Sylvania embraces new lighting regulations
New ground-breaking EU and UK legislation is on track to shake up the lighting industry. A ten-year European government review begins its implementation in a major move to improve product efficiency, protect the environment and boost sustainability for the benefit of consumers.
Understanding new connectors for led-based lighting
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have revolutionised indoor and outdoor lighting. The efficiency, controllability, colour spectrum, thermal performance, and unique form factors of this solid-state lighting (SSL) technology have helped sideline the venerable Edison incandescent bulb (as well as the fluorescent, metal halide, or sodium vapour lamps). Rolf Horn of Digi-Key Electronics explains the role of new connectors.
Real-time video streaming camera design for surveillance
Real-time video surveillance and remote monitoring are gaining importance in a wide range of industries such as oil and gas, power grid, industrial automation, and smart buildings. Pramod Ramachandra, Technical Architect - Software Design, Mistral Solutions explains.
LEDVANCE VIVARES provide quality and comfort
LEDVANCE VIVARES has recently been installed as part of a renovation at the LEDVANCE premesis in Molsheim, France. The upgrade aimed to achieve energy savings and a high level of illumination, modernising with simplicity the existing traditional system with state-of-the-art technology.
How UV-C is helping Dutch theatres to reopen
Signify has announced that it is helping theatre goers in the Netherlands to again do what they love most: view top performances in some of the nation’s most renowned theatres. Signify is equipping Royal Theater Carré in the centre of Amsterdam and Theater De Ruchte in Someren with almost 100 Philips UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires.
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+.