LEDs Magazine News & Insights - Jul 26th, 2023
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July 26, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s News & Insights for July 26, 2023. Over the past week-plus, our Mark Halper has followed the response to developments in the quest to fully commercialize Li-Fi communications technology. Initially, he reported on the launch of IEEE’s new 802.11bb standard, then followed up with more details on the spectrum it prescribes. Most recently, Halper received response to inquiries with Signify and Oledcomm on their response to the standard and their plans to back ITU standardized technology. Let’s just say the Li-Fi conversation is far from over.

Also in this issue:

  • We compiled a section of “solid-state lighting in space” studies below a compelling proving ground for lighting use cases under unique conditions.
  • Fagerhult takes a hit to its financials in the design division but quarterly sales overall look strong.
  • Architectural SSL covers what to expect from the upcoming IES Annual Conference keynote and plenary sessions.

I’ll also remind you that in late August the Lighting Research Center and SPIE will hold the 3D Printing for Lighting Conference, co-located with SPIE Optics + Photonics 2023. Peruse the program and register here. While we’re talking about conferences, we have also seen two new controls-related events launch for this year. Stay tuned for our take on that.

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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

Optical wireless 802.11bb will rely on infrared, not on the visible spectrum. Can deliver independent of illumination. Li-Fi is no longer strictly a “lighting” play.
The world's largest lighting company counters with the competing ITU approach.
The company’s design division hit a snag. And while group operating profits rose, high interest rates nibbled the bottom line. Retrofits and fluorescent ban remain strong drivers.
The next team launched to the International Space Station will begin trialing a new circadian lighting system to help normalize astronauts' day/night cycles.
The experiment called Plant Habitat-03 examines how plants' genetic structures change in response to the stresses of life in space under controlled environment agriculture conditions.
Astronauts tend tomato crops in controlled environments for space exploration experiments in food production.
The 120VAC, round, driver-on-board light engines are designed to be installed directly in the field as Bluetooth LED retrofits for various luminaires.
As a partner, Vantage now offers LHUMAN tunable profiles that enable integrators to program Lucetta linear LED fixtures quickly and easily.
Available for the Nichia 146A series, the wide angle cap exhibits no appreciable loss in flux from Asahi Rubber’s standard cap and the same freely customizable binning.
The Aug. 3-5 event will take place at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, outside of Chicago.
The competitive awards will be distributed to 27 projects in 26 states plus the District of Columbia and result in a projected savings of $138 billion on utility bills.
Investors, customers and regulators have clued in to greenwashing and are stepping up enforcement.