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Components | Electronics | ICs | Connectivity | Smart Lighting & IoT | Mar 06, 2017

Swatch Group - World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip with Useful Features for Lighting

Swatch Group - World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip with Useful Features for Lighting Three world records in the "Swiss Silicon Valley". Swatch Group is proud to introduce a new Bluetooth chip with exceptional features unrivaled by any existing product. The new integrated circuit is designed 100% by EM Microelectronic, Swatch Group R&D and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM). Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Mar 02, 2017

Seoul Semiconductor Europe Introduces Reference Modules for its Wicop LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor Europe Introduces Reference Modules for its Wicop LEDs Seoul Semiconductor Europe, a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor Co.,Ltd, a world leader in LED-technology, today announced the availability of reference modules based on its package-free Wicop LEDs. Marc Juarez, Head of Technical Team at Seoul Semiconductor Europe, says about the new reference modules: “With these new modules, our customers can implement even faster our robust and efficient Wicop LEDs, which provide a market leading color uniformity combined with a high luminous efficiency. In addition, Seoul Semiconductor realized a very efficient and smooth process of delivering customized solutions, providing customers with the speed and flexibility needed in this rapidly changing environment.” Read more »

LEDs | CoB LEDs | Components | Mar 02, 2017

Luminus Expands Its COB LED Portfolio with New, Higher CRI and Gamut Options

Luminus Expands Its COB LED Portfolio with New, Higher CRI and Gamut Options Luminus Devices, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, today announced volume availability of its new Xtreme Sensus chip-on-board (COB) LED array. Xtreme Sensus gives retailers and visual merchandisers new options for illuminating displays or creating atmospheres that make people feel engaged and excited. Building on the success of Sensus, Xtreme Sensus is even further below the blackbody locus and delivers an even brighter, ‘pure white’ light that studies have shown is preferred by observers. Luminus engineered Xtreme Sensus with an extended gamut area, greater than 130, which means colors will be saturated and provide a sense of energy while remaining aligned with people’s mental expectations for visual correctness. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | Mar 02, 2017

Fulham To Introduce New DirectAC LED Engines

Fulham To Introduce New DirectAC LED Engines Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will be demonstrating its new DirectAC LED Engines at the Strategies in Light conference being held here this week. The new AC direct drive unit removes the need for a driver, resulting in a cost-efficient, reliable lighting solution that is ideal for wall sconces and ceiling luminaires. Read more »

Horticulture | Featured | Color LEDs | LEDs | Components | Mar 01, 2017

Cree Offers Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Horticulture LEDs

Cree Offers Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Horticulture LEDs Cree’s new XLamp® XP-E & XQ-E High Efficiency (HE) Photo Red LEDs deliver up to 21% higher output than the previous generations of XQ-E and XP-E Photo Red LEDs, enabling horticulture lighting manufacturers to deliver higher performance products, reduce luminaire size and lower system cost. The XP-E HE Photo Red LED is the first photo red LED to break the 1 W radiant flux barrier at 85°C, while the XQ-E HE Photo Red delivers over twice the PPF output per area compared to the closest competitor. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Mar 01, 2017

New Osram UltraFlat System for Innovative Luminaire Designs

New Osram UltraFlat System for Innovative Luminaire Designs With a depth of just 11 mm, the UltraFlat Osram Dali LED driver teams up perfectly with the PrevaLED Linear Slim LED module and the small Osram UltraFlat light and presence sensor to open up new and innovative luminaire design options that were not possible before. Read more »

CoB LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Feb 27, 2017

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board LED Packages

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board LED Packages Samsung Electronics announced its second generation of D-series chip-on-board (COB) LED packages. The second generation features the industry’s highest light efficacy in COB lineups and is suitable for directional lighting applications such as multifaceted reflector (MR) bulbs, parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps, spotlights, downlights and high bay lights. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Feb 24, 2017

Inventronics EDC Series Driver for the Challenging Power Conditions in the Indian Market

Inventronics EDC Series Driver for the Challenging Power Conditions in the Indian Market Inventronics is a global company that operates on a local scale in the communities it does business in. It works closely with customers to ensure it provides the correct driver for any application. Inventronics is pleased to announce the release of a 60 W series of constant-current LED drivers created specifically to handle the challenging power conditions in the Indian market. Read more »

Components | UV-LEDs | Medical | Feb 24, 2017

LG Innotek Unveils the World's First 70 mW UV-C LED

LG Innotek Unveils the World's First 70 mW UV-C LED LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 70 mw UV-C LED for sterilization applications. As its sterilization performance is 1.5 times higher than the competitor’s 45 mW module.UV-C LED produces the short wavelength ultraviolet rays in the range of 200 – 280 nm, allowing it to be used for sterilization purpose. It prevents the proliferation of bacteria by destroying their DNA. LG Innotek’s product emits UV in the range of 280nm. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Feb 24, 2017

TE Connectivity Introduces Poke-In Slim Wire Connectors

TE Connectivity Introduces Poke-In Slim Wire Connectors TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has launched a series of Poke-In Slim Wire connectors that enable users to make wire-to-board and board-to-board connections quickly and easily. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Feb 22, 2017

Thomas Research Products Introduces New SelectSync LED Drivers

Thomas Research Products Introduces New SelectSync LED Drivers Thomas Research Products has introduced an entirely new family of feature-rich programmable LED drivers under the SelectSync name. These cost-competitive models offer a variety of new solutions for powering intelligent lighting devices. Thomas Research Products manufactures complete LED power and control solutions for OEMs and retrofitters. Read more »

LEDs | CoB LEDs | Components | Feb 22, 2017

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board LED Packages

Samsung Introduces Second Generation Chip-on-Board LED Packages Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, today announced its second generation of D-series chip-on-board (COB) LED packages. The second generation features the industry’s highest light efficacy in COB lineups and is suitable for directional lighting applications such as multifaceted reflector (MR) bulbs, parabolic aluminized reflector (PAR) lamps, spotlights, downlights and high bay lights. Read more »

Components | Thermal Management | Heat Sink | Feb 21, 2017

MechaTronix Launches First Horticulture Cooling Platforms

MechaTronix Launches First Horticulture Cooling Platforms That horticulture lighting is hot these days is an understatement. The media attention, dedicated events and manifold speakers attracting the listeners all point out that there is a big future (read capital) behind led lighting in the horti- and agriculture sphere. All the players are preparing their strategies and products to earn a piece of the pie, and so is one of the thermal market leaders, MechaTronix from Taiwan. We speak to Koen Vangorp, CEO of the company. “The thermal challenges and opportunities in horticulture lighting are from an unprecedented level and will definitely impact the future of our company. Were MechaTronix started off with cooling of spot lights and down lights ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand lumen, they now end up in the era of kilowatts of energy losses which need to be cooled away, environments with extreme needs on temperature and humidity control, and nothing yet standardized on the market…” Read more »

Filament LEDs | LEDs | Components | Feb 15, 2017

Seoul Semiconductor Starts Mass Production of its Patented Filament LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor Starts Mass Production of its Patented Filament LEDs Seoul Semiconductor, a world leader in LED-technology, announced the immediate start of the mass production of its LED Chip-On-Board Package for use in LED filament bulbs, a market currently estimated to be $1.3 billion globally. Read more »

Components | Thermal Management | Phase Change Material | Feb 14, 2017

Electrolube Launch New Thermal Phase Change Materials

Electrolube Launch New Thermal Phase Change Materials Electro-chemicals specialist, Electrolube will be demonstrating a range of capabilities and special products at this premier annual event for the global LED and solid state lighting industries. Part of HK Wentworth Ltd and an established global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, Electrolube will have a strong presence at this year’s Strategies in Light exhibition, where the company plans to show a range of products designed to protect and enhance the performance of modern LED lighting products. Read more »

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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 »

EDITORIAL

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »