Lumileds | CoB | SSL | Retail Lighting | Jan 20, 2022

Retail Lighting Efficacy Improves With 3% to 5% lm/Watt Increases for 90 and 95CRI LUXEON CoBs with CrispWhite Technology

Retail Lighting Efficacy Improves With 3% to 5% lm/Watt Increases for 90 and 95CRI LUXEON CoBs with CrispWhite Technology Lumileds today announced substantial performance improvements for its 90 and 95 CRI LUXEON CoBs with CrispWhite technology. Now, the two CRI versions offer light output within 1-2% of each other and efficacy within 1-2 lumens per Watt. Lumileds patented CrispWhite technology brings a vivid and bright look to retail settings. Its unique ability to highlight bright whites while also revealing the richest colors found in clothing, paints, and other goods results in more inviting and attractive displays. Read more »

National Lighting Bureau | Appointments | Jan 19, 2022

National Lighting Bureau Announces 2022 Board Members

National Lighting Bureau Announces 2022 Board Members The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government, announces the appointment of its new Board members. Read more »

Trends | Research News | OLED | Display | Jan 17, 2022

Researchers Develop First Fully 3D-printed, Flexible OLED Display

Researchers Develop First Fully 3D-printed, Flexible OLED Display In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities. Read more »

Business | AcuityBrands | Microsoft | Jan 17, 2022

Acuity Brands Partners with Microsoft to Enable Sustainable Building Solutions

Acuity Brands Partners with Microsoft to Enable Sustainable Building Solutions Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI), a market-leading industrial technology company, today announced it is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to bring new capabilities to Acuity Brands smart lighting, lighting controls, and building automation solutions. Read more »

White Paper | Optronic | Calibration Sources

Continuous versus Discrete Calibration Sources: Consideration for Use

Continuous versus Discrete Calibration Sources: Consideration for Use Rapid advancements in the field of solid-state lighting have presented opportunities for the use of LED-based systems for calibrations typically performed with lamp-based sources. Their highly efficient and long-lived performance, rapid power up, and compact size have made LED-based sources an attractive alternative for lamp-based calibration systems. However, replicating the precision performance of lamp-based system, particularly in terms of the output intensity and stability, pose several challenges for LED-based calibration systems. Read more »

Light + Building | 2022 | Jan 10, 2022

New date: Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022

New date: Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022 Frankfurt am Main, January 10, 2022. As the pandemic situation continues to develop very dynamically, Messe Frankfurt is postponing the world's leading trade fair for light and building technology to autumn 2022. Last December, intensive discussions with customers and cooperation partners had already led to the examination of alternatives to the original date in March. Now the new date has been set: Light + Building Autumn Edition will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 2 to 6 October 2022. Read more »

LUXTECH | LUXroll | Lighting Module | Featured | SSL | Jan 03, 2022

LUXTECH Offers First Compelling Flex Modules Designed to Replace Traditional Rigid Modules: LUXroll (UL Listed)

LUXTECH Offers First Compelling Flex Modules Designed to Replace Traditional Rigid Modules:  LUXroll (UL Listed) The Indirect Costs of Using Rigid Boards Make Switching to Flexible LED Modules a Compelling Choice. Read more »

Business | LightingEurope | Stoane Lighting | Jan 03, 2022

Stoane Lighting joins LightingEurope

Stoane Lighting joins LightingEurope Stoane Lighting, an employee-owned specialist manufacturer of architectural lighting equipment, joins LightingEurope, the trade association representing Europe’s lighting industry. Stoane Lighting design, manufacture and assemble all their products in the UK. Products are built to last, to be maintained and even to be upgraded if and when advances allow. Stoane Lighting carefully considers each product's impact on the environment and design each to be easily disassembled, upgraded, and eventually recycled. Read more »

Amerlux | Guy Esposito | Appointments | Jan 03, 2022

Amerlux Appoints Guy Esposito VP of Sales

Amerlux Appoints Guy Esposito VP of Sales Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced that it has appointed Guy Esposito as its new vice president of sales. Read more »

Business | Jan 02, 2022

LpS Digital Award 2021 Winners Announced

LpS Digital Award 2021 Winners Announced In December, the LpS Digital 2021 Award winners were announced and honored during the annual live-stream event on December 2nd. The four areas recognized were: Best Lectures, Sustainability, Scientific Study and Best Products. The most outstanding contributions and solutions from the past year were honored. Read more »

Business | LEDucation | Event News | Jan 02, 2022

LEDucation 2022 Announces Lineup of Speakers

LEDucation 2022 Announces Lineup of Speakers The 2022 LEDucation Trade Show & Conference, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City, will host a lively exchange of knowledge, inspiration, and aspiration. Presentations by eminent technical experts and thought leaders in the lighting industry will engage the LEDucation audience of lighting designers, architects, and lighting specifiers at all levels. The educational program begins with virtual sessions on Monday, March 14, 2022, followed by the in-person Trade Show and Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday March 15–16. LEDucation 2022 will celebrate the lighting industry with an expanded trade show floor and fresh opportunities to connect with colleagues and expand networks. Read more »

Business | Signify | Fluence | ams OSRAM | Acquisition | Dec 22, 2021

Signify to Acquire Fluence to Strengthen Agriculture Lighting Growth Platform

Signify to Acquire Fluence to Strengthen Agriculture Lighting Growth Platform Signify announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS) to acquire Austin, Texasbased Fluence for USD 272 million (EUR 242 million) on a cash and debt-free basis. This acquisition will strengthen our global Agriculture lighting growth platform and extend our position in the attractive North American horticultural lighting market. Read more »

Events | QEPrize | 2021 | Dec 20, 2021

LED Lighting Development Wins 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)

LED Lighting Development Wins 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) The 2021 QEPrize is awarded for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid state lighting technology. Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, M. George Craford and Russell Dupuis are recognised not only for the global impact of LED and solid state lighting but also for the tremendous contribution the technology has made, and will continue to make, to reducing energy consumption and addressing climate change. Read more »

Schneider Electric | GreeNext | Business | Dec 15, 2021

GREENext Provides Sustainable and Resilient Energy-as-a-Service

GREENext Provides Sustainable and Resilient Energy-as-a-Service Schneider Electric recognized as the World’s most sustainable corporation in 2021 by Corporate Knights, and Temasek announced the launch of GREENext, a joint venture that will provide sustainable and resilient energy solutions to commercial and industrial customers through solar and battery hybrid microgrid technology. Read more »

PureLiFi | LiFi | Trends | Dec 10, 2021

US Army to Expand Deployment of LiFi as pureLiFi is Awarded Another Big Deal

US Army to Expand Deployment of LiFi as pureLiFi is Awarded Another Big Deal Global leader in LiFi technology, pureLiFi has secured another multi-million-dollar deal to supply the US Army with thousands of additional units of the LiFi Defence system, Kitefin™. Read more »

Automotive | ams OSRAM | Oslon Flat X | Dec 09, 2021

New Oslon Black Flat X Family for Automotive Front Lighting

New Oslon Black Flat X Family for Automotive Front Lighting Automotive lighting has become extremely versatile thanks to new technological advances. In par- ticular, further developments in LED technology have opened up new possibilities. LEDs require minimum installation space while impressing with outstanding brightness values, giving manufactur- ers enormous freedom in designing their lighting solutions. Read more »

Research | CSA Group | Testing | Dec 09, 2021

CSA Group Opens New Lighting Center of Excellence in Irvine, California

CSA Group Opens New Lighting Center of Excellence in Irvine, California CSA Group, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, has announced the opening of a new Lighting Center of Excellence in Irvine, California. The new, state-of-the-art facility will centralize and enhance CSA Group’s lighting evaluation services, directly addressing a need by manufacturers looking for a more streamlined testing, inspection and certification process and faster turnaround times. Read more »

Automotive | Toyoda Gosei | Interior Lamps | Dec 07, 2021

Full Color LED Vehicle Interior Lamps

Full Color LED Vehicle Interior Lamps Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed full color LED lamps that infuse vehicle interiors with colored light. The hue can be changed freely from among 64 colors to suit the user’s mood and respond in various other ways to individual preferences. Read more »

Automotive | Faraday Future | Business | Dec 07, 2021

Faraday Future Announces HSL as Exterior Lighting Supplier

Faraday Future Announces HSL as Exterior Lighting Supplier Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc., a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, today announced HSL as the lead exterior lighting supplier for its flagship, ultimate intelligent techluxury FF 91 EV. Read more »

Edison Opto | UV | Featured | Dec 01, 2021

Edison Opto UVA + White & UVC Series Customize Design Solution

Edison Opto UVA + White & UVC Series Customize Design Solution Edison Opto offers customized UVA + White and UVC solutions for continuous disinfection to reduce bacteria and airborne viruses. In the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people’s need for anti-epidemic, sterilization, and anti-virus products has escalated, ranging from portable sterilization equipment, home appliances sterilization, and public health sterilization. Read more »

Cree-LED | J Series | LED | Featured | Dec 01, 2021

J Series® 2835 G Class 3V LEDs Now Shine Even Brighter

J Series® 2835 G Class 3V LEDs Now Shine Even Brighter J Series 2835 3V G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications where color quality is critical, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as downlights, troffers, panels and grow lights. J Series 2835 G Class LEDs are smaller, less expensive, better performing with higher efficacy than 3030s and now shine even brighter. Read more »

LUXEON 5050 HE | Lumileds | SSL | Featured | Dec 01, 2021

LUXEON 5050 HE Delivers Higher Efficacy in a High-power LED

LUXEON 5050 HE Delivers Higher Efficacy in a High-power LED Lumileds, innovator of the original 5050 LED, has expanded its range of options to meet manufacturers’ needs for differentiated solutions addressing cost, efficacy, and power. The new LUXEON 5050 HE LED directly addresses the increasing demand for solar and off-grid solutions, renewable power options, and improved sustainability metrics. It expands options along the efficacy–output continuum giving luminaire manufacturers the ability to better target performance to their customers’ requirements. Read more »

Volvo | Business | Dec 01, 2021

Volvo Cars Tech Fund Invests in Optical and Imaging Technology Start-up Spectralics

Volvo Cars Tech Fund Invests in Optical and Imaging Technology Start-up Spectralics Volvo Cars has invested in the optical and imaging technology start-up Spectralics through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the company’s venture capital investment arm. The investment gives Volvo Cars access to promising technology at an early stage of development that could contribute to making cars safer and revolutionise in-car user experience. Read more »

Luminus | Studio Lighting | Cuvee Systems | SSL | Nov 30, 2021

Full Solution for Film, Stage and TV Studio Lighting

Full Solution for Film, Stage and TV Studio Lighting Luminus Devices is excited to introduce the CVM-45 COB arrays, specifically designed for studio and stage lighting, the first in a family of Robusto™ products. This new line from Luminus is able to deliver incredible 90% lumen maintenance and color stability beyond 36k hours, even at case temperatures as high as 120C. Read more »

Automotive | LiDAR | ams OSRAM | IR Laser | Nov 29, 2021

Infrared Laser Diode for Industrial LiDAR Applications

Infrared Laser Diode for Industrial LiDAR Applications LiDAR, short for "Light Detection and Ranging," is one of the central technologies for autonomous driving. But there are also numerous applications for the three-dimensional detection of surroundings outside of the automotive industry. ams OSRAM, a leader in the development and production of infrared pulse lasers for LiDAR systems, is now launching the SPL TL90AT03, which is ideal for applications such as industrial automation, site leveling and invisible traffic monitoring. Read more »

Bridgelux | Thrive 93 | LED | Nov 29, 2021

Bridgelux Releases Thrive 93

Bridgelux Releases Thrive 93 Bridgelux Thrive is expanding its range of high-fidelity products to include both Thrive 93 and Thrive 98 (CRI of 93 and 98 respectfully.) Both families create a stable of LED solutions that represent the closest match to natural light across the critical wavelength range (from blue to green) for human health. Both Thrive products engage a broad-blue chip technology and a special phosphor blend to fill in the common cyan gap that plagues most LED solutions. Read more »

Business | SchahlLED | LED Technics | Acquisition | Nov 24, 2021

SchahlLED Lighting Acquires LED Technics Germany

SchahlLED Lighting Acquires LED Technics Germany SchahlLED Lighting GmbH acquires LED Technics Germany GmbH (LTG). SchahlLED is a leading provider of intelligent digital lighting solutions for industry and logistics based in Unterschleißheim. LED Technics Germany manufactures highly efficient, user-friendly LED lighting for medium-sized businesses. The LTG brand will continue to exist alongside SchahlLED, optimally augmenting SchahlLED’s product portfolio. Going forward, customers will have access to controlled and uncontrolled solutions from both brands, and can choose to optimize LTG Systems with SchahlLED controlling solutions. Read more »

MetroSpec Technology | FlexRad | HCL | Nov 15, 2021

MetroSpec Technology Announces New FlexRad HCL Solution with 2Tone and Dim2Tone in Circadian Tunable White

MetroSpec Technology Announces New FlexRad HCL Solution with 2Tone and Dim2Tone in Circadian Tunable White MetroSpec Technology, the leading American manufacturer of custom LED light sources, announces FlexRad 2Tone® and Dim2Tone® are now available in a circadian tunable white solution with Nichia’s Dynasolis™ technology. Dynasolis is Nichia’s Azure™ (Blue-Green) in combination with the award winning H6 series emitter. Read more »

LTF Technology | LED Drivers | Universal Input | Featured | Nov 15, 2021

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers LTF Technology’s UniDriver Series offers the ultimate in flexibility and ease of driver selection for lighting industry OEMs and specifiers. These technologically-advanced LED drivers offer True-Tri-Mode dimming from 100V to 277V (ELV, TRIAC, 0-10V), dimming levels from 100% to 0.1%, compatibility with all residential/commercial input voltages, Title 24 compliant flicker-free operation, and a 5-year warranty. Read more »

FEATURED

Continuous versus Discrete Calibration Sources: Consideration for Use

Continuous versus Discrete Calibration Sources: Consideration for Use Rapid advancements in the field of solid-state lighting have presented opportunities for the use of LED-based systems for calibrations typically performed with lamp-based sources. Their highly efficient and long-lived performance, rapid power up, and compact size have made LED-based sources an ... Read more »

FEATURED

LUXTECH Offers First Compelling Flex Modules Designed to Replace Traditional Rigid Modules: LUXroll (UL Listed)

LUXTECH Offers First Compelling Flex Modules Designed to Replace Traditional Rigid Modules:  LUXroll (UL Listed) The Indirect Costs of Using Rigid Boards Make Switching to Flexible LED Modules a Compelling Choice. Read more »

EDITORIAL

New date: Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022

New date: Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022 Frankfurt am Main, January 10, 2022. As the pandemic situation continues to develop very dynamically, Messe Frankfurt is postponing the world's leading trade fair for light and building technology to autumn 2022. Last December, intensive discussions with customers and cooperation partners had ... Read more »

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