Smart Lighting & IoT | Luminaires | Outdoor Applications | Wireless | Feb 26, 2020

Venture Lighting Introduces Intelligent Outdoor Luminaires Enabled By Synapse Wireless®

Venture Lighting Introduces Intelligent Outdoor Luminaires Enabled By Synapse Wireless® Venture Lighting International has partnered with Synapse Wireless®, a leader in wireless lighting controls systems, to enhance the capabilities of several key product lines. Starting with outdoor area lighting, Venture Lighting is now offering intelligent luminaires enabled by Synapse, to the Environ LED area lighting family and VFlood product lines. Venture is working towards extending the same control capabilities to its LED highbays for indoor, industrial applications as well. Read more »

SSL | Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Linear Lights | Outdoor Applications | Indoor Applications | Systems &amp | Applications | amp | Feb 26, 2020

Acclaim Lighting Expands Modular Linear One Series for Interior and Exterior Linear Lighting

Acclaim Lighting Expands Modular Linear One Series for Interior and Exterior Linear Lighting Acclaim Lighting, a leader in innovative and advanced solid-state lighting technology, expands its Linear One® Series, which includes low-watt, high-output energy-efficient interior and exterior modular linear LED fixtures in a wide range of color temperatures, CRI and beam angles. With no visible cables, the fixtures create a clutter-free environment. Read more »

Business | Event News | Light+Building | Feb 25, 2020

Postponed: Light + Building To Be Held in September 2020

Postponed: Light + Building To Be Held in September 2020 In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and after intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light + Building. The world's leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology will now be held in Frankfurt am Main between the middle and end of September 2020. The cooperation partners of the international trade fair, ZVEI and ZVEH, support this decision. Read more »

HCL-Research | Health | Applications | Feb 24, 2020

LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections People who visit hospitals are expecting care and treatment, not additional complications, yet approximately 1 in 25 patients contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Standard cleaning procedures usually involve manual application of detergents and disinfectants. Unfortunately, the efficacy of these manual cleaning procedures can vary considerably. In fact, less than 50% of patient room surfaces are properly cleaned. Read more »

SSL | Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Outdoor Applications | Feb 24, 2020

LSI Industries Launches New, Commercial-Grade LED Area Lights

LSI Industries Launches New, Commercial-Grade LED Area Lights LSI Industries has launched two new, high-quality, commercial-grade area lighting solutions. The company's new SSA (small) and SMA (medium) luminaires are quick-ship products that offer enhanced features and benefits for smaller-budget projects. These modern, durable, attractive fixtures are designed for applications that do not require the highly advanced optics and performance associated with LSI's premium line of Mirada area lights. Read more »

Business News | Events | Webinar | Feb 24, 2020

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping? In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use of material properties and simulation modes. Read more »

SSL | OLEDs | Systems & Applications | Displays | Feb 18, 2020

LG's Revolutionary Transparent OLED Touch Signage Display Creates AR Effect

LG's Revolutionary Transparent OLED Touch Signage Display Creates AR Effect The new release from LG updates the popular Transparent OLED display that generated so much excitement during its rollout. With Transparent OLED Touch Signage, LG has made futuristic technology available to businesses today. The LG solution, more commonly called the Transparent OLED Touch, superimposes vividly colored images and text in high definition on whatever stands behind the screen, just as its predecessor does. Its revolutionary new facet, however, is its touchscreen capability. The Transparent OLED Touch stuns in its transparency, touch capability, durability and design. Read more »

Smart Lighting & IoT | Components | Driver Modules | Controls | Feb 18, 2020

New Casambi-Enabled LED Drivers from Harvard

New Casambi-Enabled LED Drivers from Harvard Casambi provides a modern wireless lighting control system based on Bluetooth Low Energy, the only low power wireless technology in all modern smart phones, tablets and even smart watches. Working with Holders, Harvard Power Systems have integrated a Casambi node into its full range of CoolLED PRO CLi Series LED drivers whilst retaining all their high specification features in their ultra-compact size – the drivers are half the size of other lower technology drivers. The key advantage of the smaller case size of Harvard LED drivers is that they fit through relatively small 40 mm or 56 mm holes in the ceiling, making them ideal as a fast-fit solution for use with LED downlights. Read more »

HCL | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Full Spectrum LEDs | Feb 18, 2020

euroLighting Expands LED Portfolio with Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Products

euroLighting Expands LED Portfolio with Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Products euroLighting has expanded its sales program with high-quality light-emitting diodes in SMD package and COB-LEDs. To this end, the LED specialist concluded a distribution agreement for Europe with the company Shenzhen Lightspot Technology Ltd., also known under the product name SMART ECO LIGHTING. euroLighting is presenting these new LED products for the first time at light+building 2020. Read more »

SSL | Components | Driver Modules | Tunable White Light | Feb 18, 2020

eldoLED Releases Industry's First DiiA Certified DALI-2 DT8 Tc Drivers

eldoLED Releases Industry's First DiiA Certified DALI-2 DT8 Tc Drivers Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that eldoLED®, a world leader in designing and manufacturing intelligent drive solutions for LED-based lighting systems, has received the first Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) certification for DALI Device Type 8 (DT8) color type Tc drivers.Courtesy of Forum Groningen: featuring over 1000 tunable white luminaires using eldoLED's DALI-2 DT8 compliant technology. Precise calibration of color and intensity at the driver level makes all the difference in a tunable white installation. Read more »

SSL | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Feb 13, 2020

Upowertek Released Compact 60-100 W CV LED Driver with Input Over Voltage Protection Function

Upowertek Released Compact 60-100 W CV LED Driver with Input Over Voltage Protection Function Today Upowertek released the new compact BLD series constant voltage LED drivers which cover the range of 60-100 W. The new series adopted the latest technology, and more functions are integrated to make them more compact. The size is only 102x68x38.5 mm, which is also the reason to be competitive on cost performance. Read more »

SSL | Components | Sensors | Feb 13, 2020

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a compact ceiling mount multi-sensor/controller to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. The S810-PLT-DZB is a unique Zigbee compatible energy management device aimed at new and retrofit indoor lighting projects that require occupancy, light, and temperature sensing, in addition to fixture-level lighting control. 12VDC-powered with a 0–10V dimming interface, this relay-less sensor is ideal for sensor-ready Dim-to-Zero/Off LED drivers equipped with auxiliary power. Read more »

SSL | Technologies | microLEDs | Displays | Feb 13, 2020

Compound Photonics and Plessey Create microLED Display Modules from Bonded Wafers

Compound Photonics and Plessey Create microLED Display Modules from Bonded Wafers Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP), a leading provider of compact high-resolution microdisplay solutions for Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications, and Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. (Plessey), an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for AR and MR display applications, today announced they have produced the first fully addressable microLED display modules resulting from their previously announced strategic partnership to develop and introduce GaN-on-Silicon microLED based microdisplay solutions for AR/MR applications. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | UV | Disinfection | Feb 12, 2020

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of providing world-class support to lighting OEMs in developing luminaires with the latest SSL technology from the light source to the complete system incorporating the LED driver, optic, thermal management and intelligent control solutions. Read more »

SSL | Tools | Measurement | Amplifier | Integrating Spheres | Flicker | Feb 10, 2020

Gigahertz-Optik's PLL-1701 High-Speed Transimpedance log/lin Amplifier Offers Internal Integrating Sphere

Gigahertz-Optik's PLL-1701 High-Speed Transimpedance log/lin Amplifier  Offers Internal Integrating Sphere With its new high-speed transimpedance amplifier PLL-1701 Gigahertz-Optik offers a versatile solution for use with either external photodiodes or its internal integrating sphere and detector combination. This compact device incorporates both logarithmic and linear amplifiers and can provide an analogue voltage output or a digitized output of the input signal current. Application software is included and an SDK is available for full integration and automation. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Automotive | Drivers | Feb 10, 2020

LED Driver for High Power Machine Vision Flash

LED Driver for High Power Machine Vision Flash Automation is nothing new and its demands are rapidly increasing, either in production or inspection. More sensors are used and many are based on direct or reflected light detection. Some work in the visible range and others work in the non-visible spectrum of light. LED lighting has become the standard in most applications as the solid-state light source offers numerous advantages over other lighting technologies. However, the LED lighting system is only as good as the peripheral components and LED drivers are one key element in many applications. Keith Szolusha, LED driver applications manager and Kyle Lawrence, associate applications engineer, identified the challenges for machine vision flash applications and propose a solution example with Analog Devices' LT3932 high speed LED driver. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | UV | Horticulture | Feb 10, 2020

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in horticulture. Using optics in tandem with UV LED light systems can help reach performance goals and optimize growing. Although there are several UV- transmitting materials available, not all are equivalent or able to meet the requirements for UV applications. Justine Galbraith, glass engineer, and Sharayah Follett, market development manager at Kopp Glass, Inc. discuss the performance considerations of various UV-transmitting materials and how application challenges are addressed by integrating optical elements. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | LEDs | Manufacturing | Feb 05, 2020

Hermetic Polymer-Free White LEDs for Harsh Environments

Hermetic Polymer-Free White LEDs for Harsh Environments LpR 73 Article, page 42: AlGaInN-based white LED can easily achieve lifetimes of up to 100,000 h depending on junction temperature and current density. However, state of the art silicone encapsulated LEDs with powder-based phosphors reveal a strong dependence of field lifetimes on environmental conditions such as humidity, corrosive gas and air pollutant exposure. Dr. Michael Kunzer, Group Leader LED Modules at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and his colleagues, Ralf Schmidt, Andreas Zibold, Vasileios Georgiou-Sarlikiotis, Michael Arnold and Isabel Kinski propose luminescent ceramics as an interesting alternative to polymer-dispersed phosphors. This provides entirely new opportunities for the manufacturing of white LEDs. The authors explain the properties and advantage of this hermetic, light converting cap material and how to completely avoid polymers. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | Thermal Management | Testing | Measurement | Feb 05, 2020

A New Approach for Fast and Accurate Measurement of Light Emitting Diodes Junction Temperatures

A New Approach for Fast and Accurate Measurement of Light Emitting Diodes Junction Temperatures LpR 73 Article, page 48: Junction temperature of LEDs is one crucial parameter to being thoroughly observed. In this paper, Ahmet Mete Muslu, Onuralp Isil and Prof. Mehmet Arik from the Energy Efficient Electronics and Lighting Technologies Center (EVATEG), Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering Ozyegin Universitywill at first describe the importance of Tj for LED systems including RGB and white LEDs. Then they will present techniques from literature and recently in-house developed novel methods and a new Junction Temperature Measurement Device (EVAtherm). Results in selected general lighting and automotive lighting applications will be demonstrated. Read more »

Automotive | Components | Driver IC | Controls-IC | Feb 05, 2020

ON Semiconductor Launches Automotive LED Drivers and Controllers for Advanced Vehicle Lighting

ON Semiconductor Launches Automotive LED Drivers and Controllers for Advanced Vehicle Lighting ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has launched a new family of four devices that facilitate the high levels of performance and innovative functionality that vehicle manufacturers and consumers now expect from automotive exterior and interior lighting. Aimed specifically at low power solid state lighting, the new family comprises two LED drivers (NCV7683 and NCV7685) and two current controllers (NCV7691 and NCV7692). Read more »

HCL-Research | Research News | HCL | Health | Flicker | Feb 05, 2020

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's For over a century, Alzheimer's disease has confounded all attempts to treat it. But in recent years, perplexing experiments using flickering light have shown promise. The promise of flickering light to treat Alzheimer's takes another step forward in this new study, which reveals stark biochemical mechanisms: 40 Hertz stimulus triggers a marked release of signaling chemicals. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | CIE | Events | Feb 05, 2020

Novel Coronavirus: Impact on the 5th CIE Expert Symposium on Color and Visual Appearance

Novel Coronavirus: Impact on the 5th CIE Expert Symposium on Color and Visual Appearance CIE is well aware of the novel coronavirus situation in China which is impacting upon Hong Kong and other regions. This brings a layer of difficulty in confidently holding the event in Hong Kong. A survey has been created to help us in the planning for this event. Read more »

Resources | Projects | Fundings | Research News | SSL | Light Conversion | Feb 03, 2020

ENABLED – A New Funded Research Program to Design Fluorescent Proteins for White LEDs

ENABLED – A New Funded Research Program to Design Fluorescent Proteins for White LEDs A joint research project between Spain, Italy and Austria will work to replace inorganic phosphor filters in LEDs by those nature uses deed down the sea. The ENABLED project, coordinated by the Spanish research center IMDEA Materials Institute, has a budget of € 2.7 million euros, will run for the next 3 years and is funded by the European Commission under the Future and Emerging Technologies programme. Read more »

SSL | Components | Laser | Stage Lighting | Feb 03, 2020

Osram's New Blue High-Power Laser for Lighting Applications Provides Breathtaking Moments at Events

Osram's New Blue High-Power Laser for Lighting Applications Provides Breathtaking Moments at Events Rock and pop shows today are about much more than music. The entertainment factor, including numerous show elements, is becoming more and more important in concerts in big stadiums and event halls across the world. State-of-the-art stage lighting plays an essential role in these shows. Numerous manufacturers rely on lighting solutions from Osram to create memorable experiences. A new blue high-power laser is now expanding the range of options available to manufacturers of show lasers and stage spotlights. Read more »

Automotive | Components | Laser | LiDAR | Feb 03, 2020

Osram Presents New Infrared Laser for Short-Range LiDAR Applications

Osram Presents New Infrared Laser for Short-Range LiDAR Applications How long do you think cars will be steered by a driver? For autonomous driving to become widespread, several legal and technological hurdles will have to be overcome in the upcoming years. Nevertheless, car manufacturers and mobility service providers are already working on their visions for driverless vehicles. The need for autonomous vehicles to more comprehensively and reliably detect their surroundings makes the number and arrangement of sensors, such as LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), more critical. As the market leader for LiDAR lasers, Osram Opto Semiconductors plays a central role in the realization of these applications. With the SPL DP90_3, the semiconductor expert is expanding its portfolio with a component that has been specially developed for high-resolution, near-field detection in LiDAR systems. Read more »

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

J SERIES® 5050 LEDs P Class Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W

J SERIES® 5050 LEDs P Class Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W J Series® LEDs extend Cree's industry leading portfolio of lighting class LEDs to a broader set of applications. The J Series 5050 LEDs deliver high power light output, high efficacy (up to 211 LPW) and excellent value in a reliable package. The J Series 5050 LEDs are optimized for medium density lighting applications where high efficacy and long lifetime are critical, such as street lights, outdoor area and indoor directional lights. Available with 6V, 9V, 12V, 24V & 36V configurations, 3-step chromaticity kits, options for 70, 80 and 90 CRI. LM-80 data available now. Read more »

SSL | Components | LED Modules | CSP-Module | Jan 30, 2020

Adura LED Solutions Presents New Patented 16MX CSP Modules

Adura LED Solutions Presents New Patented 16MX CSP Modules Adura LED Solutions, a leading Southern California manufacturer of LED Lighting modules introducing the new patented 16MX Family of LED modules with CSP LED. The new 16MX modules are available with low, mid, and high power CSP LEDs and are offered today with Nichia (E17/E21), Cree XD16, Samsung (LH181B/LH231B) and Seoul Semiconductor Y19. Read more »

Automotive | Tools | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Jan 29, 2020

GL Optic Offers Fast and Reliable Measurements for Automotive Lighting

GL Optic  Offers Fast and Reliable Measurements for Automotive Lighting Nowadays car manufacturers are facing rapid strides in the development of automotive lighting meaning that the sole functionality of the lamps are no longer the major focus. Special attention is payed to new shapes, sizes and designs and the overall user-experience. These are key factors that need to be considered in order to be able to compete in increasingly faster growing markets. GL Optic introduces a new type A Goniophotometer, the GLG A 50-1800, to accommodate these requirements perfectly. Read more »

SSL | Components | Electronics | Sensors | Displays | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jan 28, 2020

Vishay Launches Integrated RGBC-IR Sensors With I²C Interface in Low Profile Packages

Vishay Launches Integrated RGBC-IR Sensors With I²C Interface in Low Profile Packages Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with new RGBC-IR sensors for applications such as automatic white balancing and color cast correction in digital cameras; automatic LCD backlight adjustment; and active monitoring of LED color output for IoT and smart lighting. The new VEML3328 (top-looking) and VEML3328SL (side-looking) sensors offer better linearity and higher sensitivity compared to previous generation devices, as well as new features including an infrared (IR) channel. Read more »

SSL | Products, Materials & Tools | Products, Materials &amp | Tools | Jan 23, 2020

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), a leading provider of solid-state lighting, engineering expertise and design tools, is proud to announce the launch of their new offline Lighting System Selector for iOS and Android devices. Read more »

EDITORIAL

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping? In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use ... Read more »

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EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a compact ceiling mount multi-sensor/controller to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. The S810-PLT-DZB is a unique Zigbee compatible energy management device aimed at new and retrofit indoor lighting projects that require ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »