25-05-2020 Executive Summary on "A Study on the Perception of Full Spectrum LEDs" Published
This work comprised a technical comparison of the LED spectra to daylight spectra, a literature review addressing the effect of light spectra on humans, and a psychological study (between-subjects...
25-05-2020 Improving the Heat Tolerance And Efficiency Of Devices
Penn State University engineers have come up with a new technique for making devices more efficient and tolerant of heat. Researchers designed a scalable method that can be used to increase both...
21-05-2020 Buena iluminación es esencial para tu vida
Lighting Research Center has released a new video:   By Mariana Figueiro
21-05-2020 EU consortium ELIoT to develop mass market applications for LiFi
A new EU consortium of businesses and academia partners announced the three-year project ELIoT (Enhance Lighting for the Internet of Things) aimed at developing mass market Internet of Things...
20-05-2020 Applying standards to the circular economy
The circular economy is a broad concept that includes social and economic aspects that are beyond the scope of IEC standardization work. However, the IEC can address aspects related to the use and...
19-05-2020 The complexities of communicating with machines
But how do we communicate with machines? In the field of computer technology, human to machine interfaces have progressed from the use of punch cards to onscreen textual commands and graphical...
18-05-2020 New IEC and ISO Standard will enable big data adoption across industry sectors
Living in a data world Search statistics show 40000 search queries every second on average, which works out at over 3,5 billion searches per day and 1,2 trillion searches per year worldwide.
15-05-2020 New standard under development aims to minimize facial recognition errors
From border controls, unlocking smart devices and enhancing retail security, to trials by some credit card companies for authenticating payments and hotels for checking in, the number of...
05-05-2020 Coronavirus: Commission waives customs duties and VAT on the import of medical equipment from non-EU countries
The Commission has today decided to approve requests from Member States and the UK to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the import of medical devices, and protective equipment, from...
27-04-2020 LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is investigating light-based disinfection using short-wavelength light, ranging from ultraviolet (UV) to blue light (200 nm...
01-04-2020 EU regulators to propose 1-year MDR delay
The European Commission is working on a proposal to delay enforcement of the EU Medical Device Regulation by one year, a spokesperson said Wednesday. Policymakers are aiming to submit the...
26-03-2020 Blue diode illustrates limitations, promise of perovskite semiconductors
University of California, Berkeley, scientists have created a blue light-emitting diode (LED) from a trendy new semiconductor material, halide perovskite, overcoming a major barrier to employing...
12-03-2020 New Chip Brings Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Connectivity to IoT Devices
More portable, fully wireless smart home setups. Lower power wearables. Batteryless smart devices. These could all be made possible thanks to a new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio developed by...
09-03-2020 LRC Evaluates Hybrid UV/Blue Light Lighting System to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
People who visit hospitals are expecting care and treatment, not additional complications, yet approximately 1 in 25 patients contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals,...
03-03-2020 Giving a new shape to the economy
According to Solange Blaszkowski who chairs the IEC Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects (ACEA), “in very simple terms, circular economies are about resources and how to keep them in use”....