Product News

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 »

Components | LEDs | Automotive | Sep 02, 2019

ProLight Opto Announced 9-chip Automotive Headlamp LED

ProLight Opto Announced 9-chip Automotive Headlamp LED Continue on with the success of the Pro-CSP Headlamp series launched in 2018, ProLight Opto this year announced a new Pro-CSP product – 9-chip headlamp LED which combines high beam and low beam in a single LED package. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Aug 30, 2019

Ledvance's Latest Uultra-Flexible LED Strip lLighting To Debut ELEX Show

Ledvance's Latest Uultra-Flexible LED Strip lLighting To Debut ELEX Show New flexible LED Strip lighting will be making its debut on the Ledvance stand at ELEX Coventry this year, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, 19-20th September 2019. The new flexible lighting will be on show alongside Ledvance's extensive portfolio of intelligent lighting solutions, lamps, and modern LEDs, ideal for any indoor or outdoor project. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Smart Lighting & IoT | Aug 28, 2019

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers Upowertek began converting its existing DALI LED driver portfolio to DALI-2 from August 26, 2019, and more products will follow. The new driver with DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly improved multi-vendor interoperability as well as functionality compared to DALI-1. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Holder | Aug 27, 2019

New COB Holders from Bender + Wirth Using Micanite

New COB Holders from Bender + Wirth Using Micanite The new Bender + Wirth COB Holder Hybrid 630 combines the design flexibility of injection molding with a superior thermal performance because of a "Heart of Stone". - They feature micanite to achieve this unmatched performance. Read more »

Tools | Software | Controls | Web-Application | Aug 22, 2019

Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces CheckLight™ Energy Management Platform

Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces CheckLight™  Energy Management Platform Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced the launch of its newest energy management platform, CheckLight™ The new cloud-based technology pairs seamlessly with Douglas centralized, distributed and wireless lighting control systems. Read more »

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 »

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Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Master Bond EP30LTE-2 has been developed for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses. It can be used for sealing, coating and encapsulating, especially for small to medium sized castings where a very low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is required. Read more »

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New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant Lampholders were standard in older, traditional lighting systems. Modern LED fixtures that utilize non-replaceable LEDs create several assembly and field-replacement disadvantages. Zhaga Book 21 addresses these shortcomings by standardizing linear 'socketable' LED modules. In accordance with Book ... Read more »

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EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key

EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED These SMD LEDs are packaged in an industry standard PLCC8 package. These high performance 4 color SMT LEDs are designed to work in a wide range of applications. A wide viewing angle and high brightness make these LEDs suitable for signage applications. Read more »

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Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for determining haemoglobin (Hb) saturation through oxygen in the blood and heart frequency. It uses the fact that oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor haemoglobin absorb red and infrared light differently. In order to measure the oxygen content reliably, LEDs with ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light It is a great pleasure for the LpS and TiL organization committee to announce the award winners for 2019. For the second time in a row, after the traditional cruise on the lake from Bregenz to Lindau, the gala dinner at the Eilgut Halle has proven to being a great place for the LpS & TiL award ... Read more »

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