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Components | Electronics | Sensors | Controls | Smart Lighting | Nov 08, 2018

Tridonic smartSWITCH Switch Sensors Detect Presence and Ambient Light

Tridonic smartSWITCH Switch Sensors Detect Presence and Ambient Light The compact smartSWITCH HF 5DP f and HF 5DP S f switch sensors have an extra-wide detection range and, as built-in devices, require very little space in the luminaire. The sensors employ microwave technology and switch the light using the respective LED driver when they detect presence and ambient light. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Nov 08, 2018

Infineon Automotive LED Driver Provides Most Flexible LED Load Diagnosis

Infineon Automotive LED Driver Provides Most Flexible LED Load Diagnosis LED lighting is taking over on the roads. It enables new design trends in cars, such as flexible styling and animation, and increases safety in traffic. If LEDs fail, this affects the reliability of the light. With LITIX™ Basic+, a new LED driver family , Infineon is launching the most flexible single LED short circuit diagnostic feature available on the market at Electronica 2018. The new Active Retry function mode reduces the likelihood of misdiagnoses. This can save drivers unnecessary garage visits. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Nov 06, 2018

Upowertek Releases World’s First CCR Mode 0.1% Dimmable LED Driver

Upowertek Releases World’s First CCR Mode 0.1% Dimmable LED Driver Now most of the low dimming drivers are designed with PWM mode to get low output, but they have the problems of strobe flickering under cameras and potential audible noises. To solve the problems, Upowertek released the first constant current reduction mode 0.1% dimmable LED driver in the world, the BSR-055 series. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Indoor Applications | Nov 06, 2018

Tridonic Spotlight and Downlight LED Modules Offer Improved Efficiency

Tridonic Spotlight and Downlight LED Modules Offer Improved Efficiency Tridonic's seventh generation of SLE ADV modules benefits from a chip upgrade resulting in even greater efficiency, longer life time and improved thermal management – all with excellent colour rendering. The modules are available with light-emitting surfaces of 9 to 15 mm (LES 9 to LES 15), with 17 and 21 mm variants set to follow soon. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Nov 02, 2018

Inventronics Expands Narrow Input, Constant Voltage Driver Series

Inventronics Expands Narrow Input, Constant Voltage Driver Series 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 | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Tunable White Light | Oct 30, 2018

Bridgelux Advances 1 SDCM Consistency and New Dynamic White LED Modules

Bridgelux Advances 1 SDCM Consistency and New Dynamic White LED Modules As part of the ongoing commitment to deliver innovative LED solutions and design flexibility, Bridgelux today announces one Standard Deviation Color Matching (1 SDCM) across its core chip-on-board (COB) product families, and two new dynamic white products within the Vesta® Series product family. Bridgelux continues to expand its LED product portfolio products to provide luminaire OEMs with market leading color consistency and dynamic light options that enhance the light quality, experience, and design flexibility of LED lighting. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Indoor Applications | Oct 24, 2018

Lumileds Drives Efficacy to Over 200 lm/W in Popular 2835 Package

Lumileds Drives Efficacy to Over 200 lm/W in Popular 2835 Package Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON 2835 HE, which achieves unprecedented efficacy of over 200 lm/W, while providing market defining color consistency. Expanding on the successful LUXEON 2835 Line, the new LED is optimized to deliver high efficacy and 2-step MacAdam ellipse color consistency in applications such as troffers and high bay/low bay fixtures. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | ZigBee | Oct 24, 2018

EPtronics’ LP Series Programmable LED Drivers - Compatible to EuControls’ Zigbee Controller

EPtronics’ LP Series Programmable LED Drivers - Compatible to EuControls’ Zigbee Controller EPtronics is pleased to announce that its latest LP Series of programmable flicker-free LED drivers are immediately compatible with Zigbee wireless lighting controllers from EuControls, a sister company of EPtronics. EuControls’ LCM lighting controllers are ideal for new and retrofit lighting fixture projects that require Zigbee protocol compatible 0-10 V on/off/dimming control with Dim-to-Off support. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Stage Lighting | Special Applications | Oct 17, 2018

LED Engin Introduces World’s First 50 W Seven-Die LED Emitter

LED Engin Introduces World’s First 50 W Seven-Die LED Emitter LED Engin, an Osram business, has unveiled the LZ7 Plus, the world’s first 50 W seven-die LED emitter. The trend in stage lighting fixtures has evolved from not only delivering ultra-bright light with narrow beam, but also creating more sophisticated color schemes and high CRI white. LZ7 Plus is uniquely designed to address this trend, featuring seven high-power dies in six colors, which can be individually controlled to deliver intense, saturated colors, as well as high quality white light as a result of color mixing. The LZ7 Plus can be used in various stage fixtures, such as static and moving head wash fixtures, as well as profile fixtures. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | IR-LEDs | Oct 17, 2018

OMC's New 30° Beam Angle SMD LEDs for High-Intensity Applications

OMC's New 30° Beam Angle SMD LEDs for High-Intensity Applications OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, has introduced a new range of narrow angle, surface-mount LEDs in a variety of package styles and all popular LED wavelengths. The new SMD emitter series features integrated lenses moulded into the package which provides a 30 degree output beam. Applications for visible wavelengths include signalling and indication, in which the beam needs to be visible over greater distances, while the company’s infrared wavelength versions are used for sensing and data-communication over greater distances and with higher precision than using standard, wide-angle SMD components. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Indoor Applications | Oct 17, 2018

Fulham Releases Bluetooth Bridge to Retrofit Any 0-10V LED Luminaire

Fulham Releases Bluetooth Bridge to Retrofit Any 0-10V LED Luminaire Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced availability of a new Bluetooth Bridge 0-10V LED controller, the first in a series of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) components designed to connect luminaires into a Bluetooth mesh ecosystem. The new Bluetooth Bridge can be installed in any electrical box or LED fixture to provide wireless 0-10 dimming control and monitoring. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Signage | Outdoor Applications | Oct 16, 2018

GlacialPower Launches New GP-LE150N LED Driver Series With Isolated Cable

GlacialPower Launches New GP-LE150N LED Driver Series With Isolated Cable GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-LE150N DC LED driver suitable for LED strip light, LED signage and moving sign applications. The new series are available in 12 VDC output rated power of 120 W, and 24 VDC output rated power of 150 W. The GP-LE150N is suitable for exterior or interior usage, with a fully isolated plastic case and isolated cable that is IP67 rated for environmental protection from rain, water and dust. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Oct 01, 2018

ERP Power Introduces Europe's Smallest LED Driver

ERP Power Introduces Europe's Smallest LED Driver ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, announced the world’s smallest power supply for LED lighting fixtures that has been demonstrated in Bregenz, Austria at Europe’s leading lighting technologies conference LED professional Symposium + Expo (LpS 2018). The ERP next generation VLM Series Class II constant voltage LED driver architecture delivers power density of 20 Watts per cubic inch in a package the size of two AA/LR6 batteries. European terminal blocks with optional strain relief and CE/ENEC/CB certification address a wide range of architectural, commercial, and industrial lighting applications Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 28, 2018

Automotive Lighting of the Future - Osram’s Oslon Boost HX for New Concepts

Automotive Lighting of the Future - Osram’s Oslon Boost HX for New Concepts As part of digital mirror device (DMD) systems, the LED enables symbols to be projected onto the road in HD quality Just like a normal projector can display pictures on a screen, a DMD system with its millions of micro-mirrors can project light onto the road in the form of symbols. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Sep 26, 2018

Luxeon V2, the Only Choice for a 2mm² High Power LED

Luxeon V2, the Only Choice for a 2mm² High Power LED Today Lumileds announced breakthrough high power performance with the new Luxeon V2 LED. With the highest performance in its class for output and efficacy, the emitter easily enables DLC Premium performance at the system level. Luxeon V2 utilizes a 2x2 mm Chip Scale Package (CSP) in a 3.5x3.5 mm standard package. “Luxeon V2 is designed such that 99% of the light is forward directed, resulting in the industry’s most usable light from a compact source,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Director at Lumileds. 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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