Business News | Organization News | Zhaga | Memberships | Dec 17, 2018

New Zhaga Has Gone Live! - Offering a “Community Membership" to Serve New Groups

New Zhaga Has Gone Live! - Offering a “Community Membership" to Serve New Groups The Zhaga Consortium has widened its scope of work to address new growth areas in IoT and the service economy. To implement this move, a new Consortium Agreement has been written and members have renewed their membership. Next to component and luminaire manufacturers, the NEW Zhaga aims to expand its outreach to a larger group of companies and offers a new Community Membership. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Organization News | LightingEurope | Applications | Dec 17, 2018

Evaluating Performance of LED-Based Luminaires

Evaluating Performance of LED-Based Luminaires LpR 69 Article, page 48: The wide spread of performance data supplied by manufacturers make it difficult for the professional user to reach an “apple-to-apple” comparison, especially if the data is not based on standardized metrics. This is however critical for the preparation of lighting projects or tender specifications. Experts from LightingEurope have therefore developed a guidance document which recommends a fixed set of performance data for LED based luminaires, with particular emphasis to the useful life and the data which is necessary for lighting application design. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Dec 17, 2018

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud As a pioneer in the LED industry who dared to break away from conventions and apply non-isolated design to the LED driver for UFO high bay driver, Lifud has done a good job referring to the sales records and customer feedback of the LF-FHBxxxYx series. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Standardization & Regulation | Zhaga | Connected Lighting | Smart Lighting & IoT | Dec 14, 2018

Zhaga Enables Mechanical IoT-Upgradability for Outdoor LED Lighting Fixtures

Zhaga Enables Mechanical IoT-Upgradability for Outdoor LED Lighting Fixtures LpR 69 Article, page 42: The Zhaga Consortium is a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing LED luminaire components interfaces. The latest specification from Book 18 defines a standardized interface between outdoor LED luminaires and modules for sensing and communication. Dee Denteneer, Zhaga Secretary General, explains how the New Book 18 helps bring the Internet of Things to the outdoor lighting market via smart, upgradeable, future-proof fixtures. Read more »

Technologies | Research | LEDs | Light Conversion | IR-LEDs | Quantum Dots | Dec 13, 2018

Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright in the Infrared

Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright in the Infrared ICFO researchers report on the development of a colloidal quantum-dot light emitting diode with unprecedented quantum and power conversion efficiencies in the infrared range. The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be an efficient charge conductor to allow for electrical injection in devices. These two conditions when met can lead to highly efficient light emitting diodes as well as to solar cells with the possibility to approach the Shockley-Queisser limit. Until now the materials that have come close to meeting these conditions have been based on epitaxially-grown costly III-V semiconductors that cannot be monolithically integrated to CMOS electronics. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Horticulture | Dec 13, 2018

GlacialLight Announces 185 W Horticulture Lighting of GL-BL190-GR Series

GlacialLight Announces 185 W Horticulture Lighting of GL-BL190-GR Series GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the new horticulture lighting with two models – GL-BL190-GRP and GL-BL190-GRR. This new series comes in different functions: the GL-BL190-GRP is designed with L2C5-SPP11825G3200 of LUXEON SunPlus CoB 1825 for use in general plants including cannabis; and the GL-BL190-GRR is designed with L2C5-SPR11825G3200 of LUXEON SunPlus CoB 1825 for use in flora gardening for visual feeling. These LEDs are designed to meet different needs on spectral and satisfy several market applications. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research News | CIE | Applications | Dec 12, 2018

How to Use the Technologies for Adaptive Lighting

How to Use the Technologies for Adaptive Lighting The technologies to provide adaptive lighting are already in the marketplace and are accepted by some jurisdictions. Nonetheless, we have an inadequate understanding of how best to use these technologies, meaning that installations might not serve users well, and in the worst case, might lead to harm. Lighting researchers can generate the knowledge needed to support the best application of adaptive lighting technologies. The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) understands the importance and urgency to deal with problems of adaptive, dynamic and intelligent lighting in all application fields. Hence, this topic is a highlight of CIE’s research strategy. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Dec 12, 2018

A New Lighting Scene

A New Lighting Scene Commentary from LpR 69: I wouldn’t be telling you anything new if I said that technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate. But in the lighting industry there is a lot more happening, which makes these times truly disruptive and perhaps even inconvenient for some people ... but not for me. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Sensors | Smart Lighting & IoT | Indoor Applications | Dec 11, 2018

EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control

EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control At CES 2019 in Las Vegas (January 8-11, 2019), EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will be launching a new ceiling-mounted solar-powered occupancy sensor (PIR) for Bluetooth lighting control systems communicating via Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). It will be the first self-powered Bluetooth® occupancy sensor on the market integrating EnOcean’s field-proven energy harvesting technology and offering best customer experience by being maintenance-free, freely positionable, highly flexible and easy to install. The new sensor, in a small and functional housing design, will add to EnOcean’s Easyfit portfolio of battery-free Bluetooth® switches and perfectly support the company’s strategy to easily provide precious data for the digitalization of buildings using LED lighting systems as data backbone for intelligent control. Visitors to the CES show can experience EnOcean’s Easyfit Bluetooth® solutions at Sands Expo #40464. The new sensor will be available on the market from January 2019. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Inspection | Dec 11, 2018

Inspect Large PCBs in Ergonomically Correct Working Positions

Inspect Large PCBs in Ergonomically Correct Working Positions Tagarno is now announcing a modified digital microscope solution, promoting ergonomically correct working conditions and new possibilities to inspect large PCBs with plenty of work space beneath the camera. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Electronics | EMI Filters | Medical | Special Applications | Dec 10, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces Corcom MRI LED Lighting Filters

TE Connectivity Introduces Corcom MRI LED Lighting Filters In medical applications very often strict EMI suppression and clean power is required. One especially critical application is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Unfortunately standard LED drivers and LED lighting products don't provide sufficient EMI suppression. Even LED lights outside the MRI room may influnce the MRI equipment. Especially designed filters can eliminate this problem. TE Connectivity’s new Corcom MRI LED lighting filters is such a product. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Dec 03, 2018

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000 K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB LEDs provide the highest efficacy available in the industry compared to competing COB LEDs of the same size and color. The enhanced performance of these new LEDs can radically transform the output, efficacy and size of LED luminaires in applications that need high quality light, including retail, museum, high-end commercial and medical. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Horticulture | UV | Dec 01, 2018

UV LED Technology for Emerging Applications in Agriculture

UV LED Technology for Emerging Applications in Agriculture The Ultraviolet (UV) LED market has expanded five-fold in the past decade and is projected to grow to over $1 billion by 2025. A key trend expected to influence the market is the ability to expand into new applications, including agriculture. UV light, at proper frequency and dose, can increase the production of active substances in medicinal and traditional plants and it can also help maintain a healthy growing environment. But to fully take advantage of UV LEDs, some major re-design considerations are required. Terrance Berland, CEO of the Violet Defense Group, the parent company of Violet Gro, will explain which considerations these are; for instance, why it is crucial to incorporate the appropriate lens material. Read more »

Resources | Samsung | White Papers | Dec 01, 2018

WHITE PAPER - Samsung’s Horticulture LEDs Using Full Spectrum

WHITE PAPER - Samsung’s Horticulture LEDs Using Full Spectrum Samsung has made several attempts to develop new spectrum for horticulture lighting. One solution is to utilize white LED alone or in conjunction with monochromatic LEDs to create a very broad spectrum. These approaches using Samsung white LEDS can deliver the full spectrum of light to promote plant growth, as well as comfortably perform cultivation management, with even better color rendering. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Indoor Applications | Dec 01, 2018

Luminus Gen 4 COBs: 70W CMH Spots Finally Meet Their Match

Luminus Gen 4 COBs: 70W CMH Spots Finally Meet Their Match Luminus Devices latest, fourth generation chip-on-board LED technology (Gen 4) will open new opportunities in retail lighting and a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Luminus Gen 4 COB technology combines significant improvements in efficacy, flux density, high maximum drive current, and high temperature capability to enable breakthrough changes in form factor for luminaire makers, For example, it is finally possible for a COB to deliver the output and punch of a 70 Watt ceramic metal halide lamp in an identical form factor. Luminus has eliminated the barriers that until now had required LED luminaires with comparable center beam candlepower to be larger than the incumbent CMH technology. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Special Applications | Nov 30, 2018

12-bit, 29 kHz RGB LED Driver Family Enables Vivid Color and Seamless Animation without Audible Noise

12-bit, 29 kHz RGB LED Driver Family Enables Vivid Color and Seamless Animation without Audible Noise Texas Instruments today introduced a new family of LED drivers with integrated, independent color mixing, brightness control and a power-saving mode. The LP5018, LP5024, LP5030 and LP5036 enable smooth, vivid color and reduce system power consumption. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Controls | Bluetooth | Connected Lighting | Indoor Applications | Nov 30, 2018

New Bluetooth Mesh Controllers Provide Enhanced Wireless LED Lighting Control

New Bluetooth Mesh Controllers Provide Enhanced Wireless LED Lighting Control Environmental Lights, a leader in LED lighting solutions, announced the launch of Mini Bluetooth Mesh Controllers. The Mini Bluetooth Mesh Controllers enable users to control LED lights from a mobile app. Available in single color, tunable white, RGB and RGBW, the controllers have a wireless range of up to 45 feet in an ideal environment and can be networked together to create up to four separate lighting zones. The Bluetooth mesh network, created by digitally linking multiple controllers, enables users to manage all configured lighting zones when in range of any of the devices. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Troffer | Indoor Applications | Nov 30, 2018

Cree Introduced the FLEX Series LED of Specification-Grade Troffers

Cree Introduced the FLEX Series LED of Specification-Grade Troffers Cree, Inc. announces the FLEX Series LED Troffer, a new lighting system that gives architects and lighting specifiers remarkable design freedom, to address the $1.2 billion specification tier of the industry. This represents an enormous opportunity for a switch to energy-efficient LEDs, as recessed fluorescent troffers comprise 50 percent of all luminaires used in the U.S. commercial market, according to the Department of Energy. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | White LEDs | Horticulture | Nov 29, 2018

Lumileds New LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line Is Designed To Maximizing Crop Yield

Lumileds New LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line Is Designed To Maximizing Crop Yield Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line of LEDs, which provide the color options and high photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) needed to maximize plant growth rate and crop yield of a variety of plants and vegetables. Growers can select specific color points or design a customized spectrum using the industry’s only LEDs specifically engineered for horticulture applications. The LED’s compact 2.8x3.5 mm footprint allows minimal spacing between plants and lighting so that higher crop yield can be realized in interweaving canopy or vertical farm applications. The LEDs are offered off-the-shelf or configured in the Lumileds Matrix Platform for faster time to market of lighting fixtures. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Automotive | Nov 26, 2018

LG Innotek Unveiled “Nexlide-L” for Automotive Ultra-slim Line Lamps

LG Innotek Unveiled “Nexlide-L” for Automotive Ultra-slim Line Lamps LG Innotek today announced that it has developed “Nexlide-L”, a line lighting module for automobiles. It emits bright and uniform light from the module's sharp line of 3 mm width. It is the thinnest width among automotive exterior lamps. Since the quality and mass production tests are already completed, the company can supply customized designs according to customer orders. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research Reports | Smart Lighting & IoT | Nov 26, 2018

Challenges of the Integration of Lighting Systems and Components in IoT

Challenges of the Integration of Lighting Systems and Components in IoT LpR 68 Article, page 50: Following the rapid penetration of LEDs, lighting is now becoming integrated into the Internet of Things. Over the past three years a consortium of leading European companies worked on the OpenAIS project, which was partly funded by the EU within the Horizon 2020 program, and now showing the results working at a full size demonstrator. In this follow up article to the introduction article of LpR 67, Ben Pronk, System Architect at Signify, and Stefan Verbrugh, Project Manager at Signify and Work Package leader in OpenAIS give deeper insight into the project. They explain the lighting specific challenges, describe the generic challenges for IP controlled lighting and present the approach to these challenges. They conclude by summarizing the findings from the pilot. Read more »

Technologies | Research | LEDs | Perovskite | Light Generation | Nov 22, 2018

Researchers Push Perovskite LEDs' Efficiency To Rivaling Best OLEDs

Researchers Push Perovskite LEDs' Efficiency To Rivaling Best OLEDs Compared to OLEDs, which are widely used in high-end consumer electronics, the perovskite-based LEDs, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, can be made at much lower costs, and can be tuned to emit light across the visible and near-infrared spectra with high colour purity. Now, researchers have set a new efficiency record for LEDs based on perovskite semiconductors, rivalling that of the best Organic LEDs (OLEDs). Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Street Lighting | Outdoor Applications | Nov 21, 2018

Ecolighting's Medusa Is the Latest Generation of LED Streetlight

Ecolighting's Medusa Is the Latest Generation of LED Streetlight The Medusa is designed with a Philips advanced xitanium driver, Samsung or Cree LEDs and a NEMA five-pin plug comes as standard for telematics such as TELENSA or similar open protocol. Robust and weatherproof to IP65, the Medusa luminaire is easy to maintain, lightweight and has a stylish aluminium body with adjustable pole mounting. Read more »

Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Full Spectrum LEDs | Horticulture | Nov 21, 2018

Samsung Electronics Expands Horticulture LED Lineups

Samsung Electronics Expands Horticulture LED Lineups Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced new horticulture LED lineups, including full-spectrum packages and modules as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. Optimized for lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming*, the new LEDs provide a broader spectrum of light for healthier plant growth, enhanced farming environments and reduced lighting system costs. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | microLEDs | GaN-on-Si | Nov 19, 2018

EV Group Partners with Plessey To Drive GaN-on-Silicon Monolithic microLED Technology

EV Group Partners with Plessey To Drive GaN-on-Silicon Monolithic microLED Technology Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, announces a collaboration with EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) monolithic microLED technology to the mass market. microLEDs are the key optical technology for next-generation AR applications. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Controls | LED Modules | Indoor Applications | Tunable White Light | Human Centric Lighting | Nov 19, 2018

Lighting Scenes at the Touch of a Button - Tunable White System for Downlights

Lighting Scenes at the Touch of a Button - Tunable White System for Downlights The DLE G2 PRE Tunable White system is precalibrated at the factory and has an adjustable colour temperature range of 2,700 to 6,500 K, so it covers the entire white range from warm white to cool white. Luminous flux remains constant at all times. The system provides a simple way to create dynamic lighting solutions such as Tunable White and human centric lighting applications. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Indoor Applications | Nov 19, 2018

Luminus’ Gen 4 COBs - 70 Watt Metal Halide Spotlight Finally Meets Its Match

Luminus’ Gen 4 COBs - 70 Watt Metal Halide Spotlight Finally Meets Its Match Luminus Devices has released its fourth generation chip-on-board LED technology (Gen 4) that will open new opportunities in retail lighting as well as a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Luminus Gen 4 COB technology combines significant improvements in efficacy, flux density, high maximum drive current, and high-temperature capability to enable breakthrough changes in form factor for luminaire makers. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Lighting Systems | Outdoor Applications | Nov 19, 2018

Multi-Court LED Tennis Lighting Package from Access Fixtures

Multi-Court LED Tennis Lighting Package from Access Fixtures Access Fixtures is pleased to introduce another complete LED tennis court lights package, in addition to their other tennis court packages already available. This package was specifically created for 2 + 2 tennis courts, or four tennis courts in total. 30' 7-gauge square steel poles support the luminaires, which are fitted to the poles via quad bullhorns, double bullhorns, or slip-fitters. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Outdoor Applications | IP-Protection | Nov 19, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces LUMAWISE Endurance N Base with Vent

TE Connectivity Introduces LUMAWISE Endurance N Base with Vent TE Connectivity’s (TE) LUMAWISE Endurance N base with vent is ANSI 136.41 compliant for photocontrols and accepts sleeves and covers in varying heights. These components are assembled to provide a total power and signal interface between the photocontrol module and a lighting fixture’s mating receptacle. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Development Kits | Nov 19, 2018

Fulham EliteControl Bluetooth Mesh LabKit - Fast, Easy Evaluation and Development of Wireless LED Controls

Fulham EliteControl Bluetooth Mesh LabKit - Fast, Easy Evaluation and Development of Wireless LED Controls Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has just released a new Bluetooth Mesh LabKit to make it easy for OEMs to quickly test and evaluate wireless LED controllers for commercial lighting systems. The LabKit comes ready to use, complete with Fulham’s Bluetooth mesh mobile commissioning application. Read more »

FEATURED

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud As a pioneer in the LED industry who dared to break away from conventions and apply non-isolated design to the LED driver for UFO high bay driver, Lifud has done a good job referring to the sales records and customer feedback of the LF-FHBxxxYx series. Read more »

FEATURED

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000 K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB ... 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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