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Fluence | Wageningen | Trends | Sep 30, 2022
Fluence Selected as Supplemental Lighting Solution for Wageningen University & Research Facility
Fluence Selected as Supplemental Lighting Solution for Wageningen University & Research Facility Fluence, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, has been selected by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) as the LED technology partner for its new Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC). In NPEC’s state-of-the-art phenotyping greenhouse, VYPR DUO 3x2 fixtures are used to support research on genotype-phenotype associations. Read more »
microLEDs | Trends | Aug 16, 2022
MicroLED Devices with Integrated Micro-lenses
MicroLED Devices with Integrated Micro-lenses MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading developer of microLED displays for Augmented Reality (AR) glasses, announced today the industry’s first microLED devices with integrated micro-lenses for pixel level beam shaping, manufactured in the company’s proprietary 300mm manufacturing flow. Read more »
LiFi | Trends | 6G | Jul 28, 2022
6G LiFi Technology
6G LiFi Technology Light-based technology, for making telecommunications more accessible in remote and rural areas, is to be developed in a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany. Read more »
Trends | Lighting Psychology | Jul 12, 2022
How Scientist Tested the Effect of Multicolor Lighting on Improving People’s Psychological State
How Scientist Tested the Effect of Multicolor Lighting on Improving People’s Psychological State As missions for deep space exploration and space habitats are put on the agenda, astronauts need to withstand being tested by multiple stressors in confined and isolated conditions during such long flights, especially because in deep space exploration, problems such as signal delays make astronauts feel the anxiety of being far away from Earth and the psychological fear of deep space. Read more »
Ferdinand Braun Institut | UV | Micro-LEDs | Trends | Jul 12, 2022
UV micro-LEDs for Sensing, Production and Communication
UV micro-LEDs for Sensing, Production and Communication Researchers at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) in Berlin have successfully produced the first prototypes of micro-LEDs that emit in the ultraviolet spectral range (UVB). The micro-LEDs with 310 nanometers (nm) emission wavelength feature a small size of the emitting area with diameters down to 1.5 micrometers (µm). This is hundreds to thousands of times smaller than conventional UV LEDs. The micro-LEDs can be closely packed with pitches down to 2 µm to form a two-dimensional array on a chip, resulting in high-resolution UVB emitting areas. Read more »
Trends | IES | Standards | Jun 30, 2022
New Standards from IES
New Standards from IES The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently introduced four new standards documents addressing current challenges that face the lighting industry – navigating near-field photometry, standardizing iterations of lighting controls intent, the importance of UV lighting, and promoting a balanced outdoor environment. The four new standards are available in the IES webstore, and include: Read more »
Artilux | Optical Sensing | Trends | Mar 14, 2022
New Breakthrough for Multi Spectral Optical Sensing
New Breakthrough for Multi Spectral Optical Sensing Artilux, a leader in CMOS-based SWIR optical sensing technology, demonstrated a multi-spectral optical sensing platform compatible with NIR/SWIR vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, light emitting diodes (LED), and CMOS-based GeSi (Germanium-Silicon) sensors. This compact optical sensing platform is the industry-leading solution targeted to embrace the rapidly growing TWS and wearables markets in addition to unlock diversified scenarios in digital health. Read more »
Trends | L-Prize | Mar 01, 2022
Department of Energy Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize® Lighting Competition
Department of Energy Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize® Lighting Competition U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the four winners in Phase 1 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) at the Building Technologies Office’s annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop. The L-Prize® is a $12.2 million prize lighting competition launched by DOE in May 2021. The L-Prize® is designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean-energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings. Read more »
ams OSRAM | Vison System | Trends | Jan 31, 2022
New 3D Vision System for Robots
New 3D Vision System for Robots ams OSRAM, a global leader in optical solutions, announced today a new partnership with Luxonis, a developer of embedded artificial intelligence and computer vision technology. Luxonis provides 3D solutions for automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), robots, drones and more that help create high-quality 3D maps for applications such as object detection and obstacle avoidance. A key component of these solutions are infrared light sources, such as ams OSRAM's Belago 1.1 Dot Projector. The Belago 1.1 combines an infrared VCSEL chip with special optics and a robust package that is ideally suited for Active Stereo Vision (ASV). Read more »
ams OSRAM | Smart Glasses | RGB Laser Module | Trends | Jan 24, 2022
RGB Laser Module Prototype for Smart Glasses
RGB Laser Module Prototype for Smart Glasses ams OSRAM has revealed a prototype design for its new Vegalas laser emitter module, which promises to reduce the size of the projection light engine in augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) smart glasses by up to half. The ams OSRAM innovation in optical component technology opens up the potential to develop information-rich smart glasses which are as stylish and fashionable as the normal sunglasses and spectacles that consumers buy today. Read more »
Trends | Research News | OLED | Display | Jan 17, 2022
Researchers Develop First Fully 3D-printed, Flexible OLED Display
Researchers Develop First Fully 3D-printed, Flexible OLED Display In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities. Read more »
Research | CSA Group | Testing | Dec 09, 2021
CSA Group Opens New Lighting Center of Excellence in Irvine, California
CSA Group Opens New Lighting Center of Excellence in Irvine, California CSA Group, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, has announced the opening of a new Lighting Center of Excellence in Irvine, California. The new, state-of-the-art facility will centralize and enhance CSA Group’s lighting evaluation services, directly addressing a need by manufacturers looking for a more streamlined testing, inspection and certification process and faster turnaround times. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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