LASSIE-FP7 comes to fruition with large area efficient luminaires

LASSIE-FP7 comes to fruition with large area efficient luminaires

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By Julien Happich

The module developed by a consortium of industrials and academics brings another tool for the European lighting industry, offering an innovative solution to provide exceptional light quality and color rendering.

In the course of LASSIE-FP7, a thin and efficient large-area module with high color rendering and accuracy was developed, with constant performance over the luminaire’s lifetime. The idea is that such a smart luminaire should be able to create artificially lit “color-proof islands”, where customers can experience similar color rendering to that delivered by natural light.

“Following the revolutionary introduction of LEDs, the lighting industry is once more going through a period of profound change, this time driven by the development of innovative, digitized smart lighting solutions (“Lighting 3.0”) and by the explosion of the Internet of Things (“Lighting 4.0”). Consequently, the industry has to reinvent itself and look for new applications and business models,” explains Rolando Ferrini, the project’s coordinator at CSEM.

“With its smart, environmentally friendly module, LASSIE-FP7 offers a unique solution that meets the requirements of human-centric lighting—the new wave that will influence the lighting industry in the years to come.”

One of the building blocks showcased by CSEM’s Ferrini in a company video is transparent and flexible foil bearing multiple LEDs for integration into large area luminaires.

Involved partners include CSEM, Switzerland, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der an-gewandten Forschung e.V., Germany, Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus/VTT, Finland, REGENT Beleuchtungskörper AG, Switzerland, BASF Schweiz AG, Switzerland, Fundacion GAIKER, Spain, Marsica Information & Technology S.r.l. – LFoundry Group, Italy, and AMIRES s.r.o., Czech Republic.

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