Research News | Environment | Health + Environment | Oct 30, 2020

Research Shows that Streetlights Contribute Less to Nighttime Light Emissions in Cities than Expected

Research Shows that Streetlights Contribute Less to Nighttime Light Emissions in Cities than Expected When satellites take pictures of Earth at night, how much of the light that they see comes from streetlights? A team of scientists from Germany, the USA, and Ireland have answered this question for the first time using the example of the U.S. city of Tucson, thanks to "smart city" lighting technology that allows cities to dim their lights. The result: only around 20 percent of the light in the satellite images of Tucson comes from streetlights. The study is published today in the journal "Lighting Research & Technology". Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | HCL-Research | Special Applications | Medical | Health | Oct 23, 2020

LED Technology Shines the Light on Ovarian Cancer Treatment

LED Technology Shines the Light on Ovarian Cancer Treatment Scientists estimate that nearly 60% of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments. Even worse ‚Äď many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects. Now, a Purdue University scientist and entrepreneur is working to use simple LED light to help determine if certain chemotherapy options will work for specific patients. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | HCL-Research | Office Lighting | Oct 23, 2020

Research Project Combines Dynamic Daylight and Artificial Light for a New Quality of Light for Work Environments

Research Project Combines Dynamic Daylight and Artificial Light for a New Quality of Light for Work Environments A new approach to lighting design and technology is the focus of the Double Dynamic Lighting project conducted by the renowned Aalborg University in Copenhagen, supported and accompanied by several leading lighting companies. The research team led by Prof. Ellen Kathrine Hansen is exploring the combination of dynamic daylight and artificial light in a spatial context and opening up a new dimension for architects and lighting experts in supporting individual needs and different working requirements. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | HCL-Research | Health + Wellbeing | Light Generation | Oct 16, 2020

Adopting an LED More Suited to Circadian Entrainment

Adopting an LED More Suited to Circadian Entrainment Since the introduction of LED lights, a lot has been said about risks of blue light for ocular health on the one hand, and the opportunity of circadian entrainment, on the other hand. While a controversial discussion on the first topic is ongoing, the second topic is well accepted. To solve both issues, Bill Chan, President of LiteController Inc. proposes the application of 465-470nm pumped phosphor converted white LEDs with a content of 86% - 92% blue-turquoise light and 8% - 14% blue-violet light. In the article he concentrates on the second topic and proves the benefit of regulating the circadian entrainment more efficiently, maintaining a high typical efficacy of 150 lm/W and good color rendering of CRI 80+ ideally supporting the WELL Building Standard. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | OLEDs | PLEDs | Sep 28, 2020

EurekAlert - Annunces: Impurities Enhance Polymer LED Efficiencies

EurekAlert - Annunces: Impurities Enhance Polymer LED Efficiencies New research published in EPJ B reveals that the higher-than-expected efficiency of PLEDs can be reached through interactions between triplet excitons, and impurities embedded in their polymer layers. Molecular dynamics simulations have shown that the mysteriously high efficiency of polymer LEDs arises from interactions between triplet excitons in their polymer chains, and unpaired electrons in their molecular impurities. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Technologies | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Sep 01, 2020

Offline Lighting Voice Controller ‚ÄĒ An Alternative to Voice Assistants

Offline Lighting Voice Controller ‚ÄĒ An Alternative to Voice Assistants The historical evolution of light control by users started with a mechanical switch followed by potentiometer and dimming, touch panels and touch screens, gesture and movement detection control, and ending with voice. Voice control are mostly online speaker independent like Alexa, Google Home and Siri. But there are privacy and security concerns. Filip Michalski, Electronic Engineer, and Cezary Skotak, CEO, from Cezos describe a speaker independent offline voice controls system, explain the technology and discuss the pros and cons. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | Partnerships | Micro-LEDs | Light Generation | Special Applications | Displays | Jul 22, 2020

ALLOS and KAUST Are Working on High Efficiency Nitride-Based Red LEDs on Si

ALLOS and KAUST Are Working on High Efficiency Nitride-Based Red LEDs on Si ALLOS Semiconductors has engaged in a collaboration with Prof. Ohkawa and his team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for realizing high efficiency nitride-based red LEDs on large diameter silicon substrates. In the collaboration the teams are addressing fundamental issues like the large lattice mismatch and the quantum-confined Stark effect (QCSE) which are preventing the adoption of red nitride-based LEDs for practical industry usage. In particular, for the emerging field of micro LED displays there is a strong demand to enable red LEDs on large diameter wafers in addition to the established blue and green color LEDs in the nitride system in order to reduce manufacturing complexity and cost. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | IR | Health + Wellbeing | Jun 29, 2020

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" in those aged 40 and above. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Smart Lighting + IoT | Technologies | Research News | Controls | Touchscreen | Jun 29, 2020

Touchscreens Are Going 3D with University of Bristol's Innovative New Spray-On Technique

Touchscreens Are Going 3D with University of Bristol's Innovative New Spray-On Technique Inspired by the way an artist creates graffiti on a wall and using a novel combination of sprayable electronics and 3D printing, the technique, called ProtoSpray, allows the creation of displays on surfaces that go beyond the usual rectangular and 2D shapes. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | LEDs | Perovskite | Inkjet-Printing | Light Generation | Jun 15, 2020

Printed Perovskite LEDs ‚Äď An Innovative Technique Towards a New Standard Process of Electronics Manufacturing

Printed Perovskite LEDs ‚Äď An Innovative Technique Towards a New Standard Process of Electronics Manufacturing A team of researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Humboldt-Universit√§t zu Berlin has succeeded for the first time in producing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from a hybrid perovskite semiconductor material using inkjet printing. This opens the door to broad application of these materials in manufacturing many different kinds of electronic components. The scientists achieved the breakthrough with the help of a trick: "inoculating" (or seeding) the surface with specific crystals. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | Technologies | LiFi | Jun 15, 2020

CEA-Leti Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications Using Single GaN Blue Micro-Light-Emitting Diode

CEA-Leti Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications Using Single GaN Blue Micro-Light-Emitting Diode CEA-Leti today announced its researchers have broken the throughput world record of 5.1 Gbps in visible light communications (VLC) using a single GaN blue micro- light-emitting diode (LED). Their data transmission rate of 7.7 Gbps achieved with a 10 ¬Ķm microLED marks another step toward commercialization and widespread use of LiFi communication. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | SSL | LEDs | Light Generation | Light Extraction | Jun 10, 2020

Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers

Pushing Photons - Metasurface Design Methods Can Make LED Light Act More Like Lasers UC Santa Barbara researchers continue to push the boundaries of LED design a little further with a new method that could pave the way toward more efficient and versatile LED display and lighting technology: In a paper published in Nature Photonics, UCSB electrical and computer engineering professor Jonathan Schuller and collaborators describe this new approach, which could allow a wide variety of LED devices ‚ÄĒ from virtual reality headsets to automotive lighting ‚ÄĒ to become more sophisticated and sleeker at the same time. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

HCL-Research | Research News | Full Spectrum LEDs | Health + Wellbeing | Color Perception | May 11, 2020

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published

Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published From a LED producer's perspective, it is essential to have knowledge about the perception of LEDs by human beings. To consolidate existing and gain new knowledge on recently introduced Full Spectrum LEDs, which claim to bring natural light quality into electric lighting appliances, the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Germany) conducted a study in cooperation with three main LED manufacturers Nichia (Japan), Seoul Semiconductor (Korea), Toshiba Materials (Japan) and the LED gear supplier Lumitronix (Germany). Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

SSL | SSL-Research | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | May 07, 2020

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award ‚Äď The 2020 NAS Award

Congratulation, Shuji Nakamura for Another Prestigious Award ‚Äď The 2020 NAS Award On April 26, the 2020 National Academy of Science (NAS) Award for the Industrial Application of Science was awarded to Shuji Nakamura, a professor in the department of materials at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

Research News | Technologies | Special Applications | Manufacturing | 3D Printing | May 04, 2020

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs

Austrian Tech University Graz Revolutionizes 3D Metal Printing Using LEDs A technology developed at Graz University of Technology uses LED instead of laser sources for the additive manufacturing of metal parts and optimizes 3D metal printing in terms of construction time, metal powder consumption, equipment costs and post-processing effort. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

EDITORIAL

BIOS Lighting and Lumileds Partnership - New LUXEON LED¬ģ with BIOS SkyBlue¬ģ Circadian Technology

BIOS Lighting and Lumileds Partnership - New LUXEON LED¬ģ with BIOS SkyBlue¬ģ Circadian Technology Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator BIOS, and global lighting solutions provider Lumileds¬ģ, have joined forces to create a new SkyBlue¬ģ LED that doubles previously available chip performance. The new 3030 mid-power LED dramatically reduces the lumen per dollar development barrier facing ... Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

EDITORIAL

Luminus Releases XFM-5050 UVC LEDs and Opens New Possibilities for Disinfection and Sterilization

Luminus Releases XFM-5050 UVC LEDs and Opens New Possibilities for Disinfection and Sterilization Luminus Devices today introduced its new XFM-5050 UVC LED series that sets new benchmarks for output, and lowers the $/mW another 20% compared to previous Luminus UVC LEDs. The series offers 2, 3, and 4 chip options with nominal power levels of 120, 180, and 240 mW of disinfection power. Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

EDITORIAL

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology VCT technology (Variable Color Temperature) brings a new dynamic to your space. It is now possible to set dedicated color temperatures for specific areas of your space, ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K. The VCT enables you to manually and automatically adjust light levels and to set pre-defined ... Read¬†more¬†¬Ľ

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