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Components | Electronics | Sensors | Smart Lighting & IoT | Indoor Applications | Dec 11, 2018

EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control

EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control At CES 2019 in Las Vegas (January 8-11, 2019), EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will be launching a new ceiling-mounted solar-powered occupancy sensor (PIR) for Bluetooth lighting control systems communicating via Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). It will be the first self-powered Bluetooth® occupancy sensor on the market integrating EnOcean’s field-proven energy harvesting technology and offering best customer experience by being maintenance-free, freely positionable, highly flexible and easy to install. The new sensor, in a small and functional housing design, will add to EnOcean’s Easyfit portfolio of battery-free Bluetooth® switches and perfectly support the company’s strategy to easily provide precious data for the digitalization of buildings using LED lighting systems as data backbone for intelligent control. Visitors to the CES show can experience EnOcean’s Easyfit Bluetooth® solutions at Sands Expo #40464. The new sensor will be available on the market from January 2019. Read more »

Tools | Manufacturing | Test Equipment | Inspection | Dec 11, 2018

Inspect Large PCBs in Ergonomically Correct Working Positions

Inspect Large PCBs in Ergonomically Correct Working Positions Tagarno is now announcing a modified digital microscope solution, promoting ergonomically correct working conditions and new possibilities to inspect large PCBs with plenty of work space beneath the camera. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Electronics | EMI Filters | Medical | Special Applications | Dec 10, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces Corcom MRI LED Lighting Filters

TE Connectivity Introduces Corcom MRI LED Lighting Filters In medical applications very often strict EMI suppression and clean power is required. One especially critical application is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Unfortunately standard LED drivers and LED lighting products don't provide sufficient EMI suppression. Even LED lights outside the MRI room may influnce the MRI equipment. Especially designed filters can eliminate this problem. TE Connectivity’s new Corcom MRI LED lighting filters is such a product. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Special Applications | Nov 30, 2018

12-bit, 29 kHz RGB LED Driver Family Enables Vivid Color and Seamless Animation without Audible Noise

12-bit, 29 kHz RGB LED Driver Family Enables Vivid Color and Seamless Animation without Audible Noise Texas Instruments today introduced a new family of LED drivers with integrated, independent color mixing, brightness control and a power-saving mode. The LP5018, LP5024, LP5030 and LP5036 enable smooth, vivid color and reduce system power consumption. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | White LEDs | Horticulture | Nov 29, 2018

Lumileds New LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line Is Designed To Maximizing Crop Yield

Lumileds New LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line Is Designed To Maximizing Crop Yield Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line of LEDs, which provide the color options and high photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) needed to maximize plant growth rate and crop yield of a variety of plants and vegetables. Growers can select specific color points or design a customized spectrum using the industry’s only LEDs specifically engineered for horticulture applications. The LED’s compact 2.8x3.5 mm footprint allows minimal spacing between plants and lighting so that higher crop yield can be realized in interweaving canopy or vertical farm applications. The LEDs are offered off-the-shelf or configured in the Lumileds Matrix Platform for faster time to market of lighting fixtures. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Automotive | Nov 26, 2018

LG Innotek Unveiled “Nexlide-L” for Automotive Ultra-slim Line Lamps

LG Innotek Unveiled “Nexlide-L” for Automotive Ultra-slim Line Lamps LG Innotek today announced that it has developed “Nexlide-L”, a line lighting module for automobiles. It emits bright and uniform light from the module's sharp line of 3 mm width. It is the thinnest width among automotive exterior lamps. Since the quality and mass production tests are already completed, the company can supply customized designs according to customer orders. Read more »

Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Full Spectrum LEDs | Horticulture | Nov 21, 2018

Samsung Electronics Expands Horticulture LED Lineups

Samsung Electronics Expands Horticulture LED Lineups Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced new horticulture LED lineups, including full-spectrum packages and modules as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. Optimized for lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming*, the new LEDs provide a broader spectrum of light for healthier plant growth, enhanced farming environments and reduced lighting system costs. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | CoB LEDs | Indoor Applications | Nov 19, 2018

Luminus’ Gen 4 COBs - 70 Watt Metal Halide Spotlight Finally Meets Its Match

Luminus’ Gen 4 COBs - 70 Watt Metal Halide Spotlight Finally Meets Its Match Luminus Devices has released its fourth generation chip-on-board LED technology (Gen 4) that will open new opportunities in retail lighting as well as a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Luminus Gen 4 COB technology combines significant improvements in efficacy, flux density, high maximum drive current, and high-temperature capability to enable breakthrough changes in form factor for luminaire makers. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Outdoor Applications | IP-Protection | Nov 19, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces LUMAWISE Endurance N Base with Vent

TE Connectivity Introduces LUMAWISE Endurance N Base with Vent TE Connectivity’s (TE) LUMAWISE Endurance N base with vent is ANSI 136.41 compliant for photocontrols and accepts sleeves and covers in varying heights. These components are assembled to provide a total power and signal interface between the photocontrol module and a lighting fixture’s mating receptacle. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Development Kits | Nov 19, 2018

Fulham EliteControl Bluetooth Mesh LabKit - Fast, Easy Evaluation and Development of Wireless LED Controls

Fulham EliteControl Bluetooth Mesh LabKit - Fast, Easy Evaluation and Development of Wireless LED Controls Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has just released a new Bluetooth Mesh LabKit to make it easy for OEMs to quickly test and evaluate wireless LED controllers for commercial lighting systems. The LabKit comes ready to use, complete with Fulham’s Bluetooth mesh mobile commissioning application. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White Mid Power LEDs | Indoor Applications | Nov 19, 2018

Osram's New Long-Life LED for General Lighting - Osconiq S3030

Osram's New Long-Life LED for General Lighting - Osconiq S3030 Osconiq S3030 enables customers to build luminaires with optimum quality, extra-long life and exceptional robustness The market for LED lighting is moving forward very fast and the demand for professional components with long lifetimes and extraordinary robustness is growing. In announcing the new professional Osconiq S3030, Osram Opto Semiconductors is successfully facing up to these challenges. These LEDs are state-of-the-art components designed to meet professional demands in various general lighting applications and characterized by long life, high performance and first-class reliability. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Automotive | Nov 19, 2018

Everlight Demonstrated Smart Automotive at Electronica 2018

Everlight Demonstrated Smart Automotive at Electronica 2018 Everlight Eelectronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, not only demonstrated infrared and lighting products but also latest automotive LEDs and modules such as an ADB matrix headlamp, a Mini/Smart Multi Array Rear Lamp at Electronica 2018, Messe Munich, Germany. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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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