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Can we put a number on ‘natural’ light?

May 15, 2020
As in the food and cosmetics industries, the definition of the term ‘natural’ is debatable and nebulous. When it comes to discerning this quality of light, what is the benchmark...
With Average Spectral Difference, Bridgelux is proposing a new metric that it says could deliver light sources with spectra engineered to more closely match “natural light” — the meaning of which remains undefined by LED and lighting standards. (Image credit: Graphic courtesy of Bridgelux.)
Lighting for Health & Wellbeing

Bridgelux proposes metric relating LED output to natural light

May 15, 2020
Expressed as a percentage, the Average Spectral Difference quantifies the output of LED sources relative to reference illuminants, presumably offering a measure of naturalness...
As Signify ventures out for more IoT lighting jobs, such as this one at the Pilkington Automotive warehouse in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, it can now flash the DEKRA seal. (Photo credit: Image courtesy of Signify.)
Connected SSL & Controls

Signify gains seal of approval for IoT lighting security

May 12, 2020
Testing group DEKRA says the company’s Interact process passes muster based on IEC specifications.
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LEDs & SSL Design

To dim or not to dim: Why is that still a difficult question? (MAGAZINE)

May 4, 2020
PNNL scientists investigate the potential of a new NEMA ANSI standard to address performance variations that may be found across 0-10V dimming controls for outdoor LED luminaires...
WILLIAM 'BILL' HONAKER. (Photo credit: Image courtesy of Bill Honaker.)
Manufacturing Services & Testing

Take steps to conserve patents, trademarks, and cash (MAGAZINE)

May 4, 2020
Be ready to execute on essential intellectual property protections while also maintaining a conservative approach to related costs during tricky financial times, advises consultant...