Archive for the ‘LED + SSL’ Category

Get Ready for LEDucation 2017

LEDucation 2017 will be held at The New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29. This conference and expo is an annual educational program on solid-state lighting technology hosted by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY). Click here to learn more and register.

LEDs as Tool of Protest

LEDs are used for a wide variety of indicator and illuminator applications, from furniture to clothing, and now even signage at protest marches. LUX has the story below starting at the 2:17 mark.

2016 LED Year in Review

In this contribution to, Mouser Electronics’ Mark Patrick sums up developments in LED lighting technology this year. He covers increases in device efficacy, anticipation for Bluetooth Mesh, TM-30 and more. Check it out here.

Jim Brodrick on OLED

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy A few months ago, we devoted a Posting to the GATEWAY field study OLED Lighting in the Offices of Aurora Lighting Design, Inc., which — despite several challenges that were encountered — […]

What’s New in LED Drivers

Below is my lighting column published in the January issue of tED Magazine. Reprinted with permission. The majority of LED lamps and luminaires feature an electronic driver that performs the same basic function as a fluorescent ballast. The driver converts AC supply voltage to DC and drives current to the LED source. In the traditional […]

Jim Brodrick on a New Lighting Facts Tool

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy DOE’s LED Lighting Facts® program has come out with a handy new tool for lighting designers and specifiers, which can make their job a whole lot easier. The LED Lighting Facts Specification […]

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Publishes Article on LED Flicker

My contributions to the December issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR included a prominent feature on flicker in light sources, notably LED. What’s being done about it at the industry level and what specifiers can do about it to ensure good performance. The article begins: Flicker in light sources is an old problem made new again in […]

2016 DOE SSL Technology Development Workshop Presentations Posted

The U.S. Department of Energy recently posted the presentations from the 2016 DOE SSL Technology Development Workshop, held November 16–17 in Denver. Tunable-white lighting, connected lighting, TLEDs, OLEDs, controls and more. Check it out here.

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on LED downlights. Among the key findings of the new Snapshot, which is based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts database: • Across all products listed with LED Lighting Facts, average efficacy gains continue to track at about 10 lm/W per year. • […]

OLED’s Obstacles

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING recently published an article evaluating OLED general lighting technology and the obstacles facing broader adoption. Check it out here.