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    LED lighting “Emerging to fulfillment”

    From the last one decade, a major switch in lighting systems to more effective LED lamps and light bulbs has considerably reduce worldwide demand for electricity. In the past few years, there have been numerous innovations in the lighting industry. LED is breaking the barriers, and from the tiny red indicator light on the switch panels, it is now imaginable everywhere, from the screens to the walls and from the ceilings to the wearables. This light-speed journey continues to move towards newer breakthroughs and developments in the research labs around the globe.

    LED lights are the future, period. As the technology matures, LED lights are now being adopted in ways unlike ever before. The time in the future will be definitely interesting for the innovation-driven LED lights sectors with several unique and innovative LED lighting products. These products are expected to attract substantial attention and will help overall customer awareness of LED lighting around the world.

    The Technology forward is fascinating

    As LED lighting options become more affordable and readily available, this technology is making a significant contribution to the lighting industry, offering a much more effective, viable and long-lasting lighting solution. Companies around the globe and across a wide range of industries have embraced LEDs due to their drastically increased light quality and functionality, long-lasting durability, and cost-effectiveness.

    Since time, LED technology has also developed in terms of automation and intelligence, Today s LED market is full of latest and prodigious innovations. Things are getting smarter and efficient day by day and is very much optimistic as well as the market is concerned. The push to simplify technology and increase both efficiency and practical application has led to a number of fantastic innovations in home lighting. Last year we saw LED bulbs controlled via Wi-Fi and smartphones apps, giving home owners instant access to their home lights wherever they had an internet connection. This year it’s been taken to a whole new level. Here are some of the dimensions in which LED expertise is considerably attaining tremendous heights.

    LI-FI Technology

    It is a wireless communication technology that uses LED lights to communicate information between devices. Lighting is no longer just about light. It’s about data. Technologies such as Li-Fi consists of various LED lights that form the basis of a wireless network. It’s like Wi-Fi, using light, except that it uses a light spectrum and is 1000 times faster. It also can track people’s positions using LED luminaires and their smartphones based on visible light communication.

    Bluetooth Connectivity

    With LED lights now going mainstream, the next frontier in lighting controls. Call it smart and intelligent, call it connected, call it whatever you like – the point is that your lights can be controlled via the internet now. Now customers can buy LED bulbs combined with Bluetooth speakers so that their music can be broadcast from any electronic device fitted with Bluetooth.   Up to six of these bulbs can be fitted to connect to the same device, offering your living room or outdoor entertainment space amazing surround sound at a fraction of the cost of most home speaker devices.

    Safety System for HomesNow, LED bulbs have been coupled with Wi-Fi enhancers to give your home wireless internet a bit of boost. Some of the latest bulbs have even been fitted with microphones and cameras capable of performing voice and facial recognition to improve and simplify home security systems.

    Uninterruptible Lighting Systems

    Battery operated LED lights are a home safety lighting system designed for instant and safe battery backup during a power outage. Battery operated LED light bulbs to provide light even when there’s no electricity. They fit in everyday lighting fixtures. And can also be used as everyday light bulbs when the power is on!

    LASER Lighting

    LASER lighting is already generating waves in the automotive sector. Actually, they’re on the edge of replacing traditional lights for better lighting. Experts have suggested that LASER lighting is the new innovation about LED lights in the automotive sector. LASER diodes are droop-free and can be paired with phosphors to generate high-quality lumen output per watt.

    Good for Health LED Lights

    LED lights’ source doesn’t emit UV rays. and LEDs contain no mercury or other hazardous substances so they are better for the environment also. If we consider the energy savings, lower greenhouse gas emissions, lower resources use and lower pollution, an LED bulb is definitely ideal to provide a green and healthy future for the next generation. The LED technology is increasingly being combined with scientifically based human-centric approaches to increase concentration and complement sleep patterns.

    New Products

    TE Connectivity LUMAWISE Endurance S Keyed Connector System

    TE Connectivity’s LUMAWISE Endurance S Keyed Connector System is an ecosystem that consists of products that are designed for sensors and other control systems. The Endurance S keyed connector system features product differentiation with multiple key combinations and is IK09 high impact resistant. These keyed mating combinations also bring flexibility. Typical applications include roadway lighting, street and area lighting, commercial/municipal outdoor lighting, outdoor luminaires, and city management system.

    Dialight 594 Prism LED Circuit Board Indicators

    Dialight 594 Prism LED Circuit Board Indicators are the small single-level, right-angle indicators for precision electronics. These LED indicators are designed to withstand 260°C peak reflow temperature and provide the aesthetics of a diffused lens for better visibility. These LED indicators feature proprietary single-level design for through-hole applications, board-edge mounting in network interface cards, networking hardware, wireless components, electronic testing, and measuring equipment.

    Microchip Technology HV96001 LED Driver Evaluation Board

    Microchip Technology HV96001 LED Driver Evaluation Board is used to evaluate and demonstrate the HV96001 LED driver. The flyback converter has implemented an active Power Factor Correction (PFC) control algorithm in the primary side by a PIC controller that commands the switching sequence. This allows the input current to follow the input voltage envelope.

    Texas Instruments TPS92662A-Q1 LED Matrix Manager

    Texas Instruments TPS92662A-Q1 LED Matrix Manager enables fully dynamic adaptive lighting solutions by providing individual pixel-level LED control. The device includes four sub-strings of three series-connected integrated switches for bypassing individual LEDs. The individual sub-strings allow the device to accept either single or multiple current sources. The TPS92662A-Q1 features a programmable Pierce crystal oscillator driver.

    TE Connectivity LUMAWISE ZxL LED Holders

    TE Connectivity’s LUMAWISE ZxL LED Holders provide a solderless connection to Chip-on-Board (CoB) LED arrays and are designed to develop compliant modules. These LED holders belong to the Type-Z LED holders family and feature snap-in LED retention that secures LED in the holder during the assembly. These LED holders are used in applications such as spotlights, track lights, recessed downlights, high bay lights, retrofit lamps, and wall sconces.

    NXP Semiconductors PCA9957 24-Channel Constant Current LED Driver

    NXP Semiconductors PCA9957 24-Channel Constant Current LED Driver is optimized for dimming and blinking full-color RGBA (Red/Green/Blue/Amber) LEDs, making it ideal for use for status and fun light displays. The PCA9957 features SPI-compatible 4-wire serial bus control and can drive 24 LED outputs, each individually controlled.  Each LED output has its own 8-bit resolution (256 steps) fixed frequency individual PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) controller that operates at 31.25kHz, and a duty cycle

    Infineon Technologies REF-ICL5102HV-U150W Evaluation Board

    Infineon Technologies REF-ICL5102HV-U150W Evaluation Board is a PFC+LCC LED Driver Board designed to demonstrate the performance of the ICL5102HV LED Controller IC. The ICL5102HV is an integrated two-stage PFC + LLC/LCC Resonant Half-Bridge Controller for lighting applications up to 480VAC. The REF-ICL5102HV-U150W Evaluation Board features a full high-voltage 150W, 3A PFC+LCC dimmable LED driver reference circuit, based on the ICL5102HV. The output stage of the LCC converter is equipped with Synchronous Rectification (SR) for better efficiency.

    Diodes Incorporated PAM2863EV1 Evaluation Board

    This converter is designed for driving single or multiple series connected LEDs efficiently from a voltage source higher than the LEDs voltage. The PAM2863EV1 board operates at 5VDC to 40VDC input voltage range. This evaluation board offers 1.5A adjustable LED current. The PAM2863EV1 board is ideal for use in high end LED flashlight and LED light bar.

    Diodes Incorporated LED Lighting Development Tools

    Diodes Incorporated LED Lighting Development Tools provide a simple cost-effective solution to drive low-current and high-brightness LEDs. These development boards feature high accuracy LED control, LED current thermal management, and multi-topology device. The LED development tools cover a wide range of LED lighting and IoT power applications and solutions.

    Diodes Incorporated PAM2803EV1 Evaluation Board

    Diodes Incorporated PAM2803EV1 Evaluation Board evaluates the PAM2803 step-up DC-DC converter that delivers a regulated output current. This evaluation board operates at 1.5VDC to 3.6VDC input voltage range. The PAM2803EV1 board functions with 350mA LED current. This evaluation board is ideal for use in the white LED torch, white LED camera flash, PDA camera flash, and camcorder torch lamp.

    The Market is at an Exceptional pace

    Increasing adoption of LED lights globally, owing to its cost efficiency and energy-efficient nature is one of the key factor expected to drive growth of the global market. Increasing concern over reduction of non-renewable sources of power coupled with declining prices of LED products are some of the factors expected to fuel growth of the target market.

    However, stringent regulations of government authorities regarding manufacturing of LED lights and high cost associated with installation of advanced lighting system are some factors, which may hamper growth of the global market. Moreover, high initial investment is another factor expected to challenge growth of the target market.

    The global LED lighting market is expected to be valued at USD 92.40 Billion by 2022 and is expected to witness a shipment of 14.01 Billion units by 2022, at a CAGR of 13.66% and 21.23%, respectively. The increasing consumer demand for energy-efficient lighting systems, reduction in prices of LEDs, and high penetration of it as a light source in the general lighting market are expected to drive the growth of this market.

    Several government schemes such as Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) remained the biggest demand drivers for the LED lighting market in India. The aim of such initiatives is to increase awareness among the consumers regarding the adoption of LED bulbs over conventional lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs, CFL and halogen lights.

    However, the light manufacturers are looking forward to more significant opportunities through direct selling and building their distribution network, as it is highly essential to achieve economies of scale for improving profitability. Due to the numerous advantages over conventional lighting technology, Indian LED lighting market is at a nascent stage, it offers innumerable opportunities for growth over the next few decades. As India represents one of the biggest lighting markets, it offers a lucrative option for LED manufacturers to set up their facilities in the region.

    By: Mannu Mathew | Sub Editor | ELE Times

    Mannu Mathew
    Mannu Mathew
    An engineer and a journalist, working, researching, and analyzing about the technology sphere from all possible vector, Currently working as a Sub-editor / Technology Correspondent at ELE Times

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