Resources | White Papers | Test Equipment | Mar 20, 2019

WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System

WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System FluxGage is a LED luminaire tester and provides a small and cost-effective solution for testing LED luminaires in 2π geometry. The black measurement surface and the lack of multiple reflections make the system much more predictable and allow using information about the DUT such as size, beam angle and surface reflectivity, to calculate correction factors. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Bluetooth | Mar 14, 2019

Silvair Partners with LA Lighting as Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues to Grow

Silvair Partners with LA Lighting as Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues to Grow Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks and a leading provider of qualified Bluetooth mesh solutions for lighting control, announces a partnership with LA Lighting, a leading American manufacturer of quality lighting products. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Mar 14, 2019

TE Connectivity Introduces ITB Releasable Poke-In Connectors for LED Lighting Applications

TE Connectivity Introduces ITB Releasable Poke-In Connectors for LED Lighting Applications TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has unveiled BUCHANAN WireMate ITB (Inverted Thru-Board). These wire-to-board connectors are for use in linear and circular LED modules found in all sorts of commercial and industrial lighting systems. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Downlights | Human Centric Lighting | Indoor Applications | Mar 14, 2019

GlacialLight Announces New Natural Sunlight of GL-DLC06-35-NL Series

GlacialLight Announces New Natural Sunlight of GL-DLC06-35-NL Series GlacialLight, the LED lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces the natural sunlight GL-DLC06-35-NL and GL-DLC06DA-35-NL. The new lighting fixtures use the SEOUL SunLike CoB to light up objects in their natural colors. The CRI is 97, as well as the CQS is up to 98. The color fidelity index (TM-30-15 Rf) and color gamut score (TM-30-15 Rg) are close to natural light. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Mar 13, 2019

Delta Acquires Lighting Solution Brand Amerlux To Enhance its IoT-based Green Solutions for Smart Buildings and Cities

Delta Acquires Lighting Solution Brand Amerlux To Enhance its IoT-based Green Solutions for Smart Buildings and Cities Delta Electronics, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Delta"), a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, and Amerlux, LLC (hereinafter referred to as "Amerlux"), a U.S.-based LED architectural lighting solutions company, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta, will acquire 100% of Amerlux's interests for USD 90,000,000 (approx. NTD 2,769,300). The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2019. The aforementioned agreement includes an earn-out mechanism in which Delta will pay an additional pre-established amount for the transaction should Amerlux's 2019 EBITDA(1) and revenue reach a predetermined target. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Special Applications | Work Lights | Bluetooth | Mar 13, 2019

Bosch Brings Rugged, Bright Bluetooth® Light to Jobsites

Bosch Brings Rugged, Bright Bluetooth® Light to Jobsites Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it's strapped to the rafters. That's why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® offers users full control over the smart light using a mobile device. Pros can now turn the light on and off remotely, dim the light to the desired brightness, put it on a timer and even check the battery – all from the free Bosch Toolbox App. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Indoor Applications | Mar 13, 2019

Bridgelux Introduces Thrive - Human Centric Light Spectrum Mimicking Sunlight

Bridgelux Introduces Thrive - Human Centric Light Spectrum Mimicking Sunlight Bridgelux announced Thrive, a family of white point options for surface mount devices (SMD), V Series™, Vero® Series and Vesta® Series chip-on-board (COB) products designed to closely mimic the sun and provide a new class of full spectrum, human centric light emitting diode (LED) white point solutions. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Linear Lights | IP-Protection | Ind | Outdoor Applications | Mar 13, 2019

LumenFocus Introduces New Versatile, Vapor-Tight EVT Linear Light, Suitable for Many Applications

LumenFocus Introduces New Versatile, Vapor-Tight EVT Linear Light, Suitable for Many Applications The EVT is a new vaportight offering from LumenFocus with a unique and innovative design. The lens and housing is one extruded piece, with gasketed end caps on both ends. This distinctive construction makes the EVT suitable for many commercial, industrial and institutional applications – including warehouses, manufacturing facilities, food processing facilities, stairwells and car washes. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Smart Lighting & IoT | Mar 12, 2019

Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver

Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver The emerging trend of smart lighting and Internet of Things, requires a new generation of LED drivers. Infineon Technologies AG introduces the new member of its XDP™ LED series, the XDPL8221 for cost-effective dual-stage drivers with advanced features. This device combines a quasi-resonant PFC and a quasi-resonant flyback controller with primary side regulation together with a communication interface. A comprehensive set of configurable protection mechanisms (standard and sophisticated) ensure safe, reliable and robust LED driver for a large set of use cases. The new driver IC will be showcased at the APEC 2019 exhibition in Anaheim, CA. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Simulation Tools | Mar 12, 2019

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool Lighting Analysts, a global leader in illumination engineering software, is pleased to announce the release of our latest web-based software, Luxiflux–Zonal, the anticipated new responsive design, interior lighting estimator tool for product manufacturer's websites. This software utilizes server-side, AWS-hosted architecture opening the door for additional new web-based software development. The ground-up responsive design provides an excellent user experience for mobile users (iOS and Android) as well as traditional desktop. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Simulation Tools | Mar 12, 2019

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool Lighting Analysts, a global leader in illumination engineering software, is pleased to announce the release of our latest web-based software, Luxiflux–Zonal, the anticipated new responsive design, interior lighting estimator tool for product manufacturer's websites. This software utilizes server-side, AWS-hosted architecture opening the door for additional new web-based software development. The ground-up responsive design provides an excellent user experience for mobile users (iOS and Android) as well as traditional desktop. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Street Lighting | Mar 11, 2019

Inventronics Expands Family of Controls-Ready, High Input Voltage LED Drivers

Inventronics Expands Family of Controls-Ready, High Input Voltage LED Drivers Inventronics has announced the expansion of the ESD family of Controls-Ready, high input voltage LED drivers to include models delivering a full 480W at a wide output current range between 1.5-10.0 A. The new ESD-480SxxxDT series operates over a 249-528 Vac input range making it ideal for a multitude of projects in varying geographical locations. It provides absolute cost savings with full-load efficiency up to 95% and eliminates the need for a step-down transformer within the lighting fixture. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Retrofit | Mar 11, 2019

Lumileds Boosts Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness of Luxeon 2835E for Retrofit Lamps & Downlights

Lumileds Boosts Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness of Luxeon 2835E for Retrofit Lamps & Downlights Lumileds introduced a new version of the Luxeon 2835E 9V LED specifically optimized for the typical drive current of retrofit lamps and downlights, 100 mA. Lamp designers will achieve a 5% boost in efficacy over the 60 mA LED when driven at the same current, leading to more efficient retrofit lamps including A19, PAR and B11 lamps. Forward voltage drops by 4% as well. For instance, at 2700K and 80 CRI, the Luxeon 2835E 9V produces 118 lm and achieves 127 lm/W at 9.3V (versus 120 lm/W at 9.7 V). Read more »

Systems & Applications | Indoor Applications | Human Centric Lighting | Smart Lighting | Mar 08, 2019

Healthe® Introduces SunLync™ - Synchronize Lighting with Day-Night Cycle

Healthe® Introduces SunLync™ - Synchronize Lighting with Day-Night Cycle Healthe® by Lighting Science is excited to announce the launch of SunLync™, a unique device that autonomously synchronizes Healthe wireless-enabled lighting to the sun's cycle. SunLync contains a GPS locator that captures local time and continuously broadcasts a system-wide mesh command to all Healthe lights within range. Lights respond by generating the appropriate spectrum and intensity, providing the right light at the right time. The frequent time signal generation from SunLync allows for a subtle response and fluid transition between light settings from the luminaries. Read more »

Event News | DALI Summit | LpS 2019 | TiL 2019 | News-Spot | Mar 07, 2019

DALI Summit 2019 Announced - September 25th in Bregenz

DALI Summit 2019 Announced  - September 25th in Bregenz The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has announced that it will hold its first DALI Summit in Bregenz, Austria, on September 25th, 2019. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Special Applications | Wearables | Textiles | Mar 07, 2019

Luminous Motorbike Clothing for Enhanced Safety on the Road

Luminous Motorbike Clothing for Enhanced Safety on the Road Motorbike clothing manufacturer Held is cooperating with Osram to improve visibility on the road by including a range of models in its current collection that can be retrofitted with LED light modules from Osram. This move allows greater visibility and enhanced safety for motorcyclists during the night hours and in foggy and similar conditions. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | NFC | Outdoor Applications | Mar 06, 2019

Tridonic Announces Third-Generation Outdoor Drivers Now Having NFC Interface

Tridonic Announces Third-Generation Outdoor Drivers Now Having NFC Interface Third-generation outdoor drivers from the excite (EXC) and advanced (ADV) series by Tridonic are now available, all with NFC interface. The dimmable control gear elements for the luminaire fixture are available in various wattages and also, if required, with matching LED modules. Read more »

Event News | LED Expo Thailand | News-Spot | Mar 06, 2019

Pre-Registration for Visitors Begins at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019

Pre-Registration for Visitors Begins at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019 After having conducted six highly successful editions of LED Expo Thailand, MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. and Impact Exhibition Management Co. Ltd, are all set to host the 7th edition from June 27-29, 2019 in Bangkok. The Show has now been retitled 'LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN' with an aim to bring forth innovations in the world of lighting, encompassing every area of illumination. The organizers have started pre-registration for visitors, who are interested in exploring the prominent Show. Read more »

Tools | Database | Engineering | UV-LEDs | Mar 06, 2019

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database Kopp Glass announces the release of a UV LED Product Database that enables users to easily evaluate and select the optimal UV LED for specific applications. With hundreds of UV LED's available, researching and comparing the various options is a tedious, time-consuming process. This database streamlines the selection process. The comprehensive resource contains over 700 UV LEDs from 29 different manufacturers—including products from industry leaders such as Seoul Viosys, LG Innotek and Rayvio. Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Mar 05, 2019

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Wall-Washer | Wall-Spot | Indoor Applications | Feb 28, 2019

Brilliance & Intensity - Nimbus Modul Q Luminaires with Bartenbach Reflector Technology

Brilliance & Intensity - Nimbus Modul Q Luminaires with Bartenbach Reflector Technology Nimbus is now presenting Q ONE, Q FOUR and Q FOUR TT – the new generation of the Modul Q family of ceiling luminaires featuring a wallwasher. The focused light enables the realisation of defined lighting zones and the accentuation of surfaces and spaces. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Horticulture | Special Applications | Feb 27, 2019

Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research

Osram Provides Special Grow Light System for Horticulture Research Osram has developed a research luminaire to meet the growing demands of researchers at universities, private institutes and plant production in greenhouses and vertical farms. Researchers and modern agriculturists can use the LED-based plant luminaire system Phytofy RL in the lab or in climatic chambers in order to develop new plant-specific light and growth recipes. These recipes can lead to desired outcomes in plant quality, yield and flavor. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Downlights | Indoor Applications | Feb 27, 2019

WAC Lighting unveils Aether 2" Extreme Shallow LED Recessed DownLight

WAC Lighting unveils Aether 2" Extreme Shallow LED Recessed DownLight WAC Lighting unveils the Aether 2" Extreme Shallow Recessed Down Light, a "Next-Level down light" which features a low profile LED housing that is designed to fit in very tight plenum spaces without compromising lumen output or glare control. Aether provides general, accent and wall wash illumination in a wide range of indoor and covered outdoor space applications in residential, commercial, hospitality and architectural environments. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Special Applications | Camera Flash LEDs | Feb 27, 2019

Lumileds Unveils Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology for Flagship Smartphones

Lumileds Unveils  Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology for Flagship Smartphones Lumileds today reasserted its market leading position in camera flash LEDs while at Mobile World Congress by introducing the Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology LED that produces photos with the finest color quality. Noted for its small form factor (1.4 x 1.4 mm chip scale package), this robust LED is ideally suited to produce photos with vivid colors including the most realistic skin tones captured on any smart phone. "The improved picture quality with Spectral Pure Technology is stunning when compared side-by-side with photos captured at 80 CRI, the former industry standard. Pictures taken with LEDs supported by Spectral Pure Technology have richer colors and facial tones appear more attractive than before," said Thierry De Smet, Director of Product Marketing at Lumileds. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | IEC | Smart Lighting & IoT | News-Spot | Feb 26, 2019

Zhaga Confirms Plan to Transfer Book 18 to IEC

Zhaga Confirms Plan to Transfer Book 18 to IEC The Zhaga Consortium has confirmed its plan to transfer Book 18 Ed. 2.0 to IEC, after the completion of the specification expected by mid-2019 and approval by the General Assembly. This Book describes a smart interface for outdoor luminaires and specifies power, communication and mechanical aspects. The decision is following the already ongoing transfers of Books 1,7,10,12 and 14. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Indoor Applications | High Bay | Sensors | Feb 26, 2019

EuControls Introduces Zigbee Compatible High Bay Occupancy Sensor

EuControls Introduces Zigbee Compatible High Bay Occupancy Sensor EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a high bay occupancy sensor to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. This Zigbee compatible energy management device is ideal for new and retrofit lighting projects that require occupancy-based, multi-level lighting control at the fixture level. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Human Centric Lighting | Indoor Applications | Feb 22, 2019

Healthe Launches Line of Architectural Luminaires

Healthe Launches Line of Architectural Luminaires Healthe® by Lighting Science is pleased to announce the launch of its circadian optimized line of architectural luminaires. The product line, named 480®, leverages Healthe's patented technology to deliver the right spectrum at the right time, enhancing wellbeing and productivity in commercial, managed care, hospitality and many other applications. Available in a variety of linear profiles, mounting options, and lengths, the 480 line can be specified in nearly any type of configuration. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | LiFi | Feb 21, 2019

Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market

Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market Zumtobel, one of the European market leaders for professional lighting and associated services, is striving for the use of their innovative LED solutions to empower the latest in wireless technologies called LiFi. The newest trial, conducted in partnership with pureLiFi, uses LED lights to send large amounts of data while appearing as normal LED light to the human eye. The LiFi trial reflects a series of moves by Zumtobel to evolve lighting beyond its core function of pure illumination and solve challenges for high-speed secure wireless connectivity. Read more »

Technologies | Research | LEDs | Nano-Structures | Light Extraction | Feb 21, 2019

An Old Story Re-Edited? - Firefly-Inspired Surfaces Improve LED Efficiency

An Old Story Re-Edited? - Firefly-Inspired Surfaces Improve LED Efficiency A new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills, according to Penn State researchers who suggest that LEDs made with firefly-mimicking structures could improve efficiency. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Medical | Feb 20, 2019

New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay

New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a ceramic mid power ultraviolet (UVC) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Featuring a quartz window, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU35CM00-280-120 delivers an extremely long lifetime in a compact 3.5 mm by 3.5 mm by 1.2 mm surface-mount package. Read more »

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System

WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System FluxGage is a LED luminaire tester and provides a small and cost-effective solution for testing LED luminaires in 2π geometry. The black measurement surface and the lack of multiple reflections make the system much more predictable and allow using information about the DUT such as size, beam angle ... Read more »

FEATURED

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. ... 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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