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Good intentions yield flicker standard with questions that remain

Good intentions yield flicker standard with questions that remain

06/29/2015

The recently released IEEE Std 1789-2015 that addresses safe levels of flicker in LED lighting products is generating controversy among those who believe the flicker standard to be overly restrictive.

Cree restructures LED business in face of mid-power onslaught by consolidating LED manufacturing

Cree restructures LED business in face of mid-power onslaught

06/25/2015

Lower component pricing trends will lead Cree to consolidate LED manufacturing operations while the company will focus on higher-quality products in its lighting business.

LED business news: Dow Corning IP, new funding, and Eaton management

LED business news: Dow Corning IP, new funding, and Eaton management

06/23/2015

In the latest LED business developments, patented silicone encapsulants will improve LED light output, while Eaton shuffles management and Aledia gets major investment for 3-D silicon-based LEDs.

LRC will evaluate adaptive LED headlamps, studying the European Audi A7

LRC will evaluate adaptive LED headlamps, studying the European Audi A7

06/23/2015

Thus far the US has not approved deployment of Matrix-style LED high beams that use adaptive control to ensure that LED headlamps don’t disrupt oncoming drivers.

Warsaw National Museum preserves art while enhancing mood with tunable lighting

Warsaw National Museum preserves art while enhancing mood with tunable lighting

06/23/2015

The WNM is the first museum to use LED spotlights with tunable white-point CCT aimed at improving the visual appeal of a diverse array of artwork.

Samsung adds COB LEDs with smaller LES options and vivid color

Samsung adds COB LEDs with smaller LES options and vivid color

06/15/2015

Both high-CRI options and enhanced color saturation are options in Samsung's latest COB LEDs, along with some smaller components for tighter optical control.

IEEE PAR1789 makes recommendations on safe levels of flicker in LED-based lighting

IEEE PAR1789 makes recommendations on safe levels of flicker in LED-based lighting (UPDATED)

06/15/2015

Lighting flicker in LED-based products remains a concern, but the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has defined acceptable levels for the vast majority of people.

LED business news: Power Integrations vs. Fairchild, OLEDWorks to expand, IR LEDs

LED business news: Power Integrations vs. Fairchild, OLEDWorks to expand, IR LEDs

06/11/2015

In LED business news, Fairchild and Power Integrations issue dueling statements regarding IP-related court activity while New York Governor Cuomo touts Rochester expansion by OLEDWorks.

Lumileds' Luxeon 3535L mid-power LEDs are projected to deliver L90 performance of 60,000 hours when operated at 85°C and driven at 200 mA.

Lumileds documents long-life mid-power LED components

06/11/2015

Luxeon 3535L mid-power LEDs are projected to deliver L90 performance of 60,000 hours when operated at 85°C and driven at 200 mA.

Cree recalls recently launched fluorescent-replacement LED T8 lamps

Cree recalls recently launched fluorescent-replacement LED T8 lamps

06/09/2015

Lamp recall affects 700,000 SSL products intended for fluorescent replacement and Cree will supply new LED T8 tubes beginning in July or offer refunds.

RayVio hits 45 mW in a laboratory demonstration of a deep-UV LED

RayVio hits 45 mW in a laboratory demonstration of a deep-UV LED

06/08/2015

Startup RayVio progresses in its effort to deliver UV LED devices with output power and lifetime characteristics that will enable applications such as sterilization.

US DOE publishes consolidated SSL research and development plan

US DOE publishes consolidated SSL research and development plan

06/04/2015

Consolidating the Multi-Year Program Plan and SSL Manufacturing Roadmap published previously, the US Department of Energy has published the 2015 Solid-State Lighting R&D Plan.

Acuity moves to larger LED sources in new Autobahn LED roadway luminaire

Acuity moves to larger LED sources in new Autobahn roadway luminaire (UPDATED)

06/03/2015

Large glass optics deliver all of the requisite street- and area-lighting beam patterns for new Autobahn LED roadway luminaires from American Electric Lighting.

LED business news: Lynk sues Juno, Philips sues iGuzzini, Go Scale and Leviton

LED business news: Lynk sues Juno, Philips sues iGuzzini, Go scale and Leviton

06/02/2015

In LED business news, IP disputes continue with Lynk pursuing AC-LED-centric action and Philips targeting iGuzzini luminaires, while Go Scale will borrow to afford Lumileds and Leviton expands its presence in SSL.

EPA publishes final Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 spec with minor changes

EPA publishes final Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 spec with minor changes

06/02/2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency has published the Energy Star Luminaires V2.0 specification one month after the final draft with only minor editorial changes in the document.

Osram delivers COB alternative as an SMD mid-power packaged LED

Osram delivers COB LED alternative in an SMD mid-power package (UPDATED)

06/01/2015

The Duris S 10 LED family from Osram Opto Semiconductors has a 7.7-mm LES, enabling the device to replace low-power COB LEDs while lowering SSL system costs through automated lighting product assembly techniques.

Cree launches a sub-10-dollar BR30 lamp based on SC5 packaged LED platform

Cree launches a sub-10-dollar BR30 lamp based on SC5 LED platform

05/27/2015

The cost-reduced design utilizes fewer LEDs than its predecessor while delivering slightly higher total flux and consuming slightly lower energy.

Philips Lighting deploys LED-based indoor positioning in Carrefour hypermarket

Philips Lighting deploys LED-based indoor positioning in Carrefour hypermarket

05/21/2015

Philips leads Acuity and GE Lighting in SSL-based indoor-location race with the first major retail trial where an LED-based lighting vendor has been publicly named as a partner.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Feit Electric breaks Bluetooth barriers with new connected lighting (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Feit Electric (VIDEO)

05/21/2015

LEDs Magazine editor Maury Wright and Feit’s Brian Wilcox discuss pushing the networking boundaries with new Bluetooth Mesh-based connected lighting.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Harvard Engineering speaks to SSL controls beyond LED drivers (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Harvard Engineering (VIDEO)

05/21/2015

LEDs Magazine editor Maury Wright and Antony Corrie, vice president of the Americas at Harvard Engineering, discuss SSL controls and LED driver architecture.

Zumtobel validates Limbic theory with LED retail lighting at Gerry Weber

Zumtobel validates Limbic theory with LED lighting at retailer Gerry Weber

05/19/2015

SSL implementations matched to the typical personality of a shopper result in a 10% improvement in retail sales, verifying prior Limbic lighting research in the lab.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair - Cooper Lighting by Eaton covers scalable sensor-based lighting controls (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Cooper Lighting by Eaton (VIDEO)

05/19/2015

LEDs Magazine editor Maury Wright and Cooper Lighting’s Kraig Kasler cover scalable sensor-based lighting controls.

Acuity and Johnson Controls deploy solid-state lighting on El Paso streets

Acuity and Johnson Controls deploy SSL on El Paso streets

05/19/2015

LED-based fixtures and Acuity's Roam network and control platform will enable El Paso to reduce energy and operational costs by as much as 67%.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Future Lighting Solutions expands upon SSL controls (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Future Lighting Solutions (VIDEO)

05/19/2015

In an interview by LEDs Magazine editor Maury Wright, Patrick Durand of Future Lighting Solutions expands upon the SSL controls capabilities enabled by EnOcean open-platform technology.

Philips Lighting architectural LED lighting will light New York's new Tappan Zee Bridge

Philips Lighting LEDs will light New York's new Tappan Zee Bridge

05/18/2015

Architectural and roadway lighting, along with a merged control interface, will make the new Tappan Zee Bridge under construction in New York an immediate icon.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Acuity Brands develops smart systems and services (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Acuity Brands (VIDEO)

05/15/2015

LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright and Lance Hollner speak about smart systems and services developed and implemented by Acuity Brands.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Cree demos LED array (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Cree (VIDEO)

05/15/2015

Cree LED product development leader Paul Scheidt gives LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright a closer look at the latest Cree offerings being used in new solid-state lighting reference designs.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Lutron launches LED drivers (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – Lutron (VIDEO)

05/13/2015

LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright and Lutron design and development leader Ethan Biery discussed LED drivers with granular dimming for a smoother lighting transition.

LED business news: Lunera, MaxLite, Satco, Topaz, Nichia, and Feit LED and SSL IP battles

LED business news: Lunera, MaxLite, Satco, Topaz, Nichia, and Feit IP battles

05/12/2015

Patent-infringement actions have come fast and furious of late in the packaged LED space and in SSL end products, and LightFair seemed to spur further activity.

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – GE Lighting addresses outdoor lighting, smart cities, color quality (VIDEO)

LEDs Magazine Highlights from LightFair – GE Lighting (VIDEO)

05/12/2015

LEDs Magazine chief editor Maury Wright interviews Jerry Duffy, GE Lighting’s GM of global lighting products, on the latest outdoor lighting products with smart city capabilities, as well as the company’s recently developed high-color-quality technology.

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