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EnOcean | Appointments | Aug 24, 2021
New EnOcean CEO: Raoul Wijgergangs Supersedes Andreas Schneider
New EnOcean CEO: Raoul Wijgergangs Supersedes Andreas Schneider Raoul Wijgergangs was appointed EnOcean's new CEO, starting from 1 August 2021, succeeding co-founder Andreas Schneider. In this role, Wijgergangs will further expand EnOcean's position as a market leader in the field of battery-free radio technology and wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more »
High Power LEDs | LED | Featured | Aug 20, 2021
NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance
NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance Our name has 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 »
Lumileds | Color LEDs | LED | Aug 19, 2021
Lumileds Expands the Color Portfolio and Extends its LED Phosphor Conversion Program
Lumileds Expands the Color Portfolio and Extends its LED Phosphor Conversion Program Lumileds today announced its latest phosphor converted (PC) LED, a PC Red-Orange LED that is part of the LUXEON 2835 Color Line. Like PC Amber, phosphor conversion of a blue InGaN chip brings many advantages compared to its direct AlInGaP counterpart, most significantly, simpler engineering when mixing colors, equivalent forward voltage to other InGaN LEDs, stabler, higher output at operating temperatures, and common form, fit and optical height. With the addition of PC-Red Orange, the LUXEON 2835 Color Line now includes 12 color options and 3 different white CCTs. Read more »
Automotive | Hella | Faurecia | Acquisition | Aug 17, 2021
Faurecia Acquires HELLA for 6.8 Billion Euro
Faurecia Acquires HELLA for 6.8 Billion Euro The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and French automotive supplier Faurecia today signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. As part of the transaction, Faurecia will acquire the 60 percent stake held by HELLA pool shareholders. Read more »
Appointments | Trilux | Aug 13, 2021
TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER
TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER Change of leadership at the top of TRILUX: Hubertus Volmert took over as Chairman of the Board of the Arnsberg-based luminaire manufacturer on 1 July 2021, replacing Michael Huber. “It’s good to know that the company’s fortunes will remain in the capable hands of an experienced company and market expert,” stated Michael Huber. The long-standing general representative will also continue to accompany the company in accordance with the shareholders’ resolution. From now on, he will focus on the active, strategic orientation and management of TRILUX as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Read more »
Human Centric Lighting | Nichia | EDEKA | Aug 12, 2021
EDEKA Equips Its Latest Store Entirely with Advanced LED Technologies
EDEKA  Equips Its Latest Store Entirely with Advanced LED Technologies LED manufacturer NICHIA is a technology leader in highly efficient human centric lighting and the replication of natural light. Its innovative LED technologies are increasingly being used in retail to push the shopping experience to the next level. The most recent project is an EDEKA store in Wiesbaden-Sonnenberg, Germany, which opened its doors in May and is equipped with a lighting solution entirely based on NICHIA technology. Read more »
Trends | BAM | Nanocrystals | Aug 04, 2021
Luminescent Nanocrystals: BAM Develops Methods for Quantitative Measurements
Luminescent Nanocrystals: BAM Develops Methods for Quantitative Measurements Tiny luminescent particles are used in more and more products today: from smartphones to OLED televisions to car headlights. For industry, exact knowledge of the luminescence efficiency is crucial. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is developing reliable measurement methods for this purpose, thus closing an important gap in standardization. Read more »
UV | Ushio | Covid | Corona | Disinfection | Jul 29, 2021
Research Confirms Ushio’s Technology Is Effective Against a Variant of SARS-CoV-2
Research Confirms Ushio’s Technology Is Effective Against a Variant of SARS-CoV-2 Hiroshima University and Ushio Inc. have been conducting a joint research project (Study on the disinfection (*1) and viral inactivation effects of 222 nm UV-C light using Care222). As part of this study, a group of researchers, including Professor Hiroki Ohge of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Hiroshima University Hospital, and Professor Takemasa Sakaguchi of the Virology Section of the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Hiroshima University, evaluated the effect of irradiating a SARS-CoV-2 variant (*2) with Ushio's Care222 filtered Far UV-C light disinfection technology. The research showed that Care222 technology is equally effective in inactivating a SARS-CoV-2 variant as in inactivating the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. Read more »
SSL | ams OSRAM | LED | Jul 22, 2021
ams OSRAM Presents New Quantum Dot LED
ams OSRAM Presents New Quantum Dot LED ams OSRAM presents a new Quantum Dot LED. LED technology has been on the rise for many years and the demand for high-quality and energy-efficient solutions for general lighting is growing. The Osconiq E 2835 CRI90 (QD) pushes efficiency values, even at very high color rendering indices and warm light colors. The special 2835 package offers further system benefits for luminaire manufacturers. Read more »
Acquisition | wtec | Trilux | Business | Jul 21, 2021
TRILUX is Investing 25.1% in the IT Expert wtec
TRILUX is Investing 25.1% in the IT Expert wtec Future-proof properties have a powerful building management system that brings together, monitors and controls all trades. In order to simplify the integration of lighting into the hardware and software infrastructure of digitalised buildings, TRILUX is investing in the IT expert wtec. The company specialises in building automation and IT infrastructure. One innovative solution in the portfolio is smartengine technology, with which the complete lighting network can be implemented via the data cabling and seamlessly integrated into the building management system. This makes complex building infrastructures obsolete and lays the foundation for individual Human Centric Smart Lighting that combines maximum efficiency with user orientation. Read more »
Lumileds | SSL | Jul 21, 2021
Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes it Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations
Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes it Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations Lumileds has introduced a first-of-its-kind web-based tool – the EU Ecodesign Tool – that provides detailed LED performance data lighting manufacturers need in order to comply with the European Union’s Ecodesign Directive. LUXEON LED users can view the data and a normalized spectrum on screen or choose to download a .csv file containing the same data seen on-screen. Read more »
Business | LightingEurope | Renovation Call | Jul 15, 2021
Renovate Lighting for More Energy Savings
Renovate Lighting for More Energy Savings LightingEurope welcomes the publication of the EU ‘Fit for 55’ package today, which transforms the EU’s ambition to deliver 36-39% of energy efficiency savings for final and primary energy consumption by 2030 into binding legislation. Read more »
Appointments | LIA | Bob Bohannon | Jul 14, 2021
Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association
Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as well as enabling a forward-looking handover, of Peter Hunt’s excellent work in his role as Chief Policy Officer. Read more »
SSL | Lumileds | LUXEON 2835 Commercial | Jul 14, 2021
New LUXEON 2835 Commercial Serves Indoor Lighting Applications that Prioritize Lumens per Watt and Lumens per Dollar
New LUXEON 2835 Commercial Serves Indoor Lighting Applications that Prioritize Lumens per Watt and Lumens per Dollar Lumileds introduced its new LUXEON 2835 Commercial LEDs engineered and designed to support the growing demand for a high volume, high-efficacy mid-power LED to serve commercial indoor lighting applications. “The architectural and commercial luminaire and lighting fixture markets have their own needs and characteristics,” said Product and Marketing Manager Ryan Dong. “Manufacturers of commercial lighting prioritize lumens per Watt and lumens per dollar over almost everything else and we deliver both in a package providing the quality and robustness expected of LUXEON LEDs.” Common commercial indoor applications include troffers, panels, high-bay, and many other formats; for these applications LUXEON 2835 Commercial is the perfect fit. Read more »
LED Linear | Fagerhult | Appointments | Jul 10, 2021
Ina Sielemann Takes Over the Management of LED Linear
Ina Sielemann Takes Over the Management of LED Linear In LED Linear's 15th anniversary year, Ina Sielemann has taken the management baton from Dr. Michael Kramer. The internationally experienced industrial engineer comes from the construction industry, bringing with her a strong focus and expertise on technically oriented markets with complex challenges. Her industry experience is based on in-depth knowledge of the building construction, kitchen and bathroom industry as well as the construction supply industry. Read more »
Business | Signify | Telensa | Jul 07, 2021
Signify Expands Offering for Smart Cities by Acquiring Telensa
Signify Expands Offering for Smart Cities by Acquiring Telensa Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces today that it acquired Telensa Holdings Ltd, a UK-based expert in wireless monitoring and control systems for smart cities. With Telensa, Signify adds a narrow-band and TALQ-compliant solution to its feature-rich, open and secured systems. This will enable Signify to service a broader group of customers, by making smart city infrastructure affordable to cities utilizing the unlicensed radio space. Telensa will continue to sell its systems under its own brand name. Read more »
1800K LED | Nichia | HPS Replacement | Featured | SSL | Jul 06, 2021
NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps
NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces its 219F series of high-power LEDs, uniquely positioned as a true alternative to High Pressure Sodium lamps (hereinafter abbreviated as HPS). Global efforts to phase-out the use of HPS continue to be met with a resistance to using white LED replacements. Due to this lack of a viable and sustainable alternative, HPS have remained exempt from the list of banned products under the Minamata Convention on Mercury, meaning HPS remains ubiquitous. With the introduction of the 219F, NICHIA becomes the first LED manufacturer to provide that alternative. NVSW219F eradicates mercury but increases efficiency and lifetime, with a low (1800K) correlated color temperature output that works with HPS to retain the element of ‘nostalgic landscape’ lighting, making it a true alternative. Read more »
Smart Lighting | VLC | On Semiconductor | Jun 30, 2021
LED Driver Solutions from ON Semiconductor Add Intelligence to Connected Lighting
LED Driver Solutions from ON Semiconductor Add Intelligence to Connected Lighting ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, has announced two new devices designed to enhance the performance of connected lighting systems. The NCL31000 and NCL31001 LED drivers allow manufacturers to develop LED luminaires with light-based positioning technology and visible light communication. By adding data intelligence and accurate positioning (up to 30 cm), these solutions will revolutionize lighting in a variety of spaces including supermarkets, warehouses, hospitals, and airports. Read more »
Instrument Systems | IR | Fingerprint | Sensor | Jun 28, 2021
Enabling Optical Fingerprint Sensors with IR Wavelength at 1380 nm
Enabling Optical Fingerprint Sensors with IR Wavelength at 1380 nm Instrument Systems has developed a modular high-end IR test solution that meets the requirements of optical under-display fingerprint sensors with wavelengths above 1100 nm. As the IR radiation at 1380 nm is verified to avoid burn-in phenomena, the requested test equipment needs to be a high-end solution: high-resolution and calibrated for precise measurement of radiometric quantities, pulse measurement in the µs range and with temperature control. Read more »
Business | LightingEurope | Jun 23, 2021
LightingEurope Advocates for All Building Renovations to Include an Upgrade of Lighting Installations
LightingEurope Advocates for All Building Renovations to Include an Upgrade of Lighting Installations With its Renovation Wave Initiative (RWI), the European Union (EU) intends to at least double the rate of building renovations in Europe over the next 10 years. In doing so, the European Commission hopes to reignite Europe’s economy for a post-pandemic world and ensure that the EU meets its Green Deal climate objectives of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030 and becoming climate neutral by 2050. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Zhaga | D4i | Tridonic | Jun 21, 2021
First Zhaga-D4i Controller Earns Certification
First Zhaga-D4i Controller Earns Certification The world’s first Zhaga-D4i RF Node, which allows control and monitoring of public lighting, has been certified by the Zhaga Consortium and the DALI Alliance. This Tridonic controller enables Zhaga-D4i certified luminaries to connect with IoT/Smart City platforms for intelligent use cases and energy savings. Read more »
Appointments | Regiolux | Jun 18, 2021
Marco Steffenmunsberg – New CEO at Regiolux
Marco Steffenmunsberg – New CEO at  Regiolux Since 1 June, Marco Steffenmunsberg has been the new Chief Executive Officer of Regiolux GmbH (www.regiolux.de). The 47-year-old made the transition from the role of Business Unit Manager at RZB Rudolf Zimmermann, Bamberg GmbH to the luminaire specialist for the technical lighting sector based in Königsberg, Bavaria. Read more »
Full-Spectrum LEDs | HCL | Yujileds | Featured | Jun 17, 2021
YUJILEDS Introduces AP Series Full-Spectrum LEDs
YUJILEDS Introduces AP Series Full-Spectrum LEDs Full-spectrum technology enters a new era. YUJILEDS releases the AP Series full spectrum LEDs powered by the company's advanced phosphor and packaging technologies. The new product features an ultra-homogeneous spectrum achieving the closest match with the spectrum of natural sunlight in the industry. Read more »
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