July 2017

Guest Blogs


Why Bluetooth Low Energy Could be the Key to a Smart Lighting Boom

Saara Guastella, Casambi


Bluetooth Low Energy is a protocol optimized for controlling smart lighting. It overcomes the drawbacks of communication protocols such as ZigBee and Wi-Fi and can be combined with other technologies to make smart lighting even smarter. 


There has been lots of talk about the benefits of smart lighting, not least how it can save energy and make our homes, workplaces, hospitals and other buildings more comfortable. But actual smart lighting implementations remain relatively uncommon, partly because of the wireless technologies that have typically been used.


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  Sponsored Announcement

The Advancements in Thermal Management Conference has announced its final program. The event will feature sessions from industry leaders such as: Intel, DuPont, Colorado State University, Microchip Technology Corp., University of Denver, Outlast Technologies, TA Instruments, Schoeller Electronics Systems GmbH, AT&S Austria and others.


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  New Products

Dimmable High Voltage Direct AC LED Driver

LSI/CSI has announced the availability of a powerful, all inclusive new system level, High Voltage LED Dimmable Driver IC.  Designated LS9100 Archimedes Series, this high-performance, low cost IC has a rugged design optimized for driving LED banks. <read more>


Dow Corning Optical Silicone Binder Extends Thermal and Optical Performance for Chip-Scale LED Package Designs

Dow Corning has introduced Dow Corning CL-1000 Optical Silicone Binder, a more thermally stable, high refractive index (RI) material available only in China that is formulated to expand design options for high-power chip-scale LED packaging (CSP). <read more>


Cambridge Nanotherm Launches Nanotherm DMS for UV LED applications

Cambridge Nanotherm has launched Nanotherm DMS, a unique direct-metallized single-sided thermal management solution that addresses the challenges created by UV LED modules. <read more>


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  Industry News

Three of the Four Professional Hockey Championship Venues Illuminated with Eaton’s Advanced LED Lighting and Controls System

Power management company Eaton announced that three of the four National Hockey League (NHL) and American Hockey League (AHL) venues hosting Stanley Cup and Calder Cup Championship games this month are equipped with its advanced LED sports lighting and controls system. <read more>


Smart LED Lighting and City Data Could Help Cities Reduce CO2 Emissions and Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Cities could make energy savings and CO2 emission reductions of almost two-thirds through the introduction of smart LED street lighting, representatives of Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, will tell the United Nations today. <read more>


Micro-LED Market Worth 19,921 Million by 2025

Micro-LED is a self-emitting technology which offers the possibility of manufacturing the display and lighting devices with very high brightness at low power consumption. The micro-LED market is estimated to be USD 254.1 million in 2017 and is likely to reach USD 19,921.3 million by 2025, at CAGR of 54.7% between 2019 and 2025. <read more>


LIA and BSI Group in New Agreement

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and the BSI Group (British Standards Institution) have reached an agreement which will allow customers of both organizations to benefit from their expertise and specialisms. <read more>


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Event Listings

LED and Semiconductor Expo - China’s Most Comprehensive LED Exhibition

LED and Semiconductor Expo is the acclaimed professional industry event that attracts the world’s top LED manufacturers. The event attracts about 400 LED manufacturers presenting the most complete LED manufacturing chain including LED semiconductor lighting, displays, manufacturing & testing equipment, chips, components & materials, packaging & modules, and power control. Its reputation and influence, together with the event’s ideal location make LED and Semiconductor Expo a must-attend show in the industry. It is organized by UBM Herong, China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) and will be held on September 6-9, 2017, at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.


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