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ams OSRAM | UV-A Sensor | Sun Protection | Trends | Oct 18, 2021
Digital Sun Protection with Ultra-small Ambient Light Sensor With UVA Detection
Digital Sun Protection with Ultra-small Ambient Light Sensor With UVA Detection ams OSRAM presents an ambient light sensor with proprietary UV-A light detection. Monitoring vital signs such as pulse or oxygen saturation in the blood via smartphones and smartwatches has been available for several years. The corresponding UV channel of the TSL2585 from ams OSRAM detects the amount of UV-A radiation in natural sunlight. This enables the user to be warned of excessive UV-A radiation. Thanks to its extremely compact dimensions the sensor is ideally suited for space-constrained wearable and other mobile applications. Read more »
Seoul Semiconductor | Ledvance | Sun@Home | SSL | Oct 15, 2021
Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Selected for LEDVANCE’s Sun@Home
Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Selected for LEDVANCE’s Sun@Home Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a leading global innovator of LED technology, announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, which implement light that closely matches the spectrum of sunlight, has been adopted by Global lighting brand LEDVANCE for its new family of products Sun@Home. Read more »
Nichia | UV-C | Oct 14, 2021
NICHIA Launches High Power 200mW UV-C LED
NICHIA Launches High Power 200mW UV-C LED NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, has begun mass production of another new high radiant flux UV-C LED to help target the inactivation and sterilization of various bacteria and viruses, specifically industrial water and air applications. Read more »
LpS Digital
LpS Digital Live – Panel Discussion, Award Ceremony, Networking
LpS Digital Live – Panel Discussion, Award Ceremony, Networking This year’s LpS DIGITAL Live event will take place on December 2, 2021. The LpS event is continuing the tradition of high-level panel discussions. The panelists are top representatives of component and luminaire/system manufacturers, architecture/light planning organizations, and representatives from research & education. Read more »
Research | MIT | Plants | Trends | Oct 12, 2021
The Next Generation of Glowing Plants
The Next Generation of Glowing Plants Using nanoparticles that store and gradually release light, engineers create light-emitting plants that can be charged repeatedly. These plants can produce light that is 10 times brighter than the first generation of glowing plants that the research group reported in 2017. Read more »
Digital Lumens | Acquisition | Business | Oct 12, 2021
Skyview Capital Acquires Digital Lumens and Encelium Lighting Solutions Business
Skyview Capital Acquires Digital Lumens and Encelium Lighting Solutions Business Skyview Capital, a global private investment firm, announced that it has acquired the Digital Lumens and Encelium businesses from Osram Licht AG. Terms were not disclosed. Digital Lumens and Encelium’s advanced Lighting Controls solutions provide leading-edge software and hardware to improve and automate the lighting of commercial and industrial facilities. Skyview Capital has formalized the new company, Digital Lumens, Inc., and will invest in this entity to accelerate the growth, innovation, adoption, and support of these solutions. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Appointments | Oct 11, 2021
DALI Alliance appoints Technical Software Developer
DALI Alliance appoints Technical Software Developer Fränz Ney has joined the DALI Alliance staff as a Technical Software Developer. His initial focus will be to develop DALI Alliance test sequences including the tests for DALI+ and DALI gateways. Other tasks will include analyzing test results and writing/maintaining technical guides. Read more »
Quantum Dots | LEDs | Trends | Oct 08, 2021
Ultrathin Quantum Dot LED that Can be Folded Freely as Paper
Ultrathin Quantum Dot LED that Can be Folded Freely as Paper Quantum dot light-emitting diode (QLED), which employs quantum dots as a light-emitting material, has attracted significant attention as a promising alternative for next-generation display technologies, owing to its outstanding electroluminescence properties. Since it does not require any bulky components such as backlight units, QLED displays can potentially be manufactured into an ultrathin form factor. A joint research team led by KIM Dae-Hyeong (Professor at Seoul National University) and HYEON Taeghwan (Distinguished professor at Seoul National University) from the Center for Nanoparticle Research within the Institute for Basic Science has previously unveiled a prototype QLED back in 2015. The device had a thickness of only 3 micrometers, which is only one-thirtieth of that of human hair. Due to such an extremely reduced thickness, the ultrathin QLED exhibited outstanding mechanical flexibility, which allowed it to be readily applicable in various wearable devices, such as electronic tattoos. Read more »
High Power LEDs | Lumileds | LUXEON 7070 | Featured | LED | Oct 01, 2021
When Very High Light Output and Efficiency are Required for Demanding Applications, New LUXEON 7070 Checks All the Boxes
When Very High Light Output and Efficiency are Required for Demanding Applications, New LUXEON 7070 Checks All the Boxes More lumens, higher efficacy, and lower system costs are the driving forces behind new designs for a broad range of indoor and outdoor high light output applications. Lumileds new LUXEON 7070, introduced today, is designed to outperform similar lead-frame and ceramic high-power solutions with leading efficacy and light output in a robust, small surface mount package. For any new or redesigned street light, high/low bay, horticulture, or other application that requires many thousands of lumens, LUXEON 7070 will be the clear choice. Read more »
Edison Opto | UV-C | Featured | Sep 30, 2021
Edison Opto UVA + W & UVC Series Customize Design Solution
Edison Opto UVA + W & 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 »
Micro-LEDs | KAUST | Trends | Research | Sep 30, 2021
Research: Next Generation Full Color Micro-LEDs
Research: Next Generation Full Color Micro-LEDs Micrometer-scale light-emitting diodes (μLEDs) are the ideal building block for next-generation microLED displays used in head-mounted monitors, mobile phones and televisions because they are bright, respond quickly, offer longevity and consume little energy. KAUST researchers have shown that these scaled-down devices can efficiently emit light across the entire visible-light spectrum. Read more »
Good Light Group
deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime, November 3, 2021
deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime,  November 3, 2021 The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar explains what the bad effects of daylight saving time are and how to cope with the dark period of the year. Read more »
Zhaga | Smart Lighting | Sep 27, 2021
How Zhaga addresses Sustainability and the Circular Economy
How Zhaga addresses Sustainability and the Circular Economy The Zhaga Consortium has published the White Paper “How Zhaga addresses Sustainability and the Circular Economy”. The publication points out that durable, repairable, and upgradeable LED luminaires are key elements to sustainable lighting. It explains that Zhaga is developing and standardizing interface specifications for components of serviceable luminaires, to help facilitate a new market framework called “Circularity Lighting”. Read more »
Micro-LEDs | Top Engineering | LED | Sep 25, 2021
Top Engineering Develops Micro LED Inspection Equipment To Improve Production Yield
Top Engineering Develops Micro LED Inspection Equipment To Improve Production Yield Top Engineering has developed an inspection equipment that can improve the production yield of micro light emitting diode (LED) displays. It is an equipment that can prevent the production of bad pixels by screening the defective chips before transferring the micro LED chip to the panel. It is expected to reduce the cost and time of the micro LED pixel repair process, which solves difficulty of mass production. Read more »
Nichia | Disinfection | UV-C | Sep 25, 2021
NICHIA Unveils High Radiant Flux Density UV-C LED
NICHIA Unveils High Radiant Flux Density UV-C LED NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, has launched a high radiant flux density UV-C LED that can help target the inactivation and sterilization of various bacteria and viruses, including the new coronavirus. Read more »
Trends | LHRC | Circadian Light | Sep 15, 2021
Circadian Stimulus Calculator 2.0 from LHRC
Circadian Stimulus Calculator 2.0 from LHRC The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) at Mount Sinai has released a web-based version of its CS calculator with more robust and flexible functionality to help lighting professionals select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces. This calculator provides additional functionality not included in earlier versions. (Release date: March 12, 2018) Read more »
LEDs | Automotive | Thermal Management | Sep 15, 2021
Significant Improvement of the Thermal Efficiency of Headlamps for Vehicles
Significant Improvement of the Thermal Efficiency of Headlamps for Vehicles Seoul Semiconductor announced that it launches WICOP TE (Top Electrode) designed to significantly improve the thermal efficiency of headlamps for vehicles. WICOP LED was applied to 10% of the global vehicle production in 2020, and is expected to see an increasing demand in the future electric vehicle market. Seoul Semiconductor expects to accelerate the move to expand its market share in the global automotive lighting LED market worth approximately USD 2.7 billion. Read more »
AR Glasses | Avegant | Trends | Sep 14, 2021
Avegant Introduces The World's Smallest LED Light Engines For Augmented Reality
Avegant Introduces The World's Smallest LED Light Engines For Augmented Reality Building on its long history of delivering cutting edge AR light engines, Avegant today announced its latest products -- the AG-30L 30º and AG-50L 50º LED light engines. Avegant's 30º AR light engine uses proprietary illumination technology to dramatically reduce engine volume and weight while preserving efficiency and MTF. The next generation Avegant light engine, the AG-50L, enables a larger field of view and a more immersive AR experience for users while maintaining the compact, light glasses form factor made possible by the AG-30L product. Read more »
Acquisition | Business | Sep 03, 2021
EGLO Took Over the Majority of Bartenbach
EGLO Took Over the Majority of Bartenbach On August 24, 2021 the company EGLO acquired the majority of the Bartenbach Holding. EGLO is a family owned business with more than 50 years of history and is credited as being the largest residential lighting supplier in Europe. Read more »
Trends | Ecodesign | Guidelines | LightingEurope | Sep 01, 2021
New Ecodesign & Labelling Rules Become Applicable Today
New Ecodesign & Labelling Rules Become Applicable Today The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for light sources adopted in 2019 and revised in February this year become applicable today in all EU Member States. Updated LightingEurope Guidelines are available for the market. Read more »
SSL | Signify | LED Bulb | Sep 01, 2021
Signify Introduces Philips LED’s First Most Energy-efficient A-class Bulbs
Signify Introduces Philips LED’s First Most Energy-efficient A-class Bulbs Signify introduces the first Philips LED A-class bulbs that meet the more stringent EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations that come into effect on September 1, 2021. The new Philips LED bulbs with a longer lifespan provide consumers with a smart investment for both the planet as their purse. The more sustainable LED bulbs, available in 40W and 60W equivalents, will hit the shelves on September 1, 2021. Read more »
Nichia | SSL | Sep 01, 2021
25th Anniversary Of The White LED – Invented by Nichia, Japan
25th Anniversary Of The White LED – Invented by Nichia, Japan Established in 1956 to produce chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry, Nichia quickly evolved to become one of the world’s largest phosphor manufacturers, a leadership position Nichia held into the 2000’s. After significant investment into a technology believed impossible, in 1993 Nichia commercialized the very first high luminous blue LEDs. With these high luminous blue LEDs and its then 30+ years of phosphor expertise and history, Nichia created a revolutionary technology. In September of 1996, Nichia combined Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) phosphor with its innovative blue LEDs to officially produce the first ever white LEDs. The world suddenly had a new trajectory for applications utilizing white light, one with many significant benefits. Read more »
Instrument Systems | VCSEL | Near-field | Featured | Aug 31, 2021
Near-field Analysis of VCSEL Arrays
Near-field Analysis of VCSEL Arrays The VTC 4000 is Instrument System‘s VCSEL testing camera for comprehensive near-field analysis of complete VCSEL arrays. It enables the absolutely calibrated, traceable and polarization-controlled 2D characterization of all relevant parameters for every single emitter on the array. The VTC 4000, consisting of a camera and corresponding microscope optics, is capable of simultaneously determining position, radiant power and polarization of single emitters on a VCSEL array in a single-shot camera measurement. This allows quick and easy detection of defect emitters on the array. The integrated polarization analysis ensures an unprecedented radiant power measurement accuracy with minimal error budget. Read more »
Lumileds | Luxeon 7070 | Featured | Aug 27, 2021
LUXEON 7070: For High Light Output & Efficiency Applications
LUXEON 7070: For High Light Output & Efficiency Applications More lumens, higher efficacy, and lower system costs are the driving forces behind new designs for a broad range of indoor and outdoor high light output applications. Lumileds new LUXEON 7070, introduced today, is designed to outperform similar lead-frame and ceramic high-power solutions with leading efficacy and light output in a robust, small surface mount package. For any new or redesigned street light, high/low bay, horticulture, or other application that requires many thousands of lumens, LUXEON 7070 will be the clear choice. Read more »
SSL | Cree LED | XLamp | XP-G3 S | Featured | Aug 26, 2021
XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LEDs Shine Brighter
XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LEDs Shine Brighter Our name changed, but our commitment to superior LED technology, reliability, innovation, support, and service remains steadfast. The same teams with years of Cree LED experience are newly energized to help our customers improve their LED-based products and develop new applications. Our global distribution channels and sales team remain in force. Operations continue at full speed. Our new name embodies our relentless focus on advancing LED technology. Read more »
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