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 | 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 | 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 | CoB LEDs | Horticulture | Sep 21, 2018

Luminus' New Horticulture CoB LEDs Promise New Growth for the Cannabis Market

Luminus' New Horticulture CoB LEDs Promise New Growth for the Cannabis Market Luminus Devices, Inc. a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has released its Horticulture CoBs with spectrums targeted for cannabis production. The new devices are available with 14 mm and 22 mm light emitting surfaces (LES) and provide best in class PPF and PPF/W performance. With operating power from 25 W to 125 W, the PPF range extends from 45 µmol/s to over 150 µmol/s with the larger 22 mm LES. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Special Applications | Aeronautics | Reliability | Sep 13, 2018

Abrasion in Transparent Lens Materials for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

Abrasion in Transparent Lens Materials for Exterior Aircraft Lighting Research, Engineering, and Quality Assurance at Kopp Glass, reports how Taber abrasion and high-velocity particulate testing was performed on three different jet aircraft lens materials, including: heat strengthened borosilicate glass (Kopp 9000), hard-coated polycarbonate, and aviation grade acrylic (Makrolon AR and Plexiglas II UVA). Read more »

Systems & Applications | Controls | Software | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Special Applications | Sep 12, 2018

A New Dawn Arrives with the Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q

A New Dawn Arrives with the Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q Chroma-Q®, who recently acquired and rebranded the Jands Vista lighting & media control system, has released the long anticipated Vista 3 software, which introduces a large number of exciting new features and improvements. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Sep 05, 2018

DOWA Announces Short-Wavelength IR LEDs with the World’s Highest Output Power

DOWA Announces Short-Wavelength IR LEDs with the World’s Highest Output Power DOWA Electronics Materials Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. , has successfully developed short-wavelength-infrared LED chips with output power that is 3.5 times higher than existing products and is the highest in the world at 6.8 mW [1], with a peak wavelength of 1,300 nm. DOWA has started to deliver sample products. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Horticulture | Aug 29, 2018

Signify Launches New Philips GreenPower LED Toplighting Improving Performance

Signify Launches New Philips GreenPower LED Toplighting  Improving Performance Signify, the world leader in lighting, today announced the introduction of the new Philips GreenPower LED toplighting high output with a light efficacy up to 3.0 µmol/J and an output of 800 µmol/s. The new module will help greenhouse growers improve the growth of vegetables, fruits, flowers and other crops that require a lot of light. The new toplighting is available as of September 2018. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Micro-LEDs | Displays | Special Applications | Aug 28, 2018

Lextar to Release Micro LED Chip and UFP I-Mini RGB Display Module

Lextar to Release Micro LED Chip and UFP I-Mini RGB Display Module The vertically integrated LED company Lextar Electronics will be releasing new Micro LED chip technology, with the chip size under 20µm. It will also be releasing two chip technologies: R/G/B Micro LED and Color Conversion Micro LED chip. As for Mini LED products, Lextar will debut the next generation UFP I-Mini RGB display module, and slim Mini LED light board for panel backlights. The series of latest Micro and Mini LED technologies will make their debuts at the Touch Taiwan 2018 exhibition. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Displays | Aug 28, 2018

Maxim’s LED Backlight Driver - Smallest Footprint for Larger Automotive Displays

Maxim’s LED Backlight Driver - Smallest Footprint for Larger Automotive Displays Automotive infotainment designers can now upgrade to bigger, higher resolution displays with greater ease, reduced cost and smaller solution size with the MAX20069 from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). The MAX20069 provides the industry’s first solution integrating four I2C-controlled, 150 mA LED backlight drivers and a four-output thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) bias in a single chip. The IC can reduce design footprint up to one-third compared to the closest competitor’s parts. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Industrial | Aug 24, 2018

TT Electronics' Compact, Surface-Mount IR LED Emitter has Narrow FWH Angle

TT Electronics' Compact, Surface-Mount IR LED Emitter has Narrow FWH Angle TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has introduced a compact, infrared LED emitter with the industry’s largest spot diameter of 7 mm for super-reliable optical sensing and position encoder applications. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Purple LEDs | Disinfection | Special Applications | Aug 20, 2018

LG Innotek Introduces "Visible Disinfection Lighting" Solution

LG Innotek Introduces "Visible Disinfection Lighting" Solution LG Innotek today announced "Visible Disinfection Lighting", which is a functional light source that gives the effect of sterilization by sunlight with the indoor light. The LED realizes the effect of eco-friendly sterilization, that is, the method used to dry household goods and blankets under the sun, in indoor spaces conveniently and safely at any time. Read more »

Resources | White Papers | Horticulture | Mouser | Aug 17, 2018

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years. Read more »

Technologies | Light Generation | OLEDs | Special Applications | Displays | Aug 07, 2018

Electron Beam Patterning for Full-Color HR OLED Displays

Electron Beam Patterning for Full-Color HR OLED Displays OLED microdisplays are increasingly establishing themselves in consumer-ready wearables and data glasses. In order to meet the requirements for higher efficiency, higher contrast, and higher resolutions in these applications, Fraunhofer FEP scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates. This might eliminate the use of color filters and shadow masks in the future and allow full-color displays to be developed by means of a new process. An increase in efficiency and considerably broader color gamut have already been demonstrated in first experiments. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | LEDs | Special Applications | Animal Farming | Jul 30, 2018

Kyocera Offers World's First Full-Spectrum LED Aquarium Lighting for Japan

Kyocera Offers World's First Full-Spectrum LED Aquarium Lighting for Japan Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that the company developed the world's first [1] full-spectrum LED lighting for aquariums. Kyocera's high-color-rendering LED lighting combines its proprietary violet LEDs and RGB (red, green and blue) phosphors to create lights close to natural sunlight at specific underwater depths. Kyocera's new LED lighting is ideal for growing various water creatures as it reproduces the light close to the natural habitats of corals and water plants. The optical spectrum can also be customized to reproduce the deep blue color for ornamental purposes. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Automotive | Jul 26, 2018

Vishay Automotive Grade Power LEDs - Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size

Vishay Automotive Grade Power LEDs - Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced two new series of surface-mount Automotive Grade power LEDs in PLCC-2 and ultra compact MiniLED packages. Utilizing the latest advanced AllnGaP technology in the smallest chip size available, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series deliver high brightness and maximum drive current up to 50 mA for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | CCTV Survillance Cameras | Special Applications | Jul 19, 2018

New IR LED for Razor Sharp Images of CCTV Survillance Cameras

New IR LED for Razor Sharp Images of CCTV Survillance Cameras Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its proven Oslon Black portfolio for infrared illumination with the addition of an infrared LED with a narrower beam angle of ± 25°. Thanks to the new SFH 4718A IRED, illumination units for camera systems with a medium capture range no longer require secondary optics. The Oslon Black family now offers a wide selection for the most varied of infrared-based applications, taking in four power classes, three wavelengths and three beam angles. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Special Applications | Jul 09, 2018

OMC’s New High Brightness Purple LED for Greater Design Flexibility

OMC’s New High Brightness Purple LED for Greater Design Flexibility OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, has launched a new high brightness purple surface-mount LED lamp featuring the company’s proprietary Active Diffuser Technology™, which produces a far richer and more efficient output than traditional single-wavelength devices. The vibrant output and ease of driving of the new purple LED SMD lamp makes it ideal for applications such as backlighting, mood-lighting, displays and status indication on items such as front panels and keypads, as well as signalling and industrial electronics. Designated LPRM3268X3, this new SMD lamp requires very low current, has a compact footprint of only 3.2mm by 2.8mm, and a depth of 1.9mm, with the industry-standard PLCC package. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Industrial | Jul 06, 2018

Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver

Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear™ LT3762, a 60V output, high efficiency, synchronous, boost LED driver controller with a programmable internal LED PWM signal generator and spread spectrum frequency modulation that yield low EMI noise. The versatile LT3762 includes a rail-to-rail current sense amplifier, enabling high side or low side current sensing that in addition to synchronous boost facilitates synchronous buck-mode and buck-boost mode topologies and nonsynchronous SEPIC designs. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Horticulture | Jul 05, 2018

LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs

LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs LG Innotek today announced that it set up a full lineup of “horticulture LEDs,” which are the light sources that can make plants grow faster than under the sunlight, and will venture into the global market. LG Innotek secured 30 types of horticulture LED packages optimized according to light wavelength and power consumption. In addition to visible light LEDs, the company also launched horticulture UV (ultraviolet) LEDs. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | Software | Displays | Special Applications | Jun 27, 2018

Westboro Photonics Announces Photometrica® version 7.5

Westboro Photonics Announces Photometrica® version 7.5 Westboro Photonics, a leading manufacturer of imaging colorimeters and photometers for the analysis of displays and lighting and the publisher of the Photometrica measurement and analysis software, announces the release of Photometrica version 7.5. Read more »

Technologies | LEDs | Micro-LEDs | Light Generation | Special Applications | Displays | Jun 19, 2018

KAIST Team Develops Flexible Blue Vertical Micro LEDs

KAIST Team Develops Flexible Blue Vertical Micro LEDs In CES 2018, micro LED TV was spotlighted as a strong candidate for replacing the active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display. Micro LED is a sub-100 um light source for red, green and blue light, which has advantages of outstanding optical output, ultra-low power consumption, fast response speed, and excellent flexibility. Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and his team have developed a low cost production technology for thin-film blue flexible vertical micro LEDs (f-VLEDs). Read more »

Systems & Applications | Automotive | LED Modules | Lamps | Jun 12, 2018

Innovative XLS Product Family from Osram is Revolutionizing the Signal Lamp Market

Innovative XLS Product Family from Osram is Revolutionizing the Signal Lamp Market Osram is launching XLS (eXchangable LED Signal), standardized LED light sources for signal light applications in the automotive industry. By combining standardized light sources and LED technology they will fundamentally change the automotive signal lamp sector. “For the first time, a uniform platform with four different light sources can cover all the important signal applications in vehicles. This allows simple replacements, reduces complexity and overall costs for car manufacturers and leads to faster development processes thanks to adapted standards”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. The LED-based signal lamps are scheduled to appear on the roads from the fall of 2018. Read more »

Components | Electronics | LED Power Supplies | Harsh Enviroment | Special Applications | Jun 12, 2018

EFORE Releases New DDP/MDP600SC with IP66/67/68 Ingress Protection Grade

EFORE Releases New DDP/MDP600SC with IP66/67/68 Ingress Protection Grade EFORE Plc, an international company which designs and manufactures custom and standard AC/DC Power Supplies, LED Drivers and DC and AC Power Systems, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new DDP/MDP600 SC Sealed Power supply series, designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions, including submersion to 1 m for up to 40 days. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Horticulture | Jun 12, 2018

Oreon Introduces Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage at GreenTech2018

Oreon Introduces Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage at GreenTech2018 Oreon, Dutch manufacturer of high quality LED fixtures for greenhouse horticulture, are presenting their Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage fixture during GreenTech2018 (12 to 14 June 2018) in Amsterdam's RAI. The new water-cooled LED grow light can be connected to a 220-480 V power supply in a greenhouse. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Jun 07, 2018

Elmos' LIN Controller for Flicker-Free RGB LED Applications in Vehicle Interior

Elmos' LIN Controller for Flicker-Free RGB LED Applications in Vehicle Interior The Elmos IC E521.36 enables a variable, cost-efficient and very space-saving design of RGB LED modules for the connection to a LIN bus. The device includes a powerful 16-bit microcontroller with 32 kbyte NVM, 128-byte EEPROM and a LIN transceiver that meets the requirements up to LIN 2.2. The integrated microcontroller can be programmed with IAR's widely used software development environment. The addressing in the network takes place with the integrated BSM auto-addressing (bus shunt method). Read more »

Components | LEDs | RGB LEDs | Signage | Special Applications | Jun 06, 2018

Everlight Showcases new Signage LEDs at InfoComm 2018

Everlight Showcases new Signage LEDs at InfoComm 2018 Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will attend InfoComm US for the first time to demonstrate the indoor and outdoor components for LED signage, including all types of dimension, package, viewing angle and performance, such as EAPL1010RGBA0-ELB, EAPL1515RGBA0-ELB and EAST0707xx-ELB, demonstrating at booth C3657. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Disinfection | Medical | Special Applications | Jun 05, 2018

Luminus Enters UV-C LED Disinfection and Sterilization Segment with Two 280 nm Emitters

Luminus Enters UV-C LED Disinfection and Sterilization Segment with Two 280 nm Emitters Luminus Devices, Inc., has expanded its ultraviolet (UV) LED portfolio with two new 280 nm devices intended for the medical and health and well-being product segments. The standard footprint 3535 surface mount emitter is a 350 mA device with peak output up to 60 mW. The second ultra-compact emitter is 1.3 mm by 1.3 mm and only 0.85 mm tall; it delivers 3 mW at 20 mA and peak output of 11 mW at 100 mA. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Horticulture | Jun 05, 2018

Luminus Adds "Horticulture White" to Horticulture Offering that Includes UV & Far Red

Luminus Adds "Horticulture White" to Horticulture Offering that Includes UV & Far Red  Luminus Devices, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365nm) to Far Red (730nm). Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Horticulture | Jun 01, 2018

LEDs – The Future of Horticultural Lighting

LEDs – The Future of Horticultural Lighting Greenhouse farms may not be a new technology but with an every growing world population and the move towards sustainability, intensive yet highly efficient and standardized food production will increasingly become the norm in future years opening a potentially huge new agricultural sector that incorporates the latest technologies from the bioscience and engineering fields. Advancements in lighting, heating, watering and control systems have allowed the construction of vast, artificially lit, indoor greenhouses. Read more »

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High Volume Laser Diode and VCSEL Testing

High Volume Laser Diode and VCSEL Testing Hitherto established measurement technologies for laser diodes – such as dispersive scanning spectrometry and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) – can react sensitively to a production environment. High-resolution array spectroradiometers are effective alternatives that offer multiple ... Read more »

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

Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED 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 2 x 2 mm Chip Scale Package (CSP) in a 3.5 x 3.5 mm ... Read more »

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The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »

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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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