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Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Mar 21, 2019

New 60 V Linear LED Controller ICs from Infineon for General Lighting

New 60 V Linear LED Controller ICs from Infineon for General Lighting With the BCR601 and BCR602 Infineon Technologies AG introduces two new members of its successful BCR linear LED controller IC portfolio. The BCR601 features an innovative voltage feedback to the primary side also known as "active headroom control" (AHC), enabling cost- and power-effective LED driver applications. The BCR602, on the other hand, targets dimmable LED applications such as light engines, modules and strips. Its wide voltage range of up to 60 V makes it ideal fit for 48 V designs and DC/DC grids. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Mar 21, 2019

LUXX Light Technology Releases World's First 700 LEDs per Meter LED Strip Light

LUXX Light Technology Releases World's First 700 LEDs per Meter LED Strip Light LUXX Light Technology announced the launch of a new 700 LEDs per meter tape light. Available in single colors and color temperatures ranging from 2700-6500 K this new series comes in at only 0.47″ wide and less than 0.04″ tall, also boosts 90 CRI, and delivers consistent ultra bright light quality. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Mar 14, 2019

TE Connectivity Introduces ITB Releasable Poke-In Connectors for LED Lighting Applications

TE Connectivity Introduces ITB Releasable Poke-In Connectors for LED Lighting Applications TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has unveiled BUCHANAN WireMate ITB (Inverted Thru-Board). These wire-to-board connectors are for use in linear and circular LED modules found in all sorts of commercial and industrial lighting systems. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Human Centric Lighting | Indoor Applications | Mar 13, 2019

Bridgelux Introduces Thrive - Human Centric Light Spectrum Mimicking Sunlight

Bridgelux Introduces Thrive - Human Centric Light Spectrum Mimicking Sunlight Bridgelux announced Thrive, a family of white point options for surface mount devices (SMD), V Series™, Vero® Series and Vesta® Series chip-on-board (COB) products designed to closely mimic the sun and provide a new class of full spectrum, human centric light emitting diode (LED) white point solutions. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Smart Lighting & IoT | Mar 12, 2019

Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver

Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver The emerging trend of smart lighting and Internet of Things, requires a new generation of LED drivers. Infineon Technologies AG introduces the new member of its XDP™ LED series, the XDPL8221 for cost-effective dual-stage drivers with advanced features. This device combines a quasi-resonant PFC and a quasi-resonant flyback controller with primary side regulation together with a communication interface. A comprehensive set of configurable protection mechanisms (standard and sophisticated) ensure safe, reliable and robust LED driver for a large set of use cases. The new driver IC will be showcased at the APEC 2019 exhibition in Anaheim, CA. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Simulation Tools | Mar 12, 2019

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool

Lighting Analysts Releases Luxiflux–Zonal - Web-Based Interior Lighting Estimator Tool Lighting Analysts, a global leader in illumination engineering software, is pleased to announce the release of our latest web-based software, Luxiflux–Zonal, the anticipated new responsive design, interior lighting estimator tool for product manufacturer's websites. This software utilizes server-side, AWS-hosted architecture opening the door for additional new web-based software development. The ground-up responsive design provides an excellent user experience for mobile users (iOS and Android) as well as traditional desktop. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Street Lighting | Mar 11, 2019

Inventronics Expands Family of Controls-Ready, High Input Voltage LED Drivers

Inventronics Expands Family of Controls-Ready, High Input Voltage LED Drivers Inventronics has announced the expansion of the ESD family of Controls-Ready, high input voltage LED drivers to include models delivering a full 480W at a wide output current range between 1.5-10.0 A. The new ESD-480SxxxDT series operates over a 249-528 Vac input range making it ideal for a multitude of projects in varying geographical locations. It provides absolute cost savings with full-load efficiency up to 95% and eliminates the need for a step-down transformer within the lighting fixture. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Retrofit | Mar 11, 2019

Lumileds Boosts Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness of Luxeon 2835E for Retrofit Lamps & Downlights

Lumileds Boosts Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness of Luxeon 2835E for Retrofit Lamps & Downlights Lumileds introduced a new version of the Luxeon 2835E 9V LED specifically optimized for the typical drive current of retrofit lamps and downlights, 100 mA. Lamp designers will achieve a 5% boost in efficacy over the 60 mA LED when driven at the same current, leading to more efficient retrofit lamps including A19, PAR and B11 lamps. Forward voltage drops by 4% as well. For instance, at 2700K and 80 CRI, the Luxeon 2835E 9V produces 118 lm and achieves 127 lm/W at 9.3V (versus 120 lm/W at 9.7 V). Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | NFC | Outdoor Applications | Mar 06, 2019

Tridonic Announces Third-Generation Outdoor Drivers Now Having NFC Interface

Tridonic Announces Third-Generation Outdoor Drivers Now Having NFC Interface Third-generation outdoor drivers from the excite (EXC) and advanced (ADV) series by Tridonic are now available, all with NFC interface. The dimmable control gear elements for the luminaire fixture are available in various wattages and also, if required, with matching LED modules. Read more »

Tools | Database | Engineering | UV-LEDs | Mar 06, 2019

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database Kopp Glass announces the release of a UV LED Product Database that enables users to easily evaluate and select the optimal UV LED for specific applications. With hundreds of UV LED's available, researching and comparing the various options is a tedious, time-consuming process. This database streamlines the selection process. The comprehensive resource contains over 700 UV LEDs from 29 different manufacturers—including products from industry leaders such as Seoul Viosys, LG Innotek and Rayvio. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Special Applications | Camera Flash LEDs | Feb 27, 2019

Lumileds Unveils Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology for Flagship Smartphones

Lumileds Unveils  Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology for Flagship Smartphones Lumileds today reasserted its market leading position in camera flash LEDs while at Mobile World Congress by introducing the Luxeon Flash 9X with Spectral Pure Technology LED that produces photos with the finest color quality. Noted for its small form factor (1.4 x 1.4 mm chip scale package), this robust LED is ideally suited to produce photos with vivid colors including the most realistic skin tones captured on any smart phone. "The improved picture quality with Spectral Pure Technology is stunning when compared side-by-side with photos captured at 80 CRI, the former industry standard. Pictures taken with LEDs supported by Spectral Pure Technology have richer colors and facial tones appear more attractive than before," said Thierry De Smet, Director of Product Marketing at Lumileds. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Medical | Feb 20, 2019

New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay

New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a ceramic mid power ultraviolet (UVC) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Featuring a quartz window, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU35CM00-280-120 delivers an extremely long lifetime in a compact 3.5 mm by 3.5 mm by 1.2 mm surface-mount package. Read more »

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 »

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Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Master Bond EP30LTE-2 has been developed for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses. It can be used for sealing, coating and encapsulating, especially for small to medium sized castings where a very low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is required. Read more »

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New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant Lampholders were standard in older, traditional lighting systems. Modern LED fixtures that utilize non-replaceable LEDs create several assembly and field-replacement disadvantages. Zhaga Book 21 addresses these shortcomings by standardizing linear 'socketable' LED modules. In accordance with Book ... Read more »

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EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key

EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED These SMD LEDs are packaged in an industry standard PLCC8 package. These high performance 4 color SMT LEDs are designed to work in a wide range of applications. A wide viewing angle and high brightness make these LEDs suitable for signage applications. Read more »

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Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for determining haemoglobin (Hb) saturation through oxygen in the blood and heart frequency. It uses the fact that oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor haemoglobin absorb red and infrared light differently. In order to measure the oxygen content reliably, LEDs with ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light It is a great pleasure for the LpS and TiL organization committee to announce the award winners for 2019. For the second time in a row, after the traditional cruise on the lake from Bregenz to Lindau, the gala dinner at the Eilgut Halle has proven to being a great place for the LpS & TiL award ... Read more »

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