Powering next-gen horticultural illumination systems
The Earth’s population has rocketed upwards over the last few decades, rising from 4 billion in the mid-1970s to almost double that figure today (according to statistics compiled by the United Nations). At the same time the land resources available for food production are being placed under threat, due to global warming and increasingly urbanisation (as well as competition for space with biofuel crops). Guest blog written by Patrick H...
Production hall lighting makeover will benefit employees
Airbus' Defence and Space production hall in Warsaw, Poland recently had a smart lighting makeover. SchahlLED led the project with Filamento fixtures and Casambi controls taking on their first European co-installation. The new lighting scheme has produced fantastic results, with Airbus reporting 1.6x higher light levels at 71% energy savings, as well as noticeable improvements in worker-wellbeing and general productivity.
Transportable light for hazardous industries launched
Chalmit, a division of the Hubbell Harsh & Hazardous Group, and manufacturer of lighting for hazardous environments, has launched its new Luna LED Temporary Floodlight. The durable, lightweight and powerful floodlight utilises technology in what is a major innovation in transportable lighting for hazardous areas.
Strategic partnership to accelerate LiFi
Signify and EDZCOM, the Nordic specialist in edge connectivity, will join forces to introduce Trulifi by Signify, two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light, into industrial applications. The partnership will apply to Signify’s LiFi solutions, branded Trulifi, in the manufacturing industries.
Signify and ScaleAQ partner for sustainable aquaculture
Signify and ScaleAQ have joined forces in a global strategic partnership for sustainable aquaculture solutions, to optimise feed conversion in the most efficient way and contribute to the food challenges the world is facing. Together the two companies will improve fish welfare, production and yield for fish farmers by providing an optimal light spectrum, light distribution and control system so farmers can customise the light recipes to thei...
RGB-LED driver brings interior lighting to life in automotive applications
Melexis has introduced MLX81116, a multichannel RGB-LED driver. The MLX81116 supports the MeLiBu high speed communication IP to enable intelligent animated automotive lighting concepts. The technology is already being leveraged by global manufacturers to enhance the safety features of their latest models.
LED represents 14% of all household lighting appliances
According to AMA Research’s latest Lighting Market Report, the move towards the use of LEDs has increased, where this technology is estimated to represent 14% of lighting appliances owned by UK households.
Halogen lamps are being replaced as LED components yield growth
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunity Evaluation in the European Lighting Components Aftermarket, 2020–2026, finds that the market is in a slow transition phase, shifting from traditional halogen lamps to Xenon and light-emitting diode (LED) components, as Xenon/LED lights have better visibility and product life.
LXQ Laser Marker redefines ease of integration
After two years of development, Laserax has released the LXQ Laser Marker series that redefines how easy and accessible laser system integration can be. The laser’s features are not only aimed at reducing integration time and cost, but also at facilitating collaboration between system integrators and laser experts - a key factor for quick and easy laser integration.
Infrared LED market to reach $1bn by 2026
The infrared LED market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $500m to over $1bn by 2026 - as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights.