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Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Feb 14, 2017

Out Now: Electro Terminal's Whole Range of Microcon SMD Power Connectors

Out Now: Electro Terminal's Whole Range of Microcon SMD Power Connectors The introduction of LED lighting has revolutionized the way lighting systems are designed. Simple “metal plates with electrical components” have been replaced by sophisticated electronic devices. Electro Terminal has developed the Microcon SMD Power connector to provide direct mains voltage supply to electronic PCBs within a lighting system. This connector is only 7 mm high and facilitates easy entry of solid and flexible wires of 0.5 mm² to 2.5 mm². The whole range is out now – Microcon SMDP with one pole (1P), two poles (2P) and three poles (3P). In addition, the internally connected two-way version (2C) is available to limit the current load for daisy-chain wiring on the PCB. Read more »

LEDs | Displays | Components | RGB LEDs | Feb 14, 2017

New Cree C1010 LEDs for High Definition Indoor Video Screens

New Cree C1010 LEDs for High Definition Indoor Video Screens Cree, Inc. announces the C1010 LED, a breakthrough three-in-one RGB Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED that enables display manufacturers to create state-of-the-art video displays that are sharper and more dynamic than previously possible. Featuring the best far field pattern matching and the lowest power consumption in its class, the new LED delivers 40 percent better contrast ratio and a longer lifetime than competing LEDs. The C1010 is the only high density display LED with zero cross talk between pixels, eliminating the need for louvers that add cost and weight to displays. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Feb 14, 2017

Reliable LED Modules for Industrial Applications Under Harsh Conditions

Reliable LED Modules for Industrial Applications Under Harsh Conditions Warehouses, factories and multi-storey car parks all need robust luminaires that provide high lumen values. Industrial lighting has to be energy-efficient and durable. Tridonic offers the right LED light sources for diffused lighting in the form of its CLE G1 ADV IND and QLE G1 ADV IND modules. A luminous flux of 26,000 lumen per module and three different colour temperatures of 4,000, 5,000 and 6,500 K make it easier to develop and manufacture LED high-bay luminaires for industrial applications. Read more »

Components | Thermal Management | Heat Sink | Feb 09, 2017

MechaTronix Launches 2x2MX LED Cooler Platform

MechaTronix Launches 2x2MX LED Cooler Platform While standardizations have been mainly focusing on retail and indoor lighting application, also the field of industrial lighting is undergoing a same move. Availability of standard building bricks lead to a shorter time to market, crucial in the hectic lighting world of today. MechaTronix supports this trend with the release of its latest 2x2MX LED cooler platform. Read more »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Feb 08, 2017

Fulham Introduces Advanced LED Outdoor Drivers with IoT Management for Smart City Lighting

Fulham Introduces Advanced LED Outdoor Drivers with IoT Management for Smart City Lighting Fulham introduces new LED outdoor rated drivers that are feature-rich including integrated IoT management for Smart City lighting. The advanced specification of the Fulham Workhorse Extreme LED drivers has compatibility with wireless, DALI and 0-10V dimming which is flicker free down to 1% power. They also offer the widest available output current programming, so eliminating multiple driver stocking requirements. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Horticulture | Feb 03, 2017

Adura LED Solutions Launches New Horticulture LED Modules Using Cree's HE LEDs

Adura LED Solutions Launches New Horticulture LED Modules Using Cree's HE LEDs Adura LED Solutions, a global leader in LED module design and manufacturing based in Southern California, announced the launch of the new series of LED GROW LIGHT Modules. Both of Adura’s new-generation LED grow light modules (1966-GLA and 1950-GLA) are using the latest generation of Cree LEDs. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 02, 2017

LED Engin Enhances Small Form-Factor LED Light Engine with LuxiTune 2.3 and BLE Control Interface

LED Engin Enhances Small Form-Factor LED Light Engine with LuxiTune 2.3 and BLE Control Interface Combining a compact form factor with the latest platform features, the LuxiTune™2.3 tunable white light engine announced by LED Engin, Inc., a leader in high flux density LED products, targets the same track-lighting and small down-lighting applications as its Gen 2.0 products, while delivering the added performance and controllability benefits that were introduced with Gen 3.0. These advances, which include smooth deep dimming to 0.5%, no e-flicker and no visible flicker, also extend to additional control interfaces for DALI, DMX-RDM and Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) through daughter cards, that customers can chose to wire into their fixtures. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Feb 02, 2017

BJB SMD Terminal Blocks: The Best Connection for all Requirements

BJB SMD Terminal Blocks: The Best Connection for all Requirements SMD-compatible PCB terminal blocks are increasingly being used for electrical power supply to LED boards. This is because they are easy to handle and provide a permanent, secure connection to the control gear. A decisive factor for light quality is a design which is as flat as possible, which will enable an even light distribution and will avoid unwelcome shadowing. However, there are also technical requirements dictated by the relevant luminaire design. Examples are rear-entry wiring or the use of fine-stranded conductors. In order to cover every conceivable variation, BJB, the global market leader for lighting and luminaire components, has developed a series of three different SMD terminal blocks: SMD Mini, SMD Mini-Flex and the SMD push-through terminal block for rear-entry wiring. Read more »

White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Feb 02, 2017

Lumileds Shatters Efficiency Records with LUXEON MX

Lumileds Shatters Efficiency Records with LUXEON MX Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W efficacy, at 85°C (4000-6500 K and 70 CRI) which enables a system efficiency of 120 lm/W when driven at 700 mA. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Integrating Spheres | Feb 01, 2017

Ophir® Expands Series of Precisely Calibrated Integrating Spheres

Ophir® Expands Series of Precisely Calibrated Integrating Spheres MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces new additions to the Ophir® Integrating Sphere series of products. Designed for measuring divergent and collimated light sources, such as laser diodes and LEDs, the Ophir Integrating Spheres are integrating sphere and photodiode sensor systems for measuring the optical power of divergent, narrowband light sources. The series includes three precisely calibrated spheres that measure powers from 20 nW to as high as 30 W. Read more »

White LEDs | Featured | LEDs | Components | Feb 01, 2017

XLamp XHP50.2 LED Delivers the Highest Lumen Density in its Class

XLamp XHP50.2 LED Delivers the Highest Lumen Density in its Class Cree’s XLamp XHP50.2 LED delivers up to 7% more lumens and 10% higher LPW than the first gen XHP50 LED. The XHP50.2 can produce more than 2,500 lumens from its 6 mm light emitting surface to reduce size, cost and enable innovative solutions for applications from spot to street lighting. LM-80 data is available to reduce the time for ENERGY STAR® and DesignLights Consortium® qualifications. XLamp XHP50.2 LEDs are available in 2700-6500 K with high CRI options. Read more »

LEDs | RGB LEDs | Components | Jan 31, 2017

ROHM Introduces the World’s Smallest Reflector-Type High Brightness 3-Color LED

ROHM Introduces the World’s Smallest Reflector-Type High Brightness 3-Color LED ROHM has recently announced the availability of an ultra-compact reflector-type LED optimized for consumer devices such as matrix light sources for gaming and wearables that demand increased miniaturization. Read more »

White LEDs | LEDs | Components | Jan 24, 2017

Lumileds Shatters Efficiency Records with Multi-die Emitter for Robust Outdoor Fixtures

Lumileds Shatters Efficiency Records with Multi-die Emitter for Robust Outdoor Fixtures Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W efficacy, at 85°C (4000-6500 K and 70 CRI) which enables a system efficiency of 120 lm/W when driven at 700 mA. Read more »

Featured | Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Human Centric Lighting | Jan 19, 2017

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED

Warm Dimming and the Future of LED As LED lighting grows in acceptance and popularity, so does the need for better and more ranging color quality. Traditionally, LED lighting gave off a stark white, cool glow that was harsh on the eyes and made it difficult to use as a primary lighting source. Warm-dim LED technology has toned down that cool coloring, dynamically shifting the current and future applications of LED lighting management systems. Dimmability with a warm glow effect creates more opportunities than ever for LED lighting management systems. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Simulation Tools | Horticulture | Jan 17, 2017

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development

Lumileds Launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator to Accelerate Grow Light Development Lumileds today introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), and power usage of a fixture using Lumileds LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »