Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Jun 04, 2020

Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators

Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators Fluence by Osram (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, announced today the launch of four additional spectra on its VYPR top light series, featuring market-leading efficacies up to 3.8 µmol/J. From broad white to high red, Fluence's extended PhysioSpec™ spectra enable growers to optimize lighting strategies for any crop in any growth stage or geographic location. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Tunable White Light | Jun 04, 2020

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting

Bridgelux Vesta® Thrive™ Enables Natural Human Centric Lighting Bridgelux today announced commercial availability of new versions of its Vesta product line, adding full natural spectrum white point options to the industry's largest portfolio of tunable white solutions. Vesta Thrive, the winner of a 2020 LightFair Innovation Award, leverages patented Thrive technology to deliver the closest spectral match to natural light available in an easy to use tunable white solution. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Jun 04, 2020

Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide

Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality spot and linear light sources, today announced the general availability of previously announced XFL line of premium linear lights along with 3rd party AC drivers to fulfill orders. The XFL portfolio features 2nd generation linear lighting technology which includes a wide array of accessories to support a variety of job requirements. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | UV Measurement | UV-C | Jun 04, 2020

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: High-Precision UVC Exposure Measurements from Gamma Scientific

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: High-Precision UVC Exposure Measurements from Gamma Scientific Gamma Scientific announces the release of its Germicidal Ultraviolet Irradiation measurements system to perform irradiance and radiant exposure measurements in the UVC region of the spectrum. The system consists of the model 268UVC sensor, which measures 37 mm in diameter with an active area of 11 mm². The sensor, when paired with a Gamma Scientific optical power meter and energy meter, is capable of measuring irradiance levels ranging from 0.05 μW/cm² to 500 mW/cm². Read more »

Displays | Cree | Featured | Jun 03, 2020

Cree's Breakthrough Solution for LED Message Signs

The CV94D family are SMD RGB LEDs designed for the most demanding variable message displays. Manufactured to Cree’s exacting standards of power, longevity, matched sub-pixel brightness and far field optical distribution, these LEDs outperform all existing SMD LED solutions. The CV94D is IPx6/IPx8 spray and water resistant in a 9.4 X 4.2 mm PLCC6 package. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | CALI | Zhaga | Partnerships | Jun 02, 2020

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement – To Drive and Promote Technology Advancement

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement – To Drive and Promote Technology Advancement The past decade has witnessed the LED evolution in the China lighting industry as well as progress in the work of Zhaga in standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires. Zhaga and CALI have identified areas of mutual interest and agreed to structure and strengthen their relationship and to foster closer cooperation through a liaison agreement. Consequently, the China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) have signed a liaison agreement which entered into force by May 1st, 2020. Read more »

Standardization | UV-C | Safety | GLA | Jun 02, 2020

Global Lighting Association Releases Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices

Global Lighting Association Releases Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices The Global Lighting Association has issued a Position Statement containing guidelines for the safe use of UV-C devices. The statement concerns safety and standardization requirements. Read more »

Business | Company News | General Electric | May 29, 2020

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems GE is selling its lighting unit to smart home company Savant Systems for an undisclosed amount. General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that the transaction is part of GE’s ongoing process to be a more focused industrial company. Read more »

Schaffner | White Papers | May 28, 2020

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as incorporating EMI filters during the development process. Read more »

UV | Measurement | Featured | May 25, 2020

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic this has been manifested, among other things, in a sharp increase in the demand for UVC light sources. Read more »

Signify | Ecodesign | Labeling | Company News | May 25, 2020

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. As the world leader in lighting, Signify offers both a leading innovative LED-based product portfolio and a wide conventional product assortment that meet the stricter requirements. With this, we will continue to serve our customers with the highest quality and energy efficient products. Read more »

Interoperability | Report | May 24, 2020

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability is a core component for ongoing operation of energy savings programs and is essential for the long-lasting relevance of NLCs. At the end of each use case, the report outlines the steps lighting stakeholders can take to move the industry toward a more interoperable future. Read more »

HCL | Luminaires | Signify | May 23, 2020

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature

NatureConnect - An Innovative Lighting System Inspired by Nature Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, introduces NatureConnect, a lighting innovation inspired by nature to make people feel happier and healthier. The system is built on proven biophilic design principles, which use elements of nature in interior spaces to create healthy, engaging and inspiring environments. The first implementation of NatureConnect is currently taking place at one of Skanska’s offices in Warsaw, Poland, a leading international project development and construction company. Read more »

Webinar | Optronic | Photobiological Safety Standard

WEBINAR: Measurements for and Interpretation of the Photobiological Safety Standard for Lighting - IEC 62471

WEBINAR: Measurements for and Interpretation of the Photobiological Safety Standard for Lighting - IEC 62471 Throughout the world, a comprehensive standard is in place for evaluating the photobiological safety of lamps and lighting systems that emit light in the spectral region 200-3000nm. Incorporating products from the long-established Optronic Laboratories catalogue, plus the introduction of newly-designed products to meet the specific requirements of these measurements, the OL 750D workstation provides an automated measurement solution with full software guidance, calculation, and classification to be in compliance with IEC 62471. Read more »

LpS Digital | May 15, 2020

Measurement System by MKS Ophir

Measurement System by MKS Ophir FluxGage 604 - Measurement System by MKS Ophir Read more »

LpS Digital | Zhaga | DiiA | May 15, 2020

Zhaga-D4i Interface Standards for Smart Luminaires

Zhaga-D4i Interface Standards for Smart Luminaires Zhaga-D4i Interface Standards for Smart Luminaires by Dee Denteneer, Zhaga Consortium and Paul Drosihn, DiiA Read more »

Multi-Color LEDs | HCL | May 15, 2020

Improved Color Variety: New, Compact LED Family from Osram Covers a Wide Range of Applications

Improved Color Variety: New, Compact LED Family from Osram Covers a Wide Range of Applications In recent years, modern LED technology has established itself as a standard in more and more application fields. The new Synios S 2222 family from Osram Opto Semiconductors is suitable for a wide range of applications: from customized lighting solutions for electronic devices, ambient lighting for trains and planes to high-quality architectural lighting. The product family is characterized in its compact dimensions, combined with very good brightness values and the ability to cover the entire color palette. Read more »

Measurement | Tools | May 15, 2020

Measuring Uniformity of LED Luminaires in Seconds: MKS Announces Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 Measurement System

Measuring Uniformity of LED Luminaires in Seconds: MKS Announces Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 Measurement System MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) has announced the Ophir® FluxGage™ 604 compact measurement system for LED luminaires. This new series features four additional color sensors evenly arranged in the bottom of the device delivering further x,y, and CCT data as well as the illuminance. Within seconds the user gets an overview of the color and overall uniformity of the measured light. This allows direct evaluation of LED chips or optical assemblies used for color mixing and beam shaping within the design process in order to find the optics that provide the optimal light for a particular application. The system can also be used in end-of-line LED luminaire production applications to instantly detect issues, ensuring high quality product standards are met. The Ophir FluxGage measurement system also measures total luminous flux, color parameters and flicker. Read more »

HCL | May 15, 2020

Bridgelux Develops a New Metric to Quantify the Naturalness of Light

Bridgelux Develops a New Metric to Quantify the Naturalness of Light Bridgelux today announced development of a new metric to enable objective comparisons of light sources to natural light. With the growing market interest in human-centric lighting, the question of “naturalness” of light source spectra is becoming a frequently asked question. Standard lighting quality metrics such as CRI and TM-30 do not fully address the naturalness question. The Average Spectral Difference (ASD) metric has been developed by Bridgelux to address this shortcoming in available light quality metrics. Read more »

Automotive | IR-LEDs | May 15, 2020

Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors

Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors Automotive interior design is currently undergoing a fundamental change. Displays are getting larger, the number of manual controls is decreasing, and customizable lighting solutions are creating a feel-good atmosphere. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and technologies previously designed for mobile devices – such as facial recognition, eye tracking or gesture control – are increasingly making their way into the automotive sector. These technologies are based on infrared light. The smaller and more powerful the required components, the easier they are to integrate into complex designs. Osram’s Oslon Piccolo now offers an extremely compact infrared LED (IRED) that packs enormous power in a small package, making it ideal for customers. Read more »

UV-C | UV-LEDs | May 15, 2020

CIE Position Statement on the Use of UV Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

CIE Position Statement on the Use of UV Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated the search for environmental controls to contain or mitigate the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the disease. SARS-CoV-2 is usually transmitted from person to person by contact with large respiratory droplets, either directly or by touching virus-contaminated surfaces (also denoted as fomites) and subsequently touching the eyes, nose or mouth. Importantly, there is growing evidence of virus transmission via the airborne route as the large respiratory droplets dry out and form droplet nuclei which can remain airborne for several hours. Depending on the nature of the surface and environmental factors, fomites can remain infectious for several days (van Doremalen, 2020). The use of germicidal UV radiation (GUV) is an important environmental intervention which can reduce both contact spread and airborne transmission of infectious agents (like bacteria and viruses). GUV within the UV-C range (200 nm–280 nm), primarily 254 nm, has been used successfully and safely for over 70 years. However, GUV must be knowledgably applied with appropriate attention to dose and safety. Inappropriate GUV application can present human health and safety issues and produce insufficient deactivation of infectious agents. Application in the home is not advisable and GUV should never be used to disinfect the skin, except when clinically justified. Read more »

HCL-Research | Research News | Full Spectrum LEDs | Health + Wellbeing | Color Perception | May 11, 2020

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published From a LED producer's perspective, it is essential to have knowledge about the perception of LEDs by human beings. To consolidate existing and gain new knowledge on recently introduced Full Spectrum LEDs, which claim to bring natural light quality into electric lighting appliances, the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Germany) conducted a study in cooperation with three main LED manufacturers Nichia (Japan), Seoul Semiconductor (Korea), Toshiba Materials (Japan) and the LED gear supplier Lumitronix (Germany). Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Lighting Design | Health + Environment | Quality | May 11, 2020

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He expressed the same sentiments in a caption for a figure in the proceedings booklet: "The future in Dresden is not lighting excess - the future is Re-Darkness with intelligent SSL concepts." This year, Ruairí held two lectures at TiL in which he emphasized how important a thorough application of light is in respect to culture, ethics, and environment. In addition to his work, these interesting statements made it made a Tech-Talk Bregenz with him a top priority. Read more »

Resources | Webinar | May 08, 2020

Webinar: How Does UV-C Lighting Support Medical Markets?

Webinar: How Does UV-C Lighting Support Medical Markets? Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, UV technology is a hot topic given its unique disinfection properties. With LEDs in the UV-C band especially promising, Lumitronix and Nichia will co-host a free webinar on 14 May from 11:00am to 11:30am. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Tunable White Light | May 07, 2020

Zumtobel Presents CLEAN II: Clean Light You Can Rely On

Zumtobel Presents CLEAN II: Clean Light You Can Rely On Some situations demand light in its purest form: when maximum concentration is required. When hygiene and resistance are top priority. When every inch of a room needs to be brightly illuminated. In a hospital, a laboratory, a food production facility. The supreme and industry versions of Zumtobel's CLEAN II take on these special lighting tasks. With their ultra-resistant, discreet design, they focus on what's essential: pure light. tunableWhite technology provides additional support, and perfect white light quality. Read more »

SSL | SSL-Research | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | May 07, 2020

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award – The 2020 NAS Award

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award – The 2020 NAS Award On April 26, the 2020 National Academy of Science (NAS) Award for the Industrial Application of Science was awarded to Shuji Nakamura, a professor in the department of materials at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Lamps | MR16 Replacement | May 07, 2020

LUBO Lighting Launches VEGALux High Performance MR16 System Providing Up To 1,500 lm

LUBO Lighting Launches VEGALux High Performance MR16 System Providing Up To 1,500 lm In its aim to develop high-performance, long-lasting and robust lighting solutions, LUBO Lighting, leading Canadian landscaping and architectural lighting developer and manufacturer, is proud to present its new, state-of-the-art VEGALux system. The new VEGALux MR16 light bulbs are available in three variations: VEGALux 336L, 680L and 1500L. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Smart Lighting + IoT | Health + Wellbeing | May 07, 2020

Personal Lighting Profiles Might Be the Key to Creating a Natural "Work Light Balance"

Personal Lighting Profiles Might Be the Key to Creating a Natural "Work Light Balance" Commentary from LpR 76: Henrik Clausen has been involved in lighting for over 30 years in both commercial and academic positions. In 1996, he became the Managing Director of Fagerhult Lighting in Denmark, and held that position until 2004, when he founded the Fagerhult Lighting Academy. In 2015 he also became Head of Research for Fagerhult. He holds a position as professor in Lighting Design at AAU in Copenhagen. He guest lectures at various Universities around the world. He speaks worldwide, primarily addressing the human and emotional aspects of light and lighting design. Read more »

Business | Event News | Event Announcement | Light+Building | May 06, 2020

New Date: Light + Building Will Be Held Again in Its Normal Sequence in 2022

New Date: Light + Building Will Be Held Again in Its Normal Sequence in 2022 In view of the world-wide situation caused by the Corona pandemic, and the prohibitions on events and travel restrictions associated with it, Messe Frankfurt has decided, jointly with its partners – ZVEI and ZVEH – and with the Trade Fair Advisory Council, to defer the eleventh Light + Building and to hold it, in accordance with its normal sequence, from 13 to 18 March 2022. Read more »

Research News | Technologies | Special Applications | Manufacturing | 3D Printing | May 04, 2020

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs A technology developed at Graz University of Technology uses LED instead of laser sources for the additive manufacturing of metal parts and optimizes 3D metal printing in terms of construction time, metal powder consumption, equipment costs and post-processing effort. Read more »

FEATURED

Cree's Breakthrough Solution for LED Message Signs

Cree's Breakthrough Solution for LED Message Signs The CV94D family are SMD RGB LEDs designed for the most demanding variable message displays. Manufactured to Cree’s exacting standards of power, longevity, matched sub-pixel brightness and far field optical distribution, these LEDs outperform all existing SMD LED solutions. The CV94D is IPx6/IPx8 ... Read more »

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

FEATURED

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »