Did you know optocouplers are not needed for isolated DC/DC?
Did you know optocouplers are not needed for isolated DC/DC? Now you can simplify your design and reduce solution size with no-opto solutions. Thong ‘Anthony’ Huynh, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Industrial and Healthcare Business Unit, Maxim Integrated, explains.
UVC LEDs - safe for humans, deadly for viruses
The global pandemic has focused attention on dealing with dangerous microorganisms. Viruses, as well as bacteria, have been present in the environment for longer than humans. With our capacity to create technologies, we have developed the ability to protect ourselves from these natural bio-hazards. Alain Bruno Kamwa, Product Manager Opto at Rutronik explains how UVC LEDs are powering advanced germicidal technology.
Death of the wired light switch
Most of the world’s top manufacturers now feature a wireless, batteryless switch option in their range, so is the writing on the wall for the wired light switch? Graham Martin, Chairman and CEO of the EnOcean Alliance, thinks so.
Upgraded lighting boosts European football stadiums
Signify has upgraded the lighting of six of Europe’s top stadiums, on time for the kick-off of Europe’s biggest international football tournament. Switching from conventional lighting to connected LED lighting offers a superior match experience for players and spectators in the stadiums, and for TV viewers at home.
DALI+ with Thread for commercial lighting
The Thread Group, an industry alliance addressing IoT convergence, and challenges around security, energy footprint, and architecture at the network layer, together with the DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organisation for DALI lighting control, have announced that the DALI Alliance has adopted Thread as the first network technology that will be available with DALI+.
Light sanitisation technology to improve everyday life
Global supplier of advanced electronic components and solutions, Molex, has announced a technology collaboration with Nextsense, which seeks to break down the gap between the results of pure research and the application of the best scientific experiences to everyday life. Nextsense’s patented Biovitae technology and Molex CoreSync smart building platform has resulted in a UV-free antimicrobial LED light sanitis...
The future of smart lighting connectivity
Signify has announced WiZ as one of the first smart lighting players of which all new products will be Matter-upgradable. Matter, a new open-source industry-unifying technology that enables smart home devices to interact seamlessly, was announced by the Connectivity Standards Alliance on May 11th. WiZ’s Matter-upgradable new products will hit the shelves from September 2021.
LED grow lights help vertical farming
More than 70% of the fruit and vegetables consumed in Sweden today are imported by truck, ship or plane from other countries. With the aim of making food production more sustainable, Swedish vertical farmer and salad producer Ljusgårda, plans to increase its production 20-fold.
DALI+ delivers lighting control with IP-based networking
The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organisation for DALI lighting control, has launched DALI+, a new brand that denotes DALI over wireless and IP-based networks.
Easy to install TrueForce LED highbay lamps launched
Signify has introduced its new Philips TrueForce LED highbay universal lamps that are easy to install, save energy with low initial investment and are particularly suitable for industrial use, in warehouses, and retail areas. As such, LEDs can have a meaningful contribution to the European Green Deal and accelerate the adoption of more sustainable technologies.