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Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Oct 18, 2019

Inventronics Introduces Next Generation Platform, IP66/IP67 LED Driver Family with UL Class P

Inventronics Introduces Next Generation Platform, IP66/IP67 LED Driver Family with UL Class P Inventronics has introduced an entirely new family of programmable, IP66/IP67 LED drivers designed with a next generation platform. They provide OEMs even more design flexibility with UL Class P, a more compact housing and industry-leading surge protection. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Constant-Voltage | Indoor Applications | Oct 17, 2019

GlacialPower - New GP-CVP040N Series LED Constant Voltage Driver with TRIAC Dimming

GlacialPower - New GP-CVP040N Series LED Constant Voltage Driver with TRIAC Dimming GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-CVP040N series LED constant voltage driver. It is available in 12 V DC and 24 V DC output rated power of 40.8 W. The driver supports TRIAC dimming function, and appropriates for LED strips application in places such as restaurants, jewelry shop, home and theater. Read more »

Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Oct 15, 2019

Xicato Announces Availability of XOB with 14.5mm LES

Xicato Announces Availability of XOB with 14.5mm LES Xicato, the leading provider of smart building wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced the immediate availability of the XOB high-density light source in 14.5mm LES with nearly 5,000 lumens output. The benchmark light quality of XOB series with an R9 of 50 at 90CRI and an R9 of 90 at 95CRI provide the best options for strong color rendering in industry standard sizes for easy adoption. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | Power Meter | Oct 14, 2019

High Precision Wavelength and Power Measurement; Sub-Nanometer Resolution and Accuracy

High Precision Wavelength and Power Measurement; Sub-Nanometer Resolution and Accuracy Gamma Scientific announces the release of the Wavemon™ wavelength and power meter. The unit delivers accurate, real-time wavelength data combined with power measurement at a fraction of the cost of traditional spectrometers. Using proprietary optical filtering techniques and onboard calibration data, the Wavemon is able to resolve wavelength with accuracies to +/- 0.25 nm and +/- 0.01 nm repeatability and irradiance absolute accuracy of +/- 1%. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Imaging Spectrometer | Oct 10, 2019

ULTRIS Q20 - The New Hyperspectral Video Camera with Ecellent Data Quality, Flexibility and Speed

ULTRIS Q20 - The New Hyperspectral Video Camera with Ecellent Data Quality, Flexibility and Speed Cubert's new ULTRIS camera was developed based on the light field technology. The camera features an Ultra-HD CMOS sensor with 20 MP, which makes ULTRIS the imaging spectrometer with the world-wide highest resolution. During image acquisition the object is recorded with a multitude of images, each with its own optical bandpass filter with different center wavelength. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Indoor Applications | Oct 09, 2019

Bridgelux Delivers New Lighting Solutions, Naturally

Bridgelux Delivers New Lighting Solutions, Naturally Enabling LED industry transformation for over 15 years, Bridgelux today reinforced its focus and commitment to the lighting market with the commercial availability of Thrive™ surface mount device (SMD) 2835 and V Series™ chip-on-board (COB) parts. Thrive white point options are designed to closely match the spectra of natural light by reducing blue spikes and cyan valleys, and providing full spectrum, human centric LED lighting solutions. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectral Light Meters | Flicker | Ecodesign Directive | Oct 08, 2019

BTS256-EF Measures New Flicker Metrics for Compliance with Ecodesign Directive

BTS256-EF Measures New Flicker Metrics for Compliance with Ecodesign Directive The European Commission´s proposed regulation of lighting under the Ecodesign Directive will establish mandatory product performance and quality requirements on all lighting products. This new EU directive will include strict requirements for flicker and stroboscopic effect, collectively referred to as temporal light artefacts (TLA). Simple measures such as flicker index and modulation depth will not be adequate as they do not distinguish the possible TLA effects and do not account for the effect of frequency-dependent sensitivity or the wave shape of light output. The BTS256-EF spectral light and flicker meter measures the specific metrics required by the regulation, PstLM and SVM. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Oct 07, 2019

EPtronics Announces LD96W-TL High Power LED Driver for Phase Dimming Applications

EPtronics Announces LD96W-TL High Power LED Driver for Phase Dimming Applications EPtronics, Inc. (EPtronics) has announced a new addition to its high power Class 2 LED driver offerings: the latest generation LD Series LD96W-TL driver with high performance constant current output. This dimmable LED optimized driver provides the perfect solution for new and retrofit applications requiring high power output in a single unit, removing the need to divide light engines across multiple lower wattage drivers. Designed to operate with TRIAC and ELV phase dimming input, the EPtronics line of -TL phase dimmable drivers includes 6W, 9W, 12W, 16W, 20W, 25W, 40W, and now this 96W model. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Smart LEDs | Automotive | Oct 07, 2019

Everlight Releases EL SmartLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications

Everlight Releases EL SmartLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, releases a new generation of lighting products for automotive interior application to bring more convenience to our life. The new EL SmartLED (S-Smart, M-Multi Function, A-Automotive, R-RGB, T-Technology) Series is suitable for automotive interior lighting applications to present colorful combinations in the vehicle interior. Featuring a unique package technology to achieve improved uniformity of light, the EL SmartLED Series embedded intelligent IC driver can better manage colors and adjust brightness via a controller. We expect to provide complete and smart solutions for OEMs. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Tunable White Light | Human Centric Lighting | Oct 04, 2019

Unveiled at LpS 2019: Nichia's 2-in-1 Tunable White LED Begins Changing the Game

Unveiled at LpS 2019: Nichia's 2-in-1 Tunable White LED Begins Changing the Game Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tunable white mid power 3030 LED to the public on September 19th. The game changing NF2W757G-MT was unveiled, in detail, one week later at LpS 2019 in Bregenz, Austria. As previously announced, this cutting-edge technology gives design and operational freedom to luminaire manufacturers around the world. Read more »

Components | Electronics | NFC ICs | Drivers | Smart Lighting & IoT | Oct 02, 2019

Highly Efficient NFC Programming Method for LED Drivers

Highly Efficient NFC Programming Method for LED Drivers For fast and cost-effective implementation of NFC programming for LED drivers, Infineon Technologies AG developed the NFC-PWM series NLM0011 and NLM0010. NFC programming is an emerging technology designed to replace the labor-intensive "plug-in resistor" current setting method via contactless NFC interface. Besides improving the operational efficiency by enabling automatic programming in the manufacturing line, it creates significant flexibility in the value chain. With this it reduces the LED driver variants, simplifies the selection of LED modules, and allows end-of-line configuration. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Spectroradiometer | UV Measurement | Special Applications | Sep 17, 2019

New Stray Light Correction Method Enables UV Hazard Measurements with Array Spectroradiometer

New Stray Light Correction Method Enables UV Hazard Measurements with Array Spectroradiometer A new stray light correction method implemented in the BTS2048 UV array spectroradiometer now enables applications previously only possible with double monochromator systems. This novel method was presented at the CIE's 29th quadrennial session. It combines Out-of-Range and In-Band stray light correction techniques, thereby greatly increasing the dynamic range of accurate UV measurements. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | High Power LEDs | Special Applications | Sep 09, 2019

YUJILEDS Releases a New Generation of High Power RGBWW LEDs with High CRI

YUJILEDS Releases a New Generation of High Power RGBWW LEDs with High CRI YUJILEDS lab has announced the state-of-the-art R&D results in the high CRI monochromatic tunable spectrum field. Based on the superposition of spectrum, the new product of 7070 LED, integrated 5 channels - red, green, blue, cold white and warm white within one packaged LED. The technology is mainly required in photography and film lighting, but also has a potential for any areas that demand various colors or CCTs, like entertainment venue or horticulture lighting. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | Luxmeters | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 06, 2019

New Photometric Detector for Very Low Illuminance Measurements

New Photometric Detector for Very Low Illuminance Measurements To meet the demands of the increasing number of very low light level applications, Gigahertz-Optik has introduced the VL-3707 precision photometric detector capable of accurate measurements down to less than 100 μlux. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Software | DALI | Sep 04, 2019

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach for Configuring IEC62386 (DALI) Buses with BusMaster

Code Mercenaries Offers a New Approach for Configuring IEC62386 (DALI) Buses with BusMaster DALI is a well established option for lighting control in SmartHome and SmartBuilding applications. Costs for DALI components have dropped in recent years and the selection of components has grown significantly. Though the configuration of the bus remains a challenge for the installers. The cabling is quite different from classic cabling since the bus has to run parallel to the power line. But the major problem is the usually very complicated deployment software for setting up the configuration of the bus components. Read more »

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Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting

Multisystem – Same Core, Multiple Shapes and Functionalities for Track Lighting A.A.G. Stucchi low voltage system for track lighting is developed to satisfy all technical and design needs. The all system is based on a "smart core" that provides easy and magnetic installation of the lighting fixtures, and integrated databus for light control, thus being technically at the ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check

Yole Releases Report on MicroLEDs: Satus and Reality Check MicroLEDs are drawing an increasing amount of attention. Startups have raised more than US$800 million to date, including at least US$100 million in 2019. It is estimated Apple has spent in the range of US$1.5 to US$2 billions on the technology over the last five years. Panel makers such as Samsung ... Read more »

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