• Lutron Improves Smart Lighting Experience
    • Summary:

      With its superior quality and reliable solutions that focus on exceptional experience, design and technology, lighting control pioneer Lutron Electronics continues to advance the lighting control and connected home technology industry at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). With products that range from the affordable and easy-to-install Caséta Wireless system, to professionally installed and connected RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS total home control systems, Lutron has set the sta…

    • Vertical Farm and Greenhouse Herb Production Illuminated with LED grow Lights
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      Fluence Bioengineering today announced that Shenandoah Growers, the largest retail grower of organic herbs in the United States, has deployed thousands of Fluence LED solutions in its state-of-the-art vertical farm and greenhouse facilities. With the new Fluence lighting solutions, Shenandoah Growers has boosted crop yields and quality while reducing land, water and fertilizer resources. “We are seeing a more flavorful, aromatic and robust crop with thicker leave…

    • Osram Opto Expands LED Chips for Projectors
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      Osram Opto Semiconductors presents P2W 01, a particularly reliable addition to its familiar Osram Ostar Projection series. This new LED contains four chips which can be controlled in two separate groups. The LED therefore represents an integrated solution which in the event of emergencies offers trouble-free operation in safety-related and security-related applications such as control room monitors. “The redundant system of the new Osram Ostar Projection is id…

    • LG Innotek Introduces UV LEDs with World-class Performance
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      LG Innotek today announced that the company succeeded in the mass-production of the world’s highest power 275nm UV (ultraviolet) LEDs. The large success is expected to trigger an explosion of UV LEDs for purification and sterilization applications. LG Innotek reported that it mass-produced 275nm UV-C LEDs which emit in the “C” region (200 ~ 280 nm) of the UV spectrum for sterilization and began supply to a global consumer electronics company this month. …

    • IES TPC considers LM standard for remote phosphor optics
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      The solid-state lighting (SSL) industry has made great progress with standards for characterizing LED source and luminaire/lamp performance, along with standards to project lumen maintenance over time. LED-based modules that use remote-phosphor technology can be tested using the LM-80 standard defined for LEDs. But going forward, the IES is pursuing a separate LM standard that will specifically apply to remote-phosphor optics. "Remote phosphor…

    • COB LEDs simplify SSL manufacturing, drive broader deployment
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      The lighting market is evolving rapidly from traditional lighting sources to solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The main drivers for this change are the need for greater energy efficiency due to rising energy costs and new legislation, both of which have global implications. With the market drive to mass adoption of SSL technology, lighting manufacturers must adapt to faster product development cycles that more closely match developments in LED technology. Developing fixture…

    • iWatt announces single-stage dimmable LED driver ICs targeting retrofit lamps
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      New driver IC architecture seeks to reduce bill of materials cost in 8–15W retrofit lamps while still supporting smooth dimming over a 1–100% range. iWatt has introduced the iW3606/08 LED driver ICs that primarily target retrofit lamps ranging from candle bulbs to A19 omni-directional lamps to LED T8 tubes. The new IC leverages a single-stage topology that minimizes the bill of materials (BOM) cost while still supporting power factor correctio…

    • Philips Lumileds adds mid and low-power LEDs
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      Lumileds targets reduction in LED component count for lamps with mid-power devices that integrate two emitters. Philips Lumileds has introduced the two-die Luxeon 3535 2D mid-power LEDs that, among other potential usages, can lower component count in retrofit lamp designs. The company also announced its first low-power LED, the Luxeon 4014, that targets linear application such as under-cabinet and cove lighting. The new…

    • Hubbell Lighting introduces Bluetooth-enabled SSL at LFI, wins Innovation awards
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      Hubbell‘s Kim Lighting division took yet another approach to networks and controls at Lightfair tapping Bluetoooth for an in-grade LED-based product, while the Kurt Versen and Hubbell Building Automation units each won LFI Innovation awards. Kim Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand, announced the LightVault8 in-grade outdoor solid-state lighting (SSL) fixture at Lightfair International (LFI) 2013, with an integrated Bluetooth wireless network for com…

    • Cree announces XQ mid-power LEDs in ceramic package
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      Using a ceramic, rather than a plastic package, Cree allows SSL designers to pack mid-power LEDs more closely while delivering more light. Cree has announced the new XLamp XQ family of mid-power LEDs that are built using the same third-generation silicon-carbide (SC3) manufacturing platform used in most of the company‘s lighting-class LEDs announced in the past year. Rather than turning to a plastic package and focusing purely on low cost as most …

    • Samsung hits 160-lm/W efficacy in new mid-power LEDs
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      High-efficacy LEDs will target applications such as LED-based fluorescent-tube retrofit lamps, directional applications such as downlights, and Edison-base retrofit lamps. Samsung has reached the 160-lm/W efficacy level in a 5000K CCT mid-power LED. The LM561B-family LED achieved the milestone when driven at 65 mA. The LEDs will target a broad range of solid-state lighting (SSL) applications ranging from LED-based replacements for fluorescent tube…

    • Molex plastic substrate interconnect eliminates soldering for LED COB array holders
    • Summary:

      SSL manufacturers can utilize the Molex LED array holder to simplify the luminaire assembly process and allow for easy service. Molex has announced a new plastic LED array mounting scheme that includes a holder or retainer for chip-on-board (COB) LED arrays along with flexible options in making electrical connections with the LED array. Manufacturers of solid-state lighting (SSL) products can utilize the retainer to simplify luminaire assembly and…

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