Resources | Projects | Smart Lighting & IoT | Systems & Applications | News-Spot | Jul 24, 2018

OpenAIS Project Completed after Successful Validation of IPv6 Based Lighting Controls

OpenAIS Project Completed after Successful Validation of IPv6 Based Lighting Controls The EU-Horizon 2020 co-funded OpenAIS [1] project, that successfully brought open IPv6-based control to the lighting world, has been completed as planned. A consortium of seven leading companies in lighting, IoT and building management and two knowledge institutes worked closely together for 3.5 years on IP-to-the-end-node connected lighting for professional buildings. Read more »

Resources | Projects | Systems | Sustainability | Jan 16, 2018

‘Luminaire of the Future’ Aims to Revolutionize the European Lighting Industry by 2020

‘Luminaire of the Future’ Aims to Revolutionize the European Lighting Industry by 2020 As part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 work programme, the Repro-light project (Re-usable and re-configurable parts for sustainable LED based lighting systems) aspires to successfully initiate a transformation in the European LED lighting industry, by creating the ‘Luminaire of the Future’. Read more »

Resources | Projects | UV-Modules | UV-LEDs | Dec 06, 2017

“UV Power” Research Project Is Working on LED-Replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources

“UV Power” Research Project Is Working on LED-Replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources Since February 2017, a total of five research institutes and companies have been working on “UV Power”, a collaborative project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The partners have made it their goal to provide high-power UV LEDs to cover a wide variety of applications. These LEDs will eventually replace conventional UV light sources, which often contain toxic mercury, in areas such as production, disinfection, the environment, life sciences and medicine. UV LEDs are also likely to open up new areas of application. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | May 12, 2017

Unique Project for Developing Mass Market UV LEDs for Disinfection

Unique Project for Developing Mass Market UV LEDs for Disinfection Eco-friendly purification of water – UV light is already being used to kill water-borne germs but the light sources used for this purpose are still predominantly mercury vapor lamps. UV LEDs have so far proved unattractive for reasons of cost. The aim of the UNIQUE project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology is therefore to develop high-power UV LEDs for industrial use. The project, which is being coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors, involves five Bavarian companies and research institutions. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | LEDs | Feb 09, 2017

International FLINGO Project to Improving the Properties of LEDs Has Started

International FLINGO Project to Improving the Properties of LEDs Has Started In view of the growing demands placed on the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs, more and more attention is being paid to research into new material properties. The purpose of the FLINGO project is therefore to develop new materials (layers in particular) and processes to improve the characteristics of LEDs, such as efficiency and durability. The intention is to maintain and improve market leadership in innovative LED products. As the project coordinator, Osram Opto Semiconductors is working since February 2017 with renowned universities, research institutes and companies. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is sponsoring the FLINGO project (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) as part of the M-ERA.NET EU initiative. Read more »

Resources | Projects | Tools | Software | Feb 08, 2017

Delphi4LED Project: New Design Tools To Speed Up Time To Market of HQ Large-Area LED Products

Delphi4LED Project: New Design Tools To Speed Up Time To Market of HQ Large-Area LED Products VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland develops novel LED light sources based on large, flexible and transparent substrates in collaboration with the Finnish companies Flexbright and Lighting Design Collective. An easy-to-customise LED foil suitable for mass production enables the introduction of the large area lighting and display technologies to applications such as vehicles, greenhouses, shopping centres and architectural lighting. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Photonics

EU-Call: Photonics KET 2017

Research activities on various photonic technologies can be proposed within this call. Research shall reinforce Europe’s competitiveness in the photonic market. All kind of SSL and optical research could be applicable for this call. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Material Science

EU-Call: Advanced Materials and Innovative Design for Improved Functionality and Aesthetics in High Added Value Consumer Goods

Proposals should address the development of innovative advanced material solutions for use in the creative industry sectors to make urban living significantly easier, more sustainable, more comfortable, more secure and more functional. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Sustainability

EU-Call: New Technologies and Life Cycle Management for Reconfigurable and Reusable Customised Products

This call addresses for example development of smart products where new and additional features can be implemented by reconfiguration during life cycle. This could e.g. apply for smart SSL Products. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Manufacturing | Measurement

EU-Call: In-Line Measurement and Control for Micro-/Nano-Enabled High-Volume Manufacturing for Enhanced Reliability

This call addresses proposals regarding R&D activities on test and measurement of micro- and nanostructured surfaces during mass production. This could cover e.g.in-line measurement technics of optical surfaces. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Manufacturing

EU-Call: New Product Functionalities Through Advanced Surface Manufacturing Processes for Mass Production

This call addresses research projects on surface modifying technologies (e.g. generation of micro- and nanostructured surfaces) that are suitable for mass production. Proposals for research on surfaces with special optical properties could be applicable but also structuring techniques on chip base. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | IoT

EU Call: R&I on IoT Integration and Platforms

EU Call: R&I on IoT Integration and Platforms Proposals shall mainly cover research on architectures, concepts, methods and tools for open IoT platforms. Research shall be driven by ambitious use cases which could be LED and lighting applications. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | IoT

EU Call: IoT Pilots

Within this call proposals for demonstration and validation of IoT tools and technologies in real-world scenarios shall be made. One of the named fields of interest is energy management at home and in buildings which includes IoT in LED and lighting applications. The call addresses EU-Brazil collaborations in particular. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | EU-Calls | Technologies

EU Call: FET-Open Research and Innovation Actions

This call is open for any kind of research on future and emerging technologies (FET) in early stages. Proposals should cover high-risk, interdisciplinary research on radically new technologies. Read more »

Resources | Fundings | DoE | SSL | May 18, 2016

DOE Awards Three Grants to SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy have awarded three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. These Phase I grants will explore the technical merit and commercial potential of different innovative concepts or technologies that are expected to contribute to the achievement of the price and performance goals described in DOE’s SSL R&D Plan. Read more »

News-Spot | Resources | Projects | EPIC | OLEDs | Feb 18, 2016

EPIC/Photonics 21 Announces EU Support for Photonics PPP Pilot Lines

EPIC/Photonics 21 Announces EU Support for Photonics PPP Pilot Lines Three major Pilot Lines, which help SMEs take photonics technologies from lab into market, have been launched today by the Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Pilot Lines mean that thousands of high tech SMEs in Europe - who often lack access to advanced, cost-intensive infrastructures and expertise needed to manufacture new and innovative products – will be able to take their good ideas, scale-them up and validate them with the first customers for commercial production. Read more »

Resources | Projects | Smart Lighting & IoT | Roadmap | Jun 01, 2015

OpenAIS Project – Ideation and Roadmapping Workshop

OpenAIS Mission Statement On May 6th and 7th, Johnson Controls invited experts to an ideation and roadmapping workshop in Manchester in the framework of the European Community funded project OpenAIS. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Apr 24, 2015

VoLiFa2020

Brightening the Dark – BMBF funds research project to develop a fully adaptive light projection system to increase traffic safety Read more »

Fundings & Projects

“EnLight” Project Receives 2014 ENIAC JU Innovation Award

Enlight has received the 2014 ENIAC Innovation award at the European Nanoelectronics Forum on November 26th in Cannes ECSEL Joint Undertaking, supporting projects of the ENIAC JU, announced the Enlight project for Intelligent, Energy Efficient Lighting Systems as the winner of the 2014 Innovation Award at the European Nanoelectronics Forum. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 12, 2014

CoeLux

The sky light reconstruction in artificial illumination by means of solid transparent nanocomposites CoeLux is an optical system based on nano technology to artificially reproduce the natural light and visual appearance of the sun and sky. CoeLux offers a breakthrough opportunity for indoor architecture by creating the sensation of infinite space. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 11, 2014

Illuminate

SSL for illumination of city centres and exposition buildings The ILLUMINATE project will assess SSL applicability and benefit as in high quality urban areas and in buildings hosting expositions and museums when light quality is un uncompromising requirement and SSL use is still problematic. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 10, 2014

EnLight

Energy Efficient and Intelligent Lighting Systems Energy efficiency and sustainability are major concerns in society today. The lighting industry is going through a radical transformation driven by rapid progress in LED lighting, semiconductor technology, and the need for sustainable and energy-efficient solutions. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 10, 2014

LASSIE-FP7

Large Area Solid State Intelligent Efficient luminaires The main objective of the LASSIE-FP7 consortium is to implement large-area and low-cost intelligent SSL modules with high efficiency and high lighting quality, while assessing their environmental impact over the life cycle. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 10, 2014

Newled

NEWLED will develop high efficiency and high brightness monolithic and hybrid all-semiconductor WHITE light-emitting GaN-based diodes. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | Oct 09, 2014

SSL-erate

Accelerate SSL Innovation for Europe SSL-erate is a 3-year coordination project that aims to accelerate the uptake of high-quality Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology in Europe by supporting open innovation and bringing validated information to all relevant stakeholders. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | News-Spot | Oct 09, 2014

Hi-LED

Human-centric Intelligent LED engines for the take up of SSL in Europe The HILED project will advance the state of the art of Solid State Lighting (SSL) through research on innovative light engines that take advantage of full control of light. Read more »

Fundings & Projects | Oct 07, 2014

LED 4 ART

High quality and energy efficient LED illumination for art Read more »

Fundings & Projects | Sep 18, 2014

European "Flexibilis" Project to Develop Flexible Barrier to Replace ITO in OLED Applications

The pan-European collaborative project "Flexibilis" is providing the expertise to both develop and test the advances in large area OLED and OPV devices at pilot production scale Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation films with high performance barrier properties. There is an industry need for the creation of alternative technologies and materials that have equal performance but deliver low cost, sustainable, transparent and flexible products for these applications. Throughout Europe, it is proving extremely difficult to develop the manufacture of these alternative materials beyond laboratory scale to the position where they are available in large area quantities at a price compatible with supporting market growth. Read more »

Fundings | Jun 16, 2014

DOE Announces Selections for SSL R&D Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of solid-state lighting (SSL) projects to receive funding, in response to the SSL funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000973. These one- to two-year projects will focus on the areas of Core Technology Research, which involves the application of fundamental scientific concepts to SSL technology; and Product Development, which involves using the knowledge gained from basic or applied research to develop or improve commercially viable SSL materials, devices, or systems. Read more »

FEATURED

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000 K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB ... Read more »

FEATURED

Luminus Gen 4 COBs: 70W CMH Spots Finally Meet Their Match

Luminus Gen 4 COBs: 70W CMH Spots Finally Meet Their Match Luminus Devices latest, fourth generation chip-on-board LED technology (Gen 4) will open new opportunities in retail lighting and a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Luminus Gen 4 COB technology combines significant improvements in efficacy, flux density, high maximum drive ... 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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