20171223_thermal

Understand thermal characterization of high-power LEDs for reliable SSL

Die attach materials used in the assembly of LEDs directly influence device operating temperatures, and of course we know that heat is the enemy of reliable LED components and finished solid-state lighting (SSL) products. Higher thermally conductive materials, such as sintered nano-silver, allow an LED to operate at lower temperatures. This impact leads to higher […]

20171214_quantum

Quantum Dot Based White LEDs for General Illumination

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 […]

20171204_iald

IALD and LUCI Sign Friendship Agreement

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 […]

20171130_eviyos

Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights

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 […]

20171126_iot

IoT lighting into clothing

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 […]

20171118_osram

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

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 […]