2019-10-04

Nichia’s 2-In-1 Tunable White LED Begins Changing the Game!

Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tunable white mid power 3030 LED to the public on September 19th. The game changing NF2W757G-MT was unveiled, in detail, one week later at LpS 2019 in Bregenz, Austria. As previously announced, this cutting-edge technology gives design and operational freedom to luminaire manufacturers around the world. NF2W757G-MT ...
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2019-10-02

MEAN WELL Launches SLD-50 Series 50W Slim and Linear Type LED Driver

MEAN WELL new ultra-slim SLD-50 series is officially released after the SLD-80 series. With the launch of SLD-50 series, the whole linear type product line is fully completed. The SLD series is especially suitable for decorative lighting/advertising light boxes and linear luminaires. In addition to ultra-slim size features, this series also meets SELV and isolation circuit design, which is suitable for usage in various indoor lighting fixtures. Another key point is the 56V model that adopts the constant power output design and is applicable for LED design...
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2019-09-25

Osram Debuts New LiDAR Lasers Allowing Autonomous Vehicles to “See”

LiDAR is considered the critical component for advanced autonomous driving technology. Osram, as a specialist of infrared laser development and production, introduced two new infrared high-power SMT components for LiDAR applications extend options for system developers. The German high-tech company launched the world's first AEC-Q102 qualified four-channel and single-channel pulse laser. The two new products offer a convincing performance of 125 Watt per channel and an efficiency of up to 33 percent. (Image: Osram) The requirements for safety systems in (s...
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2019-09-24

EVERLIGHT Releases VS-FI3535 Series for Face Recognition Solutions in Automotive Environments

Everlight announced the launch of three new infrared products that support the smart automation of automotive devices. The VS-FI3535 LED Series is suitable for driver facial recognition. The ALS-DPDIC17 LED Series can be used for automatic dimming of rear view mirrors and dashboard lights. The IR12-21C/TR8-AM LED, paired with the PD12-21C/TR8-AM, provides improved accuracy and sensitivity in touch screens. Everlight is committed to developing more products with smarter solutions. VS-FI3535 Series is used for driver facial recognition, mak...
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2019-09-23

Everlight Releases EL SMARTLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications

Everlight, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, released a new generation lighting products for automotive interior application. The new EL SMARTLED (S for smart, M for multi-function, A for automotive, R for RGB and T for technology) Series is suitable for automotive interior lighting applications to present colorful combinations in the vehicle interior. Featuring a unique package technology to achieve improved uniformity of light, the EL SMARTLED Series’ embedded intelligent IC driver can better manage colors and adjus...
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2019-09-19

Nichia Launches World First 2-in-1 Tunable White, Single LES, Mid-power 3030 LED

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces its game-changing 2-in-1 tunable white LED. This is the industry’s first tunable white LED in a mid-power 3030 package with a single light emitting surface (LES). Targeting most lighting applications, the technology provides luminaire manufactures with a host of benefits ranging from new technology and design features to improv...
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2019-09-18

Osram Releases Infrared LEDs for Face Recognition in Smartwatches

Osram is expanding its photonics portfolio by adding two infrared LEDs for biometric identification in smartwatches. The new infrared LEDs of Osram, SFH 4170S and SFH 4180S, are designed to meet the requirement of smart wearable products with their compact size. The dimensions of the specially developed Oslon P1616 package (1.6 mm x 1.6 mm x 0.85 mm) make the SFH 4170S and SFH 4180S the smallest Osram components for biometric applications. Compared to similar products today, the two IREDs require about 50 percent less space. (Image: Osram) Despit...
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2019-09-16

MEAN WELL Launches LCM-40/60BLE Bluetooth Mesh LED Driver

One major market trend in the LED lighting industry is to make LED luminaires intelligent. MEAN WELL is dedicated to designing innovative power supplies and has developed the LCM-40/60BLE LED driver with a Bluetooth mesh networking solution. The new driver allows customers to control luminaires using Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 mesh protocol with their smartphones or tablets to set up settings and controls. Working with the European company Casambi, which is dedicated to developing Bluetooth mesh networking solutions, MEAN WELL has integrated the B...
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2019-09-11

New LiDAR Products Release: Cepton, LeddarTech and Quanergy

LiDAR sensors developers continue to advance their products to push autonomous vehicle development. Cepton Technologies, LeddarTech and Quanergy recently announced their new LiDAR sensor products and perception software. Cepton Technologies revealed its newest Vista LiDAR sensor, the Vista™-X120, for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous applications. The product offers a 120° horizontal field of view (FOV), 0.15° angular resolution and a maximum detection range of up to 200 meters at 10% reflectivity. Cepton will demonst...
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2019-09-06

Signify Launches Portable Smart Lighting Products

Signify announced new smart light products, including an upgraded Hue Go, the Smart button, the Smart plug, and new GU10 and E14 smart bulbs. The Philips Hue Go is a portable smart lamp offering colored smart light with Bluetooth capability for wireless control via app or selected smart home assistants. The upgraded Hue Go also features an improved battery life for an even longer period of time. The Smart plug turns any table or floor lamp into a Hue smart light. And the Smart button can be used to control Hue lights to brighten and dim. When connected to the Ph...
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2019-08-30

LG Innotek Releases 3D Flexible Automotive Lighting

LG Innotek announced the launch of its “Nexlide-HD”, a flexible three-dimensional lighting for cars that emits bright and uniform light from five directions. LG Innotek attached numerous LED onto a thin substrate to product the automotive lighting module. It is a hexahedron that gently curves like a rubber and mounted on the exterior lamps, such as daytime running lights (DRLs) and tail lights. The product, “Nexlide-HD,” emits uniform light from five directions except the substrate contact surface. The company applied the LED packages, wh...
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2019-08-30

MEAN WELL Debuts SLD-80 Series 80W Slim and Linear Type LED Driver

MEAN WELL unveils the new linear type SLD series with both mechanism and specification strengths. The 12V/24V models are the constant voltage and current mode for any 12V/24V LED strip application in the market. As for the 56V model, it applies the constant power mode, which downsizes the model numbers. The 56V model is suitable for any LED luminaires design with output forward voltage between 30V to 56V. The built-in potentiometer design is kept for the user to flexibly adjust output driver current from minimum 700 mA to maximum 2100 mA. (CP mode full power ...
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2019-08-13

Velodyne Lidar Launches New LiDAR Sensor for Industrial Vehicles and Robotics

Velodyne Lidar introduced a new LiDAR sensor, the Puck 32MR™, to address key markets in the autonomous industry. This product offers a cost-effective perception solution for low speed autonomous markets including industrial vehicles, robotics, shuttles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Puck 32MR bolsters Velodyne’s robust portfolio of patented sensor technology, delivering rich perception data for mid-range applications. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) In addition to featuring Velodyne’s patented surround-view perception capability, the Puck 32M...
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2019-08-12

New Products: Cree Lighting Releases LED Linear Series; Signify Adds Wi-Fi LED Products for Smart Home Lighting

After taking over by Ideal Industries, Cree Lighting launches a new series of linear LED lighting, Stylus™, which is created for high-end lighting design. Meanwhile, Signify, who acquired Wi-Fi-based connected lighting ecosystem developer WiZ Connected in April, announced that it is expanding its smart home lighting offering in the U.S. by adding Wi-Fi enabled lighting. The Stylus™ Linear Series is designed to remove the hurdles to specifying architectural linear lighting across large projects. The series provide architects and lighting designers with...
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2019-07-29

Hubbell Lighting Launches Disinfection Lighting with High Intensity Narrow Spectrum Technology

Hubbell Lighting announced the launch of a series of visible light disinfection SpectraClean luminaires. These luminaires combine white and narrowband 405 nm visible light to meet ambient and task lighting requirements while providing disinfection function. (Image: Hubbell Lighting) Hubbell Lighting is the exclusive licensee of University of Strathclyde's High Intensity Narrow Spectrum ("HINS") lighting technology. HINS lighting technology can suppress bacteria in the air and on surfaces using a narrow spectrum of visible light. According to Hubb...
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2019-07-26

Osram Expands High Power LED Portfolio

Osram Opto Semiconductor announced the launch of its new high power LED, the Osconiq P 3030, providing long lifetime and high brightness. (Image: Osram) Osram combined its experience in the automotive sector and lead-frame technology to make the new product for expanding its high power LED portfolio for general lighting applications. The specially developed SMD (Surface Mounted Device) package with silicone lens delivers outstanding brightness and efficiency values, as well as a better lumens-per-dollar ratio than ceramic packages used in similar applications. T...
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2019-07-24

More Museums Install Pioneering Nichia UV-Free LED Technology to Accurately Mimic Natural Light

Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, announces continued success with Optisolis™ – the world’s first series of packaged LEDs and Chip-on-Board (COB) solutions that accurately mimics natural sunlight without producing any harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. The Optisolis™ family of LED products continues to successfully transform the visit...
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2019-07-19

MEAN WELL Launches HBGC-300-DA LED Power Supply

The HBGC-300 series is a newly developed LED driver for bay light and outdoor floodlight luminaires applications with DALI 2 dimming function which can operate with intelligently dimming control to increase the luminaire’s value and functions. Besides, the HBGC-300 is designed with MEAN WELL’s patented metal housing (Patented No. CN201220314551) and is able to operate with constant power mode to avoid the compatible issue and reduce the output models. HBGC-300 provides three in one and DALI 2 dimming function. Also the series is complian...
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2019-07-10

ROHM Launches High Output Lens LEDs to Solve Light Leakage Problem of Instrument Clusters

Japan-based ROHM Semiconductor announced its new lens LED products with compact high output. This new lineup includes 18 devices, comprised of the CSL0901 series featuring standard brightness and the high brightness CSL0902 series. Recently, most vehicle instrument cluster designs have adopted shields to prevent light leakage from the LEDs to surrounding areas. However, light leakage remains a challenge due to a small amount of space that is required between the shield and the PCB to account for expansion caused by temperature changes. Additionally, high reliabili...
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2019-07-03

Tridonic and Casambi Team up for Innovative Wireless Lighting Control Solution

Tridonic and Casambi announced their cooperation in the development of a new wireless light management solution which combines Tridonic’s basicDIM Wireless system and Casambi’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. With the novel integration, interconnected and interoperable solution for LED luminaires can be achieved. Wireless light management offers flexibility and versatility to luminaire manufacturer and building operators as well as end users with connected lighting system. The partnership of Tridonic, the Austrian lighting technology supplier and C...
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2019-06-28

LITE-ON Launch Worldwide Highest Power UVC LED “W35” for Disinfection Applications

LITE-ON Technology Corp. (LITE-ON) announces the release of a new series of High Power UVC LED, W35 equipping with 270~280nm single chip breaks the record to achieve 130mW at 350mA, about 6V driving condition. W35 UVC LED Series boasts superb performance with compact 3.5x3.5mm package size and allows customer drive up to 600mA to get 220mW energy output with more and less 4 Watts electricity power consumption. LITE-ON has developed innovative and cutting-edge packaging technology to improve UVC light-extraction efficiency by 40% more than convent...
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2019-06-21

TriLumina Launches the World’s First Surface-Mount Flip-Chip Back-Emitting VCSEL Array

TriLumina announced the launch of a surface-mount flip-chip back-emitting VCSEL array without the need for a submount or bond wires, allowing lower costs and higher performance than existing designs using near-infrared light-emitting laser diodes or LEDs for 3D sensing. Conventional VCSEL arrays are mounted on a submount and use bond wires for electrical connections. TriLumina’s back-emitting VCSEL technology has been flip-chip packaged and used in automotive long-range LiDAR prototypes, for low power mobile and in-cabin 3D sensing applications. (Im...
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2019-06-19

Signify Introduces Smart Pole to Push Smart City Acceleration

In order to speed up smart city applications to meet the modern connectivity needs, Signify presents its BrightSites smart pole to turbocharge cities’ smart city infrastructure. Smart pole accommodates a wide variety of IoT applications, including sensors and cameras to offer environmental monitoring and enhanced security options such as incident detection. It also incorporates controllable energy-efficient LED lighting while maintaining the integrity of the urban environment. BrightSites illustrates Signify’s strategy to leverage lighting infrastructure to de...
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2019-06-12

Covestro introduces innovative polycarbonate materials for LED general lighting industry

During Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2019, the most influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event in Asia, as one of the leading manufacturers of high-tech polymer materials, Covestro is introducing its polycarbonate solutions in LED Lighting Industry. The innovative solutions, including the lens material grade, Makrolon® LED5102, and diffusion material grades,Makrolon® DQ family, can be widely used for LED general lighting application such as road light, high bay light, tri-proof light,etc. Makrolon® LED5102 is a UV-stabiliz...
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2019-06-04

Tridonic Launches New LED Modules Delivering Lighting for Faithful Colors

When it comes to the presentation of goods, merchandise and works of art, the right lighting helps to create a special atmosphere and to delight viewers. However, different products, materials and colors require specific lighting moods. Tridonic offers a wide range of products for special lighting tasks; with the new LED modules in the seventh-generation SLE excite (EXC) series meeting the criteria for demanding applications in food, fashion and art. (Image: Tridonic) Tridonic’s broad portfolio of LED modules offers the right light for any object such as freshly...
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2019-05-31

Klaran Introduces New 60mW UVC LED and Reactor Prototype for Water Disinfection

Klaran, a product line of Asahi Kasei’s subsidiary Crystal IS, announced the addition of a new 60mW UVC LED to its water disinfection (WD) series. In an advanced prototype reactor, the 60mW LED has demonstrated effective and affordable water treatment at flow rates up to three liters per minute, with disinfection rates comparable to NSF/ANSI 55 Class “A.” Klaran’s current WD series LEDs and water treatment reactors are used to treat point of use water at flow rates up to two liters per minute and at disinfection rates comparable w...
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2019-05-29

MEAN WELL Launches ELGC-300-DA Series DALI 2 LED Power Supply

The ELGC-300-DA series is a newly developed LED driver with DALI 2 dimming function which can apply to intelligent dimming control interface and further increase the value of luminaires Besides, the ELGC-300 series adopts the constant power mode design to reduce the compatible issue. It is also equipped with 3 in 1, DALI 2 and programmable dimming functions. The isolation design between the output and dimming cables is added to enhance the safety of luminairy usage. ELGC-300 series is compliant with the latest safety regulation: IEC61347/ UL8750 and GB...
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2019-05-29

Heliospectra Expands LED Lighting Solutions with High-Voltage Adjustable Spectrum Light for Greenhouse and Indoor Horticulture Applications

Horticulture lighting solution supplier Heliospectra introduced a new high voltage fixture to its expanding product portfolio. The new ELIXIA model features a high input voltage ranging from 277- 480VAC power supply for the company's fully adjustable spectrum and software-controlled LED light solution. The high input voltage ELIXIA fixture is suitable for larger facilities using industrial scale electrification for cultivation and crop production. (Image: Heliospectra) Heliospectra's new 600W high voltage ELIXIA fixture is an addition to the comp...
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2019-05-21

Osram Develops New Quantum Dots Technology to Deliver Better Lighting Performance

Osram announced that its new Osconiq S 3030 LED has incorporated a new quantum dots (QD) conversion technology that enables better lighting efficacy and higher color rendering indexes. (Image: Osram) Quantum dots are very small semiconductor particles which are about 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. When blue LED light hits the QD particles, different colors are produced depends on the size of the particles. For example, QD particles that are roughly three nanometers in size produce green light, while particles around seven nanometers emit red...
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2019-05-21

MEAN WELL Introduces XLG-150/200 Series LED Power Supply

To offer a complete product choice, the XLG-150/200 series (150/ 200W) was officially unveiled after the launch of XLG-25/50/75 /100 series (25/50/75 /10W). The whole series adopts constant power mode design, which is convenient for customers to design and adjust driver current for various LED light sources. Besides, adopting constant power and wide current range adjustable design, XLG series has other voltage output choices, such as 12V/24V output for constant voltage applications. L/M/H types output for constant current applications can fulfill customer’s d...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE