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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2019-10-03

Lighting Company Adopts Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike LED for Human Centric Lighting in Offices and Educational Buildings

The effects of lighting on human well-being are getting more attention with more and more lighting brands choosing LED products that deliver light with wavelengths similar to natural light. UK-based WILA Lighting, for example, has adopted Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs for its new product range, Visic. (Image: Seoul Semiconductor/WILA) The new product is a recessed ceiling luminaire featuring human-centric lighting design that matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. The technology lowers the blue light peak to be similar ...
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2019-09-20

Human Centric Lighting Fixtures Installed in an Office in Stockholm, Sweden

Several researches have indicated that lighting at work place is critical for creating a comfortable and energy-boosting environment, which most of the employees consider an important factor for enhancing work efficiency. The Schaeffler Group, a global technology supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, has implemented new lighting in its Nordic headquarters located in Stockholm, Sweden. The new lighting adopts SunLike LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor to deliver pleasant and healthy light. SunLike LEDs were identified by researchers at the University of Base...
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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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2019-08-26

LEDVANCE Becomes Member of Light and Health Alliance

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) announced that LEDVANCE has joined the Light and Health Alliance which aims to enhance human health and wellbeing with indoor lighting. The mission of the Light and Health Alliance is to bridge the science of light and health to practical applications, and to provide objective information grounded in basic and applied research. The Alliance works to generate and disseminate new knowledge on the topic of light and health via outreach and education. (Image: LRC/LEDVANCE) LEDVANCE will join other members of ...
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2019-07-18

Casambi and Seoul Semiconductor Leverage Their Edges to Create Human Centric Lighting Solutions

Casambi, the expert in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), has teamed up with Seoul Semiconductor to provide lighting designers with precision control of LED lights that match the spectrum of sunlight. The development puts true human centric lighting in the hands of designers for the first time. Casambi’s wireless control technology can now be used with Seoul Semiconductor’s innovative SunLike Series LEDs, whose spectra match to real sunlight, to realize human centric lighting. “Human-centric lighting” describes...
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2019-06-18

WELLMAX: Achieve HCL with Intelligence and LED Panel with LED Bulb Technology

According to the latest price report of LEDinside, the average price of LED bulb worldwide is in a downtrend as a whole, even though the price in some regions heats up thanks to their robust economy. Amid such a sluggish environment, many enterprises are confronted with severe challenge to survive, and some of them have even been phased out by the market. The LED Bulb Expert, WELLMAX, however, has held firmly its market share and achieved a revenue growth of 40% in 2018. On the opening day of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), LEDinside...
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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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2019-04-26

BIOS Lighting Installed Circadian Lighting System in UC San Diego Health for Senior Health Improvement

BIOS Lighting, a specialist in the biological application of LED lighting, announced the installation of LED lighting system in the Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla, USA. The BIOS lights will aid patients and staff in UC San Diego Health’s geriatric emergency department (GED) in two crucial ways: to provide alertness during the daytime hours by adding a heightened amount of circadian signal; and by providing a unique wavelength of light dedicated to visual assessment of patients. (Image: BIOS L...
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2019-04-01

New Human Centric Lighting Products Released by Healthe and Dyson

With awareness of the impacts of lighting on people’s physical and psychological well-being, luminaire makers have increased their product portfolio based on human centric lighting to meet the increasing demands of the market. Circadian lighting solution expert Healthe and home technology manufacturer Dyson have launched new lighting products with changing spectra that mimic natural light. Healthe introduced SunTrac A19, a product that combines engineered spectrums that have been optimized for both daytime and nighttime use into a circadian lamp. The lamp combines Healthe&...
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2019-04-01

New Approach to Measure and Adjust LED Spectra to Ensure Lighting Quality for Human Centric Lighting Applications

For keeping the quality and effect of tunable LED lighting used in human centric lighting applications, a new research proposed novel methods to overcome the challenges of temperature change and lumen decay of LEDs. The research team demonstrated a system to maintain consistency and stability of LED light source over an extended period of time. Featured with tunable color temperature and spectrum, LED has been increasingly adopted in the developing human centric lighting applications in medical, educational and working environment for improving human well-being. Some of th...
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2019-03-19

Sleep Well with Circadian Lighting while Travelling

Do you have difficulty falling asleep when traveling away from home? Circadian lighting solution might help to tackle the problem. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has conducted a global survey and revealed that about 80 percent of travelers saying they have trouble sleeping during their trip. To help travelers combat a restless night away from home, IHG has partnered with Healthe by Lighting Science to pilot the use of circadian lighting. Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport will be the first IHG property to install the JOURNI ™ Mobile Task Light in ...
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2019-03-13

Human Centric Lighting Practice in a Danish School to Keep Student Concentrate

More and more studies and cases have shown the effects of artificial lighting on people’s physical and psychological well-being. Suitable lighting at right time helps to improve learning and working productivity as well as enhance the quality of relaxation. A primary school in Denmark has adopted human-centric-based dynamic lighting solutions to advance the learning environment of students. Researchers at the University of Aalborg developed the specific design criteria for the lighting moods in the classroom and Zumtobel turned them into a reality with its Active Light. T...
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2019-03-07

Blue-enriched LED Lighting to Boost Energy in the Morning

Do you have problem waking up in the morning? The right lighting can help people overcome morning drowsiness, according to a study by Korean research team. Researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) suggested that a blue-enriched LED light can effectively boost morning alertness. This study further supports the concept of human centric lighting and provides the basis for major changes in future lighting strategies. The 2017 Nobel Prize winning research unveiled the molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythms. In the early 2...
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2019-01-22

LED Packaging Companies Work on Niche Markets, Horticultural Lighting, Human Centric Lighting and Connected Lighting Being the Focus, Says LEDinside

Mainstream high- and mid-power LED package products in the Chinese market witnessed price declines in December, according to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. “LED manufacturers have continued to clear their inventories in December due to the weak demand at the year end, which lowered the prices in the general lighting market”, says LEDinside analyst Terri Wang. The average prices of high- and mid-power LED package products slid 2%~4% and 1%~8% respectively. Faced with the sluggish demand, LED packaging companies conti...
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2018-12-12

Osram Ready to Demonstrate Its Latest Technologies at CES 2019

Osram announced that it is going to showcase its cutting-edge technologies in a wide range of applications including mobility, connectivity, safety and security, and well-being and health at CES 2019. Osram will present sensors for self-driving vehicles, as well as Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), and biometric identification applications. With the introduction of two new infrared LEDs, Osram enable biometric applications such as iris scan, driver monitoring, as well as facial and gesture recognition in vehicles. (Image: Osram) As for light emitting ap...
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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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2018-06-26

Osram Demonstrates Human Centric Lighting Technology at Boston TechJam

Osram showcased its latest technology of Human Centric Lighting (HCL) with an eyewear device at Boston TechJam.
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2018-06-22

Seoul Semiconductor Brings SunLike LED Technology Home

Seoul Semiconductor, a Korea based LED maker, has announced that its innovated LED technology “SunLike” is applied to home lighting products and will be launched in Q3. 
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2016-07-06

Morning, noon or night: Know what your lighting system is up to with Philips EnvisionManager Web

Rahul Shira, Product Marketing Manager at Philips Lighting shares the company’s strategy in commercial lighting in this blog entry.The way office spaces are used has evolved over recent decades. In many places, there has been an evolution from private offices, to a few people sharing a single office, to open plan. Traditionally, facility managers and building owners adapted to these trends through a more manual and laborious process which involved managers maintaining records of space allocation, employee seating arrangements, time cards and other administrative accounting techniques. This was expensive, time consuming and the information was often not current or accurate.
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2016-03-23

Lighting Science Rebrands in the Wake of Expanding Human Centric Lighting Products

Lighting Science, the global technology leader in human health focused LED solutions, unveils a bold new brand identity designed to more accurately communicate the mission of the company and its groundbreaking products. The brand relaunch coincides with the expansion of Lighting Science’s line of biologically-tuned LED products including the Sleepy Baby®, GoodNight™, and GoodDay™ bulbs which emit pre-sleep and awake & alert spectrums of light, respectively.
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2016-03-21

Osram Teams up with German Ski Association for Biologically Effective Lighting

The German Ski Association and the lighting manufacturer Osram have drawn a positive summary of their first season as partners. In this alliance, the German Ski Association applied the latest findings about “biologically effective light” to tap the performance reserves of athletes. The energizing effect of light was effectively used in particular for competitions held at night, overseas and in the Far East. “In world-class sport, we have reached a plateau where it is becoming increasingly difficult for athletes to reach an even higher level of performance. By applying knowledge about biologically effective light, we have been able to mobilize new energy reserves,” said Karlheinz Waibel, the national trainer for science and technology at the German Ski Association. Osram biologist Andreas Wojtysiak added: “We will systematically apply the knowledge we have gained in our partnership and develop new ways to boost the performance of world-class athletes.”
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2016-03-17

Neuss-based Memory Center Glows with Human Centric Lighting from Osram

Application:  General lighting, Light is quality of life, Medical applications Technology:  LED, Light Management Systems (LMS), Luminaires Target group:  Operators of health care facilities
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2013-09-13

LightingEurope: Human Centric Lighting to Become a Billion-Euro Market

Human centric lighting is intended to promote a person’s well-being, mood and health. It can improve concentration, safety and efficiency in workplaces or educational environments. It can support healing processes and prevention of chronic diseases among persons with irregular daily routines or in elder care. For the first time, a joint study by LightingEurope, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), and the global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney shows that human centric lighting can become a multi-billion-euro business, covering around 7% of the general lighting market in Europe. 
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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