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Photometrics

By Michael Woznicki | Project Engineer | Lumecon

Getting the most out of powerful photometric software and creating accurate and appealing lighting layout

For almost all LED lighting professionals, photometric software is an essential design and simulation tool for creating lighting layouts and sharing those plans with clients and professional partners. Whether it involves replacing existing fixtures or designing a lighting layout for a new project, photometric software can and should be a central part of the process. Continue reading

LED Lighting goes Beyond the End of the Rainbow

By Rudy Ramos | Mouser Electronics

LED lighting is increasingly taking over from more traditional forms of illumination, thanks to its many and varied benefits. Longer lifespans help cut maintenance costs. Increased efficiency reduces energy bills. And the smaller physical size, greater robustness and ability to switch LED lights on and off without negative effects, mean whole new applications are now possible. Continue reading

LED Lighting Key to Railway Station Revitalization

By Harry L Sterns | Luminus
The Washington Park MAX Station, part of Portlands light rail system, has been serving citizens and visitors since 1998. Located beneath the hills west of the downtown area, it is the deepest station in North America at 260ft (79m) underground the equivalent of 28 floors and is accessible via high speed elevators. The station serves some of the citys main attractions, such as the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Portland Childrens Museum and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Continue reading

Delivering Intelligent Lighting Networks for Tomorrows Smart Buildings

By Rudy Ramos, Mouser Electronics

As well as illuminating the spaces we live, work and relax in, modern LED lighting can form an integral part of truly smart buildings. These spaces contain sophisticated networks of systems that collect data, process it and then respond appropriately. The aim is simultaneous to increase the comfort of those using the building, and to reduce running costs by improving efficiency. Continue reading

Dual Technology Exit Signs: Increased Reliability, Whether Power is On or Off

By combining two established technologies LED and photoluminescence in one unit, exit signs deliver reliable, maintenance-free operation for decades
By Del Williams

For building and facility owners or managers striving to meet fire and safety codes, new dual technology exit signs are combining the efficiency of LED lighting with revolutionary new photoluminescent materials to increase reliability and performance over decades of use.
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The Cheese Sandwich and Chip on Heat Sink Technology

By Giles Humpston, Applications Manager | Cambridge Nanotherm

LEDs share two common attributes with most other electronic components. First, they produce heat. Secondly, they do not like getting too hot because excess heat degrades performance and causes premature failure. A notable exception to the ‘heat-is-bad’ rule is thermoelectric coolers but to discuss these components requires entering a philosophical debate about “what is temperature?”, “do we need it?” and “how will it vote in the next election?”. Continue reading

Advancing Light through Independence

By Jes Munk Hansen, CEO | LEDVANCE 

Independence.  This word has special value in the United States this month with the Fourth of July celebrating the nation’s independence from Great Britain in 1776.   It has also significant meaning in the lighting industry.  Many major lighting companies, including OSRAM, are separating their lamps organizations to concentrate on other strategic initiatives.  Like “the shot heard around the world” with the start of the American Revolutionary War changing the global landscape forever, this obviously has created a ripple effect of change for the LED industry.  Continue reading

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