Product News

Tools | Measurement | Spectral Light Meters | Aug 09, 2019

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings

Gigahertz-Optik Updates MSC15 with Built-In Memory and Advanced Settings As part of a product update, the range of functions of the compact MSC15 spectral light meter has been extended. The device is particularly suited to the measurement of LED based lighting in terms of illuminance, spectrum, color, CRI, PAR and human centric lighting metrics. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Smart Lighting & IoT | API | Aug 07, 2019

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality light sources and smart building wireless controls, announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. The XIG API enables configuration, control, monitoring, data reporting and data analytics of large networks of Bluetooth Mesh nodes installations that integrate lighting, sensors, switches, and audio-visual effects in any type of commercial or residential smart space. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Aug 05, 2019

EPtronics Expands UL Type HL Rated LED Drivers Portfolio

EPtronics Expands UL Type HL Rated LED Drivers Portfolio EPtronics, Inc. (EPtronics) has expanded its LED driver selection for hazardous location luminaires by offering a complete line of high performance drivers from 25 W to 200 W output in constant current and constant voltage options. These LED optimized drivers are designed to operate inside HazLoc fixtures installed in dangerous or harsh locations. The LP, LD, LDAD, and LDHL Series EPtronics driver families are now UL Type HL rated, demonstrating product safety compliance when installed and operated in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Aug 02, 2019

Infineon Launches Digital, Single-Stage Quasi-Resonant Flyback LED Driver Controller, the XDPL8210

Infineon Launches Digital, Single-Stage Quasi-Resonant Flyback LED Driver Controller, the XDPL8210 Infineon Technologies AG releases a new LED driver IC to its XDP™ portfolio. The XDPL8210 is a constant current flyback IC with a high power factor and primary-side regulation. Key advantages of designing with XDPL8210 include outstanding functional performance for efficient designs as well as low bill-of-material (BOM) for small system cost and high flexibility. It enables excellent reliability for a long driver lifetime. For advanced products, the built-in features enable fast design cycles with little design efforts. The XDPL8210 is the best fit for innovative cost-effective, constant current, single-stage driver designs. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Area Modules | Indoor Applications | Jul 15, 2019

Bridgelux Achieves 200 lm/W with Third Generation EB Series™ Products

Bridgelux Achieves 200 lm/W with Third Generation EB Series™ Products Bridgelux announced an expansion of its EB Series™ LED product family to include increased efficacy of up to 200 lumens/watt (lm/W), new 2700 K standard CCT options, new 90 CRI options, and new slim linear and square form factors. As a customizable emitter-on-board platform using Bridgelux surface mount device (SMD) LEDs, EB Series offers customers choice in form factors, color points and CRI options tailored to their specific project. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Jul 15, 2019

EPtronics Simplifies Slimline LED Driver Selection with Wattages from 17-75W

EPtronics Simplifies Slimline LED Driver Selection with Wattages from 17-75W EPtronics has simplified its LED driver selection for linear luminaires by offering a complete line of high performance drivers from 17W to 75W output in constant current and constant voltage options. These LED optimized drivers are designed to fit within the limited free space inside a light fixture such as a troffer or suspended linear. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Firmware | Jul 15, 2019

Casambi Lighting Control Firmware Evolution Boosts Performance and Future-Proofs Networks

Casambi Lighting Control Firmware Evolution Boosts Performance and Future-Proofs Networks Casambi, the pioneer in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), has announced Evolution – a major firmware upgrade. Delivered over-the-air and free of charge, Evolution delivers enhanced performance with higher levels of security, and advanced feature capabilities that future-proof pre-installed Casambi Ready devices operating across existing networks. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Jun 24, 2019

Violumas improved output for their UVA 320– 410nm LEDs

Violumas improved output for their UVA 320– 410nm LEDs Violumas recently announced a 30% increase in optical output for all UVA SMDs. This increase can be attributed to their "Index Match" technology. The standard product line has a default radiant angle of 60°, and custom optics can be fitted for angles of 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, and flat. Violumas first revealed its surface-mount-device (SMD) product lineup with a focus on thermal dissipation at RadTech 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Read more »

Manufacturing | Materials | Processes | PCBs | Electromechanics | Jun 24, 2019

Plasma Metallisation: Lumitronix Utilises Paper and PET as Printed Circuit Board

Plasma Metallisation: Lumitronix Utilises Paper and PET as Printed Circuit Board In cooperation with its technology partners, the Swabian LED company Lumitronix succeeded in equipping plasma-metallised flexible printed circuit boards with electronic components. This is based on the one-of-a-kind process of plasma metallisation. The novel technology from the field of medical engineering turns a plurality of materials into electrically conducting and solderable printed circuit boards that were not suitable for an assembly with electronic components up to this point in time. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jun 24, 2019

ERP Power - World's Smallest DALI-2 Driver for Indoor LED Lighting Applications

ERP Power LLC ("ERP"), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, today announced the world's smallest programmable output drivers with DALI-2 digital controls for indoor lighting applications will be demonstrated May 21-23 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 in Philadelphia. ERP Power programmable LED drivers certified to support the DALI-2 standard are expected to appear in the DiiA product database in the next 90 days. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Commercial Lighting | Jun 24, 2019

Tridonic's New LED Modules Display Food, Clothing and Art in Fithful Colors

Tridonic's New LED Modules Display Food, Clothing and Art in Fithful Colors When it comes to the presentation of goods, merchandise and works of art, the right lighting helps to create a special atmosphere and to delight viewers. However, different products, materials and colors require specific lighting moods. Tridonic offers a wide range of products for special lighting tasks, with the new LED modules in the seventh-generation SLE excite (EXC) series meeting the criteria for demanding applications in food, fashion and art. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Bluetooth | Smart Lighting & IoT | May 22, 2019

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair At LightFair 2019 this week, Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will display its new LED luminaire EliteControl hardware/software solution that uses Bluetooth mesh for wireless lighting control. The wireless luminaire control system includes an LED driver with a Bluetooth mesh interface, a new SmartBridge device for retrofitting luminaires with Bluetooth mesh controls, and an iOS commissioning app. All of Fulham's Bluetooth mesh solutions have been qualified as interoperable by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | Horticulture | May 21, 2019

SETi and Seoul Viosys - Advanced UV LED Technology for Horticultural Applications

SETi and Seoul Viosys - Advanced UV LED Technology for Horticultural Applications Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc, (SETi), a division of Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys are showcasing the LED industry's first product line encompassing the entire UV spectrum from 225nm to 405nm, developed for a range of applications, including horticultural lighting to enhance plant growth cycles and control diseases at LIGHTFAIR International 2019, at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Quantum Dots | May 21, 2019

Osram Quantum Dots Make LEDs Even More Efficient

Osram Quantum Dots Make LEDs Even More Efficient Quantum Dots (QD), an innovative, tunable light conversion technology is now being used for the first time in the Osconiq S 3030 QD mid-power LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors. It marks the first step towards new LED components for the general lighting market. Osram's new mid-power LED Osconiq S 3030 QD was specially developed for area lighting and downlight applications and will empower customers to realize luminaires with high efficacy and excellent color rendering. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Human Centric Lighting | May 20, 2019

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex - Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution

Bridgelux Vesta® Flex - Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution Bridgelux today announced Vesta® Flex, an innovative family of dual channel LED drivers and control modules designed to simplify and reduce the cost of connected tunable white luminaires. Immediately compatible with industry standard wired and wireless lighting control protocols including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) and 0-10V, the Vesta Flex system enables simplified, future-ready design flexibility for OEM luminaire manufactures to meet the needs of their end customers without requiring redesign or recertification. Read more »

FEATURED

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength ... 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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