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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 »

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 »

EDITORIAL

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a compact ceiling mount multi-sensor/controller to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. The S810-PLT-DZB is a unique Zigbee compatible energy management device aimed at new and retrofit indoor lighting projects that require ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »