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Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Special Applications | Feb 20, 2019

Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs

Cree Announces Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. These higher-performance horticulture LEDs increase the efficiency of LED luminaires and shorten their payback periods, making it more affordable to grow food under optimized lighting. Read more »

Materials | Manufacturing | Encapsulants | Silicones | Harsh Enviroment | Feb 15, 2019

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments

Dow's New, Cost-Efficient DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant Protects LEDs in Harsh Environments Dow, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today unveiled DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant, an optically-clear silicone for professional LED lighting that cures at room temperature. This advanced silicone technology provides superb optical performance without compromise and offers unique rheological properties for use with light fixtures in a variety of shapes and forms. Designed for explosion proof and high ingress protection rated luminaries, DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant is also cost-effective to buy and use as its patented composition does not contain platinum– unlike other silicone solutions currently available on the market. Read more »

Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Dim-to-Warm | Indoor Applications | Feb 15, 2019

Bridgelux Triples Vesta® Series Family of Tunable White Products

Bridgelux Triples Vesta® Series Family of Tunable White Products Bridgelux today announced a dramatic expansion of the Vesta® Series family of tunable white and dim-to-warm products to help customers meet the increasing demands for environment-specific, personalized lighting. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Custom | Indoor Applications | Feb 13, 2019

Forge Introduces Reliable, Adaptable LED Modules Including a Narrow Angle Optics

Forge Introduces Reliable, Adaptable LED Modules Including a Narrow Angle Optics In recognition of the demand for high-performance reliable LED modules, that do exactly what luminaire manufacturers want, Forge has introduced a custom module to do exactly that. Forge has never been a one size fits all manufacturer and, with the release of this latest customizable module offering, the added-value they bring to product development and manufacturing is evident. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | DALI | Bridge | Indoor Applications | Feb 12, 2019

Code Mercenaries Releases DMX/RDM to DALI Bridge

Code Mercenaries Releases DMX/RDM to DALI Bridge Code Mercenaries is proud to introduce its LED-Warrior16, a DMX/ RDM to DALI bridge. The LED-Warrior16-DR converts DMX/RDM lighting control data into DALI commands. This allows to control DALI luminaires from a DMX/RDM bus. The LED-Warrior16 comes in an enclosure for mounting on a DIN rail. It requires a 7 V to 26 V DC power supply with 30 mA max. Read more »

Components | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | DALI | NFC | Indoor Applications | Feb 05, 2019

Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply

Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply With a height of only 11 or 16 mm the new drivers in the premium series (PRE) from Tridonic give luminaire designers enormous freedom to create versatile luminaire designs. In addition to the usual wide dimming range and one4all interface there are versions with an NFC interface. The 16 mm versions also have an integrated DALI power supply (po4a). Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Constant-Voltage | Feb 04, 2019

Inventronics - Narrow Input, Constant-Voltage Drivers Offer Significant Savings If No Universal Input Is Required

Inventronics - Narrow Input, Constant-Voltage Drivers Offer Significant Savings If No Universal Input Is Required Inventronics is pleased to announce the expansion of their constant-voltage EBV Series to include 75 W, 100 W and 150 W models that operate at a narrow input voltage range from 176-305 Vac. Narrowing the input voltage range has allowed Inventronics to reduce manufacturing costs and offer significant savings to regions that do not require a universal input voltage range. This series of LED drivers are made with a compact, extruded-metal housing enabling more creative freedom on luminaire design. They are IP67 rated which is ideal in architectural, decorative and signage lighting projects. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Jan 31, 2019

GlacialPower Launches New GP-TH120N-24V LED Constant Voltage Driver with TRIAC Dimming

GlacialPower Launches New GP-TH120N-24V LED Constant Voltage Driver with TRIAC Dimming GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-TH120N-24V LED constant voltage driver. It is available in 24 V DC output rated power of 120 W. The driver supports TRIAC dimming function, and appropriates for LED strip applications in places such as restaurants, jewelry shop, home and theater. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Indoor Applications | Jan 28, 2019

Nichia Expands Its Optisolis™ Technology Into a CoB Series

Nichia Expands Its Optisolis™ Technology Into a CoB Series Nichia Corporation is proud to expand its award winning Optisolis™ natural light source technology with a portfolio of COB packages. To further improve the overall quality of light as "AKARI”, Nichia has developed Optisolis™. As Nichia continues to lead the industry with innovative products, Optisolis™, which launched in February 2018 with a Nichia Mid Power LED series, provides a natural light source with a spectrum that achieves the industry’s closest match to that of the standard illuminant, including both the sun and incandescent. Optisolis™, which was first presented to the industry at The Phosphor Global Summit in 2016, is optimized for the general lighting market and is accomplished through Nichia’s own blue chip and phosphor technology. Read more »

Components | LEDs | CoB LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | RGBW LEDs | Jan 25, 2019

Lumitronix Expands SmartArray Series with High Efficiency RGBW Version

Lumitronix Expands SmartArray Series with High Efficiency RGBW Version With its new SmartArray Q4 RGBW module, Baden-Württemberg LED specialist Lumitronix presents an extension to its successful SmartArray family. The square LED module, which is ideally suited as a replacement for COB modules due to its compact dimensions of only 13.5 x 13 x 1.08 mm, is equipped with a red, a green, a blue and a neutral white LED of the E17A series from Nichia. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Outdoor Applications | Jan 25, 2019

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Outdoor NEMA Lighting Controller

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Outdoor NEMA Lighting Controller EuControls is excited to announce the addition of its latest wireless lighting controller to its growing lighting controls product portfolio. The new ECM-20-ZB is a 20 Amp rated 100–277VAC Zigbee compatible lighting controller intended for plug-and-play installation on outdoor area lighting fixtures containing NEMA twist-lock receptacles (ANSI C136.41-2013 standard). Fully Zigbee compliant on/off and dimming control is supported, and the controller’s built-in north-facing photo sensor can enable daylight harvesting via gateway control or failover to predetermined on/off behavior based on luminous setpoints if connection with the gateway is lost. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Inspection | Jan 25, 2019

Improve Quality Control with Tagarno's Apps for Your Digital Microscope

Improve Quality Control with Tagarno's Apps for Your Digital Microscope Finding the right equipment for quality control can be time consuming. That’s why it is important to find long lasting and agile equipment. One solution is a digital microscope with qu Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Jan 17, 2019

Successful Development of High-output Broadband LEDs Capable of Emitting Visible Light to Near-infrared Light

Successful Development of High-output Broadband LEDs Capable of Emitting Visible Light to Near-infrared Light Ushio Opto Semiconductors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., has recently developed a broadband LED that produces the world’s maximum output of 160 mW over a wide bandwidth between 400 and 1000 nm, which covers the range from visible light to near-infrared light. From the 1st of December, Ushio Opto Semiconductors, Inc. started shipping samples from its new “Spectro Series” lineup as part of the “epitex series” LED brand and will exhibit Photonics West 2019 (The Moscone Center US San Francisco) which will be held on February from 5th to 7th. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Jan 16, 2019

Inventronics Expands Cost-Effective, Programmable LED Driver Family

Inventronics Expands Cost-Effective, Programmable LED Driver Family Inventronics has expanded their EUK family of programmable, constant-power and IP67 LED drivers to include models at power levels of 320 W. These new models are in addition to already extensive power level range which includes 75 W, 96 W, 150 W, 200 W and 240 W models. The EUK family is well suited for applications that do not require enhanced features such as always-on auxiliary power, controls-ready features or multiple timer dimming capabilities. By optimizing the features including isolated 0-10 V and 10 V PWM dimming, there is now a more cost-effective product that still offers design flexibility, high efficiency and a reliable performance. Read more »

Components | Driver Modules | Controls | Wireless | IoT | Indoor Applications | Jan 09, 2019

Tridonic's New LED Drivers Have basicDIM Wireless Module Directly Integrated

Tridonic's New LED Drivers Have basicDIM Wireless Module Directly Integrated Tridonic has now equipped its new LED drivers in the premium (PRE) series with the basicDIM Wireless module. Quick, convenient, space-saving wireless lighting control is now possible without the need for any additional cabling. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System

WHITE PAPER - The Calibration Traceability Chain of a Photometric LED Test System FluxGage is a LED luminaire tester and provides a small and cost-effective solution for testing LED luminaires in 2π geometry. The black measurement surface and the lack of multiple reflections make the system much more predictable and allow using information about the DUT such as size, beam angle ... Read more »

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Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency

Red XLamp LEDs Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency  Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp® XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing LEDs by up to 68 percent. ... 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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