Light + Building 2018 trains its sights on safety and security technology

The great expertise of the house and building automation product segments is to be brought together with power-led safety and security technology in Hall 9.1 for the first time at Light + Building 2018. This will create a focal point, a centre for integrated building-services technology, which offers visitors a complete overview of the entire […]


Lucifer Lighting Opens New York City Pop-Up Showroom

San Antonio-based Lucifer Lighting has opened a 3,000 square foot pop-up showroom for the month of June in New York City’s SoHo. Located at 362 West Broadway, visits can be scheduled by appointment Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. using the following email: popup@luciferlighting.com. […]


Li-Fi tested in US subway terrorist attack scenario

The durability of Li-Fi, the system that delivers an internet service via the lights, has been tested during a terrorist attack drill in the United States. pureLiFi, the company behind the technology, teamed up with Verizon, Nokia and Aegex Technologies to host the attack scenario at the Disaster Preparedness and Tactical Training Centre in Georgia. […]


Osram buys LED Engin; Nitride sues RayVio; and Future allies with ERP

Osram will acquire San Jose-based LED Engin while Nitride Semiconductor has sued RayVio, and ERP Power signed a global distribution agreement with Future Lighting Solutions. In the latest LED business roundup, Osram has announced an agreement to acquire LED Engin, a manufacturer of packaged LEDs that typically integrate multiple emitters including products with as many […]


Forget His Paintings, Raphael’s Drawings Reveal His True Genius

Raphael is unquestionably one of the greatest artists in history, but his paintings have, at times, been described as a little unimaginative due to their strict formalist design. In contrast, the Renaissance master’s drawings are deemed highly expressive, eloquent, and exemplary of the artist’s sheer talent. “We often think of Raphael as an artist who’s quite idealizing and graceful, and […]


Cree’s Enhanced XLamp CXA2 LEDs Set New Performance Standard

CXA2 LEDs deliver the best reliability, highest efficacy and new premium colors including high fidelity (98 CRI) and specialty color points with up to 50% higher efficacy than LEDs of similar sizes and light quality. The CXA2 Standard Density LEDs deliver up to 10% higher light output levels across all CRIs and light emitting surface […]


SAE adds new standards for LED-based automotive lighting

The use of LEDs for automotive lighting exterior applications was introduced in the early 1990s. In the last two decades, major efforts in technology development for automotive lighting have been centered on adopting LEDs and laser diodes (LD), and on increasing the benefits of using these light sources. The SAE International Lighting Standard Committee is […]