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Components | LED Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Feb 23, 2018

Bilton Realizes a Completely Encapsulated LED Module

Bilton Realizes a Completely Encapsulated LED Module With the new Bilton AIR series, Bilton is presenting innovative and avant-garde ideas that will revolutionize the future of LED lighting. This is achieved through a progressive hybrid solution. The new Bilton LED module series Bilton AIR is a highly flexible silicone hose and, in addition to protection class IP67, guarantees top light quality, effective heat dissipation and is resistant to external influences (UV, salt, chlorine, etc.). Read more »

Tools | Measurement Equipment | Feb 22, 2018

Gigahertz-Optik Introduces the CSS-45 – Remote Spectral Detector

Gigahertz-Optik Introduces the CSS-45 – Remote Spectral Detector The CSS-45 detector incorporates a powerful microprocessor which performs not only data acquisition but also all necessary lighting calculations. Both USB 2.0 and RS 485 interfaces are standard enabling the flexible configuration of single and multi-detector based systems. An optional software development kit supports integration into third party application software. Read more »

Components | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Indoor Applications | Feb 22, 2018

Tridonic basicDIM Wireless Light Control - Simple Installation and Commissioning

Tridonic basicDIM Wireless Light Control - Simple Installation and Commissioning Tridonic's compact basicDIM wireless control module paves the way for easy wireless communication with up to 127 luminaires. It is suited primarily to projects that need no direct IP connection and that aim to achieve more lighting comfort in a cost-effective manner and with no additional wiring. Read more »

Components | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Feb 21, 2018

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition Smartphones, tablets and the like can now be unlocked in very different ways: with a password, fingerprint scan or even an iris scan. 2D facial recognition is another method and involves illuminating the user’s face with an infrared light source and capturing the image with an IR camera. The system then compares the image with the images previously stored for the purposes of identification, focusing on characteristic two-dimensional features. If there is a match for the various data such as the width of the mouth, length of the nasal ridge and distance between the eyes then the device will be unlocked. Read more »

Components | Optics | Feb 19, 2018

A Revolution in Optics from IQ Structures

A Revolution in Optics from IQ Structures Brand new revolutionary lenses for luminaires come to the market under the trade name NANOPTIQS. This is a completely new approach to designing and manufacturing lenses using calculated surface nano- and micro-structures. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Feb 16, 2018

A Complete Light Band Covering ZHAGA-Compatible Lengths

A Complete Light Band Covering ZHAGA-Compatible Lengths The fourth generation LLE-ADVANCED modules have been expanded to cover ZHAGA-compatible lengths, meaning that very long homogeneous light bands such as might be used in office buildings can also now be implemented with no additional wiring effort. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Development Kits | Feb 16, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces Development Kit for Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50

TE Connectivity Introduces Development Kit for Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50 TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a development kit for its new Lumawise Drive LED Holder Type Z50, enabling luminaire designers to purchase a single unit for desktop testing, product evaluation and luminaire prototyping. Each kit contains an LED holder, a cable assembly and a thermal interface material. Read more »

Components | Connectors | Feb 09, 2018

Adels-Contact Introduces LEDtrack – LCS 75 – SMDblank

Adels-Contact Introduces LEDtrack – LCS 75 – SMDblank On 18 March it will be that time again: The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building technology, Light + Building 2018, with more than 2,600 exhibitors, will open its doors. Along with their well-known solutions, Adels-Contact will present three innovations that impress with their quality and reliable functionality. Read more »

Featured | Components | Drivers | Smart Lighting | Feb 08, 2018

GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module

GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module GRE Alpha announced the release of its cutting-edge ENO-DIM dimming module with integrated EnOcean technology. The spring-loaded terminal simplifies installation and is compatible with any EnOcean-enabled wireless switch. With the ready to install dimming module, it's just plug and play. The ENO-DIM is available in three regional frequency versions: 902 MHz in North America, 928 MHz in Japan, and 868 MHz in Europe and China. Read more »

Components | LED | Signage | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Feb 07, 2018

Everlight Demonstrates New Signage LEDs at Integrated Systems Europe

Everlight Demonstrates New Signage LEDs at Integrated Systems Europe Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, attended Integrated Systems Europe for the first time to demonstrate signage LED components for indoor and outdoor applications including all dimensions, packages, viewing angles, and performances. The HNB2727, HNB1921, HNB1515 series for outdoor applications as well as 18-035(0505) for indoor signage achieve true color in high resolution with advanced technologies and have passed multiple reliability certificates. You are welcome to visit our booth: Hall 14 C200. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipments | Feb 01, 2018

LaserVision-LED Inspection System with Reel-to-reel Option

LaserVision-LED Inspection System with Reel-to-reel Option Prüftechnik Schneider & Koch Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH is further expanding the LED inspection range for their LaserVision LED. The Bremen-based AOI specialist is presenting a reel-to-reel option to the professional public for the first time at the Light & Building trade fair, which will open its doors in Frankfurt am Main in March. The AOI and LED testing of rolled LED ribbons is thus possible. Read more »

Components | Thermal Management | Heat Sink | Feb 01, 2018

MechaTronix Unveils CoolStar® Series of Designer LED Coolers

MechaTronix Unveils CoolStar® Series of Designer LED Coolers “Because looks do count”, that was the basic idea when MechaTronix started to develop their next platform of spot light, down light and shop light coolers. Inspiration for the design was searched in natural elements which express the feeling of cool or cold. Read more »

Components | LEDs | RGB LEDs | Feb 01, 2018

American Bright Introduces New RGB LED Packages with Built-in IC

American Bright Introduces New RGB LED Packages with Built-in IC American Bright today announced a new series of PLCC 5050 / 3530 RGB LED chips. The RGB PLCC chip has an integrated circuit that features self-detection signal, support for continuous oscillation, and pulse with modulation (PWM) output that can maintain static screen. These new devices have a low power consumption of 0.2 W (max: 1 W), applied voltage of 5V and an operating temperature -40°C to 70°C. The emitted red, green, blue can achieve various color mixes with 8-bit (256 level) color set with 5-bit (32 level) brightness adjustment. Read more »

Featured | Components | Drivers | Outdoor Applications | Feb 01, 2018

MOSO High Reliable & Flexible Programmable Outdoor LED Driver

MOSO High Reliable & Flexible Programmable Outdoor LED Driver MOSO, one of the most influential and well-known new energy enterprises in China, dedicates to provide the efficient, intelligent and safe outdoor LED power supply solutions by introducing its programmable LDP series worldwide. Read more »

Featured | Components | LED | White LEDs | Feb 01, 2018

Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED

Cree Launches Industry’s First Extreme Density LED Cree announces the new XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs. The XD16 LED combines breakthrough lumen density, low optical cross-talk, unsurpassed thermal contact and ease of system manufacturing to enable innovative new designs for a broad spectrum of lighting applications, such as color-tuning, street, portable and industrial. Read more »

Components | LED | Flip-Chip LED | Jan 31, 2018

LG Innotek Introduces Groundbreaking Solution for Premium Lighting

LG Innotek Introduces Groundbreaking Solution for Premium Lighting LG Innotek today announced that it had succeeded in developing an "advanced flip chip LED package" that demonstrates high efficiency and high luminous flux without deteriorating performance even after it gets through 300°C soldering process. Read more »

Components | UV-LEDs | Disinfection | Jan 31, 2018

New Klaran® WD Series Breaks the $0.25/mW Price Barrier for UVC LEDs

New Klaran® WD Series Breaks the $0.25/mW Price Barrier for UVC LEDs Crystal IS, a leader in developing high performance UVC LEDs, today announced the expansion of its Klaran® platform with the release of the WD series LEDs. Developed specifically for the price and performance needs of POU water disinfection, Klaran WD Series marks the first instance a UVC LED manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to break the $0.25/mW price barrier required for mass production of UVC LED based water purification products. The company will initially offer 30 mW and 40 mW variants with plans to introduce more powerful devices in the coming months. Read more »

Components | Driver IC | Jan 31, 2018

Infineon Introduces BCR430U to Improve Efficiency of LED Strips

Infineon Introduces BCR430U to Improve Efficiency of LED Strips Infineon Technologies AG releases BCR430U, a constant current linear LED driver IC. The BCR430U provides industry-leading drop performance for regulating LED current in standalone operation. No external power transistor is needed. Typical applications for the BCR430U include LED strips, architectural LED lighting, LED displays as well as retail, appliance and emergency lighting. Read more »

Components | LED | White LEDs | Jan 31, 2018

Lumileds Achieves Performance Breakthrough on Luxeon 5050

Lumileds Achieves Performance Breakthrough on Luxeon 5050 Lumileds today introduced an upgraded Luxeon 5050 that sets the standard for high lumen per watt (lm/W) for high bay and street lighting applications. With newly released LM-80 reliability data, the product also meets DLC Premium V4.1 requirements, enabling fixture manufacturers’ access to high utility rebates and energy savings. Read more »

Components | Connectivity | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jan 31, 2018

Digi International - NEW Digi XBee3 Series Smart Edge IoT Modules and Modems

Digi International - NEW Digi XBee3 Series Smart Edge IoT Modules and Modems Digi International®, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced the availability of the Digi® XBee3™ series of next-generation RF modules and cellular modems. Introducing a new micro form factor option capable of supporting greater IoT innovation at the network edge, Digi XBee3 series extends its modular approach to IoT connectivity, enabling the integration of new functions as needs arise and regional requirements change. Included in its micro size, Digi XBee3 also offers MicroPython programmability and dual-mode radios that provide wireless design flexibility and enable easily added functionality for innovative IoT solutions that can be more quickly developed, prototyped and mass-produced. Read more »

Components | Drivers | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Jan 31, 2018

Inventronics Expands Family of Low-Power, Compact LED Drivers

Inventronics Expands Family of Low-Power, Compact LED Drivers The EUC Family of constant-current LED drivers is ideal for lower power luminaires that may be subject to environment and space constrained challenges. They are available in popular fixed output currents and offer increased flexibility through isolated 0-10 V dimming and a compact shape that allows them to be installed in space constrained luminaires. Read more »

Components | Driver IC | Jan 31, 2018

Constant-Current LED Drivers Now Offered in Low-Profile DFN Package

Constant-Current LED Drivers Now Offered in Low-Profile DFN Package In response to growing demand for smaller LED lighting installations that also provide high efficiency and ultra-low EMI, Diodes Incorporated has extended its popular BCR420U and BCR421U families of linear LED drivers to include the BCR420UFD and BCR421UFD devices in the ultra-low profile DFN2020 package, making them well-suited for 12 V and 24 V LED edge-lighting applications. Read more »

Components | Electronic Component | EMC Filters | Jan 31, 2018

TDK Introduces New Compact Noise Suppression Filters for LED Lighting

TDK Introduces New Compact Noise Suppression Filters for LED Lighting TDK Corporation has expanded the MAF series of noise suppression filters with the new MAF2520ASS600C type that is designed especially for LED lighting systems. The new multilayer filter has compact dimensions of just 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm x 0.85 mm and features a suppression of spurious noise between 20 MHz and 100 MHz that is equivalent with that of larger wire-wound components. Read more »

Components | Thermal Management | Phase Change Material | Jan 31, 2018

Fischer Elektronik Presents New Phase Change Thermal Conductive Material

Fischer Elektronik Presents New Phase Change Thermal Conductive Material Company Fischer Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG extends their extensive product portfolio of thermal contact materials by new phase change thermal conductive materials which provide an alternative to the conventional thermal conductive pastes. The new material types combine the advantages of high thermal performance together with the reliability of phase change materials and with a simple application on the surfaces to be contacted. Read more »

Components | Drivers | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jan 31, 2018

OEM Systems Group's Now Offer for the Digitalization of Light

OEM Systems Group's Now Offer for the Digitalization of Light Mega-trends such as digitalization or the Internet of Things will fundamentally change lighting technology in coming years. Solutions are in demand that bring together intelligent control, connectivity, flexibility and the possibility to individualize. Today, the new LED electronic control gear units from the OEM Systems Group in the ZITARES wiz series already point the way towards this networked future. The LED ECGs represent a high-performance unit together with the correspondingly new EXELIQO software. Read more »

Components | LED | White LEDs | Jan 29, 2018

Nichia Launches Ultra-High CRI White LED - Optisolis™

Nichia Launches Ultra-High CRI White LED - Optisolis™ Since the birth of human, light (AKARI) has been indispensable. Light generates such a strong feeling, it has kept people throughout history longing for lighting that is most similar to that of natural daylight or fire. To further improve the overall quality of light as "AKARI”, Nichia Corporation has developed an Ultra-High Color Rendering white LED named Optisolis™. Read more »

Components | Drivers | Outdoor Applications | Indoor Applications | Jan 09, 2018

GlacialPower Launches the IP67 GP-CVM200P LED Driver Series

GlacialPower Launches the IP67 GP-CVM200P LED Driver Series GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the GP-CVM200P constant voltage LED driver series. It rated power output of 200 W is available in 12 V, 24 V, 36 V and 48 V models. The active power factor correction driver delivers the excellent efficiency up to 93% and has a very low no load consumption under 0.5 watt at 230 VAC. Read more »

Components | LED | White LEDs | Jan 08, 2018

Everlight Presents 5630X LED Series for Professional Commercial and Industrial Lighting

Everlight Presents 5630X LED Series for Professional Commercial and Industrial Lighting Everlight, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, applied its latest technology into the development of the new 5630X Series, a new lighting LED with up to 228 lm/W (5000 K) in luminous efficacy meets the highest luminance requirements of professional commercial and industrial lighting applications. Read more »

Components | LED | microLEDs | Jan 05, 2018

Plessey Commits to Launching Industry’s First Monolithic microLED Displays

Plessey Commits to Launching Industry’s First Monolithic microLED Displays Plessey Semiconductor, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, today announces its commitment to being the first to market with a monolithic microLED based display based on GaN-on-Silicon. Read more »

Components | Optics | Linear Optics | Dec 18, 2017

The Right Distribution of Light for all Situations with the Accessory Package Optics

The Right Distribution of Light for all Situations with the Accessory Package Optics The Tridonic portfolio has been expanded to include a complete accessory package of lenses with various beam characteristics. The lenses are suitable for all DC LLE 24 mm modules and are easy to mount. For the three-row LLE 55 mm modules, the company also provides the corresponding optics enabling various light distributions for applications in offices and shops. Read more »

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GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module

GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module GRE Alpha announced the release of its cutting-edge ENO-DIM dimming module with integrated EnOcean technology. The spring-loaded terminal simplifies installation and is compatible with any EnOcean-enabled wireless switch. With the ready to install dimming module, it's just plug and play. The ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects

LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects The acronym LiFi (Light Fidelity) was born at the beginning of the 2010s. Its name derives from the very well-known WiFi (Wireless Fidelity). The term VLC (Visible Light Communication) is used in the restricted instances of visible light. Mr. Luc Chassage who works for Oledcomm and the Versailles ... 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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