White Paper | LightingEurope | Nov 02, 2017

White Paper: Serviceable Luminaires in a Circular Economy from LightingEurope

White Paper: Serviceable Luminaires in a Circular Economy from LightingEurope LightingEurope is proactively exploring the business opportunities that a Circular Economy presents for the lighting industry, as well as the framework conditions required for its successful rollout in the lighting sector. This paper focuses on luminaires, services and design for serviceability and their potential for the lighting industry. Read more »

White Paper | Oct 13, 2017

White Paper: Polymeric Systems Bring Clarity to Optical Applications

White Paper: Polymeric Systems Bring Clarity to Optical Applications Some optical assembly applications require optical clarity across a certain wavelength, while others require an opaque coating. Optical grade epoxies, silicones and UV curable coatings provide the versatility to adhere well to a wide variety of substrates and display the critical performance properties required. Learn more about optical transmission, refractive indices, temperature and humidity testing, and more, plus the roles these measurements play in choosing an effective and reliable optical polymer system. Read more »

White Paper | Test Equipments | Aug 30, 2017

White Paper: FluxGage - A Photometric Test System for LED Luminaires Based on Solar Panels

White Paper: FluxGage - A Photometric Test System for LED Luminaires Based on Solar Panels We present a novel photometric test system for LED luminaires. The new photometric system called „FluxGage“ uses solar panels to detect and measure light. By placing a diffuser and a black pinhole array over a solar panels we achieve a detection surface which is also an absorber. This enables the system to be the same size as the DUT (Device Under Test), as opposed to an integrating sphere which is at least 3 times larger than the DUT. Simulations and experimental results show that this system can measure total flux with an uncertainty of 4.3%. The demonstrated system is used in 2π geometry. The system measures total flux, color parameters (CCT, CRI, chromaticity, etc.) and flicker. Read more »

White Paper | Life-Time | Jun 16, 2017

White Paper: Extending the Life-Time of LEDs

White Paper: Extending the Life-Time of LEDs Choosing the correct protection media for LED devices to improve lifetime and performance. Read more »

Thermal Management | Mentor Graphics | May 25, 2017

Smartcells - Enabling Fast and Accurate Electronics Thermal Design

Smartcells - Enabling Fast and Accurate Electronics Thermal Design This white paper introduces the concept of SmartCellsTM in the context of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software. They exist in FloTHERM XTTM, a CAD enabled electronics cooling simulation tool supplied by Mentor Graphics (Ref 1). This document will explain what they are, how they differ from other meshing approaches employed in the CFD industry, and their benefits to CFD users and electronics thermal designers. Read more »

White Paper | Apr 21, 2017

White Paper: Shaping LED Diffuser Performance with Polycarbonate Materials

White Paper: Shaping LED Diffuser Performance with Polycarbonate Materials The LED lighting market continues to grow, yet consumers are accustomed to the soft white diffused light from incandescent bulbs. To speed up adoption, manufacturers are utilizing plastic materials containing diffusion additives to offset harsh LED illumination and eliminate hot spots. It’s important to choose the correct diffusion plastic to meet to meet transmission, color and UL requirements. In this paper, we examine how plastic selection, a diffusion package and color help designers achieve the desired look for their application. Read more »

White Paper | Mar 15, 2017

White Paper: Predicting Scatter of Light Shaping Diffuser® Angles Using Luminit’s Proprietary Optical Model and OpticStudio

White Paper: Predicting Scatter of Light Shaping Diffuser® Angles Using Luminit’s Proprietary Optical Model and OpticStudio Luminit has developed a proprietary scatter model for users of Zemax. Unlike conventional optical design programs that provide bulk scatter and surface scatter models that “predict” output distribution, Luminit’s proprietary optical model accurately calculates surface effects so users can choose the Light Shaping Diffuser (LSD) angle that offers the most optimized performance. This white paper describes the characteristics of the LSD scatter model and the level of accuracy that can be achieved during this critical stage of the design cycle. Read more »

Archived Webinar

WEBINAR "Faster to Light with Simpler Design: A New Multimode Flyback LED Solution"

WEBINAR "Faster to Light with Simpler Design: A New Multimode Flyback LED Solution" Infineon’s latest Multimode Flyback Controller IC for LED lighting is targeting mid-range to high-end LED drivers for outdoor, interior, office and industrial lighting applications. Its integrated startup cell together with CrCM, DCM and burst mode optimize overall effi­ciency from standby to 100 percent while keeping time to light less than 0.5 seconds and reducing the use of external components. Read more »

White Paper

Manufacturability of OLED Encapsulation and Light Extraction

Manufacturability of OLED Encapsulation and Light Extraction Applications for OLEDs in lighting are opening unique possibilities for designers; however, the organic materials make OLEDs more fragile than LEDs. A higher-index Luminit Light Shaping Diffuser® developed into a barrier film could be an excellent substrate for OLEDs, encapsulating them while simultaneously supporting them. Read more »

News-Spot | Archived Webinar

Webinar: "Modeling Color Effects in Modern Optical Analysis Software" by Lambda Research

Human Eye Lambda Research Corporation will present a comprehensive webinar on smart designs to model color effects in LED lighting systems using modern optical analysis software. Read more »

Archived Webinar

WEBINAR - INFINEON: "CoolMOS™ CE and LED Driver ICs- The Ideal Combination from LED Tubes to LED Drivers" by Infineon

LED Bulb Application. Infineon, as a well-known system provider, offers the optimal solution for LED Lighting applications starting from LED tubes up to high power LED drivers with the powerful combination of CoolMOS™ CE and the suitable LED Driver ICs. CoolMOS™ CE offers an ideal price/performance value with no compromise on the proven benefits of superjunction technology: it comes with low conduction and switching losses that improve efficiency and ultimately reduce power consumption. CoolMOS™ CE comprises 500V, 600V, 650V and 800V devices targeting LED lighting and further applications like LCD and LED TV. In addition, Infineon has recently launched several new LED Driver ICs suited for various topologies requiring different voltage classes being the perfect match to the broad CoolMOS™ CE portfolio. Read more »

White Paper

WHITE PAPER: "LED Reflector and Lens Simulation using TracePro® Illumination Design and Analysis Software"

Complex reflector with 11 LEDs as modeled in TracePro TracePro® allows users to design, analyze, and optimize LED lighting systems using software simulation prior to building hardware. The resultant accuracy of these models depends on the accuracy of the components that make up the model. These include light source characteristics, surface and material properties, and model geometry. Read more »

White Paper

WHITE PAPER: "High Intensity UV LED Sources Enabled by Next Generation Substrates"

SEM images of Nanotherm dielectric compared with anodic layers on Al substrate Thermal management of high-power UV LEDs is substantially more demanding than for white LEDs. This arises due to their lower efficacy combined with the end use requirement for intense light sources. Critical to the thermal management of densely packed LED arrays is the substrate the semiconductors are mounted on. This whitepaper investigates how next generation Nanoceramic substrates can benefit the LED industry and presents a case study of a 75W UV LED module, just 2cm2. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER: "Accurate LED Source Modeling Using TracePro"

Ray trace example Modern optical modeling programs allow product design engineers to create, analyze, and optimize LED sources and LED optical systems as a virtual prototype prior to manufacturing the actual product. The precision of these virtual models depends on accurately representing the components that make up the model, including the light source. Read more »

Archived Webinar

Webinar: "Designing & Optimizing Light Guides/Pipes - Tips & Tricks for a Streamlined Process" by Lambda Research

Lambda Research - Live Webinar The Light Guide Design and Optimization webinar will teach viewers how to enhance the efficiency and output uniformity of their design. Viewers will learn how to take advantage of Total Internal Reflection, when to use diffusers and resins, and how to use photorealistic rendering to see exact light pipe output before moving to the costly prototyping stage. There will also be a full demo of how to use 3D CAD software to virtually prototype light pipes to avoid a trial-and-error design process. Read more »

Webinar

WEBINAR - INFINEON: "How Smart Thermal Protection Provided by LED Driver ICs Helps to Extend Lifetime of LED Lighting Systems" by Infineon

Webinar Infineon Learn more about different ways to protect the lifetime of LED systems from very basic to quite advanced methods. Read more »

White Paper | Products | Simulation Tools

WHITE PAPER: "Optimization of LED Lens Components using TracePro® Illumination Design and Analysis Software"

Side Emitting lens and reflector combination initial configuration with large angular output and 62% efficiency. TracePro® is award-winning opto-mechanical design software for layout, optimization, & analysis of illumination systems. This white paper illustrates how TracePro’s 2D & 3D optimization utilities are designed to help CAD designers without optical engineering expertise design a variety of LED optical components – including practical examples. The capabilities of TracePro lead the designer through a process to maximize the technical merits of the device/system in the shortest amount of time. Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Electronics

WHITE PAPER: Intelligent Over Temperature Protection for LED Lighting Applications

Application circuit with the new ILD6070 driver: The current reduction is triggered at a threshold of the solder point temperature of the LED driver IC which is adjustable using an external resistor connected to the Tadj pin LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular. It offers numerous advantages over conventional lighting, but there are still some issues. One is thermal management. Bernd Pflaum and Hakan Yilmazer from Infineon Technologies explain how LED driver ICs with smart over temperature protection help to increase lifetime and optimize system costs of LED lighting systems. Read more »

Archived Webinar

WEBINAR: "LED Luminaire Design: Optimization and Analysis" by Lambda Research

Learn how TracePro® illumination design, optimization, and analysis software can improve and accelerate LED lighting design. This webinar will guide you through a step-by-step process from model setup through design optimization, analysis, and reporting. Read more »

Archived Webinar | Mar 26, 2014

WEBINAR: "What's Next for Mid-Power LEDs in Lighting Applications" by Philips Lumileds

Following the rapid growth of Mid Power (MP) LEDs for use in display, MP LEDs are now gaining popularity for deployment in Lighting applications. Khim Lee, Mark Chang and Dale Kane from Philips Lumileds talk about the latest trends of MP LEDs for SSL. Read more »

Archived Webinar

WEBINAR: "Solution for Complex LED Substitution"

The Growth of the LED Market The lower power consumption, smaller size and longer life make LEDs an attractive alternative to standard light sources. However, discrete LED arrays pose significant challenges. This webinar describes how the Valor LED Binning Management Solution addresses these challenges. Read more »

White Paper | Products | Simulation Tools | Feb 11, 2014

WHITE PAPER: "LED Reflector and Lens Simulation using TracePro® Illumination Design and Analysis Software"

Luxeon LED as modeled as a surface source using the Tracepro Bridge in SolidWorks TracePro® is award-winning opto-mechanical design software for layout, optimization, & analysis of illumination systems. This white paper illustrates how TracePro allows users to begin a project with an initial or basic design for LED lighting systems, use software simulation prior to building hardware, and easily create complex reflector shapes. TracePro’s reflector and lens simulation utilities are specifically designed to help CAD designers without traditional optical engineering expertise design LED optical components quickly. Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Electronics | Dec 11, 2013

The Right Choice of Current-Limiting Resistors for Constant Voltage LED Drivers

There are different resistor types for LED lighting available (Img: Riedon Inc) While LEDs are mostly driven by current sources, there are also several applications where constant voltage drivers are used. In that case current limiting resistors are mandatory. But that raises the question which resistor is the right one to guarantee reliable and accurate control while not compromising efficiency. Phil Ebbert, VP of Engineering at Riedon Inc. explains what to take care of and how to determine the correct parameters. Read more »

White Paper | Case Studies | Special Lighting | Dec 06, 2013

LED Lighting Masters the Art of In-Flight Calm on Airbus A380s and Boeing 787s

A380 Airbus Cabin Aboard a state-of-the-art aircraft might be the last place you would think of yourself enjoying a warm “candlelit” dinner, followed by a good night’s sleep under a starry night sky. The truth is, the latest aircraft cabins seek to provide just that – a revolutionary in-flight experience through the use of mood lighting. Mood lighting uses the full spectrum of colors and the ability to change these colors continuously with LEDs to mimic or enhance a sunrise morning or a bright, fresh afternoon or a cool evening that winds down the day. These lighting effects even seek to reduce your likelihood of jetlag. LED lighting programs can be specifically designed to gradually shift your waking and sleeping biorhythms to match that of your destination city. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Oct 15, 2013

3rd International LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2013) - Event Video

LpS 2013 - Cree Testing Workshop Over 1,100 visitors from 34 countries attended the LED professional Symposium +Expo 2013 in Bregenz, Austria, from September 24th to 26th. Research institutes, lighting organizations and the lighting industry presented their insights on the latest trends in LED and OLED lighting technologies in multiple sessions, workshops and throughout the 2,000 m2 exhibition area. Keynote speaker, Dietmar Zembrot, President of LightingEurope said, “I think this is one of the most important lighting events in the world”. Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Thermal Management | Oct 08, 2013

Why Pin Fin LED Coolers Perform Better Under Tilted Position?

For passive cooling, both, simulation and measurement results demonstrate the advanages of a pin fin design over conventional fins when tilted more than 50° For the experiment we compare the ModuLED 9980 with the LPF11180-ZHE. The ModuLED 9980 is a passive LED cooler from extruded aluminium with a diameter. of 99mm and a height of 80 millimeter, thermal resistance under vertical position 1.02°C/W. The LPF11180-ZHE is a passive LED cooler with pin fin structure with a diameter of 111mm and a height of 80mm, thermal resistance under vertical position 1.07°C/W. Read more »

White Paper | Jul 02, 2013

Alternative Calculation Method Will Improve Thermal Analysis of LEDs - by Michiel Krüger, Ph.D. - Philips Lumileds

Figure 1: LED Definition An alternative method to estimate the amount of heat generated by LEDs will help increase the accuracy and streamline the thermal analysis of white LEDs. Up until now, thermal analysis of white LEDs has been an imperfect science. Too often LED lamp and luminaire manufacturers rely on insufficient, inaccurate or intangible data to determine the thermal performance of the LEDs in their applications, and, as a result, may over-engineer their heat sink design. Read more »

Archived Webinar | Mar 06, 2013

Obtaining the Highest Candle Beam Power for Spotlights

Philips Lumileds Webinar Sponsor Philips Lumileds --- Lumen density in the LED source is very significant in final design. Obtaining Center Beam Candle Power is a goal in high quality applications including retail and architectural lighting. High Power LEDs are the perfect solution to creating high lumen intensity from a very small light emitting source. Creating a very high lumen per mm square enables the highest center beam candle power in a system. Where other COB's need ~35-35mm for high lumen packages, LUXEON S5000 can achieve 8000 lumens in a Light Emitting Surface of just 17mm. Creating great spotlights has never been easier. Read more »

FEATURED

GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module

GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module GRE Alpha announced the release of its cutting-edge ENO-DIM dimming module with integrated EnOcean technology. The spring-loaded terminal simplifies installation and is compatible with any EnOcean-enabled wireless switch. With the ready to install dimming module, it's just plug and play. The ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects

LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects The acronym LiFi (Light Fidelity) was born at the beginning of the 2010s. Its name derives from the very well-known WiFi (Wireless Fidelity). The term VLC (Visible Light Communication) is used in the restricted instances of visible light. Mr. Luc Chassage who works for Oledcomm and the Versailles ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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