2018-12-17

BASF Develops Functional Pigments to Improve LiDAR Detection

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 vehicles and self-driving technology. LiDAR use near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths to detect and receive data while integrating with other detection technology for collecting information for self-driving car. However, current LiDAR has difficulty detecting dark-colored cars because the radiated wavelengths are easily absorbed by d...
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2018-12-13

Osram’s Infrared LED Tells Farmers When to Harvest

Osram presented its new infrared LED, Oslon Black SFH 4736, which can be installed in smartphones or tablets for food growers to easily scan their crops and decide if it is the right time to harvest. (Image: Osram) The new Oslon Black SFH 4736 (NIRED), featured with more than double the radiant intensity of its predecessor, SFH 4735, can be used to detect reliable information about the sugar, water and fat content of food. The system makes use of the absorption behavior of certain molecular compounds. The NIRED irradiates a specimen with a defined spectr...
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2018-12-12

Tridonic Introduces Control Software and EnOcean to Showcases Bluetooth Sensors for Lighting Control

Monitoring LED drivers and controlling lighting function have become critical with increasing applications of LED products. Lighting companies and system producers develop new solutions for meeting the needs of various operations. Tridonic launched a set of various software tools for optimizing production errors and EnOcean will display its wireless sensor and control system for LED lighting. Tridonic released companionSUITE, a dynamic set of various software tools for long-term process optimization. The software gathers information of LED drivers and provides lumi...
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2018-12-10

Toyoda Gosei Develops Air Conditioner Register with LED Illumination

Toyoda Gosei has developed an air conditioner register with LED illumination for automotive application that uses wireless power transfer technology based on magnetic resonant coupling. (Image: Toyoda Gosei) With LED light, the new vent register improves the night visibility of the knob that adjusts the direction and strength of air flow. The adoption of wireless power transfer technology avoids problems caused by conventional wired power supply that the wire harness could break from repeated manipulations of the knob. In addition, a wireless system allows greater freedom...
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2018-12-10

TSLC Introduces UVC LED Product Lines Targeting Sterilizing Applications

TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, announced the launch of its UVC LED product lines which include high power and high density LED chips and chip packages for the growing market of sterilization. To improve the efficiency of UVC LED, TSLC’s new product series uses a high refractive index material which is UVC transmissible to increase the light extraction by about 35%. TSLC’s UVC series consists of LED packages of variable footprints and power consumption. The product lineup includes single, four- and ten -chip packages. TS...
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2018-12-06

Marktech Releases Multi-wavelength Emitters, Detectors and LEDs for Wearables

Marktech Optoelectronics, a U.S.-based optoelectronic components manufacturer, announced that it has launched a product collection for wearable applications. The company introduces standard and custom emitters and detectors, in both multi-wavelength and hybrid designs and in UV, visible, infrared, and SWIR ranges for hospital-grade flexible, stretchable and wearable devices. Marktech supports wearable devices including fitness trackers; cardiac, oxygen, and blood pressure monitors; audiological diagnostic devices; non-invasive optical chemical sensing; and indoor/outdoor UV-...
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2018-12-06

【TILS 2019】EASLITE Introduce DOB Products

Product Introduction -DOB Easlite have world-leading technology. Our lights use DOB( Driver on Board). It means we combine the Driver with the light board, so that no external power driver (POWER) is needed to illuminate. With DOB, the lighting industry can be more advanced and easy to use. Easlite DOB can be solely used or directly on the lamps, such as airtight light, ceiling light, high bay light and street light.  Because of wide application range, all kinds of lighting fixtures can be brighten by Easlite DOB. Meanwhile, lamps are lighte...
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2018-11-30

【TILS 2019】MEAN WELL Launches XLG-25/50 Series 25/50W Constant Power Mode LED Driver

For LED luminaires application, MEAN WELL officially releases the new generation waterproof LED driver series—XLG series. The whole XLG series, which has been highly expected by the market, covers from 25W to 250W. It can be used for LED Bay light/Street light/Horticulture lighting and flood light applications. XLG series applies the constant current and constant power design, which remarkably enhances the convenience of integrating model selection. The design of XLG Series makes the model selection easier and reduces the pressure of stock. (I...
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2018-11-29

Texas Instrument Reveals New LED Drivers with 29-kHz Dimming Frequency

Texas Instruments introduced a new family of LED drivers with integrated, independent color mixing, brightness control and a power-saving mode. The new family includes the LP5018, LP5024, LP5030 and LP5036 enable smooth, vivid color and reduce system power consumption. The devices are the industry's first to offer a 29-kHz dimming frequency, above human-audible range, to help designers of applications that use a human-machine interface, such as portable electronics, building automation and appliances, eliminate the noise typically heard when dimming lights. Additional...
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2018-11-29

Cree Releases New Lighting System FLEX Series LED Troffer

Cree introduced a new lighting system which enables limitless lighting design for architects and lighting specialists. According to Cree, its FLEX Series LED Troffer offers an opportunity to LED replacement as recessed fluorescent troffers comprise 50 percent of all luminaires used in the U.S. commercial market, according to the Department of Energy. The FLEX Series LED Specification troffer, featured with its slim luminaire style, offers design flexibility to fits different ceiling type. With five customizable inner-optic choices, architects and designers ...
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2018-11-28

Lumileds Releases New Horticulture LED Products for Enhancing Crop Yield

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON SunPlus 2835 Line of LEDs, a series for horticulture applications which provides eight color options and high photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) for improving plant growth rate and crop yield of a variety of plants and vegetables. According to Lumileds, as LUXEON SunPlus 2835 LEDs offer various colors, users are able to select specific color points or design a customized spectrum. The LED’s compact 2.8 x 3.5 mm footprint allows minimal spacing between plants and lighting so that higher crop yield can be realized in interw...
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2018-11-26

LG Innotek Introduces LED Automotive Line Lamps “Nexlide-L”

LG Innotek announced the development of “Nexlide-L”, a line lighting module for automobiles. The company said that the lighting module of 3mm width is the thinnest among automotive exterior lamps and can emit bright and uniform light. LG Innotek is ready to supply customized designs of the products as the quality and mass production tests were completed. LG Innotek implemented its proprietary “LED lighting structure design technology” to realize the ultra-slim line lamp “Nexlide-L”. This cutting-edge technology makes the original dot-s...
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2018-11-26

Lighting Products News: Thorn Releases Mounted Light and Zumtobel Upgrades Architectural Lighting System

Thorn Lighting and Zumtobel have launched new lighting products to improve their portfolio. Thorn debuted new wall light Katona which has 50,000 hour lifetime and is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications such as corridors, stairwells, entrance halls, and storage rooms. The mounted light is designed to withstand difficult environment conditions like humidity, dust or even accidental damage. According to Thorn, the new luminaire product also minimizes the accumulation of dirt and dust, ensuring easy cleaning and maintenance. Katona offers lumen outputs ranging from 1000 lm t...
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2018-11-22

Nichia Debuts Color Tunable COB LEDs Targeting Human Centric Lighting Application

Nichia released a new COB LED series featuring tunable color. With the new color tunable LEDs, color temperatures could be adjusted according to natural biological rhythms for human centric lighting applications. On existing tunable light fixtures, the method to select and balance color temperatures is to mount multiple LED packages onto one board. This approach provides flexibility in the design but increases the complexity to properly mix the color of each LED. Moreover, it is difficult to develop color tunable fixtures with narrow beam patterns and harmonized color....
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2018-11-21

Samsung Electronics Increase Horticulture LED Portfolio for Greenhouse and Vertical Farming

Samsung Electronics has announced its new horticulture LED lineups, including full-spectrum packages and modules as well as color (monochromatic) LEDs. The new LEDs provide a broader spectrum of light to improve plant growth, farming environments and to reduce lighting system costs for optimizing lighting in greenhouses and vertical farming. Full-spectrum light encompasses a continuous range of wavelengths from blue, green to red, creating a light blend suitable for horticultural uses. According to Samsung, its full-spectrum-based LEDs encourage healthier and more balanc...
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2018-11-19

ITRI’s Portable UVC LED Water Sterilizer System Wins 2018 R&D 100 Award

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a Taiwan-based high-tech applied research institution, reported that it has received three 2018 R&D 100 Awards on November 16th in Florida, USA. One of the awarded innovation products was a portable UVC LED water sterilizer system. ITRI’s portable UVC LED water sterilizer system is the world’s first solar-powered flow-water sterilizer for emergency use. It efficiently produces clean water by killing water-borne bacteria with UVC LED technology. The device is designed for electri...
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2018-11-16

Osram Adds New LED for General Lighting

Osram Opto Semiconductor has announced a new LED, Osconiq S3030. The LED is featured with long lifetime and robustness to fulfill the demands of general lighting products. Osconiq S3030 targets mid-power market for outdoor and industrial lighting applications, providing high quality and durability in various operating conditions. The individual components provide flexibility in forward voltage and luminous flux with an exceptional lifetime of 75.000 hours even at high temperatures. Together with an optimized phosphor, lead frame and chip design, the development of the Osc...
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2018-11-15

Hydrofarm Partners with SANANBIO to Launch Horticulture LED Lighting Products

Hydroponic equipment supplier Hydrofarm Holdings Group has announced that the company has built an exclusive partnership with SANANBIO to launch PHOTOBIO Powered by SANANBIO, a horticulture LED product line, in the U.S. and Canada. SANANBIO develops innovative vertical growing systems and horticulture lighting solutions to ensure high quality and yield. With the collaboration, its product performance will be enhanced by Hydrofarm’s customer support, which includes professionally rendered lighting plans that help growers evaluate the needs...
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2018-11-13

Osram Develops New LiDAR Sensor for Self-driving Cars

As Osram continues to accelerate its development in high technology, the company has released its latest addition to its laser portfolio for LiDAR applications of autonomous vehicles. LiDAR systems are an integral part of driving assistance systems, such as lane assist and emergency braking systems in autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. The propagation time of very short light pulses is used to determine the distance between the vehicle and objects in its vicinity. When a laser pulse hits a person or an object it is reflected and captured by a detector. From the time betw...
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2018-11-07

New Products Updates: High Efficiency LED Module and Portable Circadian Light

Tridonic released its new COB LED modules suitable for spotlights and downlights. The company updated its seventh generation SLE-ADV modules with a LED chip which features higher efficiency, long lifetime and improved thermal management. The dimmable modules also deliver good color rendering covering color temperatures of 2,700, 3,000, 3,500 and 4,000 K. (Image: Tridonic) According to Tridonic, the module series covers the entire range of light-emitting surfaces from 9 to 15 mm. It will debut the versions with LES 13 and LES 15 soon. Lighting Science ...
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2018-10-31

NGK Develops Micro-lens with Cavity for UV LEDs

Japan-based NGK Insulators has developed a quartz glass Micro-lens equipped with a cavity to arrange UV LED chip.
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2018-10-30

ProLight Introduces Long Wavelength Blue LED Series for Human Centric Lighting

Recently, the topic of blue light harming the eyes has been taken seriously and new LED development has focused on reducing the negative effect of blue light on the body. Theoretically, blue light wavelength ranges from 420nm to 480nm. According to one of the reports done by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the shorter wavelength range of blue light from 415nm to 460nm is most likely to damage the eye. The report also mentioned that when exposed to these short blue light ranges, the risk of getting eye disease such as Macular degeneration will increase. Most...
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2018-10-24

LEDVANCE, MaxiLite and EarthTronics Release New LED Lighting Products

New lighting products have been released for various applications. LEDVANCE introduced a flexible LED strip lighting system for industrial use while MaxLite launched the Indirect Troffer for architectural interior lighting. Meanwhile, EarthTronics presented its Canopy LED series for commercial and industrial security illumination. LEDVANCE revealed its new TruSys LED luminaires which offer energy efficient lighting solutions that meet the demanding requirements of factories, workshops and warehouses. With the new flexible trunking system, TruSys prov...
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2018-10-24

Lumileds Drives Efficacy to Over 200 lm/W in Popular 2835 Package

The LUXEON 2835 HE delivers the most efficient mid power solution on the market, reducing LED count for general lighting applications. Lumileds introduced the LUXEON 2835 HE, which achieves unprecedented efficacy of over 200 lm/W, while providing market defining color consistency. Expanding on the successful LUXEON 2835 Line, the new LED is optimized to deliver high efficacy and 2-step MacAdam ellipse color consistency in applications such as troffers and high bay/low bay fixtures. “The LED’s tight color point distinguishes it from other ...
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2018-10-19

Osram’s LED Engin Reveals World’s First 50W Seven-Die LED Emitter

LED Engin, an Osram business, has unveiled the LZ7 Plus, the world’s first 50W seven-die LED emitter. The new LED emitter is designed to meet the trends of stage lighting fixtures.
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2018-10-17

Osram and Scout Introduce a New LED Wearable: Lighting Schoolbags

Osram has developed a specified LED module for Scout, a German schoolbag manufacturer, to produce a schoolbag with active integrated LED lighting.
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2018-10-11

Signify Launches IoT Lighting System, Enhancing Its Product Portfolio of Software and Service

Signify has announced the launch of Interact Pro, a multi-tasking, smart lighting system and software developed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The lighting company has been extending its business in connected lighting systems, software and services and has released IoT-ready products to new customer segments.
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2018-10-09

For the First Time, Osram's Standardized LED Signal Lamps Lights up Lamps from Koito in the New Toyota Corolla Sport

Osram and Koito have released a series of standardized LED signal lamps with their XLS product family and the lamps are used in the new Toyota Corolla Sport. 
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2018-10-08

Lighting Science Release New Troffers with Multi-Spectrum Circadian Technology

Lighting Science has announced the launch of the Good Day & Night Troffers, which combine its patented LED spectrum technologies.
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2018-10-05

Products Releases: New Linear Fixtures from Cree and Low Glare Luminaires of LEDVANCE

Cree continues to expand its industrial lighting portfolio and has announced the launch of its new LXB Series Linear High-Bay luminaires. LEDVANCE, on the other hand, has debuted a low glare luminaires for replacing conventional fluorescent lighting. 
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Some homeowners, commercial systems managers and outdoor lighting management companies have looked warily at smart lighting, in light of its being seen as a major departure from what was required for lighting control in the past. They need not... READ MORE

For the LED driver product line, wide AC voltage input range (180 ~ 528VAC) HVGC family, MEAN WELL now launches HVGC-650 series to offer more choices of high power products.

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