Category Archive: Products

18/07/2016   /   , , ,

Third-Generation LED Modules by Samsung Will Offer Record Efficacy

Third-Generation LED Modules by Samsung Will Offer Record Efficacy

Near the end of August 2016, Samsung announced that it would soon launch the third generation of its H-Series LED linear modules. It is important to note that these modules are not sold directly to the public – they are components purchased by lighting manufacturers, who use them as inputs in the assembly of integral […]

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11/07/2016   /   , , ,

How Power over Ethernet will Combine Lighting and Networking

How Power over Ethernet will Combine Lighting and Networking

The concept of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is exactly what its name implies: using network cable, and not traditional AC circuits, to deliver electric power for lighting fixtures. PoE has become possible with the rise of LED lighting, which has a low enough power consumption to use DC voltages delivered by Ethernet cable. Both the […]

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30/05/2016   /   , , ,

Types of Drivers used by LED Tubes

Types of Drivers used by LED Tubes

LEDs have been successful for the simple reason that they are very efficient when converting electricity into light, surpassing both incandescent lighting and gas-discharge lighting. However, LEDs operate at very precise voltage and current conditions, and can fail suddenly if exposed to conditions outside their normal operating range. This is why the driver, an electronic […]

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Who makes LEDs, and How?

It is a well-known fact that LEDs are energy efficient and that they allow a great degree of design flexibility with respect to color temperatures and luminaire optics. However, despite all the marketing effort that has been carried out to promote LED lighting, the manufacturing process that makes this technology possible is not common knowledge […]

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12/02/2016   /   , , , , ,

How LED Lighting Will Revolutionize Farming

How LED Lighting Will Revolutionize Farming

Large scale indoor farming has been limited by the lack of an artificial light source capable of replicating sunlight, in particular the specific wavelengths which are used for photosynthesis. LED technology is changing this, however, since it can be customized to emit practically any wavelength of light in the visible spectrum. In particular, red and […]

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Light Emitting Plasma: Powerful Lighting and Energy Savings

LED technology offers a wide range of benefits which include energy efficiency and versatility. However, it has a weak spot: plenty of heat is released when a large number of individual LEDs is concentrated in a small space, and can cause them to suffer an early demise. This places a cap on how much lumens […]

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Lighting Design Makes Streets Safer for Motorcycles

There is a reason why people seeking a rush of adrenaline frequently turn to motorcycles: with the rider completely exposed, the sensation of high speed is increased and the risks involved are higher than when driving a car. However, even the most daring biker would want to have as much road visibility as possible, especially […]

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Biological Lighting: Improving Human Habits, Health and Mood

Lighting efficiency has evolved considerably since the invention of the incandescent bulb. Compact fluorescent lighting allowed the energy consumption of lighting fixtures to be cut down by 75% compared to incandescent options, and then LED technology made it possible to achieve savings of up to 85%. However, incandescent lighting had one benefit which tends to […]

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Adjustable LED: Any Light Color or Brightness with a Single Bulb

A lot has been said about the energy efficiency and long life of LED lighting, and in fact those are the two main selling points of the technology. Most homes and businesses are upgraded to LED with the goal of cutting down energy costs while also simplifying maintenance. Another common motivation is environmental stewardship: reducing […]

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Lumu Power: Turning your Smartphone into a Lighting Design Tool

Using your smartphone as a light meter is now possible thanks to Lumu Power. The original Lumu light meter was designed specifically for photography applications, but positive feedback from users has motivated the company to launch a general-purpose product, capable of measuring illuminance levels and color temperatures while retaining its original features. A product such […]

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