Automotive | Tools | Test Equipment | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Imaging Spectrometer | Photometers | Jan 15, 2021

Instrument Systems Introduces System for Efficient Testing of Advanced Headlamps

Instrument Systems Introduces System for Efficient Testing of Advanced Headlamps Instrument Systems presents a newly developed system for ultra-fast testing a wide range of lighting scenarios for advanced headlamps, e.g. HD / ADB / matrix / pixel headlamps. The AMS screen imaging system consists of a far field goniometer, a screen photometer and an illuminance meter and allows synchronized measurements for luminance and far field on a high level of accuracy. Supported by the extended LightCon software, compliance checks according to ECE / SAE / ICAO / FAA regulations as well as extensive graphical analysis are efficient to perform. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Surveillance | Jan 15, 2021

Ushio's New Narrow Angle 850 nm IR Single-Chip LED Package Achieves World Record Output Power

Ushio's New Narrow Angle 850 nm IR Single-Chip LED Package Achieves World Record Output Power Ushio Inc. will release the SMBB850DS-1200 series 850 nm infrared LED package in February 2021. Intended for imaging and analysis under infrared (IR) illumination using surveillance cameras, ANPR [1], and other similar devices, this product has achieved both the highest power output in the world [2] (19 W [3]) and narrow-angle irradiation. Compared to conventional LEDs for use with surveillance cameras [4], this product has achieved five times higher output per package, an irradiated area approximately four times wider, and approximately two times higher central illuminance, when used for long-distance irradiation. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Retrofit | Bluetooth | Linear Modules | Jan 15, 2021

Universal Lighting Introduces LED Strip Fixture Retrofit Kit with Bluetooth®

Universal Lighting Introduces LED Strip Fixture Retrofit Kit with Bluetooth® Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. a global leader in lighting, and a member of the Panasonic Group, today announced the launch of its LRAxC LED Strip Fixture Retrofit Kit with Bluetooth Controls. The product comes as a natural addition to the expanding fixture control ecosystem options offered by Universal. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | LED Drivers | Jan 13, 2021

How to Increase the Efficiency of Two-Stage Drivers

How to Increase the Efficiency of Two-Stage Drivers In this article, Dr. Weirich from Infineon Technologies, describes a simple method for increasing the efficiency of drivers that can operate with LED engines with a wide range of current and power levels, at virtually no effort. In addition, the method allows for using smaller inductors in the buck stage, leading to lower cost and potentially, smaller size. Read more »

SSL | LEDs | LED Modules | Indoor Applications | Warranty | Jan 13, 2021

Xicato Announces Unprecedented 10-Year Warranty on Lumen and Color

Xicato Announces Unprecedented 10-Year Warranty on Lumen and Color Xicato, the leading provider of smart building wireless controls and highest quality LED light sources, today announced its groundbreaking line of LEDs with Corrected Cold Phosphor Technology®; the XCA, XTM and the XIM intelligent light module, are now backed with the industry's only10-year warranty on lumen and color. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Driver Modules | Emergency Lighting | Jan 13, 2021

EarthTronics Introduces Six LED Emergency Solution Options for a Range of AC Input Lamps

EarthTronics Introduces Six LED Emergency Solution Options for a Range of AC Input Lamps EarthTronics, dedicated to developing innovative energy-saving lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact, introduces its line of LED Backup Drivers to regulate the power supplied to the LED fixture to ensure that lighting is promptly, automatically provided when power fails for people to evacuate safely in a suitable time in the event of an emergency. Read more »

Commentary | HCL | Health + Wellbeing | Jan 13, 2021

Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Dip

Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Dip The holidays are over, it's cold and dark, we prefer to sit inside. Nevertheless, you need a daily portion of good light: it makes you more energetic, happier, and healthier. Make sure that you go outside for a good time every day and that you also have enough good light indoors during the day. Daylight is best, but there are also good alternatives with LED lighting and light therapy lamps. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | UV LED | UV-C | Disinfection | Jan 08, 2021

Provide UVC Disinfection Total Solution for You - Edison Opto

Provide UVC Disinfection Total Solution for You - Edison Opto In recent years, due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people's demand for anti-epidemic and sterilization of anti-virus products has risen, ranging from portable sterilization equipment, home appliances sterilization, and public health sterilization. With the rise of environmental awareness and in response to the Minamata Convention, UV lamps containing mercury will gradually be replaced by LEDs. In the future, in the post-epidemic era, UVC LED products will continue to grow steadily in the sterilization, and purification and water treatment markets. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Controls | Wireless | OS-Update | Jan 07, 2021

Mira Release 2.5 - Wireless Technology Reaches New Levels of Stability and Scalability

Mira Release 2.5 - Wireless Technology Reaches New Levels of Stability and Scalability Today LumenRadio – a global leader in reliable wireless communication – release version 2.5 of Mira which introduces many stability improvements for larger, and more stable networks. With Mira version 2.5 LumenRadio double down on their promise of "Wireless Without Worries!" – pushing the limits of stability and scalability even further. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Standardization | Connectors | Smart Lighting + IoT | Zhaga | DiiA | Dec 18, 2020

Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification

Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification The joint Zhaga-D4i certification program from the DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium has already qualified a number of Zhaga-D4i Book 18 outdoor luminaires with Zhaga receptacles and D4i components. Now, certified D4i control devices with Zhaga connectors can also be submitted for Zhaga-D4i certification. Eligible devices include light-level or occupancy sensors, as well as control nodes that can communicate wirelessly with external networks. Read more »

Research News | Technologies | microLEDs | Nanowire | Nanowire-LEDs | Dec 16, 2020

Aledia Has Produced Its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines

Aledia Has Produced Its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines Aledia, a French startup pioneering a disruptive technology for microLED displays, today announced it has manufactured the world's first microLED chips produced on 300 mm (12") silicon wafers. The company, which developed its breakthrough technology on 200 mm (8") silicon wafers over the past eight years, will produce the chips on both 200 mm and 300 mm wafers. The larger wafers provide better economic payoff and cost-effective integration with smaller-node electronics, which are only available on 300 mm silicon wafers. Aledia was spun out of CEA-Leti, a French research institute pioneering micro- and nanotechnologies, in 2012, and the work on 300 mm wafers has been performed by joint Aledia and CEA-Leti teams. Read more »

Research Reports | Sustainability | Dec 15, 2020

Repro-light Consortium Concludes

Repro-light Consortium Concludes Aldrans, Tyrol, November 2020 - The European research project Repro-light concludes after a three year journey which began in 2017. The consortium set out with the aim of supporting the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future. The project harnessed innovative technologies and materials to develop intelligent modular luminaires with matching smart production processes. The main components of these luminaires are interchangeable and configurable for the respective application (e.g. different LED modules and optics), and their software can be updated accordingly. The LED luminaire can change from a disposable object, into a customisable and sustainable product, with a high function value. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV LED | UV-C | Disinfection | Dec 14, 2020

Osram Enters UV-C LEDs Market Offering Their First Products

Osram Enters UV-C LEDs Market Offering Their First Products The longer the coronavirus pandemic lasts, the more important it is to stay safe and healthy in everyday life. Hygiene measures, such as wearing a facemask or socially distancing, help safeguard against the spread of germs. But light in the right wavelength also makes an enormous contribution to fighting viruses. UV-C light can eliminate 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria on surfaces, in the air and in drinking water. As one of the world's leading manufacturers, Osram Opto Semiconductors now enables particularly small and robust disinfection applications with its LEDs, while also driving the industrialization of these special light sources forward. The Oslon UV 3636 marks the beginning of a comprehensive portfolio in the UV-C LED sector. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Standardization + Regulation | Smart Lighting + IoT | Dec 14, 2020

General Assembly Approves Transfer of Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to IEC

General Assembly Approves Transfer of Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to IEC The Zhaga General Assembly has decided in November 2020 to transfer the Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to the IEC. Sharing Zhaga specifications with global standard development organizations is included in the Zhaga mission and has the goal of increasing global acceptance of Zhaga specifications. Read more »

Business News | General News | Standardization + Regulation | DALI | Dec 11, 2020

DALI Alliance Joins IP-BLiS to Improve IoT Integration Across Smart Commercial Buildings

DALI Alliance Joins IP-BLiS to Improve IoT Integration Across Smart Commercial Buildings The DALI Alliance has joined IP-BLiS, the "IP Building & Lighting Standards" market interest group to support convergence towards using Internet Protocol (IP) transport and security mechanisms to simplify deploying, provisioning, and securing complex building systems. Read more »

Featured | Measurement | Test Equipment | UV | Calibration | Dec 09, 2020

New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range

New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range 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 280 nm 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 »

HCL | Tunable White Light | Nichia | Featured | Dec 08, 2020

NICHIA Unveils Advanced Tunable LED Pairing with ‘Circadian Tune’ Functionality to Enhance Body Clock Management

NICHIA Unveils Advanced Tunable LED Pairing with ‘Circadian Tune’ Functionality to Enhance Body Clock Management Proprietary Human-Centric Lighting Color and Spectrum Tunable pairing are Practical for General Lighting to Help Improve Your Circadian Rhythm. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Drivers | Outdoor Applications | Dec 07, 2020

Inventronics Introduces Controls-Ready IP66/IP67 LED Drivers with Dim-to-Off Functionality

Inventronics Introduces Controls-Ready IP66/IP67 LED Drivers with Dim-to-Off Functionality Inventronics introduces their new family of IP66/IP67 LED drivers that are Controls-Ready with Dim-to-Off functionality that facilitates integration with sensors or control systems to ensure optimal lighting performance. The EUM-Mx family allows for reduced inventory SKUs, increased design flexibility, Controls-Ready features to simplify wiring for low voltage controls and a wide input voltage range of 90-305 Vac to assist world-wide applications. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Indoor Applications | Dec 07, 2020

Aculux Introduces Enhancements to AX4 Series of Architectural Luminaires

Aculux Introduces Enhancements to AX4 Series of Architectural Luminaires Aculux®, an established leader in the manufacture of precision luminaires, today announced enhancements to the AX series, its highest performing architectural luminaires. The comprehensive family of ceiling downlights provides industry-leading cutoff and glare control to create quiet ceilings. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Dec 01, 2020

LightLab Sweden's New UV Light Disinfection Technology Outperforms Conventional UV-Technology

LightLab Sweden's New UV Light Disinfection Technology Outperforms Conventional UV-Technology Swedish cleantech company LightLab Sweden is introducing a new UVC disinfection technology called PureFize®, proven to inactivate bacteria and viruses, among them SARS-CoV-2. To test its effectiveness, LightLab Sweden partnered with SAES Group and the University of Siena, Italy. To proof the effectiveness, a prototype of a consumer product has been designed. It shows that PureFize can be used to inactivate any SARS-CoV-2 presence (>99.9999%) on items that consumers use every day. The results will be submitted for publication in the International Journal of Public Health. Read more »

LpS Digital | Videos | Dec 01, 2020

Analysis of Heat Paths in LED Retrofit Lamps

Analysis of Heat Paths in LED Retrofit Lamps Analysis of Heat Paths in LED Retrofit Lamps by Peter W. NOLTE, Dr., Research Team Leader at Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors, Germany Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Dec 01, 2020

A Cree® J Series® 2835 LED for Every Application on Your List

A Cree® J Series® 2835 LED for Every Application on Your List Cree's J Series 2835 LEDs combine high efficacy and lower power consumption. J Series 2835 LEDs are optimized for low density applications requiring high efficacy and smooth appearance, such as downlights, troffers, and panel lights. Thirteen models of J Series 2835 LEDs are available in 2200 K - 6500 K with 70-95 CRI options. Read more »

Resources | HCL-Research | Full Spectrum LEDs | Jürgen Honold | Nov 30, 2020

Tech-Talks BREGENZ with Jürgen HONOLD, Dipl.Des.(FH)

Tech-Talks BREGENZ with Jürgen HONOLD, Dipl.Des.(FH) At LpS 2019, Jürgen Honold, Dipl.Des.(FH), and his co-presenter Dr. Martijn Dekker, held a very interesting and remarkable lecture about photobio-modulation (PBM). LED professional wanted to learn more and asked Jürgen Honold for an interview. As Technical Fellow, he is responsible for Seaboroughs' advanced lighting research and development and exactly the right person to talk with when it comes to HCL and related technologies and applications. Dr. Martijn Dekker, CEO of Seaborough accompanied him and gave an introduction with additional insights into Seaborough and the company's structure and strategy Read more »

Business News | Standardization | Zhaga | Connectors | Smart Lighting & IoT | Nov 27, 2020

Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 Now Available to Community Members

Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 Now Available to Community Members Following its established policies on book publication, the Zhaga Consortium has made its Book 18 Ed. 2.0 "Smart interface between outdoor luminaires and sensing / communication modules" available to Zhaga Community members. The Zhaga Community membership is open to any company active in the lighting business free of charge. Read more »

Business News | Company News | IP Licensing Agreements | Phosphors | Nov 25, 2020

Nichia Corporation Becomes First to License TriGain® Technology from GE Current, a Daintree Company

Nichia Corporation Becomes First to License TriGain® Technology from GE Current, a Daintree Company Nichia Corporation will become the first to license TriGain® technology from GE Current, a Daintree company and deploy it into their LED chip portfolio for lighting applications globally. TriGain®, a potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphor, is a breakthrough in phosphor technology that improves the color rendering for LEDs through its unique red emission, without sacrificing efficiency. Other solutions take a significant efficiency penalty to achieve similar color rendering. Read more »

Horticulture | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Nov 25, 2020

Yujileds Launches the New Nourish Series LEDs 3.0μmol/J Efficacy with Specific Spectra

Yujileds Launches the New Nourish Series LEDs 3.0μmol/J Efficacy with Specific Spectra Yujileds is proud to introduce Nourish, a new white LED series for horticulture. The spectrum is designed as a balance between the optimization of plant growth and people's comfort. The 3000/4000 K CCT simulates the general indoor environment, with Ra 80 color rendition, biologists and agriculturist will have a comfortable environment with this light to work on the plants. Besides the standard 3000/4000 K, a specific CCT or spectrum can be customized accordingly for different plants or growth cycles. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | Micro-LEDs | Displays | Nov 24, 2020

Porotech Launches Groundbreaking Micro-LED Product

Porotech Launches Groundbreaking Micro-LED Product University of Cambridge spin-out Porotech has today announced the launch of its first product based on its breakthrough gallium nitride (GaN) production technique that is set to transform the electronics industry. The company has launched the world's first commercial native red LED epiwafer for micro-LED applications. Read more »

Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Nov 11, 2020

BIOS Lighting and Lumileds Partnership - New LUXEON LED® with BIOS SkyBlue® Circadian Technology

BIOS Lighting and Lumileds Partnership - New LUXEON LED® with BIOS SkyBlue® Circadian Technology Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator BIOS, and global lighting solutions provider Lumileds®, have joined forces to create a new SkyBlue® LED that doubles previously available chip performance. The new 3030 mid-power LED dramatically reduces the lumen per dollar development barrier facing luminaire manufacturers and eliminates a key barrier to bringing better, healthier lighting solutions to market. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | UV LED | UV-C | Disinfection | Nov 11, 2020

Luminus Releases XFM-5050 UVC LEDs and Opens New Possibilities for Disinfection and Sterilization

Luminus Releases XFM-5050 UVC LEDs and Opens New Possibilities for Disinfection and Sterilization Luminus Devices today introduced its new XFM-5050 UVC LED series that sets new benchmarks for output, and lowers the $/mW another 20% compared to previous Luminus UVC LEDs. The series offers 2, 3, and 4 chip options with nominal power levels of 120, 180, and 240 mW of disinfection power. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Color-Tuning | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 11, 2020

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology VCT technology (Variable Color Temperature) brings a new dynamic to your space. It is now possible to set dedicated color temperatures for specific areas of your space, ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K. The VCT enables you to manually and automatically adjust light levels and to set pre-defined lighting scenarios to your exact requirements. Read more »

FEATURED

Provide UVC Disinfection Total Solution for You - Edison Opto

Provide UVC Disinfection Total Solution for You - Edison Opto In recent years, due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people's demand for anti-epidemic and sterilization of anti-virus products has risen, ranging from portable sterilization equipment, home appliances sterilization, and public health sterilization. With the rise of environmental awareness ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification

Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification The joint Zhaga-D4i certification program from the DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium has already qualified a number of Zhaga-D4i Book 18 outdoor luminaires with Zhaga receptacles and D4i components. Now, certified D4i control devices with Zhaga connectors can also be submitted for Zhaga-D4i ... Read more »