Quantum Dot Based White LEDs for General Illumination

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Colloidal quantum dot based white LEDs can be integrated into commercial products meeting the stringent reliability requirements for general illumination and providing LED efficiency gains of 5% to 15% over commercial phosphor based LEDs at CCT’s ranging from 5000 K to 2700 K. Unlike earlier demonstrations, the QD material is applied in an on-chip configuration […]

IALD and LUCI Sign Friendship Agreement

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On October 14, 2017, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) signed a Friendship Agreement between the two organizations during the IALD Enlighten Americas conference in Denver. Victor Palacio, IALD President, and Mark Burton-Page, LUCI General Director, signed the agreement. The document highlights the common goals of the two associations and their recognition […]

Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights

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The Eviyos prototype developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is the world’s first hybrid LED and represents major progress toward the first market-ready smart controllable high-resolution LED. As soon as oncoming traffic is detected the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off so drivers of oncoming vehicles are not dazzled. The prototype, integrated in a demonstrator from […]

IoT lighting into clothing

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Working with Fürth, Germany-based safety and sportswear company uvex, Osram is stitching LEDs into safety vests and work jackets. Osram’s first stab at textile illumination stops short of interactivity. It simply focuses on giving visibility to workers on job sites. “The textile illumination is incorporated into the safety clothing and ensures greater visibility and hence […]

Osram Acquires Leading U.S. IoT Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens

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Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens software platform can be used to run applications covering everything […]

The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Is Generating Energy

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  The world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, has officially begun generating electricity. Operated by international energy company Statoil in partnership with clean energy company Masdar, the 300-megawatt wind farm located 15 miles from Scotland’s eastern coast will ultimately power 20,000 houses and connect to a battery storage solution currently in development. “Hywind can […]

Seoul announces horticultural LEDs; Cree, Lumileds, and Osram show recent newcomers

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Seoul horticultural entry The Seoul announcement became what was perhaps the broadest horticultural LED launch in the industry, even surpassing the Lumileds SunPlus announcement last year in breadth. Seoul is the only vendor offering horticultural-centric products spanning the UV range to the near infrared (NIR) bands. Moreover, the company is targeting some LEDs at horticulture […]

Three New Color-Tuning Modules for Lighting Design

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MidiMax CTM Bluetooth, Edison Price Lighting • This color control functionality is available in the company’s wallwashers and tracklighting luminaires that use the Lumenetix Araya LED module through the Bluetooth-operated Araya Tunable Color 2.0 smartphone application, which can control dimming, power, hue, and saturation. The module allows for a correlated color temperature (CCT) range of 1650K […]