the Disruption to the Lighting Industry Head-on with 5 Key Focal Points

LpS 2018 Tackles the Disruption to the Lighting Industry Head-on with 5 Key Focal Points The 8th international LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2018) will take place from 25 to 27 September in Bregenz, Austria. LpS continues to be aimed at technology experts from industry and research, as well as those who are curious about the latest developments in lighting technology. The carefully curated program for LpS2018, together with the co-hosted TiL2018, now forms a comprehensive overview of the current developments, hurdles and solutions for the disrupted and ever changing world of lighting. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | High Bay | Jun 28, 2018

High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95%

High Bay LED Driver of Efficiency 95% Lifud just launched its 1ST generation of high bay driver, LF-FHBxxxYD/YE, for European market and Asian Pacific market. There’s a 12 V cable reserved for connecting the driver to smart modules like sensors, zigbee modules, DALI modules, etc. This 12 V cable makes it flexible to meet various demands of smart control application. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Software | Displays | Special Applications | Jun 27, 2018

Westboro Photonics Announces Photometrica® version 7.5

Westboro Photonics Announces Photometrica® version 7.5 Westboro Photonics, a leading manufacturer of imaging colorimeters and photometers for the analysis of displays and lighting and the publisher of the Photometrica measurement and analysis software, announces the release of Photometrica version 7.5. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | Light Generation | LEDs | Nanowire | Jun 27, 2018

Full-Color InGaN/AlGaN Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes for SSL and Displays

Full-Color InGaN/AlGaN Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes for SSL and Displays III-nitride based nanowire light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have received a staggering response as a future candidate for solid-state lighting and full-color displays due to their unique and exceptional features including drastically reduced polarization fields, dislocation densities as well as the associated quantum confined Stark effect (QCSE) on account of their effective strain relaxation. Moab Rajan Philip and his supervisor Dr. Hieu P Nguyen in the Nano-Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Laboratory at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) present astonishing ideas to fabricate and control the color emission of III-nitride nanowire LEDs via molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth techniques. The advantage of such LEDs and their characteristics is also discussed. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Linear Lights | Outdoor Applications | Harsh Enviroment | Jun 26, 2018

New LED Vapor Tight Slim Strip Lights from Litetronics Support

New LED Vapor Tight Slim Strip Lights from Litetronics Support Litetronics proudly announces the introduction of its new LED Vapor Tight Slim Strip Lights, a family of uniquely rugged and low-profile fixtures that are ideal for space-constrained industrial applications requiring a durable and energy-efficient solution. Available in 4’ and 8’ versions that consume 30 and 55 Watts respectively and deliver a powerful 130 lumens per watt, the line of fixtures optimally supports commercial, industrial, and institutional lighting needs within corridors/hallways, storage areas, stairways, parking lots, gas stations, car wash/auto body operations, and a broad range of other applications subject to harsh, wet, or otherwise challenging conditions. Read more »

FEATURED

Providing Simple Management for Smart Lighting Worldwide

Providing Simple Management for Smart Lighting Worldwide Samsung has begun offering Smart Service, S App, that allow users to control and monitor the lights easily. With S App, users can easily install, control and manage Samsung’s Smart Devices. Once the homeowner or bulling systems manager successfully installs Smart Devices and connects to the ... Read more »

FEATURED

Stray Light Correction for Array Spectroradiometers

Stray Light Correction for Array Spectroradiometers The core competency of Instrument Systems is providing high performance array spectroradiometers, e.g. the CAS 140D that features highest measurement accuracy and reliability. Quality and accuracy of a spectrometer are extremely important because all radiometric, photometric and colorimetric ... Read more »

FEATURED

Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere

Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere Samsung’s Smart Device is comprised of smart lighting controllers that support wireless connectivity within any major smart lighting system. It includes Smart Lighting Module (SLM), Smart Sensor Module (SSM), Smart Control Module (SCM) and Smart Bridge Module (SBM). The Smart Devices adapt to light ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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