SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Architectural Lighting | Automotive | Oct 30, 2020

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines Lumileds announced breakthrough flux delivery from the PC Amber, Lime and Royal Blue emitters in its LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines, the lighting industry's broadest lines of color LEDs. The incredible 17% leap in flux of PC Amber in LUXEON C LEDs supports more efficient, safer, and easier to design lighting for first-responder vehicles, tow trucks and construction vehicles Read more »

Research News | Environment | Health + Environment | Oct 30, 2020

Research Shows that Streetlights Contribute Less to Nighttime Light Emissions in Cities than Expected

Research Shows that Streetlights Contribute Less to Nighttime Light Emissions in Cities than Expected When satellites take pictures of Earth at night, how much of the light that they see comes from streetlights? A team of scientists from Germany, the USA, and Ireland have answered this question for the first time using the example of the U.S. city of Tucson, thanks to "smart city" lighting technology that allows cities to dim their lights. The result: only around 20 percent of the light in the satellite images of Tucson comes from streetlights. The study is published today in the journal "Lighting Research & Technology". Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Health + Wellbeing | Medical | Oct 28, 2020

Axis Lighting Launches BalancedCare™ Product Lines and Brand

Axis Lighting Launches BalancedCare™ Product Lines and Brand BalancedCare by Axis Lighting is a new brand focusing on healthcare facility lighting, and features a comprehensive and complementary family of luminaires. Mindful of both style and function, and taking into account the latest LED chip design, BalancedCare luminaires are engineered to meet all of the requirements of today's complex healthcare environments. Designed for patient rooms, bathrooms, corridors, nurses' stations and common areas, these luminaires provide lighting for wellness without trade-offs. Read more »

Research News | HCL-Research | Special Applications | Medical | Health | Oct 23, 2020

LED Technology Shines the Light on Ovarian Cancer Treatment

LED Technology Shines the Light on Ovarian Cancer Treatment Scientists estimate that nearly 60% of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments. Even worse – many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects. Now, a Purdue University scientist and entrepreneur is working to use simple LED light to help determine if certain chemotherapy options will work for specific patients. Read more »

Research News | HCL-Research | Office Lighting | Oct 23, 2020

Research Project Combines Dynamic Daylight and Artificial Light for a New Quality of Light for Work Environments

Research Project Combines Dynamic Daylight and Artificial Light for a New Quality of Light for Work Environments A new approach to lighting design and technology is the focus of the Double Dynamic Lighting project conducted by the renowned Aalborg University in Copenhagen, supported and accompanied by several leading lighting companies. The research team led by Prof. Ellen Kathrine Hansen is exploring the combination of dynamic daylight and artificial light in a spatial context and opening up a new dimension for architects and lighting experts in supporting individual needs and different working requirements. Read more »

Horticulture | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Oct 23, 2020

Würth Elektronik's Power-Saving WL-SMTW: Colors for Feeding Plants

Würth Elektronik's Power-Saving WL-SMTW: Colors for Feeding Plants SMT mountable LEDs in a 2835 package extend Würth Elektronik extensive range of horticulture LEDs. The three WL-SMTW series LEDs emit light of the wavelengths 450 nm (Deep Blue), 660 nm (Hyper Red) and 730 nm (Far Red) – ideal for applications controlling plant growth through specific light mixtures. Besides vertical farming and lighting in greenhouses, thanks to their efficiency, small size and minimal heat generation the WL-SMTWs, combined with the manufacturer's other LEDs are also suitable for classic LED applications like displays and backlighting. Read more »

SSL | UV | UV-C | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Oct 23, 2020

Higher-Performance UV-C Solutions from Lumitronix Feature Nichia's New NCSU334B UVC LED

Higher-Performance UV-C Solutions from Lumitronix Feature Nichia's New NCSU334B UVC LED Following the successful introduction of the first UVC LED modules in August 2020, LED expert Lumitronix from Hechingen is expanding the existing concept of linear module solutions with three new, more powerful versions. These are as well mainly addressed to professional customers who are trained in handling UV-C radiation and can ensure a risk-free application. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-Modules | Curing | Oct 21, 2020

New DELOLUX 504 UV LED Lamp Speeds up Adhesive Curing

New DELOLUX 504 UV LED Lamp Speeds up Adhesive Curing DELO has introduced a new LED lamp for curing UV adhesives. The spot light source DELOLUX 504 features the latest generation of UV LEDs, achieving three times the intensity of the previous model. It was developed for high-speed production in the electronics and automotive industries that require small areas to be irradiated and equipment to be easily integrated into existing systems. Read more »

Business | Company News | Divestment | Oct 21, 2020

Cree to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million

Cree to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million Cree, Inc. today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit ("Cree LED") to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Upon closing, creates a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse focused on providing disruptive technology solutions to high-growth segments including EV, 5G and industrial applications. Read more »

LpR Article | CIE | Measurement | Standardization | Quality | Oct 20, 2020

Discomfort Caused by Glare from Luminaires with a Non-Uniform Source Luminance

Discomfort Caused by Glare from Luminaires with a Non-Uniform Source Luminance Glare and the resulting discomfort are a persistent issue in lighting that became even bigger with the introduction with LEDs as a light source. While the UGR method is well established, it is sometimes heavily discussed if it is appropriate for SSL. The limitations of the UGR method need to be understood. Peter Thorns BSc(Hons), CEng, FCIBSE, FSLL, explains these limitations and consequently describes the research and how to apply correction measures. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | HCL-Research | Health + Wellbeing | Light Generation | Oct 16, 2020

Adopting an LED More Suited to Circadian Entrainment

Adopting an LED More Suited to Circadian Entrainment Since the introduction of LED lights, a lot has been said about risks of blue light for ocular health on the one hand, and the opportunity of circadian entrainment, on the other hand. While a controversial discussion on the first topic is ongoing, the second topic is well accepted. To solve both issues, Bill Chan, President of LiteController Inc. proposes the application of 465-470nm pumped phosphor converted white LEDs with a content of 86% - 92% blue-turquoise light and 8% - 14% blue-violet light. In the article he concentrates on the second topic and proves the benefit of regulating the circadian entrainment more efficiently, maintaining a high typical efficacy of 150 lm/W and good color rendering of CRI 80+ ideally supporting the WELL Building Standard. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | UV | UV-C | Disinfection | Oct 16, 2020

Energy Focus Launches Advanced UV-C Disinfection Product Portfolio Offering Airborne and Surface Disinfection Solutions

Energy Focus Launches Advanced UV-C Disinfection Product Portfolio Offering Airborne and Surface Disinfection Solutions Energy Focus, a leader in sustainable LED lighting and human-centric lighting ("HCL") technologies, today launches a portfolio of germicidal UV-C Disinfection ("UVCD") products, with advanced, patent-pending technologies designed to destroy 99.9+ percent* of various pathogens, including influenza and coronaviruses such as SARS and SARS-CoV-2, in the air or on surfaces to improve indoor hygiene and sanitation. Three initial products – nUVo™, abUV™, and mUVe™ -- complement each other to meet the needs of air and surface disinfection for commercial, industrial and residential indoor environments. The products are available for pre-order on the Company's e-commerce website, through its internal salesforce and distribution channel partners, and deliveries are expected to start during the first quarter of 2021. Read more »

Horticulture | Systems + Applications | Horticulture Luminaires | Oct 16, 2020

Fluence Launches VYPR 3x and VYPR DUO 3x2 Featuring Diversified PhysioSpec™ Spectra and Unique Design Flexibility

Fluence Launches VYPR 3x and VYPR DUO 3x2 Featuring Diversified PhysioSpec™ Spectra and Unique Design Flexibility Fluence by Osram (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, today expanded its top light solutions and launched the VYPR 3x and VYPR DUO 3x2. The latest VYPR series additions feature Fluence's diversified PhysioSpec™ spectra and market-leading efficacies up to 3.7 µmol/J. Read more »

SSL | Materials | Optics + Opt. Materials | Resins | PMMA | Outdoor Applications | Oct 16, 2020

PLEXIGLAS® Optical HT Offers Enhanced Heat Deflection Temperature and Excellent Optical Properties

PLEXIGLAS® Optical HT Offers Enhanced Heat Deflection Temperature and Excellent Optical Properties With the new PLEXIGLAS® Optical HT, the Molding Compounds Business Unit of Röhm introduces a heat-resistant special molding compound providing the best possible optical quality, even at increased continuous service temperatures. With its balanced properties, it is the latest molding compound of Röhm's portfolio of branded polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). PLEXIGLAS® Optical HT provides optical efficiency at the high standard of PLEXIGLAS® 8N, in combination with an increased heat deflection temperature similar to the PLEXIGLAS® Heatresist product family. In addition, the new special molding compound offers excellent weather resistance and durability which PLEXIGLAS® is known for. This new product provides innovative designers with advanced creative possibilities for automotive headlamps or luminaire components, which create a distinctive and vibrant appearance. Read more »

Automotive | Special Applications | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Oct 15, 2020

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a new range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the first time LED drivers have been available in this beneficial package. The new leadless devices join Nexperia's wide range of LED drivers in leaded packages offering equivalent performance yet reducing PCB space by up to 90% compared to SOT223. Read more »

LpS Digital | Videos | Oct 15, 2020

HCL Basics- Ergonomy & Geometry in Integrative Lighting / HCL

HCL Basics- Ergonomy & Geometry in Integrative Lighting / HCL HCL Basics- Ergonomy & Geometry in Integrative Lighting / HCL by Octavio L. PEREZ, Ph.D. (Multidisciplinary Science), WELL AP, International Consultant / Investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC Read more »

Featured | Components | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | Oct 15, 2020

Edison Released Brand New DOB III Series Products

Edison Released Brand New DOB III Series Products The DOB III series increased the efficiency, dimming smoothness also provide ultra- low flicker function (flicker 5% and even 5% during dimming). It is compliant to the 2021 European flicker standard IEC TR61547( PstLM) and to CIE TN006 (SVM) on request. It can be applied in many different lighting applications. Read more »

General News | Oct 15, 2020

LightingEurope Calls for Renovation of Lighting Installations

LightingEurope Calls for Renovation of Lighting Installations LightingEurope strongly supports the call in the EU Renovation Wave Initiative published today to scale up renovation rates across the European Union. This will not only guide the uptake of innovative lighting technologies and future investment but will also be key to helping Europe’s lighting industry – 80% of which are SMEs – to recover from the economic impact of the current pandemic. Read more »

Horticulture | Luminus Devices | Calculator | Simulation Tools | Oct 15, 2020

Luminus Introduces Online Horticulture Calculator

Luminus Introduces Online Horticulture Calculator Luminus Devices new horticulture calculator offers system engineers the opportunity to choose from over 30 of Luminus horticulture LEDs and create their own ‘recipe’ for specific luminaires and to save and output a complete LED bill of materials. System designers can select multiple LEDs and establish operating conditions, including current and junction temperature, and calculate for photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), optical power, and electrical power. Engineers can test virtually unlimited variations and immediately see spectral and performance data. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | LED Modules | DALI | Bluetooth | Oct 14, 2020

Optoga's Latest Products Are Challenging the Lighting Industry with IoT

Optoga's Latest Products Are Challenging the Lighting Industry with IoT The lighting changes from just shining to being connected. Imagine if the lighting could be connected only when needed and not connected when there was no need, all in terms of cost and need. We have developed an LED Module that provides perfect light and is fully dimmable and when the luminaire manufacturers receive projects with Casambi, DALI or other ECO-Systems, they can directly integrate it into the luminaire. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV LED | UV-C | Disinfection | Water-Purification | Oct 14, 2020

Everlight Releases UVC3535NUB Series for Medical Treatment, Water and Air Purification/Sterilization

Everlight Releases UVC3535NUB Series for Medical Treatment, Water and Air Purification/Sterilization Electronics Co. Ltd, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, releases its new ELUC3535NUB series of UVC products for the maintenance of life quality and health, using the epitaxial and flip chips on the sapphire substrate to guarantee quality and sterilization. Read more »

Business News | Standardization | Zhaga | Connectors | Smart Lighting + IoT | Oct 09, 2020

Zhaga's Book 18 Takes the Next Step Forward

Zhaga's Book 18 Takes the Next Step Forward Zhaga is planning a 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires, that will allow for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle. Book 18 Ed. 3.0 will enable Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface in addition to the certifications already offered by Book 18 Ed. 2.0. Read more »

Featured | Tools | Measurement | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | Oct 07, 2020

Versatile and Ultrafast – The New CAS 125 Series of Spectroradiometers for LED Production

Versatile and Ultrafast – The New CAS 125 Series of Spectroradiometers for LED Production Instrument Systems – a well-known manufacturer of light measurement technology – works closely with its customers in the field of LED production to develop modular and flexible components for quality inspection in mass production environments. For the new spectroradiometer CAS 125, Instrument Systems has therefore focused on production-related applications for LEDs in the spectral range between 200 and 1100 nm. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Oct 01, 2020

LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming: Uniform Dimming To 1%

LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming: Uniform Dimming To 1% Lumileds introduced the first LED engineered for architectural applications that require uniform light output through the entire dimming range and operating conditions. The new LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Deep Dimming mid-power LED is designed for LED to LED flux uniformity across the entire dimming curve – down to 1% - that is required to achieve consistent visual performance. From full intensity above nominal current of 65 mA to 1% intensity at 0.65 mA, every LED will provide the same flux performance in the application. Key to the performance is forward voltage variance of just 0.10 V which simplifies driver design and compatibility. The single 3 SDCM color bin ensures color consistency at any CCT. Lumileds 3 V 3030 package is a proven, high efficacy industry standard platform that allows for drop in replacement of existing 3030 footprint LEDs. Read more »

LpS Digital | Videos | Oct 01, 2020

HCL Basics - SPD (Spectral Power Distribution) inIntegrative Lighting / HCL

HCL Basics - SPD (Spectral Power Distribution) inIntegrative Lighting / HCL HCL Basics - SPD (Spectral Power Distribution) in Integrative Lighting / HCL by Octavio L. Perez, Ph.D. (Multidisciplinary Science), WELL AP, International Consultant / Investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC Read more »

LpS Digital | Videos | Bluetooth | Oct 01, 2020

The Role of Standards In Harnessing Luminaire Data

The Role of Standards In Harnessing Luminaire Data The Role of Standards In Harnessing Luminaire Data, What Makes D4i and Bluetooth® Mesh a Perfect Couple for IoT Data Monetization? Read more »

LpS Digital | Videos | Lifud | Oct 01, 2020

How Does Magnetic Integration Technology Save Energy?

How Does Magnetic Integration Technology Save Energy? How Does Magnetic Integration Technology Save Energy? by Lifud Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High Power LEDs | Oct 01, 2020

Cree® XLamp® XHP35.2 HI – Newest Extreme High Power LED

Cree® XLamp® XHP35.2 HI – Newest Extreme High Power LED The XLamp® XHP35.2 HI LED is the newest Extreme High Power LED available in the XP footprint. Built on Cree's latest high power LED technology, the XHP35.2 HI LED features a 12 V configuration for simplified driver design with industry leading candela and lumen density. Optimized for high intensity indoor/outdoor/portable lighting applications. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Drivers | Drivers | Sep 30, 2020

High-Power LED Driver Supplies up to 40A of Constant Current, 50A Pulsed

High-Power LED Driver Supplies up to 40A of Constant Current, 50A Pulsed Innovations in Optics, Inc. introduces the Model 5000H switched-mode LED Driver/Controller for powering its patented and patent-pending High-Power LED Light Engines. It can also be used with third party LED illuminators as a constant current, DC to DC driver/controller. The 5000H LED Driver provides constant current in continuous or pulsed mode for LED arrays connected in parallel, single large format LED chips and Laser Diodes with a compliance voltage up to 7.0 VDC. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Sep 30, 2020

Osram Presents the World's Smallest Broadband IR LED for Spectroscopy Applications

Osram Presents the World's Smallest Broadband IR LED for Spectroscopy Applications Is the shirt on the shelf really made of 100% cotton? Does the apple in the supermarket only look delicious, or is it spoiled and vitamin deficient? A closer look at the molecular structure provides the answers to these questions. Near-infrared spectroscopy makes that possible. For many years, Osram Opto Semiconductors has been a leader in the development of compact and particularly powerful broadband infrared emitters for spectroscopy. In addition to the broad wavelength range, the energy efficiency of the integrated components is essential to system manufacturers, as are the compact dimensions. Osram's Oslon P1616 SFH 4737 combines these properties and offers even further benefits for customers. This product will soon make mobile spectroscopy solutions a reality. Read more »

FEATURED

Edison Released Brand New DOB III Series Products

Edison Released Brand New DOB III Series Products The DOB III series increased the efficiency, dimming smoothness also provide ultra- low flicker function (flicker 5% and even 5% during dimming). It is compliant to the 2021 European flicker standard IEC TR61547( PstLM) and to CIE TN006 (SVM) on request. It can be applied in many different lighting ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Würth Elektronik's Power-Saving WL-SMTW: Colors for Feeding Plants

Würth Elektronik's Power-Saving WL-SMTW: Colors for Feeding Plants SMT mountable LEDs in a 2835 package extend Würth Elektronik extensive range of horticulture LEDs. The three WL-SMTW series LEDs emit light of the wavelengths 450 nm (Deep Blue), 660 nm (Hyper Red) and 730 nm (Far Red) – ideal for applications controlling plant growth through specific light ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Higher-Performance UV-C Solutions from Lumitronix Feature Nichia's New NCSU334B UVC LED

Higher-Performance UV-C Solutions from Lumitronix Feature Nichia's New NCSU334B UVC LED Following the successful introduction of the first UVC LED modules in August 2020, LED expert Lumitronix from Hechingen is expanding the existing concept of linear module solutions with three new, more powerful versions. These are as well mainly addressed to professional customers who are trained ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a new range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the ... Read more »