LED Interior Lighting News

CSR adds HVAC control to home lighting network

CSR has extended CSRmesh Home Automation, its Bluetooth Smart solution for home lighting, adding control for things including heating and door locks. “The latest software release adds sensor and actuator models to build on the original protocol that was designed for lighting control,” said the firm. “The update will make…

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Saffron circadian sleep bulb gets closer

With ever-more people realising that blue light late in the evening upsets sleep, Utah firm Saffron is developing a sleep-friendly replacement bulb called Silk. A neat thing about Saffron is that is has also developed the infrastructure needed to control when and how the light dims and changes…

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Bridgelux waves good-by to CRI

For its Vero Decor range of lighting CoB leds, Bridgelux has ditched the traditional CRI measure of white quality and gone for ‘gamut area index’ (GAI), claiming the D├ęcor Class A products are the first commercially available LED arrays on the market to meet the full Class A Colour…

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Cree LR22

Cree’s LR22 troffer is a fully luminous, diffused fixture aimed at offices, healthcare facilities and schools in Europe (220-240V). It is 595 x 595mm, comes in 3,000 and 4,000K white, and eficacy is up to 95 lm/W. Control is DALI or 1-10V with two…

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Ikea adds low-profile modules

Ikea has gone for linear strips of mid-power leds slid into aluminium channel for its latest kitchen under-cabinet lighting. Called Omlopp, it comes in 40, 60 and 80mm lengths. (186, 285, 400 lm; 5.3, 7.7, 10W; 35. 37, 40 lm/W). The construction allows a 10mm…

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Art studio lighting conundrum

I have a friend who teaches Chinese brush painting. She is rather good, and she is having the garage converted into a studio for teaching. And she wants LED lighting. However, all the easily available light bulbs are not exactly brilliant for colour rendering. The led makers make suitable emitters…

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Cree bulb has low-med-high at the flick of a switch

Cree has introduced a three-intensity, selected by flicking the wall switch, LED replacement for incandescent bulbs. Called ‘3-Way Cree’, the firm says it has “three light levels distinctly visible to the naked eye”. That said, the values are 3, 8 or 18W (320, 820 or 1,620 lm…

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Clear LED lightbulbs

Philips has introduced an LED bulb that looks a lot like a clear incandescent light bulb. It is not the first company to do it, but it does have a nice clean look. The spec is: 2,700K, 470 lm (’40W’), 6W input (78 lm/W), and it looks like…

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