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Sep 28, 2021
Category: Illumination

The practice of horticulture is affected by a huge array of variables, from the choice of growing medium, temperature, rates of irrigation, and the application of fertilizer, to exposure to pests and diseases. Changes in one variable, such as the moisture in the soil and atmosphere, affect multiple others, such as growth rates and susceptibility to fungal disease.

Aug 4, 2021
Category: Illumination

Unlike horticulturists tilling fields on Earth, extraterrestrial farmers cannot directly harness the light of the sun to power a plant’s photosynthesis. So how can astronauts exploring the far reaches of our solar system grow food?

Jul 28, 2021
Category: Illumination

Within the framework of the ‘Ecodesign’ directive, the program’s impact is now being felt in the lighting industry as the new Single Lighting Regulation comes into force. This regulation substantially broadens the coverage of EU law to affect almost all types of lamps, to which it applies strict new efficiency requirements. Alongside it are new information requirements for light sources and control gear under the Energy Labeling Regulation.

Jul 14, 2021
Category: Automotive

Given the benefits LEDs can offer compared to halogen in terms of brightness and efficiency, this should be good news for drivers. But, it’s actually illegal to use some LED retrofits on public roads in almost every country.

Jun 10, 2021
Category: Automotive

We’re all paying more attention to our health these days, and with the recent uptick in vehicle usage, whether for socially distanced commuting or home delivery of online purchases, people are spending longer behind the wheel. ‘Automotive wellness’ is an idea that’s rapidly gaining traction. We asked Lumileds’ Head of Global Marketing for the Automotive Aftermarket, Blandine Devlin, to tell us more.

Apr 22, 2021
Category: Automotive, Illumination

As we celebrate Earth Day 2021, climate change is occurring at an alarming rate and has many broad-reaching impacts on human health, the economy, and the stability of the natural environment. Increased emissions of greenhouse gases that trap heat and block it from escaping the atmosphere drive significant global disruption to climate systems as we know them.

Apr 20, 2021
Category: Illumination

For many years, the entire lighting industry has dabbled in the ambiguous but exciting notion of marrying the internet of things to lighting. With this would come dynamic color and white point tuning in response to inputs that could be anything from the current weather to the movement of people in a space, to the type of music playing, or to almost any other factor a designer could imagine.

Mar 29, 2021
Category: Automotive

Like many industries, the automotive sector had to adapt fast to the pandemic. To discover what happened and how the impact of coronavirus is evolving, we spoke to Vincent Ranic, Vice-President Automotive Aftermarket at Lumileds.

Mar 9, 2021
Category: Illumination

Students of marketing will be familiar with the advice given to sellers of power tools: when a customer buys a 6mm drill bit, it’s not really because they want a drill bit. It’s because they want a 6mm hole.

Feb 23, 2021
Category: Illumination

In professional applications such as entertainment and theater lighting, manufacturers of color-mixing luminaires can draw on a broad palette of color LEDs. With a range of primary and non-primary LED colors to choose from, they can enable good color rendering while maintaining high saturation for the primary colors: red, green, and blue.