August 2017

Guest Blog


The Bright New World of Smarter Automotive Lighting

Rudy Ramos, Mouser Electronics


A friend and I recently went on an evening cycle ride, and because I knew we would be riding in the dark for part of the time, I took my CatEye OptiCube light with me. It was attached to my front handlebars, meaning that when I steered my bicycle around corners, it was always lighting up the section of path or road I was heading toward. Consequently, I always knew what lay ahead.


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT West 2017 Final Program Announced

The final program for the IoT West Conference have been announced. Already in its 4th year, IoT West will pick up and head to Denver, Colorado for 2017. The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations, an interactive exhibit hall, and pre-conference technical workshops.


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New for 2017 - The Low Power Networking Summit
IoT West will host a new event covering all manners of low power wide area networking. LPWAN is taking the IoT market by storm, enabling a wide range of IoT and M2M applications with low-bandwidth connectivity. The applications are as endless as the technologies rush to gain dominance in the marketplace. Attend to learn more about: LoRa, zigbee, Bluetooth, RPMA, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ultra Narrow Band, LTE-MTC, Narrowband IoT and more. Learn More

  New Products

Larson Electronics LLC Releases Explosion Proof LED Adjustable Table Arm Mount Fixture

Larson Electronics LLC has released of a new explosion proof LED fixture with an adjustable table arm mount (EXHL-TBL-LE1-50C-1227-EPP). This table arm mounted LED has been specifically designed for inspections in hazardous locations. <read more>


Plessey Extends LED Portfolio with High Performance MIDION Mid-Power LEDs

Plessey is extending its LED product portfolio into a variety of mid-power LED packages. Plessey now offers lighting equipment manufacturers a complete and competitive portfolio of solid-state lighting products and solutions for all general illumination market applications. <read more>


Rambus Introduces Off-the-Shelf LED Light Guides

Rambus Inc. has announced a new family of off-the-shelf optical light guides that are used to create ultra-thin LED edge-lit luminaires for a broad range of lighting applications. <read more>


Larson Electronics LLC Releases Self-Testing Explosion Proof Bug Eye Emergency LED

Larson Electronics LLC has released a bug eye explosion proof self-testing LED fixture approved for use in C1D1/C2D1 locations. This fixture is class rated for hazardous locations and is ideal for use as emergency lighting in areas where explosion proof fixtures are required. <read more>


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  Industry News

EPtronics Announces Issuance of US Patent for LED Driver with Dual TE and LE Dimmer Compatibility

EPtronics Inc. (EPtronics), an LED lighting company focused on the development of LED power electronics, is excited to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,699,849, covering the invention of an LED driver controllable using either forward phase control (Leading Edge or LE) incandescent dimmers or reverse phase control (Trailing Edge or TE) electronic low voltage dimmers. <read more>


The Besal Lighting Education Fund Selects 13 Scholarship Recipients

The Besal Lighting Education Fund has announced the selection of 13 scholarship recipients for the upcoming 2017/2018 academic year. The scholarships to be awarded total $60,000 and will be shared among eight undergraduate and five graduate students seeking degrees related to lighting design and representing three participating universities: University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Kansas, and the University of Nebraska (Lincoln and Omaha campuses). <read more>


HNC and HND Qualifications, a First for the Lighting Industry

This September will see the first ever Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in lighting being taught in the UK through the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and the University of South Wales (USW). <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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