There were few innovative breakthrough technologies at this year’s Light+Building show organized by Messe Frankfurt that concluded last Friday in Frankfurt, Germany, manufacturers were more focused on optimizing existing technology. Still LEDinside observed several trends that stood out:
• Manufacturers are introducing special materials to improve LED efficiency, such as GaN-on-GaN LED or GaN IC applications. Other special material include flexible LED filaments.
• Optimizing existing product lines with new materials, or improving the manufacturing process, for instance the release of highly efficient mid-power LEDs or CSP LEDs.
• Niche market applications, for instance infrared applications including retina recognition and biosensors.