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Research News | LEDs | Perovskite | Inkjet-Printing | Light Generation | Jun 15, 2020

Printed Perovskite LEDs – An Innovative Technique Towards a New Standard Process of Electronics Manufacturing

Printed Perovskite LEDs – An Innovative Technique Towards a New Standard Process of Electronics Manufacturing A team of researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has succeeded for the first time in producing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from a hybrid perovskite semiconductor material using inkjet printing. This opens the door to broad application of these materials in manufacturing many different kinds of electronic components. The scientists achieved the breakthrough with the help of a trick: "inoculating" (or seeding) the surface with specific crystals. Read more »

Research News | Technologies | LiFi | Jun 15, 2020

CEA-Leti Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications Using Single GaN Blue Micro-Light-Emitting Diode

CEA-Leti Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications Using Single GaN Blue Micro-Light-Emitting Diode CEA-Leti today announced its researchers have broken the throughput world record of 5.1 Gbps in visible light communications (VLC) using a single GaN blue micro- light-emitting diode (LED). Their data transmission rate of 7.7 Gbps achieved with a 10 µm microLED marks another step toward commercialization and widespread use of LiFi communication. Read more »

Research News | SSL | LEDs | Light Generation | Light Extraction | Jun 10, 2020

Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers

Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers UC Santa Barbara researchers continue to push the boundaries of LED design a little further with a new method that could pave the way toward more efficient and versatile LED display and lighting technology: In a paper published in Nature Photonics, UCSB electrical and computer engineering professor Jonathan Schuller and collaborators describe this new approach, which could allow a wide variety of LED devices — from virtual reality headsets to automotive lighting — to become more sophisticated and sleeker at the same time. Read more »

Signify | Ecodesign | Labeling | Company News | May 25, 2020

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. As the world leader in lighting, Signify offers both a leading innovative LED-based product portfolio and a wide conventional product assortment that meet the stricter requirements. With this, we will continue to serve our customers with the highest quality and energy efficient products. Read more »

HCL-Research | Research News | Full Spectrum LEDs | Health + Wellbeing | Color Perception | May 11, 2020

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published From a LED producer's perspective, it is essential to have knowledge about the perception of LEDs by human beings. To consolidate existing and gain new knowledge on recently introduced Full Spectrum LEDs, which claim to bring natural light quality into electric lighting appliances, the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Germany) conducted a study in cooperation with three main LED manufacturers Nichia (Japan), Seoul Semiconductor (Korea), Toshiba Materials (Japan) and the LED gear supplier Lumitronix (Germany). Read more »

SSL | SSL-Research | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | May 07, 2020

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award – The 2020 NAS Award

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award – The 2020 NAS Award On April 26, the 2020 National Academy of Science (NAS) Award for the Industrial Application of Science was awarded to Shuji Nakamura, a professor in the department of materials at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). Read more »

Research News | Technologies | Special Applications | Manufacturing | 3D Printing | May 04, 2020

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs A technology developed at Graz University of Technology uses LED instead of laser sources for the additive manufacturing of metal parts and optimizes 3D metal printing in terms of construction time, metal powder consumption, equipment costs and post-processing effort. Read more »

Fundings + Projects | Research News | Office Lighting | Health + Wellbeing | May 04, 2020

Repro-Light Consortium Announce Intelligent Workspace Lighting Concept

Repro-Light Consortium Announce Intelligent Workspace Lighting Concept The pioneering design team at Bartenbach unveils a brand-new intelligent lighting concept set to revolutionize workspace personalization. It is set to deliver a truly user-centric, workspace lighting blueprint for lighting designers to transform workspaces for healthier living. The story began with Bartenbach's involvement in the Repro-light project consortium, funded through the European Commission's Horizon 2020 work program. The scope of the project, "To successfully initiate transformation in the European LED lighting industry, by creating the 'Luminaire of the Future'." Part of this remit was to develop a new customizable lighting system. Read more »

Nichia | Fraunhofer | Featured | Research | Resources | Reports | Apr 22, 2020

Full Spectrum LEDs Outperform Standard LED Lighting, Study Shows

Full Spectrum LEDs Outperform Standard LED Lighting, Study Shows Full Spectrum LED products outperform conventional solutions, according to a study into the visual impact and perceptual performance of LED lighting by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart, Germany. Read more »

Environment | SSL | Health + Environment | Research News | Apr 06, 2020

Light Pollution Suppresses Melatonin Production in Perch

Light Pollution Suppresses Melatonin Production in Perch Melatonin controls the body clock – high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important role in animals' biological rhythms. Artificial light at night – light pollution – can suppress the production of melatonin in fish, even at very low light intensities, a finding established by researchers from IGB. Read more »

SSL | Technologies | Research News | UV | Disinfection | Apr 02, 2020

Seoul Viosys and SETi's Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds

Seoul Viosys and SETi's Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds Seoul Viosys and Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. ("SETi"), leading global innovators of UV LED products and technology, announced that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds. Tests were conducted with the research group of Korea University, Korea's top rank university, by using a compound semiconductor Violeds technology that is being mass-produced. Read more »

SSL | Technologies | Light Generation | Mar 25, 2020

Advanced "Super-Planckian" Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated

Advanced "Super-Planckian" Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated Could there be a new kind of light in the universe? Since the late 19th century, scientists have understood that, when heated, all materials emit light in a predictable spectrum of wavelengths. Research published this week in Nature Scientific Reports presents a material that emits light when heated that appears to exceed the limits set by that natural law. Read more »

HCL-Research | Health | Applications | Feb 24, 2020

LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections People who visit hospitals are expecting care and treatment, not additional complications, yet approximately 1 in 25 patients contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Standard cleaning procedures usually involve manual application of detergents and disinfectants. Unfortunately, the efficacy of these manual cleaning procedures can vary considerably. In fact, less than 50% of patient room surfaces are properly cleaned. Read more »

SSL | Technologies | microLEDs | Displays | Feb 13, 2020

Compound Photonics and Plessey Create microLED Display Modules from Bonded Wafers

Compound Photonics and Plessey Create microLED Display Modules from Bonded Wafers Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP), a leading provider of compact high-resolution microdisplay solutions for Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications, and Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. (Plessey), an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for AR and MR display applications, today announced they have produced the first fully addressable microLED display modules resulting from their previously announced strategic partnership to develop and introduce GaN-on-Silicon microLED based microdisplay solutions for AR/MR applications. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | UV | Horticulture | Feb 10, 2020

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in horticulture. Using optics in tandem with UV LED light systems can help reach performance goals and optimize growing. Although there are several UV- transmitting materials available, not all are equivalent or able to meet the requirements for UV applications. Justine Galbraith, glass engineer, and Sharayah Follett, market development manager at Kopp Glass, Inc. discuss the performance considerations of various UV-transmitting materials and how application challenges are addressed by integrating optical elements. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | LEDs | Manufacturing | Feb 05, 2020

Hermetic Polymer-Free White LEDs for Harsh Environments

Hermetic Polymer-Free White LEDs for Harsh Environments AlGaInN-based white LED can easily achieve lifetimes of up to 100,000 h depending on junction temperature and current density. However, state of the art silicone encapsulated LEDs with powder-based phosphors reveal a strong dependence of field lifetimes on environmental conditions such as humidity, corrosive gas and air pollutant exposure. Dr. Michael Kunzer, Group Leader LED Modules at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and his colleagues, Ralf Schmidt, Andreas Zibold, Vasileios Georgiou-Sarlikiotis, Michael Arnold and Isabel Kinski propose luminescent ceramics as an interesting alternative to polymer-dispersed phosphors. This provides entirely new opportunities for the manufacturing of white LEDs. The authors explain the properties and advantage of this hermetic, light converting cap material and how to completely avoid polymers. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | Thermal Management | Testing | Measurement | Feb 05, 2020

A New Approach for Fast and Accurate Measurement of Light Emitting Diodes Junction Temperatures

A New Approach for Fast and Accurate Measurement of Light Emitting Diodes Junction Temperatures LpR 73 Article, page 48: Junction temperature of LEDs is one crucial parameter to being thoroughly observed. In this paper, Ahmet Mete Muslu, Onuralp Isil and Prof. Mehmet Arik from the Energy Efficient Electronics and Lighting Technologies Center (EVATEG), Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering Ozyegin Universitywill at first describe the importance of Tj for LED systems including RGB and white LEDs. Then they will present techniques from literature and recently in-house developed novel methods and a new Junction Temperature Measurement Device (EVAtherm). Results in selected general lighting and automotive lighting applications will be demonstrated. Read more »

HCL-Research | Research News | HCL | Health | Flicker | Feb 05, 2020

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's

Flickering Light Mobilizes Brain Chemistry that May Fight Alzheimer's For over a century, Alzheimer's disease has confounded all attempts to treat it. But in recent years, perplexing experiments using flickering light have shown promise. The promise of flickering light to treat Alzheimer's takes another step forward in this new study, which reveals stark biochemical mechanisms: 40 Hertz stimulus triggers a marked release of signaling chemicals. Read more »

Resources | Projects | Fundings | Research News | SSL | Light Conversion | Feb 03, 2020

ENABLED – A New Funded Research Program to Design Fluorescent Proteins for White LEDs

ENABLED – A New Funded Research Program to Design Fluorescent Proteins for White LEDs A joint research project between Spain, Italy and Austria will work to replace inorganic phosphor filters in LEDs by those nature uses deed down the sea. The ENABLED project, coordinated by the Spanish research center IMDEA Materials Institute, has a budget of € 2.7 million euros, will run for the next 3 years and is funded by the European Commission under the Future and Emerging Technologies programme. Read more »

Technologies | Light Generation | LEDs | Phosphors | Jan 22, 2020

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. - The europium Eu(III) complex with nanocarbon antenna emitting fine red light. Read more »

Technologies | Horticulture | Standardization | Jan 09, 2020

Researchers Call for Greenhouses LED Lighting Standards

Researchers Call for Greenhouses LED Lighting Standards While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting products. Read more »

Technologies | Micro-LEDs | LED Modules | Displays | Jan 09, 2020

SSC Develops World's First One Pixel Micro LEDs for 4K Resolution TV from 42" to 220"

SSC Develops World's First One Pixel Micro LEDs for 4K Resolution TV from 42" to 220" Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (CEO Young Joo Lee) and Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (CEO Chung Hoon Lee), leading global innovators of LED and UV LED technologies, announced the new concept display, 'Micro Clean LED' at CES 2020, the biggest global consumer electronics and technology show, running from January 7th through January 10th. Read more »

HCL-Research | HCL | Health + Environment | Dec 19, 2019

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin influences the metabolism and other body functions. Read more »

HCL | HCL-Research | Biological Effects | Health | Dec 18, 2019

University of Manchester Scientists Suggest Blue Light Not So Disruptive to Sleep as Thought

University of Manchester Scientists Suggest Blue Light Not So Disruptive to Sleep as Thought Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought. According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be more beneficial to our health. Twilight is both dimmer and bluer than daylight, they say, and the body clock uses both of those features to determine the appropriate times to be asleep and awake. Read more »

HCL | HCL-Research | Health | Dec 18, 2019

Tailored Light Improves Sleep Quality, Depression, Agitation in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease

Tailored Light Improves Sleep Quality, Depression, Agitation in Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease Most people associate Alzheimer's disease with profound memory loss, but it is often the symptoms - sleep disturbances, depression, and agitation - that are a challenge to treat, and can significantly reduce the quality of life for both the affected individual and their family members and caregivers. In a research project funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Dr. Mariana Figueiro, Professor and Director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is investigating whether a tailored lighting intervention can lessen the impact of these symptoms in older adults living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Laser Technology | Dec 13, 2019

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Julian Carey, Marketing Manager at SLD Laser

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Julian Carey, Marketing Manager at SLD Laser In 2016, Nobel Laureate, Professor Shuji Nakamura held a key note speech at LpS. As the founder of Soraa and SLD Laser, he named laser lighting as the next, innovative step and disruption in lighting. He emphasized the need to focus on light quality and the tailoring of LED lighting to the natural needs of humas, providing light that mimics sunlight as closely as possible. It was therefore self-evident that LED professional would invite Julian Carey, the Product and Technical Marketing Manager at SLD Laser, for a Tech-Talk when he was at the LpS 2018 in Bregenz. We asked him for an update on the status of laser lighting, business strategies and future prospects and how laser lighting has developed since Professor Nakamura's statements in 2016. Read more »

Technologies | Micro-LEDs | LED Modules | Systems | Automotive | Dec 03, 2019

Hella Announces Development of High-Resolution Lighting System Digital Light SSL|HD

Hella Announces Development of High-Resolution Lighting System Digital Light SSL|HD With the new high-resolution lighting system "Digital Light SSL|HD", the lighting and electronics expert HELLA is making a further significant contribution to greater safety and comfort in road traffic. With this lighting technology, more than 30,000 pixels can be controlled intelligently and individually, thus bringing about numerous new safety functions like optical lane markings. Furthermore, original equipment manufacturers and end customers can use SSL|HD technology to implement and experience further options allowing enhanced individualisation, such as coming and leaving home animations as well as communication functions. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Architectural Lighting | Displays | Nov 01, 2019

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED These SMD LEDs are packaged in an industry standard PLCC8 package. These high performance 4 color SMT LEDs are designed to work in a wide range of applications. A wide viewing angle and high brightness make these LEDs suitable for signage applications. Read more »

Tools | Measurement | PowerAnalyzer | Engineering | Manufacturing | Research | Oct 30, 2019

Vitrek's New Ultra High Accuracy Power Analyzer Sets New Standard for Price/Performance

Vitrek's New Ultra High Accuracy Power Analyzer Sets New Standard for Price/Performance Vitrek, the leader in high-voltage test and measurement equipment, introduces the PA920 Series Ultra High Accuracy Power Analyzer. The PA920 sets the new standard for accuracy (0.024% of reading) in the graphical power analyzer market. It integrates an ultra-high accuracy, wideband waveform digitizer with advanced computational capability, a large high-resolution display and a full-color touchscreen user interface. Read more »

Technologies | Light Generation | Light Extraction | LEDs | Flip-Chip LED | SSL-Research | Oct 25, 2019

Chinese Researchers Propose Method to Overcome Low Efficiency of High-Power Flip-Chip LEDs

Chinese Researchers Propose Method to Overcome Low Efficiency of High-Power Flip-Chip LEDs Chinese scientists from different research centers recently published a co-authored paper on "Highly Efficient GaN-based High-Power Flip-Chip LEDs" in Optics Express Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. A669-A692 (2019)under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement. High-power flip-chip light-emitting diodes (FCLEDs) suffer from low efficiencies because of poor p-type reflective ohmic contact and severe current crowding, they propose an improvement by using an Ag film. Read more »

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White Paper | Lighting for Health: Human-Centric Lighting

White Paper | Lighting for Health: Human-Centric Lighting Lighting designers and luminaire makers want to understand how to leverage advanced LEDs to achieve efficient human centric lighting solutions that promote human health, productivity, and rest. Read more »

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Zhaga Summit: "Sustainable Lighting for Smart Cities and Buildings"

Zhaga Summit: "Sustainable Lighting for Smart Cities and Buildings" Sustainability is a major trend in the lighting industry, driven by regulations and requested by customers and society. The Zhaga Consortium is hosting this online event on 29 September, 15:00 – 18:00 CEST with speakers from national authorities, cities, industry association, lighting design and ... Read more »

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NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps

NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces its 219F series of high-power LEDs, uniquely positioned as a true alternative to High Pressure Sodium lamps (hereinafter abbreviated as HPS). Global efforts to phase-out the use of HPS ... Read more »

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