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HCL-Research | Trends | SSC | Nov 11, 2021

Enriched Light with Daylight-like Spectrum Improves Learning and Memory Function

Enriched Light with Daylight-like Spectrum Improves Learning and Memory Function Seoul Semiconductor Co. announced that following Seoul National University in Korea and Basel University in Europe, a research team found that exposure to short-wavelength enriched light with daylight-like spectrum improves key components of learning such as working memory, cognitive processing speed, and testing accuracy. Read more »

ams OSRAM | UV-A Sensor | Sun Protection | Trends | Oct 18, 2021

Digital Sun Protection with Ultra-small Ambient Light Sensor With UVA Detection

Digital Sun Protection with Ultra-small Ambient Light Sensor With UVA Detection ams OSRAM presents an ambient light sensor with proprietary UV-A light detection. Monitoring vital signs such as pulse or oxygen saturation in the blood via smartphones and smartwatches has been available for several years. The corresponding UV channel of the TSL2585 from ams OSRAM detects the amount of UV-A radiation in natural sunlight. This enables the user to be warned of excessive UV-A radiation. Thanks to its extremely compact dimensions the sensor is ideally suited for space-constrained wearable and other mobile applications. Read more »

Research | MIT | Plants | Trends | Oct 12, 2021

The Next Generation of Glowing Plants

The Next Generation of Glowing Plants Using nanoparticles that store and gradually release light, engineers create light-emitting plants that can be charged repeatedly. These plants can produce light that is 10 times brighter than the first generation of glowing plants that the research group reported in 2017. Read more »

Quantum Dots | LEDs | Trends | Oct 08, 2021

Ultrathin Quantum Dot LED that Can be Folded Freely as Paper

Ultrathin Quantum Dot LED that Can be Folded Freely as Paper Quantum dot light-emitting diode (QLED), which employs quantum dots as a light-emitting material, has attracted significant attention as a promising alternative for next-generation display technologies, owing to its outstanding electroluminescence properties. Since it does not require any bulky components such as backlight units, QLED displays can potentially be manufactured into an ultrathin form factor. A joint research team led by KIM Dae-Hyeong (Professor at Seoul National University) and HYEON Taeghwan (Distinguished professor at Seoul National University) from the Center for Nanoparticle Research within the Institute for Basic Science has previously unveiled a prototype QLED back in 2015. The device had a thickness of only 3 micrometers, which is only one-thirtieth of that of human hair. Due to such an extremely reduced thickness, the ultrathin QLED exhibited outstanding mechanical flexibility, which allowed it to be readily applicable in various wearable devices, such as electronic tattoos. Read more »

Micro-LEDs | KAUST | Trends | Research | Sep 30, 2021

Research: Next Generation Full Color Micro-LEDs

Research: Next Generation Full Color Micro-LEDs Micrometer-scale light-emitting diodes (μLEDs) are the ideal building block for next-generation microLED displays used in head-mounted monitors, mobile phones and televisions because they are bright, respond quickly, offer longevity and consume little energy. KAUST researchers have shown that these scaled-down devices can efficiently emit light across the entire visible-light spectrum. Read more »

Trends | LHRC | Circadian Light | Sep 15, 2021

Circadian Stimulus Calculator 2.0 from LHRC

Circadian Stimulus Calculator 2.0 from LHRC The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) at Mount Sinai has released a web-based version of its CS calculator with more robust and flexible functionality to help lighting professionals select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces. This calculator provides additional functionality not included in earlier versions. (Release date: March 12, 2018) Read more »

AR Glasses | Avegant | Trends | Sep 14, 2021

Avegant Introduces The World's Smallest LED Light Engines For Augmented Reality

Avegant Introduces The World's Smallest LED Light Engines For Augmented Reality Building on its long history of delivering cutting edge AR light engines, Avegant today announced its latest products -- the AG-30L 30º and AG-50L 50º LED light engines. Avegant's 30º AR light engine uses proprietary illumination technology to dramatically reduce engine volume and weight while preserving efficiency and MTF. The next generation Avegant light engine, the AG-50L, enables a larger field of view and a more immersive AR experience for users while maintaining the compact, light glasses form factor made possible by the AG-30L product. Read more »

Trends | Ecodesign | Guidelines | LightingEurope | Sep 01, 2021

New Ecodesign & Labelling Rules Become Applicable Today

New Ecodesign & Labelling Rules Become Applicable Today The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for light sources adopted in 2019 and revised in February this year become applicable today in all EU Member States. Updated LightingEurope Guidelines are available for the market. Read more »

White LEDs | Phosphor-free | Trends | Aug 24, 2021

Phosphor-free White LEDs – Saga University, Japan

Phosphor-free White LEDs – Saga University, Japan Saga University in Japan has reported work towards white light-emitting diodes (WLEDs) based on rare-earth (RE)-doped gallium oxide (Ga2O3) [Yafei Huang et al, Appl. Phys. Lett., v119, p062107, 2021]. Read more »

Laser Technology | BlueGlass | RPCVD | Trends | Aug 13, 2021

BluGlass Demonstrates Proof-of-concept Milestone with World-first RPCVD Tunnel Junction Laser Diodes

BluGlass Demonstrates Proof-of-concept Milestone with World-first RPCVD Tunnel Junction Laser Diodes BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) has successfully demonstrated working tunnel junction laser diodes in a world-first proof-of-concept using its proprietary remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology. Read more »

Trends | UV | Sensors | Wearables | Aug 13, 2021

NTU Singapore Scientists Create Ultra-high Performance Flexible UV Sensors for Use in Wearables

NTU Singapore Scientists Create Ultra-high Performance Flexible UV Sensors for Use in Wearables To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive. Read more »

Trends | BAM | Nanocrystals | Aug 04, 2021

Luminescent Nanocrystals: BAM Develops Methods for Quantitative Measurements

Luminescent Nanocrystals: BAM Develops Methods for Quantitative Measurements Tiny luminescent particles are used in more and more products today: from smartphones to OLED televisions to car headlights. For industry, exact knowledge of the luminescence efficiency is crucial. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is developing reliable measurement methods for this purpose, thus closing an important gap in standardization. Read more »

Research | Jul 21, 2021

The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) Moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) Moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai After a busy year of preparation, the Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) at Mount Sinai has accomplished its transition from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to the Icahn School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health Science and Policy. Read more »

Zhaga | Trends | Jun 09, 2021

Zhaga: Standardizing Interfaces, Enabling Interoperability

Zhaga: Standardizing Interfaces, Enabling Interoperability Lighting must become both connected and serviceable to unlock IoT related business opportunities, enable the circular economy, and meet regulatory expectations. But doing so requires standardized interfaces that support interoperable components – which is where Zhaga comes in. Read more »

Henkel | Low Pressure Molding | Trends | Jun 02, 2021

Low Pressure Molding Technology for Lighting Electronics | Henkel’s Technomelt

Low Pressure Molding Technology for Lighting Electronics | Henkel’s Technomelt Henkel’s Low Pressure Molding technology for encapsulating electrical and electronic components in its Technomelt polyamide adhesive molding compounds is increasingly being adopted for lighting, electronic components, power and industrial automation, and HVAC applications. The technology offers numerous economic, process control, design and environmental advantages over alternative systems such as potting with reactive resin systems and high-pressure injection molding. Read more »

TRIZ | Workshop | Trends | Jun 01, 2021

TRIZ@Light Workshop – Part I

TRIZ@Light Workshop – Part I Luger Research organized the first TRIZ@Light workshop and pointed out the general development trends in this first part. The first main trend was presented in the workshop and discussed with the participants. Read more »

Trends | May 26, 2021

A Blue-Enriched, Increased Intensity Light Intervention to Improve Alertness and Performance in Rotating Night Shift Workers in an Operational Setting

A Blue-Enriched, Increased Intensity Light Intervention to Improve Alertness and Performance in Rotating Night Shift Workers in an Operational Setting This study examined the efficacy of a lighting intervention that increased both light intensity and short-wavelength (blue) light content to improve alertness, performance and mood in night shift workers in a chemical plant. Read more »

Trends | Videos | May 17, 2021

Good Light for Healthy, Daytime-Active People – Good Light Group

Good Light for Healthy, Daytime-Active People – Good Light Group People need daylight to synchronize their circadian clock, or indoor lighting that mimics the positive aspects of daylight. We call this good light. Good Light is Attractive: Good Light indoors is high quality and comfortable for the eyes. Good Light is Dynamic: Good Light indoors is stimulating during the day with an intensity that is at least 5x higher and relaxing during the evening with an intensity that is at least 5x lower, than the current standard for vision. Read more »

Trends | Videos | Apr 27, 2021

LpS Digital Video: Lighting & Biology by Professor Robert LUCAS

LpS Digital Video: Lighting & Biology by Professor Robert LUCAS Meet the Guru, Part III – Lighting & Biology by Professor Robert LUCAS, University of Manchester, Sponsored by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS Read more »

DIAL | RELUX | GLDF | Trends | Apr 12, 2021

DIAL and RELUX are Working Together to Develop a New Data Format for Lights and Sensors, the Global Lighting Data Format (GLDF)

DIAL and RELUX are Working Together to Develop a New Data Format for Lights and Sensors, the Global Lighting Data Format (GLDF) GLDF is an open, free format that can be used across the entire lighting industry and meets the latest BIM process requirements. Manufacturers, planners and even software manufacturers will benefit from this new format. Read more »

Trends | Signify | 3D Printing | Mar 24, 2021

India’s First Tailor-Made 3D Printed Luminaires

India’s First Tailor-Made 3D Printed Luminaires Signify launched India’s first tailor-made 3D printed luminaires. This highly flexible and more sustainable form of manufacturing, using a 100% recyclable polycarbonate material, enables the company to produce luminaires that have bespoke designs or are tailored to customer’s exact needs and recycled at the end of their life, supporting a circular economy. Read more »

Trends | Mar 20, 2021

Photobiomodulation Technology in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Photobiomodulation Technology in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease REGEnLIFE, a company specialized in the research and development of innovative photo-medical technologies for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, announces today the promising results of the pilot clinical trial evaluating its technology in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Read more »

Quantum Dots | Nano-Lit Technologies | Trends | Mar 09, 2021

Quantum Dots Launch For The First Time In Lighting

Quantum Dots Launch For The First Time In Lighting Vancouver based, Nano-Lit Technologies lighting system adjusts wavelengths and colour temperature throughout the day to support the alignment of the body’s circadian rhythm to the day-night cycle. SENSO Lighting fixtures with Nano-Lit light engines address features within the WELL Light concept of WELL v2. The effect of light on people is an emerging area of study and to date we know more about its effect on plants than people in buildings. Read more »

Trends | Micledi | Mar 08, 2021

microLED Displays for Augmented Reality

microLED Displays for Augmented Reality MICLEDI Microdisplays raises EUR 7M from FPIM and KBC Focus Fund to accelerate the commercialisation of microLED displays for Augmented Reality. Read more »

Trends | Micro-LEDs | Mar 08, 2021

Micro LEDs for Medical Applications

Micro LEDs for Medical Applications The team of Prof. Sekiguchi of Toyohashi University of Technology and ALLOS Semiconductors have engaged to realize high efficiency nitride-based micro LED chips for novel in-vivo neutral application. Read more »

Research News | LEDs | White LEDs | Light Generation | Jan 29, 2021

KAUST Demonstrates High CRI Phosphor-Free InGaN-Based White LED

KAUST Demonstrates High CRI Phosphor-Free InGaN-Based White LED Daisuke Iida, Zhe Zhuang, Pavel Kirilenko, Martin Velazquez-Rizo, and Kazuhiro Ohkawaa from KAUST recently reported the growth of phosphor-free InGaN-based white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | LED Drivers | Jan 13, 2021

How to Increase the Efficiency of Two-Stage Drivers

How to Increase the Efficiency of Two-Stage Drivers In this article, Dr. Weirich from Infineon Technologies, describes a simple method for increasing the efficiency of drivers that can operate with LED engines with a wide range of current and power levels, at virtually no effort. In addition, the method allows for using smaller inductors in the buck stage, leading to lower cost and potentially, smaller size. Read more »

Research News | Technologies | microLEDs | Nanowire | Nanowire-LEDs | Dec 16, 2020

Aledia Has Produced Its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines

Aledia Has Produced Its First Nanowire Chips on 300mm Silicon Wafers Using CEA-Leti Pilot Lines Aledia, a French startup pioneering a disruptive technology for microLED displays, today announced it has manufactured the world's first microLED chips produced on 300 mm (12") silicon wafers. The company, which developed its breakthrough technology on 200 mm (8") silicon wafers over the past eight years, will produce the chips on both 200 mm and 300 mm wafers. The larger wafers provide better economic payoff and cost-effective integration with smaller-node electronics, which are only available on 300 mm silicon wafers. Aledia was spun out of CEA-Leti, a French research institute pioneering micro- and nanotechnologies, in 2012, and the work on 300 mm wafers has been performed by joint Aledia and CEA-Leti teams. Read more »

Research Reports | Sustainability | Dec 15, 2020

Repro-light Consortium Concludes

Repro-light Consortium Concludes Aldrans, Tyrol, November 2020 - The European research project Repro-light concludes after a three year journey which began in 2017. The consortium set out with the aim of supporting the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future. The project harnessed innovative technologies and materials to develop intelligent modular luminaires with matching smart production processes. The main components of these luminaires are interchangeable and configurable for the respective application (e.g. different LED modules and optics), and their software can be updated accordingly. The LED luminaire can change from a disposable object, into a customisable and sustainable product, with a high function value. Read more »

SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Architectural Lighting | Automotive | Oct 30, 2020

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines Lumileds announced breakthrough flux delivery from the PC Amber, Lime and Royal Blue emitters in its LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines, the lighting industry's broadest lines of color LEDs. The incredible 17% leap in flux of PC Amber in LUXEON C LEDs supports more efficient, safer, and easier to design lighting for first-responder vehicles, tow trucks and construction vehicles Read more »

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UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers LTF Technology’s UniDriver Series offers the ultimate in flexibility and ease of driver selection for lighting industry OEMs and specifiers. These technologically-advanced LED drivers offer True-Tri-Mode dimming from 100V to 277V (ELV, TRIAC, 0-10V), dimming levels from 100% to 0.1%, compatibility ... Read more »

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NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »

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