August 16th, 2017

INSIDE UL: Horticultural Lighting Fixtures Help Plants Grow

UL regularly tests horticultural lighting fixtures against the three metrics in its photometric laboratories. Greenhouses have long relied on lights of varying sizes and placements to supplement natural sunlight. But, with advances in technology, manufacturers grow ever closer to offering the full spectrum of colors needed by plants for growth and development. Different light spectra… read more

July 31st, 2017

Quantum Dots and Their Potential Impact on Lighting and Display Applications

Quantum dots appear to be sufficiently mature for certain lighting and display applications and have been proven viable for display backplane applications. Several manufacturers of tablets, mobile devices, and televisions already offer products with quantum dot-containing displays. Such manufacturers include Amazon, Samsung, LG, and Sony. References to “quantum dots,” which are defined as semiconductor structures… read more

July 12th, 2017

Risky Business – Will Connected Lighting’s Security Story Have a Happy Ending?

Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane, to the early days of electricity, when scientists were trying to figure out how to protect users from receiving electric shocks. “At the time, it wasn’t obvious how to solve this,” says Tom Blewitt, director of principal engineers for Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which develops safety standards and… read more

June 28th, 2017
US Event: East Coast Lighting Stakeholder Forum
June 28th, 2017
China Spotlight: UL’s Lighting Tour Seminars Closed Successfully
June 28th, 2017
India BIS – Compulsory Registration Scheme: Expansion of Scope for Phase 3
June 28th, 2017
Standards Corner – Issue 2 2017
June 28th, 2017
Change of Resistance Test Station
June 28th, 2017
UL Makes it Easier to Export Your Products to the Mexico Market
June 28th, 2017
“Shift Happens” – The Birth of a new Profession