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Maybe it was just a coincidence that summer solstice occurred concurrently with the EBV Lighting Academy 2017. The conference was the place to be for experts and enthusiasts of lighting technology, who wanted to learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry. The EBV Lightspeed segment invited top-level speakers from renowned research institutes and established companies to share their expertise with the conference participants from June 20th to 21st in Berlin. But during the event it was only partially about natural light as the Sun produces every day,Read More
maxim integrated automotive led
Guest blog from Tamer Kira High-brightness (HB) light emitting diodes (LED) are making driving safer, reducing energy consumption and, as a side benefit, giving automotive designers more creative license in headlamp designs. LEDs can save 50-70% of the energy use that traditional lighting technologies consume, reducing carbon emissions in the process. They also last longer, boasting lifetimes of 50,000 hours or more. And, because they turn on and off faster than incandescent lamps, they’re ideal for applications like brake lights. From a design standpoint, though, working with HB LED technologiesRead More
horticulture lighting
At the IPM 2017 fair in Essen we learned about research activities to avoid chemical inhibitors in horticulture through an adapted choice of the right spectral colors. In general, we observed on the fair that LED technology has in the market of horticulture a high growth rate of up to 50 % for the last year: This is because it is the most energy efficient lighting technology and leads to much less heating, which is beneficial for the plants and the greenhouse regulation. Plants use light first of all toRead More
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It’s a matter of fact that society is facing the trend of people moving into cities. Especially in Asia more and more so-called megacities emerge. In China on its own more than 500 million people moved to its cities during the last 35 years. The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) says that there are already 15 megacities in China. And this trend will continue, also in other areas of the world. In 2050 about two thirds of all people will live in urbanized metropolitan areas. Skyscrapers FullRead More
Automotive lighting is probably the oldest electricity powered application found on nearly any car. The job of the lights is to illuminate the road and signal other drivers that there is a car in front of them or braking. Wrong. New technologies have enabled lighting applications to perform new tasks and do a lot more than just emit light – in the automotive segment this equals tons of new opportunities to build innovative lighting solutions for front lighting, rear lighting, side lighting and interior lighting. Looking at the most common lightingRead More
Undercover Hero
When Thomas Alva Edison invented the lightbulb in 1879 he probably couldn’t imagine how important his innovation was. Light is everywhere. It’s the invention that drove the fast adoption and extension of the power grid and made electricity available for nearly everyone.    For more than a century artificial light remained a pretty simple application which we got used to so much that we tend to forget it’s all around us – even in applications like remote controls in which infrared light is used for communication. Since the introduction ofRead More

Posted On March 22, 2016By Christian JakobIn Consumer, Events, Healthcare, Lightspeed

A Recap on the Second Lighting Academy

No matter if you are a fan of lighting installations or a professional expert, Frankfurt am Main in Germany was the place to be last week for everybody who is into lighting. Three events took place at the same time, the Luminale, Light + Building trade fair and the EBV Lighting Academy. The latter took place for the second time and again gathered speakers from around the world. In case you couldn’t make it to join the event, here is what you missed. The agenda of the two day wasRead More

Posted On February 12, 2016By Christian JakobIn all, Events, Lightspeed

Lighting Academy 2016 – Three Reasons Why To Attend

March is the month of the year, which most people in the northern hemisphere associate with the end of the winter season. In fact, meteorologically as well as astronomically, it marks the beginning of spring. The season when perceptibly and visibly daylight lasts longer. Maybe it is just a coincident, that right at this time two events will take place which are related to lighting, and even at the same place. World’s Leading Lighting Trade Fair On the one hand there’s the world’s leading exhibition for architecture and technology takingRead More
Three years ago cycling got a well-deserved safety update. On 27 November 2012 the UK-based startup Blaze launched the Kickstarter campaign for its “Laserlight” which is a powerful LED light combined with a direct-diode green laser that projects a symbol of a bike onto the road ahead and makes cyclists far more visible. The Blaze Laserlight in action at dusk (image: Blaze) The perfectly engineered bicycle light is a real lifesaver which minimises the risk for cyclists to be run over by turning vehicles. Now, three years after the firstRead More
London, the capital of the United Kingdom is world famous for the Buckingham Palace, the Big Ben and great pubs. However last week more than 7000 visitors out of a huge variety of sectors like retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, commercial, transport and rail, street lighting and industrial as well as technical streams and general industry traveled to the city not hunting for selfies in front of famous attractions but to attend three (!) lighting events focused on modern LED technology. The combination of lighting events which made visiting London well-worthRead More