2019-06-18

20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and Pioneering Work on Lighting and Connected Building Technology

20 years of Light + Building: Fascinating and Pioneering Work on Lighting and Connected Building Technology Light + Building is celebrating its twentieth year in 2020 and will spotlights the interlinkage of intelligent building-services systems and the influence of future-oriented light design in the world’s leading fair from 8 to 13 March 2020. (Image: Light + Building) Top themes at a glance ‘Dynamic digitalization’ is the overarching theme of all top themes, which refer to the claim of the anniversary edition of the fair in the ‘Connecti...
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2019-06-17

UV-LED-based Water Disinfection Module by Acuva Technologies Receives Certification

The Canada UVC-LED water disinfection technology provider, Acuva Technologies announced that its Strike Platform has been certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and become the world first UV-LED drinking water disinfection module platform. The UV-LED water disinfection module platform complies with a pair of key standards including NSF/ANSI 55 Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems for Material Safety and Structural Integrity, and NSF/ANSI 372 Drinking Water System Com...
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2019-06-17

Israel LiDAR Company Innoviz Closes Series C Funding at US$170M

Innoviz Technologies, the Israeli LiDAR sensor and perception software provider, announced that it has closed its Series C funding round with US$170 million. The total funding of the company came to US$252 million. (The close of Innoviz’s Series C funding round marks a significant milestone in a long line of achievements by the company. Image: Innoviz) The company said that this funding will support several key initiatives, including the enhancement of Innoviz's perception software. Innoviz's perception software provides vehicles with a deep underst...
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2019-06-13

AquiSense’s PearlAqua Micro UV LED System Validated to US-EPA Protocols

AquiSense Technologies, the UV LED specialist under the Nikkiso Group, announced that its PearlAqua Micro, the world’s first UV LED water treatment system, was verified by Hull Consulting in compliance with US-EPA microbiological performance protocols. AquiSense launced the PearlAqua Micro series in 2017 and claimed that it is the world’s smallest UV system. The PearlAqua Micro range offers benefits to the customer through LED current sensing and UV intensity monitoring as well as a variety of other design benefits specific only to Aqu...
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2019-06-13

Seoul Semiconductor Files Second Patent Lawsuit against Philips TV Products Distributor for Infringement of LCD Backlight System Technology

Seoul Semiconductor announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, against The Factory Depot Advantages, a distributor of Philips TV display. In its complaint, Seoul asserts that a Philips LED TV display being sold by this distributor infringe ten patents regarding manufacturing of LED backlighting unit. Particularly, these patented technologies encompass LED TV backlight unit system for enhancing Color Gamut of LCD displays, and LED lenses for providing uniform ...
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2019-06-12

Sense Photonics Raises US$26 Million to Expand Depth Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles and Industrial Robotics

Sense Photonics, a company building the next generation of LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, industrial equipment and other applications, announced a close of a $26 million Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Acadia Woods and Congruent Ventures, with participation from a number of other investors, including Prelude Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Shell Ventures. The company’s solid-state LiDAR system ushers in a new era of advanced 3D imaging technology designed from the ground up to meet the cost, performance and safety requ...
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2019-06-12

Apacer Innovative Removable Lens Hood Spectroradiometer Solves Challenges for Fine Pitch LED Display Tests

The rapid development of display technology has seen a gradually maturing narrow pitch display technology. This is particularly true when pixel pitches between module and driver IC are shrinking, the demand for new forms of optical tests has arisen. The R&D team at Apacer (8271) was the first to propose a design with a removable micro diameter light shield tube to effectively resolve measurement challenges due to the limited measurement range of a single driver IC and a single LED module. It has opened up a new world for fine pitch LED optical tests. In comparison wi...
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2019-06-12

“Bulbized” LED Panel Downlight of WELLMAX Become a Rising Star of GILE 2019

The 24th Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE 2019) has officially concluded today. As part of Messe Frankfurt’s architecture and technology shows, the event has gathered more than 2500 exhibitors from 22 countries to participate. The renowned LED Bulb Expert, Shanghai Wellmax Lighting (WELLMAX) attended the fair and debuted its innovative lighting solutions, attracting famous brands and buyers worldwide. Visitors around and inside WELLMAX’s booth Bulbized Sunflower LED Panel Formed the “Spotlight” After...
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2019-06-06

Osram Led Project Presents “Invisible Light Switch” for Energy Saving Enhancement

Osram started a project named “SceneUnderLight”, with the University of Verona and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genova in 2015, aiming to response to the growing demand for maximum comfort and sense of security while granting large savings in energy consumption. The German company and the Italian research institutions have combined advanced computer vision technology and lighting solutions to create the invisible light switch that estimates the light propagation in offices in real-time and computes how much of it is perceived by the people. Mea...
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2019-06-06

Zumtobel Group Teams up Casambi for Wireless Lighting Control Solutions

The Zumtobel Group has teamed up with Casambi, the wireless lighting control company based in Finland to work on wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The strategic partnership ensures an extensive new range of Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires offering seamless control to users via Casambi’s BLE software control platform. Furthermore, a series of Tridonic drivers is now also ‘Casambi-Ready’, allowing luminaire manufacturers to easily integrate wireless controls within their products to reduce cost and complexity. Additionally...
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2019-06-04

Signify Achieves Sustainable Goal with Latin American Operations

The world’s biggest lighting company Signify announced its achievement of carbon neutrality for its Latin American operations, putting the company well on track to realize carbon neutrality for all of its operations in 2020. Since 2016, Signify already became carbon neutral in the US, Greater China, the Benelux, Middle East & Turkey, Canada, Iberia, UK & Ireland, France and Italy, Israel & Greece. The team in Latin America achieved carbon neutrality by reducing carbon emissions in 2018 by 22% including a reduction of 61% from air freight, 20% fr...
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2019-06-04

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Suit against European Distributor of MEGAMAN Lighting Products

Seoul Semiconductor continues to expand its European enforcement. The Korean company announced that that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Leuchtstark Vertriebs GmbH, a European LED lighting distributor, asserting infringement of Seoul’s LED patents. Seoul is currently investigating Leuchstark’s OEM/ODM manufacturers as well as other distributors. In its complaint, Seoul asserts that this distributor is selling a “MEGAMAN” brand lighting product that infringes...
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2019-06-03

GILE 2019: THINKLIGHT Forum to Address Changes in the Lighting Industry

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will kick off this weekend and is welcoming fairgoers to its THINKLIGHT event. This year the organizers have invited worldwide leading figures from the lighting community to contribute to the program through a lineup of talks, presentations and panel discussions. What’s next for lighting? The event program on the main stage will be completely comprised of panel discussions in order to bring together multiple voices and invite a greater level of discussion Signify, OSRAM and OPPLE will gather on stage...
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2019-06-03

SpecGrade LED Achieves Certification for Horticulture Lighting and Approved by DLS with Its Grow Lights

SpecGrade LED, a US-based industrial LED lighting manufacturer, announced its progress of LED grow light. Its horticultural lighting products have been certificated by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and approved by the DesignLights Consortium (DLS). The company’s LED grow light series, the Verta-8 and Verta-4, acquired the UL 8800 Certification offered by UL. The certification was set due to the uniquely harsh environment of a grow facility, where dust, dampness, and air debris combined with high temperatures and humidity combine to create a unique ...
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2019-06-03

To Amaze the Visual World with LED Transparent Displays - a Leap in Market Value and Combining of Technological Applications

A Leap in Market Value The transparent display market is expected to continue growing steadily up to 2019. With the maturing technology, lower costs, and market acceptance, the global market of LED transparent displays is expected to achieve an astonishing growth of US$87 billion by 2025. Applications of LED Transparent Displays In business operation, it has always been the key issue for owners to attract customers and maintain popularity. It is common to see the exteriors, like display windows, of commercial buildings decorated with semi-transparent plastic sheet...
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2019-05-29

BIOS Lighting’s Circadian Lighting Solution Verified by UL

BIOS Lighting, a LED lighting provider specialized in biological applications, announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Verification, confirming its solutions are designed for circadian health, wellness and productivity. BIOS Lighting has developed lighting solutions infused with its proprietary SkyBlue® technology which enables a wavelength spectrum of 490nm that reflects the peak sensitivity of melanopsin, a photopigment dedicated to circadian health. The SkyBlue lighting solution has officially passed UL Verification for Blue Spectru...
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2019-05-27

Plessey to Complete LED Installation for Tomato Farm in Belgium

Flemish tomato grower Tomato Masters and Plessey will complete the LED installation of 100% Hyperion top lights this year, bringing the overall level of supplementary light to over 200 umol/m²/s. The two companies announced their partnership in 2018 to install LED lighting for a new 5.4 hectares greenhouse. It is one of the largest 100% LED installations on tomatoes in the world and there has been a lot of interest in how the crop reacts. Plessey noted that LED as a cooler light source with les radiant heat has less impact on temperature of cultivation environment...
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2019-05-24

German LiDAR Company Blickfeld and Koito Partner to Develop LiDAR Integrated Headlight

Blickfeld, a Germany-based LiDAR technology provider, announced its partnership with Koito Manufacturing, the tier-one supplier of exterior automotive lighting, for exploring technologies to develop a LiDAR sensor that can be fully integrated into a headlight. The integration of Blickfeld’s LiDAR into Koito headlamps will enable automobile manufacturers to possess breakthrough LiDAR technology in which the sensor is fully integrated into the vehicle. Blickfeld claims that the integration will facilitate progress in serial Advanced Driver Assistance System...
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2019-05-23

Fluence by Osram Strengthens LED Lighting Solutions in Horticulture for European Market

Targeting the rising trend of indoor and vertical farming, horticulture lighting becomes a major focus for many lighting manufactures and Osram is one of them. The high tech company acquired Fluence Bioengineering, a US-based LED grow light supplier, in 2018. The company has launched LED horticultural lighting solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with supports by Osram. According to Osram, Fluence’s staple full-spectrum LED lighting systems enable growers to achieve higher yields and higher quality than traditional horticultural lightin...
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2019-05-22

TÜV SÜD Expands Its Services by Offering Global Approvals for Lighting in Atlanta

Providing services in testing, inspection, certification and training, TÜV SÜD has added Certification Body Test Lab (CBTL) accreditation in Atlanta and can now test lighting and LED products for compliance in over 40 markets. Lighting, luminaire and LED manufacturers that wish to sell internationally will benefit from a single safety evaluation to the CB Scheme, which provides proof of compliance to safety regulations in over 40 counties. As one of only three organizations in the US with this accreditation, the TÜV SÜD Center of Ex...
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2019-05-22

LG Launches Smart Lighting Control System at LFI 2019

LG Electronics is introducing a new smart lighting control system, the LG Smart Lighting Manager (SLM), a Tier 3 solution that gives customers more options and scalability for a cost-effective alternative to full-scale building management systems at LIGHTFAIR International 2019. LG's SLM is a server-based solution that qualifies for utility-driven rebates, providing a new option to help building owners and operators maximize operational efficiencies with their lighting infrastructure. (Image: LG) "Providing our customers with the tools they ne...
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2019-05-22

Seoul Semiconductor at LFI 2019: Full Spectrum of LED for Human Centric Lighting and UV LED for Horticulture Lighting

Seoul Semiconductor and its division Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc (SETi) and Seoul Viosys are presenting its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs and UV LED products for horticulture lighting applications. The SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, which produce light that closely matches the spectrum of sunlight, will be featured at LIGHTFAIR with a special room to presenting the SunLike Series LED experience. The full spectrum LEDs of Seoul Semiconductor was recognized by a study that could promote human well-being. The company...
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2019-05-21

WELLMAX to Present Technical Breakthrough – “Bulbized” LED Panel Lights at 2019 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

According to 2018-2019 LED Lighting Market Value Report by LEDinside, LED lighting products continue to go upward in the global market. Among all the fast-growing LED lighting products, LED panel light has grown most robustly driven by universal applications, which significantly brings huge chance to global LED traders. However, opportunity always goes with challenge, the growing demand of LED panel and downlight results in the increasing homogeneity of product solutions and fierce price war, leading to further a more competitive environment in the lighting fixtur...
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2019-05-21

Get Ready to Witness a Lighting Spectacle at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN

The 7th edition of the much-acclaimed show will be held from June 27-29 in Bangkok this year, and will witness a gathering of notable stakeholders from the LED lighting world. LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN is revered as one of the most popular shows in the ASEAN region. Over the last six years, its organisers have taken the show to new heights, adding some highly relevant and significant facets to its organisation. It is targeted at showcasing the best-in-class lighting innovations and technologies, and will work as a platform for bringing together the who’...
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2019-05-21

ams Partners Ibeo and ZF to Deliver LiDAR Technology for Autonomous Driving

Austria-based sensor developer ams announces that it has signed an agreement to team with Ibeo Automotive Systems, the German specialist for automotive LiDAR sensor technology, and ZF Friedrichshafen, automotive technology developer, to advance LiDAR technology for use in autonomous driving and other applications. The three companies will partner on joint R&D efforts to ensure that this exciting technology can be quickly and safely adopted by 2021. (Image: ams) ams will provide automotive-grade VCSEL arrays and drivers for solid-state LiDAR illumination...
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2019-05-21

Signify Acquires Animal-centric Lighting Companies to Expand Agricultural Lighting

Signify announced that it has acquired two animal lighting specialist Once and iLOX to strengthen its agricultural lighting business. The transactions are expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. Signify did not reveal financial details about the transactions. Once is a based in Minnesota, USA who provide animal-centricl lighting system for agriculture applications. It announced acquisition of the German-based iLOX and its Polish subsidiary in June, 2018. The companies design and manufacture tailor-made lighting systems to improve the quality of life for livest...
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2019-05-20

Telensa to Provide Smart Street Lighting Infrastructure for UK City

Telensa, expert in smart street lighting and smart city applications, announced that it has been selected by the council of Sandwell in UK to provide a smart street lighting solution as part of the region’s 2030 Vision Initiative. The Council plans to install nearly 4,000 lights by 2020, with the intention to increase this to over 11,000 by 2022, which will be wirelessly connected and managed using Telensa’s PLANet system. The Council is also converting all their streetlights to LED as part of the upgrade. PLANet will give the Council control over lighting ...
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2019-05-20

Macedonian Company Looks to Automate Light Environment with Heliospectra’s Solutions for Cannabis Cultivation

Heliospectra, the Swedish horticulture lighting solution provider, announced an order from a Macedonian company who is building a smart production facility for cannabis cultivation in Macedonia. The company decided to automate the light environment using Heliospectra’s fully adjustable ELIXIA LED lighting solutions and helioCORE™ light control system. The company, named Sea of Green (SOG), aims to construct a high-tech indoor production facility for high-quality cannabis production to meet the rising needs in the international market. SOG has chos...
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2019-05-17

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series LEDs Can Promote Human Visual Comfort, Says Study

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs were identified as a key light source for promoting human well-being, based on the results of a recent comprehensive sleep study conducted by scientists at the University of Basel. In collaboration with Toshiba Material’s TRI-R spectrum technology, Seoul Semiconductor developed SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs in 2017, which is the first LED light source to closely match the spectrum of natural sunlight. (Image: Seoul Semiconductor) There has been an increase in research activi...
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2019-05-17

Nichia’s Vitasolis Enables Human Centric Lighting

Nichia Corporation will unveil a state-of-the-art LED spectrum technology, named Vitasolis, at LIGHTFAIR International during May 21 -23). This technology, which will be first incorporated in Nichia’s market leading 757 platform, will help control human circadian rhythm via a unique spectrum meant to stimulate activity. While Nichia previously presented the technology at The Phosphor Global Summit 2019 as well as the 2019 Department of Energy SSL R&D Workshop, Vitasolis will be on display at LIGHTFAIR International within Nichia’s ...
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE