This years Light+Building is over and we would like to thank all of you who visited us in our stand. We would also like to thank our german distributor JVS, who helped and guided our german speaking visitors. We really had a great time in Frankfurt and it was delightful to show our latest concepts FlickerFree and WireLess. Those new concepts felt like success and we are working hard to finalize the products.
Our FlickerFree modules for Theo, Svea and Clara are aiming for a professional market with high demands on work environment.
All light sources for 230VAC has some kind of flicker with the frequency 100Hz (120Hz in the US), even incandescent bulbs. Though the eye at it’s best can detect flicker up to 80Hz, the mind can feel it up to 500Hz according to research. Therefore flicker in LED-modules for AC has been a discussed subject recently. A flicker percent of 100% means that the light goes from full light to complete off, OptoDrive™ AC-modules uses advanced electronics to shorten the time intervals when the LEDs are off. This gives a more pleasant light, and a low flicker index.
In the new FlickerFree modules we have taken a step further to even simulate afterglow, like an incandecent bulb. This has the effect that the LED never is completly off. An incandecent bulb has a flicker precent around 10%, our new FlickerFree module concepts has around 7%. This makes the flicker practicly disappear. Recommendations suggest a flicker percent around 20-30% and our final products are aiming for those specifications. In places with high demands on work environment regulations OptoDrive™ FlickerFree is the natural choice.
The other news to be presented during Light+Building is wireless expansion cards for LED-modules SVEA and THEO. A revolutionary easy and flexible solution for the lighting industry. Now lighting manufacturers has a possibility to decide what type of wireless control they like – after installation.
ZigBee, a protocol for wireless control, is first to be presented. The ZigBee card is a small transciever that communicates with a gateway. With your mobile phone, tablet or wall wireless dimmers you can control the module in several ways. First out is dimming. A lot of manufacturers are using the ZigBee protocol thanks to it’s versatile features. For example, Philips Hue and Osram Lightify uses ZigBee and OptoDrive™ modules works great in those systems.
Later we will present Bluetooth and different types of sensor cards. Bluetooth is a widespread standard used by many applications. The possibilities are endless and we are working on concepts for applications and funktions. Sensor cards for daylight and motion are also in development.
Focus on spotlights
Apart from the big news Optoga will also present new modules for COB with reflectors, especially developed for spotlights and downlights. With the new modules there is now an excellent line for retail lightings – flickerfree spotlights with wireless control.