20170526_meanwell

Meanwell HLG-480H-C series

With high working efficiency up to 95% and 7-year-warranty, HLG-480H-C series is a single driver with 480W output, conventional cooling and IP67 design. It provides different dimming functions, including adjustable low value, 3-in-1 dimming, and smart timer dimming. It is highly suitable for LED applications in street, harbour, green house and high bay lighting. www.meanwell.com […]

20170520_zhaga

LED Modules in the Zhaga Spotlight

LED modules and light engines for spotlighting applications are the focus of a series of new and updated specifications from the Zhaga Consortium. The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing components of LED luminaires, has finalized several new and updated specifications for LED lighting products that are typically used in […]

20170511_grow

LED has potential to end use of pesticides in farming

Research is proving that light produced by LEDs has the ability to speed up plant growth and improve the taste of fruit and vegetables. However, researchers in the United States are also proving that LED light is able to reduce disease in plants, a discovery that could, ultimately, lead to the redundancy of expensive and […]

20170505_luminous

Understand luminous and radiant intensity, and uniformity characterization

In this excerpt from a reference book entitled Handbook of LED and SSL Metrology, GÜNTHER LESCHHORN and RICHARD YOUNG explain the fundamentals behind luminous and radiant intensity measurements and how to characterize uniformity and glare. Luminous intensity and radiant intensity Luminous intensity is the most frequently measured parameter for low power LEDs. According to the […]

20170503_drone

DOCOMO Develops World’s First Spherical Drone Display

NTT DOCOMO, INC., in a continuing quest to create innovative new business, has developed a spherical drone display – an unmanned aerial vehicle that displays LED images on an omnidirectional spherical screen while in flight – which DOCOMO believes to be a world first. The device comprises a spherical external frame, an internal LED frame […]

20170416_echelon

These smart street lights don’t use their own brains to adjust to the weather

The new tunable-white Echelon lamps in Minnesota have no onboard sensors detecting rain or snow. Rather, they take their cue from IBM’s Watson IoT group, drawing on IBM’s The Weather Company. A Minneapolis suburb that is trialing tunable-white LED street lights has now equipped them to automatically adjust brightness and color temperatures based on weather […]

20170413_horti

LEDs are set to change horticulture by increasing yields

The colour of LED light can be used not only to assist the growth of plants, but it can also be used to improve their year-round taste and quality and potentially increase their nutritional value. Not only this, but growing fruits and vegetables under LED light makes them less vulnerable to the threats of climate change. It is no […]

20170327_nanorod

Nanorod LEDs with Two Functions Could Make Multifunctional Displays

Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light. Made of tiny nanorods arrayed in a thin film, the LEDs could enable new interactive functions and multitasking devices. Researchers at the University of Illinois at […]

20170303_dow

Dow Corning adds reflective silicones for CSP and COB LEDs

Reflective silicones with unique capabilities in terms of how they are dispensed, optical properties, and resilience to temperature or stress deliver benefits specifically for burgeoning CSP and COB LED packages. Dow Corning has announced three new silicone coatings that the company says are highly reflective and each is optimized to specific uses in packaged LEDs. […]

20170301_CTI

CTI Project Results Promise a Bright Future for OLEDs

Developing a low-cost, efficient method of increasing the attractiveness of OLEDs for lighting poses a significant challenge. Thanks to a CTI project, CSEM and Sefar AG have succeeded in designing a promising state-of-the-art way of achieving this aim. This technology opens up new opportunities for applications in residential, architectural, professional lighting segments, as well as […]