LED Lighting News

LEDs displace ceramic metal halide for retail lighting

Luminus aims to replace ceramic metal halide lamps with its latest range of CoB LEDs. Called the XH series, light emitting diameters of 6, 9, 11, and 14mm are available. 9 and 11 mm LEDs care intended to replace 39W and 70W metal halide sources respectively. The 3,000K 80CRI…

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Solder-free pick-and-place package for LED lighting

 Aiming at lighting manufacturers that don’t want to buy a soldering line, Sheffield-based Litecool has developed a self-adhesive self-connecting LED package that can be pick-and-placed direct onto heatsinks – and it accepts standard lenses from Carclo. No PCB, metal-cored or otherwise, is required. The…

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Osram LEDs light Roman baths

Osram LEDs are illuminating the Roman Achillian Baths in Catania Sicily following a lighting project by the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of the National Research Council (CNR-IBAM). Cutting power from 5 to 1.5kW, the original metal halide lamps were replaced by spotlights containing Osram Oslon SSL…

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Lightfair: Forget OLEDs for lighting

 Don’t bother with expensive OLEDs and use a planar light-guide with conventional LEDs instead, said Ohio-based Global Lighting Technologies (GLT). Its latest offering is 100x100mm and 3.5mm thick. “The panel itself measures 2mm and is thinner than prior GLT products while offering enhanced light extraction. The…

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UK firm uses LED array to print electronics

A Coventry-based company which develops digital printing systems used in high resolution photographic printing believes the system has the resolution to print electronic circuits. LumeJet, a spin-out from Warwick University, developed a three-colour RGB digital print head which is used in an inkless digital photographic printer. The…

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Germany moves to integrate LED lighting manufacture

Osram Opto Semiconductors is leading attempts to integrate LED lighting manufacture from epitaxy to finished luminaire in Germany. “For the duration of the project we will be researching completely new concepts for LED production and allow ourselves to question the traditional paradigms of the manufacturing process”, said project co-ordinator…

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What is the Graphene light bulb?

The graphene lightbulb has been the subject of a huge amount of speculation over the past few days. What is it? The truth is, nobody outside University of Manchester spin-out Graphene Lighting knows, so ignore anything you have heard or read. “As a scientist, I would love to say…

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Lumileds gets 400 lm from 4.8mm circle for MR16, GU10 bulbs

Lumileds is competing against multiple miniature LED packages with an device that emits 400lm from a 4.8mm diameter circle for spotlights. “We are providing a high flux, high efficacy LED that improves the quality of light and avoids the ‘showerhead effect’ with distributed, multi-die solutions,” said product manager…

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