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Trilux | Trends | Mar 18, 2024
Smart and Adaptable Systems will Prevail in the Long Term
Smart and Adaptable Systems will Prevail in the Long Term Light + Building 2024 was a complete success for TRILUX, the German market leader for professional lighting. Our visitors took the opportunity to explore and discuss pioneering innovations across office, industry, outdoor and digital sectors at the TRILUX booth. "The market demands solutions that not only meet the increased demands for quality, sustainability, smartness and design but are also user-friendly and safe. They must simplify planning processes and remain flexible to adapt to future challenges," says Joachim Geiger, CSO & CMO TRILUX, summarizing key industry trends. "Our innovations provide exactly the right solutions," says Geiger. Read more »
Trends | Zumtobel | Mar 15, 2024
Zumtobel at Light + Building 2024: Guinness World Record and Partnership with Design Studio Pininfarina
Zumtobel at Light + Building 2024: Guinness World Record and Partnership with Design Studio Pininfarina Zumtobel presented integrated user-centric lighting solutions at Light + Building 2024. In addition to a number of new products, the lighting specialist also has something very special in store for visitors this year – an installation of its CIELUMA illuminated ceiling, which has been awarded the first Guinness World Record in the trade fair’s history. Read more »
Research | Feb 13, 2024
Revolutionary Daylight Therapy Study Offers New Hope for Parkinson's Patients: Enhancing Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
Revolutionary Daylight Therapy Study Offers New Hope for Parkinson's Patients: Enhancing Sleep and Circadian Rhythms The study on the impact of daylight therapy on sleep and circadian rhythms in Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients is a collaborative effort led by researchers affiliated with Queensland University of Technology. The research was supported by various organizations, showcasing a concerted effort to explore innovative therapeutic options for PD. This study signifies an important step in understanding how controlled light exposure can potentially improve the quality of life for individuals with PD by enhancing sleep patterns and circadian regulation. Further details on the authors, affiliations, and supporters can be found in the published document. Read more »
JBD | Micro-LEDs | Displays | Trends | Aug 31, 2023
JBD Announces the Development of Native Color Monolithic RGB MicroLED Displays
JBD Announces the Development of Native Color Monolithic RGB MicroLED Displays JBD has announced a groundbreaking native color monolithic RGB MicroLED display aimed at AR glasses. The display features a 5 µm color pixel pitch and a qHD resolution of 960 x 540. The innovation overcomes existing technical challenges in micro-display technology, making it a promising development for the future of AR and the Metaverse. Read more »
White Paper | Light Pipes | BIVAR | Trends | Featured
Why LEDs and Light Pipes are the User Experience Dream Team
Why LEDs and Light Pipes are the User Experience Dream Team LEDs get a lot of attention thanks to their small size, durability, and famously high efficiency when compared to traditional light sources, but light pipes are an often overlooked design element that can greatly enhance LED benefits. Read more »
MIT | Supercapacitor | Trends | Aug 01, 2023
Carbon–cement Supercapacitors as a Scalable Bulk Energy Storage Solution
Carbon–cement Supercapacitors as a Scalable Bulk Energy Storage Solution MIT engineers have created a “supercapacitor” made of ancient, abundant materials, that can store large amounts of energy. Made of just cement, water, and carbon black (which resembles powdered charcoal), the device could form the basis for inexpensive systems that store intermittently renewable energy, such as solar or wind energy. Read more »
Inductor | Würth | Trends | Jun 26, 2023
Inductor: Highest Saturation Current in a Tiny Space
Inductor: Highest Saturation Current in a Tiny Space Würth Elektronik presents WE-HEPC, its smallest NiZn-ferrite based self-shielded power inductor to date. Thanks to a new and completely automated manufacturing process, these inductors provide consistent very high quality and a higher saturation current than any previous own or known competitive product. Read more »
Research | Measurement | Jun 26, 2023
The Influence of a Photometric Distance on Luminance Measurements
The Influence of a Photometric Distance on Luminance Measurements Luminance measurements are the least frequent of all photometric measurements. This article characterizes and systematizes the various methods of luminance measurement. In particular, the method of direct luminance measurement using modern luminance meters (ILMD) is described in detail. This paper presents the results of the study on the influence of the measurement distance on the luminance measurement results. Read more »
University of Cambridge | Smart Textiles | Trends | Jun 14, 2023
Researchers Have Developed Next-generation Smart Textiles – Incorporating LEDs, Sensors, Energy Harvesting, and Storage
Researchers Have Developed Next-generation Smart Textiles – Incorporating LEDs, Sensors, Energy Harvesting, and Storage The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, have previously demonstrated that woven displays can be made at large sizes, but these earlier examples were made using specialised manual laboratory equipment. Other smart textiles can be manufactured in specialised microelectronic fabrication facilities, but these are highly expensive and produce large volumes of waste. Read more »
Fraunhofer | PV-Modules | Trends | Solar Simulator | May 25, 2023
Fraunhofer – A New Solar Simulator to Test PV Modules
Fraunhofer – A New Solar Simulator to Test PV Modules To pave the way for the industrial implementation of highly efficient perovskite-silicon PV modules, the tandem solar cells and modules must be reliably measured. Only then is it possible to make objective comparisons between different cells and modules and to make technological improvements. In contrast to conventional silicon PV modules, however, the calibration is considerably more challenging. A project consortium led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE is therefore developing methods for characterizing perovskite-based tandem modules in the "Katana" project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate BMWK. The solar simulator specially built for this purpose by the company Wavelabs Solar Metrology Systems GmbH is now in use in the CalLab PV Modules of the research institute. Read more »
Acuity | DC-Grids | Trends | May 03, 2023
Direct Current (DC) Power Solutions for LED Lighting Systems
Direct Current (DC) Power Solutions for LED Lighting Systems Our built environment plays a crucial role in determining the quality of energy we consume. As the nation invests in grid modernization and resiliency, there is a growing emphasis on electrification, renewable energy integration, and carbon reduction. With this, Direct Current (DC) power is key to easily connecting our buildings to renewable resources and energy storage batteries. Read more »
Trends | Signify | 3D Printing | Apr 17, 2023
3D-printed Luminaires Set the Bar for Sustainable Design Excellence
3D-printed Luminaires Set the Bar for Sustainable Design Excellence Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, will showcase new additions to its sustainable 3D-printed lighting collection at the world's leading international design fair, Salone del Mobile. The exhibition will feature an exclusive collaboration with innovative textile designer Aleksandra Gaca, and Signify’s award-winning Coastal Breeze collection, which is made with 100% recycled fishing nets. Read more »
Lorelux | Circular Economy | Outdoor Applications | Featured | Trends | Apr 14, 2023
LORELUX®: FROM PLASTIC WASTE TO RESISTANT URBAN LUMINAIRES
LORELUX®: FROM PLASTIC WASTE TO RESISTANT URBAN LUMINAIRES Niteko Illuminazione – renowned Italian manufacturer of custom LED lighting fixtures for outdoor and large areas – has launched Lorelux®, first brand of 100% circular urban luminaires providing a uniquely designed and corrosion-resistant urban lighting that can last for more than 50 years. Read more »
Trends | Mar 31, 2023
EIA Projects Will Reduce U.S. Energy-related CO2 Emissions Through 2050
EIA Projects Will Reduce U.S. Energy-related CO2 Emissions Through 2050 U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions drop 25% to 38% below what they were in 2005 by 2030, according to projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2023 (AEO2023). By the end of the projection period, 2050, U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions are 17% lower in this year’s Reference case compared with last year, after EIA accounted for the effects of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), energy technology costs and performance updates, a changed macroeconomic outlook, and other factors. Read more »
Ikea | Little Sun | Trends | Mar 31, 2023
IKEA and Little Sun Explore Light Sources Powered by the Sun
IKEA and Little Sun Explore Light Sources Powered by the Sun Most energy resources are limited, expensive and environmentally exhausting. And then there is the sun. Based on a shared belief that thoughtful design can make a difference, Little Sun joined forces with IKEA to develop SAMMANLÄNKAD with the wish to make solar energy available to more people. Read more »
Glamox | Trends | Mar 14, 2023
Glamox to Reduce Carbon Footprint of LED Luminaires by Switching to Recycled Aluminium
Glamox to Reduce Carbon Footprint of LED Luminaires by Switching to Recycled Aluminium Glamox AS, a leading lighting company, is progressing towards its goal of Net Zero operations by 2030. Today it announced that it has started to switch from using virgin aluminium to recycled aluminium in manufacturing its LED luminaires. The company has already made the switch for one of its most popular luminaires and is preparing to extend it to other families. The move will further lower the carbon footprint of the company and those customers who purchase the already energy-efficient LED luminaires for use in professional buildings. Read more »
Trends | Research | Mar 01, 2023
Method to Calculate Melanopic Light Reaching the Retina Depending on the Optical Density of an Aging Crystalline Lens
Method to Calculate Melanopic Light Reaching the Retina Depending on the Optical Density of an Aging Crystalline Lens Lighting studies that take into account the age of the inhabitants of an area and are related to circadian light are difficult to find. This study aims to simplify a method to approximately compute the circadian light reaching the retina based on photopic illuminance reaching the corneal plane and considering the optical density of an aging crystalline lens. Read more »
Battery Technology | Trends | Feb 13, 2023
The Changing Landscape of Battery Technology
The Changing Landscape of Battery Technology While Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium batteries are still incredibly popular in emergency lighting, there is a definite shift towards Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology. When compared to the legacy technologies, this newer solution offers a number of benefits. Read more »
Trends | Laser Module | Feb 13, 2023
Pilot Photonics Announces World's Fast Switching Tunable Laser
Pilot Photonics Announces World's Fast Switching Tunable Laser Pilot Photonics announced the availability of a new widely tunable laser module. It is the only commercially available tunable laser that offers the elusive combination of nanosecond switching and narrow linewidth solving a long running challenge in the industry. Read more »
Trends | Signify | 5G | Feb 03, 2023
Smart Street Lighting Enables Wireless Broadband Connectivity
Smart Street Lighting Enables Wireless Broadband Connectivity Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting is helping the German municipality of Eichenzell become a future-proof smart city through the use of intelligent street lighting. Its BrightSites solution brings fast, wireless broadband connectivity to the municipality, allowing Eichenzell to cater for next generation IoT applications and future 5G densification. Read more »
Toshiba | Phosphor | Trends | Dec 30, 2022
Toshiba Develops Transparent Photoluminescent Phosphor for LED, Sensing and Security Printing Applications
Toshiba Develops Transparent Photoluminescent Phosphor for LED, Sensing and Security Printing Applications TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has unveiled a technology breakthrough in photoluminescence, a novel phosphor that delivers excellent solubility in polymers or organic solvents, where it is transparent and colorless under visible light, and that emits persistent red-light emissions under UV light, with excellent color purity and a luminescence six times that of current phosphors. These characteristics open up many potential applications in areas that include LED lighting, displays, deep UV sensing, security printing, and pesticide residue testing. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Crytur | Laser Module | Trends | Dec 22, 2022
New Color-Converted Laser Module
New Color-Converted Laser Module ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions and optical device manufacturer Crytur have revealed that ams OSRAM’s PLPT9 450LB_E blue laser diode and new phosphor conversion technology from Crytur are combined in the latest MonaLIGHT laser module. Read more »
Philips | Signify | Ultra Efficient | Luminaires | Trends | Oct 31, 2022
Philips Ultra Efficient Range Expands into Luminaires
Philips Ultra Efficient Range Expands into Luminaires Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, will help customers manage their energy expenditure with a new range of Ultra Efficient lights and, for the first time, Ultra Efficient integrated luminaires. The new, more diverse product range offers customers even more opportunities to integrate the most efficient energy-saving LED lighting into their homes. Read more »
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