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Human Centric Lighting

Human Centric Lighting

Human centric lighting goes beyond the basic visual needs of people.
Smart Lighting

Smart Lighting

Experience intelligent, connected solutions that unlock the full potential of LED lighting.
Internet of Things

Internet of Things

IoT creates a world where anything can be connected and communicated in an intelligent, interactive way.
Lighting Control

Lighting Control

The most exciting trend in lighting is the advancements in lighting control.
Roadway, Street and Area Lights

Roadway, Street and Area Lights

Quick, accurate and comfortable visibility at night for perception of safety and security.
High Bay and Low Bay Lights

High Bay and Low Bay Lights

Developed for demanding conditions of industry and commercial applications.
Ceiling Lights (Residential, Hospitality)

Ceiling Lights (Residential, Hospitality)

Ceiling lights set the tone for the ambiance and aesthetic of an entire room.
Commercial Ceiling Lights

Commercial Ceiling Lights

Lighting requirements in commercial buildings are very diverse and expectations are high.
Downlights and Directional Luminaires

Downlights and Directional Luminaires

Downlights provide general, task and ambient lighting in a very subtle manner.
Track Lights

Track Lights

Track lighting answers the need for flexibility in directional lighting.
Indoor Wall Lights

Indoor Wall Lights

Creative use of wall lights can play up the best features of a room.
Table and Floor Lamps

Table and Floor Lamps

Great tools to define functional zones within a room and double as statement pieces.
Building Exterior Lights

Building Exterior Lights

The use of outdoor lighting fixtures contributes to enhanced security and a safer environment.
Outdoor Flood Lights

Outdoor Flood Lights

Aimable lighting systems that project light in precisely controlled optical distributions.
Sports Lighting

Sports Lighting

The demands of sports lighting are unique. LED technology has a great deal to live up to.
Solar Lighting

Solar Lighting

Sustainable lighting without the burden of rising electricity costs and electrical wiring.
Landscape Lighting

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting creates visual expansion and continuity between the indoors and outdoors.
Façade and Structure Lighting

Façade and Structure Lighting

Lighting can transform the nighttime appearance of a building and define its character.
Decorative Lighting

Decorative Lighting

Create breathtaking effects, atmospheres, or festive moods for holidays and commemorations.
Architectural Lighting

Architectural Lighting

Lighting is a means to express and underline the desired character of the architecture.
Security Lighting

Security Lighting

Deter intruder access attempts and facilitate detection and assessment of intrusion.
Shelf, Cabinet and Showcase Lights

Shelf, Cabinet and Showcase Lights

Fit into tiny spaces to provide ambient, task, accent and display lighting.
LED Strip Lights

LED Strip Lights

Under cabinet lighting, architectural lighting, display lighting, signage lighting...
Desk Lamps and Reading Lights

Desk Lamps and Reading Lights

Localized lighting that provides the correct amount of light exactly where it's needed to.
Portable Work Lights

Portable Work Lights

Portable lighting offers the flexibility to create visibility wherever you want.
Personal Lighting

Personal Lighting

Keep reliable illumination on hand anytime, anywhere.
Stage Lighting

Stage Lighting

Creative use of light to support the live performance for both the performers and the audience.
Studio Lighting

Studio Lighting

Continuous lighting systems and strobe lights for photography, video broadcast and cinematography.
Medical Lighting

Medical Lighting

Surgical lights, medical examination lights, physician headlights, diagnostic lights...
Vehicle Lighting

Vehicle Lighting

Vehicle lighting is all about satisfying the driver’s need to see and be seen.
Marine Lighting

Marine Lighting

Navigation lights, interior lights, deck lights and searchlights for ships, boats and yachts.
Aircraft Lighting

Aircraft Lighting

Interior and exterior lights for commercial and military aircraft, business jets, and helicopters.
Aeronautical Lighting

Aeronautical Lighting

Runway lighting, taxiway lighting, approach lighting, obstruction and hazard lighting.
Horticulture Lighting

Horticulture Lighting

Addressing photosynthetic, photomorphogenic and photoperiodic aspects of plant growth.
Hazardous Location Lighting

Hazardous Location Lighting

Lighting equipment that can operate safely, reliably and efficiently in hazardous environments.
Industrial Task Lighting

Industrial Task Lighting

Localized illumination of work areas or machine tools to support performance, accuracy, and safety.
Machine Vision Lighting

Machine Vision Lighting

Supports machine vision systems to perform automated image acquisition and analysis.
Exit and Emergency Lighting

Exit and Emergency Lighting

Provide backup illumination and guidance during critical times.
Signage Lighting

Signage Lighting

LED light modules for illuminated signs and signage.
LED Lamps

LED Lamps

GLS retrofit lamps, spotlight bulbs, HID replacements, T8 and T5 LED tubes...
LED Packages

LED Packages

The LED package construction often drives an LED's performance and long-term behavior.
OLED Lighting

OLED Lighting

OLEDs never fail to impress with their particularly natural and soft light.
Laser Lighting

Laser Lighting

High flux density light sources capable of a collimated beam of high intensity light.

The Community Zone

Community Office

Come here to read news and announcements from the manufacturer.lighting team. Post your feedback, comments, and suggestions about the community.
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LED Lighting

LED Lighting

A place where you can discuss LED lighting topics that are not covered in other sister discussion boards. An LED lighting system is a multidimensional design and engineering work which involves expertise and excellence in thermal, optical, electrical and mechanical sub-systems. Share knowledge and discuss the latest trends, development and innovations in LED technology.
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LED Chips and Packages

LED packages (mid-power, high power, COB, CSP); package components and materials (semiconductor dies, substrates, phosphors, encapsulant, lenses, bonding wires, electrodes).
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LED Modules and Light Engines

An LED module (or LED array is an assembly of LED packages or LED dies on a printed circuit board (e.g. MCPCB) or a high thermal conductivity dielectric substrate. An LED light engine is an integrated assembly of LED packages or LED modules, driver circuitry and other optical, thermal, mechanical and electrical components.
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LED Drivers and Power Supplies

An LED driver or LED power supply regulates the incoming power to provide a constant current or constant voltage for operating an LED or a string (or strings) of LEDs. The driver may be designed to accept input power of various types, including alternating current (AC) line power and direct current (DC) power from DC micro-grids or Power over Ethernet (PoE). The driver may include dimming circuits to adjust the light output.
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LED Thermal Management

A thermal management system provides a path to dissipate the heat generated by the LEDs, keeping the temperature of all components within functional and absolute maximum limits. Approaches to thermal management include active cooling and passive heat sinking.
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Connected Lighting

Smart Lighting

Welcome aboard the largest smart lighting community online! Technology advances are converging today to create smart lighting solutions that can transform environments, create spectacle, and minimize energy costs. Connected lighting systems for smart buildings allow lighting controls to interact with each other and other various building systems as a collective whole. IoT-based street lighting solutions support data-driven operations and other smart city applications. Smart lighting solutions for smart homes extend the capabilities of smart lights beyond what they can do alone. Smart sports lighting solutions open up a world of multi-faceted possibilities to develop new capabilities and revenue streams. Smart hospitality lighting solutions transform a hospitality environment from ordinary to extraordinary while wringing inefficiencies out of facility operations to maximize business profitability. Smart retail lighting solutions transform the lighting infrastructure from a fixed property to a strategic asset. Smart office lighting solutions allow occupant satisfaction, organizational productivity and energy efficiency to be maximized. Smart industrial lighting solutions deliver the highest possible value to a business. Smart warehouse lighting solutions put the management and automation of lighting systems under digital control. Today’s smart lighting products reside happily at the intersection of solid state lighting and digital networking. Learn about smart street lights, smart high bay lights, smart outdoor lights, smart ceiling lights, smart wall lights, smart landscape lights, smart light bulbs, smart security lights, smart table lamps, smart floor lamps, smart pendant lights, smart recessed lights, and smart LED strip lights.
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Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of physical things or devices that have context awareness and can communicate with IP based devices on the Internet. Seamless integration of the real world with the digital world through networked sensors, actuators, embedded hardware and software drives a wide array of applications, services, benefits, and revenue streams. The connection and information exchange between IoT devices and IoT applications are orchestrated by an IoT platform which incorporates processing capabilities, firmware, connectivity and an open architecture connected to sensors.
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Human Centric Lighting (HCL)

Human centric lighting (HCL) relates to the holistic design, planning and implementation of the visual, biological and emotional effects of light for supporting the well-being, performance and health of the human being. It uses tunable white LED lighting to mimic the timing, duration, intensity, and color of natural daylight, thereby synchronizing the human circadian clock to the earth’s 24-hour light-dark rotational cycle for an enormously positive influence on the human hormonal balance. Shed your light on human centric lighting and showcase your HCL solutions, circadian lighting systems, tunable white ceiling lights, tunable white downlights, tunable white light bulbs, and tunable white LED strip lights.
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Lighting Control

Lighting controls provide the functions of switching (on/off) and/or dimming for lighting systems. Lighting control equipment refers to a collection of input/output devices that receive manual or automatic input, and respond accordingly with switching or dimming outputs. Products discussed here include manual controls, occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting controls (photosensors), and other devices for implementing various lighting control strategies.
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General, Task and Accent Lighting

Lamps (Light Bulbs and Tubes)

An LED lamp is an assembly comprised of an LED module or an LED package, a lamp base made to dimensions prescribed by various standards, and other optical, thermal, mechanical and electrical components. An LED lamp may come with an integrated LED driver or powered by a remote driver. Lamps in common use include A-shape ("Arbitrary") or general service bulbs, LED filament bulbs, T8 LED tubes, dimmable LED bulbs, high power LED bulbs, rechargeable light bulbs, BR (bulged reflector) bulbs, PAR (parabolic aluminized reflector) bulbs, candelabra base bulbs, GU10 bulbs, MR16 bulbs, Humans have inherent needs to make sense of what they see. However, it’s just the other way around. Low-flicker, high color rendering illumination is seldom found in interior lighting delivered by cheap LED lamps. Today’s lighting concepts are fluid and flexible. Create a comfortable and engaging environment with smart lighting that can adapt to every occasion and activity. Color changing LED light bulbs produce adjustable-color light throughout a broad color gamut. Tunable white light bulbs bring the dynamics in the light cycle of the solar day back to our daily lives.
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Ceiling Lights (Residential, Hospitality)

The visual needs of residential and hospitality building occupants are complex and lighting should support the selective perception of human beings while simultaneously satisfying the emotional and biological needs. Products showcased and explored in this forum include crystal chandeliers, close-to-ceiling lighting fixtures, LED pendant lights, smart ceiling lights, smart pendant lights, tunable white LED ceiling lights, living rooms ceiling lights, flush mount ceiling lights, kitchen ceiling lights, modern and contemporary pendant lighting, large chandeliers, semi-flush mount ceiling lights, glass pendant lights, bedroom ceiling lights, modern and contemporary chandeliers, bathroom ceiling lights, dining room chandeliers, etc. Shed your light on residential and hospitality lighting.
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Commercial Ceiling Lights

Commercial lighting refers to the illumination of commercial, public and light industry building such as office buildings, shopping centers, retail buildings, government buildings, educational facilities, hospitals, libraries, warehouses and workshops. Ceiling lights provide all or most of the ambient lighting for the interiors of these buildings. Jump into the realm of commercial ceiling lights which include LED panel lights, LED troffer lights, hanging lights, linear suspension fixtures, flush mount office ceiling lights, recessed linear LED lighting fixtures, drop ceiling lights, classroom lighting fixtures, cleanroom lights, tri-proof lights, linear strip fixtures, LED shop lights, trunking lighting systems, wraparound lights, and flat panel LED downlights.
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Downlights and Directional Luminaires

Downlights and directional luminaires, in particular recessed luminaires, are deliberately toned down in appearance to favor their optical performance. Recessed, surface mounted and hanging downlights provide ambient, accent, wall wash or task lighting in residences, hospitality spaces, retail establishments, commercial showrooms, museums and art galleries. Uncover the science and technology behind smart recessed lights, tunable white downlights, hospitality recessed lighting, commercial LED downlights, recessed accent lights, high lumen output LED downlights, miniaturized linearand modular LED downlights, residential recessed lighting, recessed spotlights, cuboid and cylinder LED downlights, adjustable LED downlights, waterproof LED downlights, retrofit recessed lights, directional ceiling lights, wall washing lights, trimless LED downlights, slope ceiling LED downlights, recessed multiples, and fire rated downlights.
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Track Lights

Track lighting systems provide directional illumination that can be easily manipulated or adjusted to answer the need for flexibility in luminaire location and optical aiming. Track lighting has been a staple of art gallery and museum lighting. Track lighting makes inspiring worlds of commerce come to life. Track lighting provides the most flexible solution for ambient, task, accent lighting and wall washing in offices, hotels, restaurants, bars, cafeterias, cafes, and nightclubs. Track lighting is often used in residential applications to provide lighting that can be easily manipulated and aimed for maximum flexibility. Low voltage magnetic track lighting systems offer an architectural approach to track lighting.
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Indoor Wall Lights

Wall lights are very versatile fixtures that can add style to an otherwise plain space and perform perfectly for ambient, accent, and task lighting. Ambient wall lights provide overall lighting to a space. Wall accent lights create visually attractive light patterns to enhance the look and feel of a space. Decorative wall lights set the tone of a space. Wall mounted task lamps define functional zones. Flush mount lights unobtrusively hug the wall without taking up too much space. Living room wall lights transform the spaces from snoozy to snazzy. The creative use of wall lights can play up the best features of the bedroom. Bathroom wall lighting can compensate for where the overhead lighting doesn’t reach. Bathroom vanity lights provide task illumination to support the everyday tasks that occur in vanity area of a bathroom. Today’s wall lights capitalize on the unique features and capabilities of LED technology. Smart wall lights provide highly controllable illumination.
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Building Exterior Lights

Outdoor lighting helps define the look of a building, aesthetically highlights architectural details, facilitates the movement of vehicles and pedestrians, and deters criminal activity by increasing the risk of detection. Products discussed and showcased here include wall lights, canopy lights, wall packs, bollard lights, deck lights, step lights, string lights, outdoor ceiling lights, porch lights, patio lights, etc.
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Roadway, Street and Area Lights

Roadway luminaires are designed for roads that are not intended to have significant pedestrian or cyclist activity. Street lights provide illumination for roads where pedestrian and cyclists are present. Area lights, such as high mast lights, parking lot lights and post top lights, provide controlled illumination for outdoor areas. Roadway, street and area lights have a large family of variants, which also include all-in-one solar street lights, solar street lights with separate power systems, architectural street lights, decorative street lights, pendant street lights, catenary street lights, and tunnel lights.
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High Bay and Low Bay Lights

High bay lights and low bay lights refers to ceiling-mounted luminaires designed to provide general illumination for a variety of industrial and commercial facilities. Their footprint is found in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, big-box retail stores, exhibition halls, convention centers, gymnasiums, garages, hangars, railway and airport terminals. Hay bay lights are installed in spaces where the mounting height is not less than 6.1 m (20 ft).
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Outdoor Flood Lights

A flood light is designed to project a beam for illuminating an area, scene or object to a luminance greater than its surroundings. Floodlights, from lower power through high power to ultra-high power, are found in an extensive range of applications which include area lighting, stadium lighting, sports field lighting, landscape lighting, facade lighting, security lighting, marine lighting, worksite lighting, billboard lighting, etc. Outdoor spotlights are a category of floodlights that are designed to produce a fixed or adjustable narrow beam.
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Sports Lighting Systems

Sports lighting systems are designed to provide an appropriate luminous environment that quantitatively and qualitatively contributes to the visibility of the playing target, the competitors and the surrounding backgrounds. Types of venues which sports and recreational activities are undertaken include stadiums, arenas, gymnasiums, athletic fields, pools, and play fields. Learn about stadium lights, arena lights, sports hall lights, sports field lights, tennis court lights and sports court lights.
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Desk Lamps and Reading Lights

Desk lamps and reading lights are designed to provide adequate task illuminance and maximum visual comfort for reading, writing, crafting, drafting, sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, crocheting, painting, tattoo, makeup, etc. A good desk lamp spares you from visual fatigue and glare and helps harvest a creative work environment. LED technology sits at the very heart of today’s task lighting products. OLED desk lamps capitalize on characteristics unique to organic semiconductor lighting technology. Study lamps are designed for students who are tasked with sustained visual works. Office task lights create comfortable visibility for specific areas for consistent concentration and productive work. Professional task lights bring lighting closer to the work plane. LED magnifier lights deliver visibility beyond normal vision.
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Table and Floor Lamps

Table and floor lamps are portable luminaires that fuse form and function to deliver a symbiotic union of design and practicality. A table lamp comes with short stand suitable for standing on furniture and a floor lamp is designed with a high stand that allows the lamp to stand on the floor. Table and floor lamps serve as a conversation piece to accentuate the vibe of a home while providing task illumination for activities such as reading, writing, and computer works. In addition to delivering a sufficient amount and a good quality of light to the task area, table lamps and floor lamps can contribute to the general room illumination with light diffused through a shade. Smart table lamps and smart floor lamps are connected and intelligent lights that can be controlled from IP-enabled mobile devices.
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Portable Work and Task Lights

This section discusses about portable lighting systems that can deliver ambient or task lighting for indoor and outdoor work sites, with the flexibility to move the light wherever you want. Products fall into this section include portable flood lights, workstation lights, inspection lights, and penlights. Most potable lights are powered by rechargeable batteries and are ergonomically designed for ease of use.
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Shelf, Cabinet and Showcase Lights

Under cabinet and furniture-integrated lighting is an essential addition to any kitchen, closet, pantry, retail store, and office space. These lights are typically added under or integrated into a cabinet, shelf, or display case to provide task or accent lighting, to reduce shadows cast, or to complement general lighting throughout a space.
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Architectural Lighting Fixtures

Lighting systems and the light pattern they produce can be a part of any design composition of an architecture. The integration of lighting and architecture creates a need for light fixtures that blend into the architecture. Architectural lighting fixtures include cove lighting systems, plaster-in LED systems, and accent luminaires which can be uplighting or downlighting systems.
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LED Strip Lights

LED strip lights find use in a wide range of applications such as under cabinet lighting, cove lighting, TV back lighting, staircase lighting, linear architectural lighting, bar lighting, kitchen lighting, toe kick lighting, and accent lighting for recreation vehicles. Single color LED strip lights produce optical radiation that appears to have only one color. White light LED strips are used to provide accent, task, ambient, display and signage lighting. RGB LED strip lights can create any secondary colors within the limits of the gamut. COB LED strips are capable of delivering a continuous run of lighting. Creative expressions with LED neon lighting abound. LED strips can be used to illuminate every part of your vehicle. Individually addressable LED strip lights are digital linear LED arrays that allow control every single LED or discrete groups of LEDs. Smart LED strip lights allow access and control via IP-capable devices.
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Security Lighting

Security lighting is installed to discourage or deter intruder access attempts and facilitate detection and assessment of intrusion. Security lighting can be a standalone installation as a passive element. However, security lighting systems are increasingly being designed as active security elements that can interact with a would-be intruder or criminal. Motion-sensor controlled lighting, which is active in application, is often integrated to work in unison with video surveillance systems to create effective zones of protection.
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Solar Lighting

A solar light typically consists of a solar module, an LED light engine, a battery system, and a charge controller. The lighting system may be equipped with built-in intelligence to improve battery autonomy and protect batteries from electrical abuse. Shed your light on solar lighting and showcase your integrated solar street lights, solar street lights with separate power systems, solar flood lights, solar spot lights, solar path lights, solar garden lights, solar wall lights, solar security lights, solar string lights, solar patio lights, and solar deck lights.
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Facade, Landscape and Decorative Lighting

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting unifies the relationship between the indoors and outdoors to create a cohesive nighttime environment. Landscape lighting shows off the beauty of hardscape and softscape. Hardscape refers to outdoor elements with architectural features such as monuments, sculptures, fountains, water features, walls and vertical displays. Softscape lighting include the illumination of trees, shrubs, and other plants that landscape a building.
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Façade and Structure Lighting

Façade and structure lighting can enhance the intrinsic charm, beauty, and utility of architectural settings. Well-designed facade and structure lighting creates architectural impressions, points of interest, prestige, symbolism, recognition, and safety for a building and its surroundings. Architectural lighting designers use floodlights and spotlights to create different perceptions of architecture at night. RGB LED floodlights and other multi-color variants (RGBW, RGBA, RGBWA) can call up any color within the defined color gamut to accentuate architectural and landscape elements. LED wall washers and grazers transform thoughtful design visions into a cohesive panorama. LED trick lights create an impression of geometry by identifying contours or boundaries of architectural structures. Direct view linear LED luminaires can envelop a building like a second skin. Direct-view LED pixel lights are individually addressable lighting nodes that can be used in architectural and landscape lighting projects of any size and complexity.
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Lighted Decorations

Lighted decorations are designed to create certain effects, designs, atmospheres, or festive moods for religious holidays and observances (e.g. the Christian holiday of Christmas), national holidays and commemorations, particular occasions and personal accomplishments. A myriad of decorative lighting products exist. One of the most common types of decorative lighting are light strings which can be hung, strung, affixed, or mounted in the indoors and outdoors of residential dwellings, retail stores, hospitality spaces, public buildings, office cubicles, courtyards, city squares and parks. Decorative lights also come in forms of icicles, net lights, battery operated candles, character lights, and tree lights.
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Personal Lighting

Flashlights

A flashlight is a battery powered luminaire that is designed to be extremely handy and lightweight so as to be carried with a minimum of effort and discomfort. Flashlights provide portability, visibility, ergonomics and practicality for a wide array of activities and applications including camping, hunting, hiking, fishing, law enforcement, security patrols, inspections and repair work, search and rescue, emergency and backup lighting.
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Lanterns

Lanterns are portable luminaires that produce omnidirectional light for widespread illumination. Whether used for outdoor adventures such as camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, or as a handy addition to your household emergency kit during power outages, a lantern is a great survival tool no matter the situation. Portable lanterns are operated by a rechargeable battery pack. The use of energy efficient LEDs enables lanterns to run a decent amount of time. A built-in hanging hook within the handle allows for hands-free use.
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Headlamps

A headlamp provides hands-free lighting for a variety of recreational, professional and household tasks, adventures and activities. Lightweight, battery-powered, and weather-resistant LED headlamps are the go-to companions for people who practices outdoor activities such as hunting, running, camping, biking, fishing or exploring nature on a regular basis. Headlamps are often equipped with beam focusing optics that allow the beam to be adapted for long distance spotting or close range area floodlighting.
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Dive Lights

Divelights are specially designed for underwater sports practiced by recreational, technical and commercial divers as well as dive photographers and videographers. These devices must be watertight under pressure and corrosion resistant to withstand the harsh underwater environment. The beam spread of a diving light, be it a tight beam or a wide flood, depends on the kind of diving activities. A tight beam with little spill light help see down caves and crevaces, or into wrecks. It also provides better visibility in murky water.
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Bike Lights

Bike lights are handlebar-mounted bike headlights which are designed to illuminate efficiently the path ahead while creating the attention-getting effect to keep the bike safely seen by other commuters and vehicle drivers. A bike light is typically designed with at least three work modes (high, low, and flash modes) to provide versatility needed for riding in a variety of road conditions.
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Vehicle, Aircraft and Watercraft Lighting

Vehicle Lighting

Vehicle lighting and signaling devices are mounted on or integrated into the front, rear, sides, interior, and in some cases the top of a motor vehicle such as a car, truck, bus, railway vehicle, recreational vehicle, or motorcycle. Shed your light on vehicle lighting and showcase your taillights, turn signal lights, daytime running lights, fog lamps, auxiliary driving lights, off-road lights, accent lights, work lights, interior lights, motorcycle headlights, motorcycle lighting (taillights, turn signals, accent lights, LED packages for automotive headlights, and LED packages for automotive signal lights..
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Marine Lighting

Lighting products for interior and exterior illumination of ships, boats and yachts. Marine lights include navigation lights, dock and deck lights, flood and spreader lights, searchlights, dome and down lights, bunk and cabin lights, courtesy lights, and underwater lights. Marine lighting systems requires the highest standards of engineering so the lights will survive the harsh exposure to weather and water.
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Aircraft Lighting

Aircraft interior lights that illuminate aircraft instruments, cockpits, cabins, and other sections occupied by crewmembers and passengers. Cabin lighting products ranges from ambient, reading, seat and stowage lights to emergency lights, escape path marks and passenger information signs. Aircraft exterior lights include position, anti-collision, fuselage, formaton, wing clearance, emergency, ground recognition, ice detection, landing, and taxi lights.
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Aeronautical Lighting

Aeronautical ground lighting (AGL), comprised of runway lighting, taxiway lighting, approach lighting, obstruction and hazard lighting, provides visual guidance to pilots to facilitate the safe and efficient operation of aircraft at night and during periods of restricted visibility.
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Special Application Lighting

Horticulture Lighting

Horticulture lighting drives photosynthesis, photomorphogenesis, photoperiodism and phototropism of plants by stimulating plant photoreceptors with a customized light recipe targeted for the species and specific growth phase. LED lighting opens up new opportunities for vertical farming facilities, grow chambers/facilities, and greenhouses to increase yield, improve plant quality, and precisely control growing cycles at minimal operational cost. Shed your light on horticulture lighting and join product discussions on greenhouse toplighting, greenhouse interlighting, vertical farming LED grow lights, full spectrum LED grow lights, high power LED grow lights, and cannabis grow lights.
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Stage Lighting

Stage lighting is designed to support the live performance for both the performers and the audience. An extraordinary show demands punchy beams, saturated washes and spectacular effects from a variety of lighting instruments that work in unison. Stage and theatrical lighting equipment includes ellipsoidal reflector spotlights, Fresnel lensed spotlights, moving head lights, PAR heads, striplights, cyclorama lights, followspots, effect lights, etc.
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Studio Lighting

Studio lighting equipment is used for producing key light, fill light, backlight, background light, rim light, eye light, and accent light. On-camera flash lights are designed to extend flash range beyond that of the camera’s built-in flash. Remote flash lighting allows photographers to control precisely where the light falls on the scene. Soft box lights are generally used to throw diffused light which have shadows with fuzzy edges. Videography and cinematography are arts of motion picture photography. Professional video lighting equipment is used to get the best exposure, contrast, and visual perception of color. An on-camera video light is handy in a pinch. LED bar, panel and ring lights are consumer-grade lighting equipment designed for photographic, videographic and live streaming applications.
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Hazardous Location Lighting

Hazardous locations refer to classified areas where flammable gas or vapors, or combustible dust, or easily ignitable flyings or fibers are present or can be presented. Lighting systems intended for installation in hazardous locations must be engineered, tested and certified for the specific Class, Division or Zone, and Group. Hazardous locations are typically found in industrial environments including petroleum refineries, oil drilling rigs, off-shore and dockside installations, gasoline storage and dispensing plants, paint manufacturing plants, mining operations, grain handling facilities, fuel transfer terminals, ammunition facilities, tank farms, and pipeline pumping stations. Hazardous location lighting is designed in a way that it will never give rise to explosion risks. Explosion proof flood lights, high bay lights and portable work lights rely on the use of explosion proof enclosures or dust-ignition proof enclosures to eliminate the source of ignition or likelihood of explosion. Hazardous location certified LED flashlights and LED headlamps are generally intrinsically safe devices.
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Industrial Task Lighting

Industrial task lighting is used to illuminate a work area or machine tool to support performance, accuracy, and safety. Machine tool lights are installed inside machinery and equipment to provide task illuminance for various manufacturing processes. Adjustable wachine work lights provide lighting that is adaptable to task needs. Workbench lights provide task illuminance for works taking place at industrial workstations and manual assembly lines.
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Machine Vision Lighting

Machine vision lights are designed to support the implementation of various lighting techniques necessary to the function of machine vision systems.
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Medical Lighting

Medical lighting allows healthcare professionals to visualize their work with complete accuracy. A surgical light provides a bright, homogeneous and focused beam of light to make the smallest details and lowest contrast objects clearly visible. A dental operatory light is a surgical task light that is used for oral cavity illumination. Surgical headlights are headband mounted task lights designed for surgeons looking for mobility and precision during surgical procedures. Medical examination lights are used to create the ideal visual conditions for a physician to make an accurate diagnosis.
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Exit Signs and Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting provides backup illumination and guidance to people during critical times when they need to be evacuated quickly and safely from a building. Emergency egress lights must illuminate the exit access (the interior pathway), the exit (the exit doorway), and the exit discharge (the area immediately outside the building). Exit signs provided at all egress routes must be illuminated to assist progression towards the route of escape to a point of safety.
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Sign and Signage Lighting

Light modules for backlighting of channel letters, advertising signs, and light boxes. Illuminated signs and signage can command attention, make inspiring worlds of commerce come to life, and communicate a message to a specific group. LED technology enables attention grabbing signage lighting and provides maximum freedom of signage design.
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UV Disinfection

UV germicidal lights produce radiant energy in the UV-C spectral band (100 nm to 280 nm) to destroy bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses (microorganisms). UV disinfection works by disrupting the DNA (nucleic acid) of pathogenic organisms, rearranging its genetic information, and interfering with the cell's ability to reproduce. The maximum absorption of radiant energy by the nucleic acid occurs at a wavelength of 260 nm.
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The Lighting Industry

Industry News and Events

An open space for people in the lighting industry to share news and events impacting the industry.
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Lighting Manufacturers

The lighting industry is crammed with unreliable manufacturers whose capabilities are often limited to assembly operations and low levels of vertical integration. The lighting market is flooded with crappy products and meaningless warranties. Post your reviews, create alerts, report scams, and issue warnings with regard to the products and business ethics of lighting manufacturers that you have firsthand experiences with.
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Testing and Certification

Testing and certification for lighting products (light sources, lamps, luminaires) in line with the prescribed directives and standards provide a suite of competitive advantages. Certifications or qualifications (in UL, DLC, Lighting Facts, CEC, Title 24, Energy Star, CE, CB, CCC, GS, PSE, RCM, NOM, ENEC, etc.) support your market entry, reduce manufacturer's liability risk, and communicate a high-quality standard to your customers.
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Equipment and Supplies

The production of light sources, lamps and luminaires involves the use of a wide range of specialized manufacturing equipment. The manufacturing equipment for LED products include, but not limited to, metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) epitaxial growth, wafer processing, LED packaging, surface mount technology (SMT) assembling, and PCB fabrication and assembly equipment. Testing and inspection equipment includes end-of-line electrical, photometric, and accelerated aging test equipment such as integrating spheres, integrating photometers, physical photometers, spectrophotometers, spectroradiometers, goniophotometers, photometers, colorimeters, illuminance meters, densitometers, environmental test chambers, EMC/EMI test equipment, surge generators, salt spray test equipment, etc. Discussion in this board also covers supplies used in the production of light sources, lamps and luminaires.
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The Lighting World

Lighting Design

A quality lighting design attempts to address every human need with regard to lighting—task visibility, task performance, mood and atmosphere, visual comfort, aesthetic judgement, social communication, health, safety and well-being. A quality lighting design also enhances architecture and takes economics, energy efficiency and environment into consideration.
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Lighting Engineering

The topic of lighting engineering in this forum explores the design and development of lighting products using the principles of electrical, thermal, optical and mechanical engineering. It is concerned about creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize of the function, value, aesthetics, economics and production processes of lighting systems.
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Lighting 101

Basics and knowledge about lighting. This board is designed to provide you a practical understanding and information on lighting.
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Other Lighting Technologies

Laser Diode Lighting

Laser diodes are high flux density light sources capable of throwing a clean beam of light over a long distance. This advantage makes laser lighting of particular interest in automotive applications where a high beam with a long penetration distance is desired. Laser diodes emit light through the process of stimulated emission. This mechanism makes it possible to instantly recombine all the charges injected into the quantum region, thus avoiding efficiency droop—a fundamental challenge for LED lighting.
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OLED Lighting

An OLED (organic light emitting diode) produces light when holes and electrons recombine in the organic electroluminescent layer. OLEDs can be deposited on a variety of flexible and rigid substrates to form a luminous panel that produces white light evenly over the complete surface. A white OLED light panel typically contains several layers of red, green and blue emitters that together generate white light with a high color quality.
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