October 18th, 2016

Guest Blogs


The LEDs They Are a-Changin’

Dr Giles Humpston, Applications Manager
Cambridge Nanotherm


LEDs have been around a surprisingly long time. Science project curiosities appeared in the swinging 60's, and then a decade later the first mass-produced and affordable devices became commercially available. Monochrome LEDs are now manufactured in wavelengths that span the deep UV to far infrared, and the power of white LEDs is beginning to resemble an artificial sun. These accomplishments have been achieved by impressive innovations in LED semiconductor physics and optics. <read more>

  Sponsored Announcement

Mean Well Teams-up with LEDSupply

Mean Well Enterprises, a reputable power supply manufacture based out of Taiwan, has partnered with LEDSupply to distribute LED drivers and power-supplies. LEDSupply now has access to all of Mean Well's inventory and can get out-of-stock items very quickly. Their trained technical support staff, low prices and fast shipping make it easier than ever to find and receive a quality Mean Well power solution for your next LED project. Visit LEDSupply.com or Call 802-728-6031 to learn more.

  New Products

Samsung Introduces LED Modules Based on Chip Scale Packaging for Spotlights and Downlights

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced a new line-up of chip scale package (CSP) LED modules for spotlights and downlights that features color tunability and increased design compatibility. <read more>


Cree Introduces Bright, Efficient Horticulture LEDs

Cree announces the new XLamp XQ-E and XP-E high efficiency photo red LEDs optimized for horticulture. They deliver up to 21 percent higher output than previous generations, enabling horticulture lighting manufacturers to deliver higher performance products, reduce luminaire size and lower system cost. <read more>


nLight AIR Wireless Controls from Acuity Brands Reduce Complexity and Cost of LED Retrofit

Acuity Brands, Inc. today announced the nLight AIR platform, a wireless extension of its widely deployed nLight digital lighting control platform. As a fully wireless lighting control system with a five-tier security architecture, nLight AIR is ideal for building owners and contractors looking to seamlessly upgrade facilities to LED lighting control solutions that are designed to support compliance with state energy code requirements. <read more>


Lumileds Multi-die Emitter Drives Down Cost-per-lumen in Outdoor, Industrial and Directional Lamps

Lumileds has introduced the LUXEON 5050, a multi-die high power package that provides high flux at high efficacy, enabling system designers to reduce LED count and cost in outdoor and indoor fixtures. The LUXEON 5050 is designed for outdoor and directional lamp applications that demand high efficiency and cost effective design together with precise beam control,” said Ivan Tsoi, product manager.  <read more>


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  Industry News

First Major Motorsports Facility to Install LED Lights

After nearly seven decades of automotive racing, historic Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA is set to flip the switch. International Speedway Corporation announced that it will commit $5 million to equip the track with LED lighting, making it the first major motorsports facility to do so. <read more>


Soraa’s LEDs Bring Two Million Years of History to Life

Soraa’s gallium nitride (GaN) LED lamps have been installed at the Western Australian Museum in Perth, Western Australia to illuminate the exhibit – A History of the World in 100 Objects, a collection of the British Museum. <read more>


Miami Heat Arena Installs Eaton’s Advanced LED Stadium Lighting

Power management company Eaton has announced that American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, home of the National Basketball Association’s Miami HEAT, is installing its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode and controls system. The system enhances the viewing experience for spectators while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent. <read more>


Automotive Lighting Revolutionizes Road Safety

A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed by overall project manager Osram in collaboration with the project partners Daimler, Fraunhofer, Hella and Infineon. <read more>



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Event Listings

InterLumi Panama

InterLumi Panama, the global lighting trade show organized by America Expo Group, will be held at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama from 29 June to 1 July, 2017. Serving the Latin American & the Caribbean countries, InterLumi Panama is positioned to be an effective tool to stimulate the development of the region’s lighting industry as well as provide a gateway for exhibitors to tap into this emerging market.



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