2020 trends in thermal challenges in the LED industry
New research from Future Facilities, maker of the 6SigmaET thermal simulation software, has revealed the top challenges and trends in the LED industry for 2020.
Office wellbeing enhanced with IoT sensor bundles
Employee discomfort, ill health and reduced performance can be linked to a poor-quality office environment, IoT sensor bundles can help to prevent this. Good quality lighting can already help to increase employee productivity up to 23%. Apart from lighting, there are other environmental elements that impact employee health and wellbeing.
Power line communication adopted for lighting system
Renesas Electronics has announced that Panasonic has adopted Renesas’ R9A06G037 Power Line Communication (PLC) IC for its new railway platform lighting control system.
Connected lighting brings Cologne closer to a smart city
Connected lighting supplied by Signify is helping the city of Cologne, Germany, to become a smart city by connecting all of the city’s 85,000 light points to its Interact City lighting management system.
A ‘bright’ future for electronics - advances in optics
Scientists from Tokai University have developed new optical technologies that can help electronic devices using optical connections to keep up with the demand of modern technology - such as for devices to be as small as possible, but more efficient. In a multi-collaboration, the scientists presented their range of methods and prototypes for optics to be smoothly integrated into electronics.
Illuminated view at the world’s largest cricket stadium
Signify has announced that it is providing cricket fans in India with an illuminated view on the nation’s favourite sport as it lights the Sardar Patel Stadium (commonly known as Motera Stadium), the world’s largest cricket stadium located in Ahmedabad, in association with Larsen & Toubro.
Mitigating the China components shortage
European manufacturers hold the key to alleviating worldwide components shortages in LED and other lighting components as Chinese factories halt production in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to Prime Light.
Renewable inclination bolsters solar street lighting
The global solar street lighting market is transcending as an immensely lucrative sector because of the assistance gained by the market forces from global regulatory bodies and government entities. The expansive opportunities for growth that have surfaced in the market are expected to attract new players into the market.
The long road towards emissive QLEDs
IDTechEx Research have reviewed the potential evolution roadmap of material technologies in emissive displays. First, fluorescent OLED materials were developed. These offered narrow emission, maturity, and stability, but suffered from low internal quantum efficiency (IQE) due to their inability to harvest the so-called triplet states.
Automating LED BIN-code management to boost productivity
Pushed by legislation and pulled by the demands of an excited marketplace, LED lighting has quickly become dominant, serving almost every illumination need from functional to decorative. Its success has transformed production of lighting fixtures away from traditional electrical wiring challenges and now demands electronic design knowhow and manufacturing capabilities.