System & Application News

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Aug 23, 2018

Fulham Introduces Low-Profile Versions of Popular LinearHO High Output LED DC Modules

Fulham Introduces Low-Profile Versions of Popular LinearHO High Output LED DC Modules Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, is now shipping new low-profile versions of its popular LinearHO LED Modules. The new LP-LinearHO high-output DC LED modules are available in eight configurations and are ideal for linear highbays or linear strip luminaries, for example, four- or eight-foot vapor tights and troffers. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Aug 22, 2018

Tridonic Introduces Improved, New Generation of LED Modules

Tridonic Introduces Improved, New Generation of LED Modules The fifth generation of the 24 mm LLE ADVANCED modules for linear uminaires and panel lights feature an impressively high efficacy of up to 200 lumen per watt as well as superior quality. Luminaire manufacturers and OEMs will also benefit from greater flexibility, thanks to the wider variety of products. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Aug 20, 2018

EPtronics Announces Latest LP Series of Programmable LED Drivers

EPtronics Announces Latest LP Series of Programmable LED Drivers EPtronics is pleased to announce its latest generation LP Series of programmable constant current LED drivers with flicker free operation. All five wattage families are included in UL’s Class P LED Driver Program: LP25W, LP40W, LP50W (T8), LP55WW, and LP96W. This UL program allows LED luminaire manufacturers to quickly substitute existing drivers with pre-approved EPtronics drivers without the need for recertification by UL. Read more »

Resources | LpR | Manufacturing | Lamps | Luminaires | Aug 13, 2018

A Manufacturing Revolution for the LED Lighting Industry

A Manufacturing Revolution for the LED Lighting Industry LpR 67 Article, page 76: Western business investments in local manufacturing facilities have been declining since the 1980s due to partnering with contract manufacturers in Asia. But with increasing and hidden costs in Asia, companies are now seeking to bring manufacturing back home. A recent innovation, microfactories, could be the solution. Paavo Käkelä, Chairman and VP at EID Tech in Finland, presents the microfactory called Ant PlantTM. He explains this new, flexible manufacturing concept, shows how it works and how it is set up, and analyzes the benefits of local, automated production of LED lighting products as an alternative to contract manufacturing in Asia. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | IP-Protection | Indoor Applications | Aug 02, 2018

LED on a Roll - Tridonic's Flexible LED Module with IP67 Protection

LED on a Roll - Tridonic's Flexible LED Module with IP67 Protection The flexible LLE FLEX IP67 EXCITE continuous row from Tridonic offers protections from dust and water and can be installed in moisture-prone rooms, like bathrooms, without a second thought. A stable colour temperature without any chromacity coordinate shift also allows for combination with other continuous rows. Read more »

Components | LED Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Backlighting | Aug 02, 2018

Conext Connection System - Electrical Contacting without Connectors and Tools

Conext Connection System - Electrical Contacting without Connectors and Tools With the Conext system, the LED specialist Lumitronix from Baden-Württemberg has succeeded in connecting LED modules with no additional aids. The patented development ensures that the merging of LED modules runs smoothly and quickly. The puzzle-like connecting elements allow both mechanical connection and electrical contacting without any further tools. No soldering, no cables, no plugs! The connectorless assembly of the modules is made possible by the fact that both the noses of the male modules and the grooves of the female modules have electrical contacts that conduct the current reliably and constantly. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | White LEDs | High-Lumen Output | Outdoor Applications | High Bay | Aug 01, 2018

XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible

XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible Cree, Inc. announces the new High Efficacy (HE) version of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED that delivers improved performance compared to standard XP-G2 LEDs, with higher output and greater efficiency to enable smaller, lighter, lower-cost designs. The original XLamp XP-G2 LED pioneered a broad set of LED applications for the industry, including outdoor and area lighting, and has since served as a preferred choice by manufacturers that require superior output, efficacy and optical control. Read more »

LEDs | Systems + Applications | Animal Farming | Special Applications | Luminaires | 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 | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Jul 26, 2018

Inventronics Expands Flicker-Free, Tight Tolerance Dimming LED Driver Family

Inventronics Expands Flicker-Free, Tight Tolerance Dimming LED Driver Family Inventronics releases a new programmable IP20 LED driver series ideal for indoor projects such as panel, troffers, downlights and other fixtures requiring a compact driver and a lower profile. The new LUG-040SxxxDTE is an expansion to the existing low power, indoor programmable LED driver portfolio. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Jul 19, 2018

LG Innotek Unveils "Eye Pleasing" LED

LG Innotek Unveils "Eye Pleasing" LED LG Innotek today announced that it released an "eye-pleasing (EP)" LED, a functional LED package for the first time in the world. "EP LED" is a lighting LED of a new concept inspired by previous research on the interaction between light and eye. The company applied its proprietary technology for designing ultra-precision LED chips to control the wavelength of light. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Jul 19, 2018

Espen Technology Launches 4-Lamp, Type A, Dimmable Driver

Espen Technology Launches 4-Lamp, Type A, Dimmable Driver Today, Espen Technology announced the expansion of its Type A driver line, to include its new 4-lamp, Type A dimmable driver. The new 4-channel driver is model #VEL60BN-4C-10V. It operates Type A lamps only, and provides 0-10 V dimming. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Jul 18, 2018

Cree Adds XLamp XP-G2 High Efficacy (HE) LED To Boost Efficacy

Cree Adds XLamp XP-G2 High Efficacy (HE) LED To Boost Efficacy Cree, Inc. announces the new High Efficacy (HE) version of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED that delivers improved performance compared to standard XP-G2 LEDs, with higher output and greater efficiency to enable smaller, lighter, lower-cost designs. The original XLamp XP-G2 LED pioneered a broad set of LED applications for the industry, including outdoor and area lighting. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Outdoor Applications | Jul 12, 2018

Zhaga Publishes Specification Allowing Mechanical IoT Upgradability

Zhaga Publishes Specification Allowing Mechanical IoT Upgradability The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures. The specification, known as Zhaga Book 18, makes it easy to upgrade LED fixtures by adding or changing modules that provide sensing and communication capabilities. Read more »

Downlights | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Jul 12, 2018

Lighting Science Group Introduces Good Day&Night Downlight

Lighting Science Group Introduces Good Day&Night Downlight Lighting Science® today announced the release of a new daytime productivity and natural sleep cycle lighting solution. The Good Day&Night® Downlight combines the company’s popular, patented GoodDay® and GoodNight® LED spectrum technologies into a single, easy-to-use luminaire. The new downlight is a comprehensive solution that enables residential and commercial customers to optimize daytime alertness, while also enhancing their nighttime sleep environment. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Indoor Applications | Jul 10, 2018

Helvar Launches LOOP SELV60 LED Driver Series

Helvar Launches LOOP SELV60 LED Driver Series Helvar is proud to present LOOP: Helvar's first looping mechanics for LED drivers. LOOP is a combination of an SELV60 LED driver with terminals, integrated strain reliefs and, in DALI drivers, additional control terminals for fast and accurate wiring. These new mechanics are optimized for independent usage applications where safe and stable installation is needed. Read more »

FEATURED

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost

Industry Leading LUXEON 5050 LED Gets Performance Boost Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever-increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy. Typical performance is now 675 lm with 172 lm/W in ... Read more »

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Cree® XLamp® XM-L3 LEDs – More Output & Reliability

Cree® XLamp® XM-L3 LEDs – More Output & Reliability The XLamp® XM-L3 LED delivers a massive 55% upgrade in maximum light output over the XM L2 LED, providing a single-die LED point source for precise optical control. The XM-L3 LED shares the same mechanical and optical footprint as the original XM-L® and XM-L2 LEDs, providing a seamless upgrade path ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Ledvance Extends Its BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms

Ledvance Extends Its  BIOLUX HCL Range that Supports Circadian Rhythms Ledvance have launched a new range of BIOLUX HCL products which are tailored to the specific demands of healthcare environments. The new products provide biologically optimized day-night lighting which reflects natural circadian rhythms to benefit both patients and medical staff, improving sleep ... Read more »