2017-06-14

Oscilloscape revolutionizes LED Visualizations with Launch of Synchrony LED Controller

Oscilloscape, a pioneer in neuroscience of music technology, announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign (//kck.st/2swLl5S) to fund its first consumer offering, the Synchrony™ LED Controller. The Intelligent LED Controller creates spectacular lighting effects for music enthusiasts.
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2016-09-22

Acuity Brands LED Controller Makes Smart Building More Intelligent

Acuity Brands introduced the nLight ECLYPSE™ controller, an innovative smart building ready controller that combines digital lighting and HVAC controls onto one platform. The new controller is built using Acuity Brands’ award-winning ECLYPSE™ platform by Distech Controls® and industry-leading nLight® controls by Acuity Controls. The unified platform gives building managers the power to configure, monitor and control critical building systems through one intuitive interface. The ECLYPSE platform uses the BACnet™/IP communications protocol
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2016-03-14

EnOcean Launches Kinetic-Energy Harvesting Device for Smart Lighting Control

At Light + Building 2016 (Frankfurt a. Main, March 13-18, Hall 9.0, Booth B40), EnOcean will be presenting a new self-powered product family for wireless communication in the globally usable 2.4 GHz frequency band. This adds to the company’s products in 868 MHz, 902 MHz and 928 MHz for new markets and regions. With the 2.4 GHz offering, OEMs can now realize batteryless switch applications for worldwide use. This development emphasizes EnOcean’s know-how in kinetic energy harvesting based on the field-proven electromechanical energy converter ECO 200.
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2016-01-27

Memoori: Bus-Based Lighting Controls Reduce Operating Costs

The latest bus-based lighting control products not only offer a reduced operating cost through energy efficiency gains and maintenance costs but also the actual cost of controls hardware is changing through the elimination of certain system components. This is just one of the findings from our recent report into the global market for Lighting Controls – //www.memoori.com/portfolio/smart-buildings-the-lighting-controls-business-2015-to-2020/
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2016-01-21

Tridonic Launches LED Controller Compatible with DALI and U6ME2

With the ready2mains™ Programmer, information such as configuration parameters can be quickly transmitted via the mains cabling to the LED Drivers of indoor and outdoor luminaires. There is no need for an additional communications interface or any rewiring. Commands are transferred in digital format – simply via phase control. 
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2015-05-27

LED Controller Manufacturer Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting

Leviton today announced the acquisition of Intense Lighting, LLC, a leading solutions-based manufacturer of LED luminaires. Intense Lighting, based in Anaheim, Calif., enhances Leviton’s current product offerings with a wide variety of specification grade LED lighting solutions for the commercial, hospitality, supermarket, retail and residential markets.
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2014-11-06

TI LaunchPad Powers This Year's Hottest Costumes

Trey German, LaunchPad Applications Manager at Texas Instruments, shares his experience of applying LaunchPad LEDs in a Halloween costume in this latest entry.
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2014-10-01

TI's New 450-V Linear Controller for Offline LED Lighting Design

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a 450-V linear controller that simplifies current regulation of high-voltage LED strings. The TPS92410 controller integrates a multiplier and tunable phase dimmer detection, as well as analog dimming inputs and drive circuit protection functions to ease design of downlights, fixtures and lamps powered from an offline AC or conventional DC power source.  For more information, samples and evaluation modules, visit www.ti.com/tps92410-pr.
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2014-08-18

Smart Socket Vocca Switches Lights on with Simple Voice Commands

Some of you may recall last Friday LEDinside posted an article about the cons of smart bulbs is the requirement of having a fully charged smartphone, that concluded a voice controlled smart bulb would be the perfect solution. Well, it turns out an Israeli entrepreneur Ori Indursky plans to change all that with smart lamp socket Vocca.
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2014-06-04

Marvell's Smart LED Controllers Continue to Drive the Wide Adoption of Smart Lighting

Marvell announced adding two new smart digital LED driver integrated circuits (ICs) – 88EM8189 and 88EM8803 – further expanding its end-to-end smart lighting platform into LED lamps and fixtures.
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2014-02-25

Marvell's 88EM8187 LED Controller Delivers Deep Dimming Performance

"The 88EM8187 raises the performance bar for the entire industry as consumers can now get the true incandescent experience that includes excellent dimming performance along with the energy savings provided by LEDs," said Philip Poulidis, Vice-President and GM of Internet of Things Business Unit. "Even the best of the available competing IC solutions require bulb manufacturers to make several trade-offs when developing a product. For example, manufacturers may need to limit the number of wall-box dimmers with which their LED bulbs are compatible, to sacri...
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2012-05-09

Cirrus Logic’s Newest Digital LED Controller Features Two-Color Mixing for Efficient, High-Quality Light and Near 100 Percent TRIAC Dimmer Compatibility

CS163X Family of LED Controllers Offers Up to 30 Percent Higher Lumens Per Watt Compared to Single-Channel Drivers While Providing Improved Color Temperature Quality Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS) has introduced its second family of digital LED controllers with digital TruDim™ dimmer compatibility technology designed to accelerate worldwide adoption of LED retrofit bulbs. In addition to providing near 100 percent compatibility with the world’s installed base of dimmers, the new CS163X family provides two-channel LED color mixin...
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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