Lighting

LED Lighting Enables Better Sleep and Wake Cycles

LED technology helps astronauts sleep and keeps gardens growing. Because NASA is planning for future visits to distant locations like Mars, the agency is researching how to grow plants in space. Live plants on space missions provide a nutritious food source and contribute to cleaning air in a spacecraft. When looking at how to best grow plants on space missions, NASA looked at high-intensity halogen lights, special UV bulbs, and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). By incorporating different LEDs on a single circuit board, the light can be changed and controlled to include or omit specific wavelengths of light, and at different times.

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Best Practices for Creating Strong Bonds using UV LED Curing & Plasma Treatment

Join UV curing experts OmniCure by Excelitas Technologies and the plasma treating pros from Enercon for an insightful webinar on the best practices when using curable coatings, inks and adhesives.

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Best Practices for LED Lens Design

This Webinar will present best practices and techniques to design LED Lenses for multiple applications by setting up specifications, pointing out design constraints, and reviewing underlying optical principals. Three different lens solutions will be presented: the design of a standard TIR lens, side emitting lens, and free form lens for streetlamp design.

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940nm VCSEL Array

Princeton Optronics (Mercerville, NJ) has introduced high-power (8W) 940nm VCSEL arrays for illumination applications. These arrays have an efficiency of >45%, a spectral width of approximately 1nm and a circular beam with divergence of 18 degrees (full angle). The array’s dimensions are 2x2mm and it is normally mounted on submounts.

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Open Frame, XY Linear-Motor Stage

Aerotech’s (Pittsburgh, PA) PlanarDLA integrated, open-frame stages have high dynamics and exceptional geometric performance in a low-profile package. These stages are essential for applications ranging from two-sided LED wafer processing where high-dynamics and micrometer-level straightness are required, to quasi-static optical metrology where high-accuracy and precise geometric performance are necessary.

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Intelligent Room Controller

Hubbell Building Automation (Austin, TX) has launched an intelligent lighting control that simplifies installation with auto-configuration. The NXTM Room Controller integrates automatic and manual control of lighting. Auto-configuration provides an easy and affordable way to meet energy codes, including California's Title 24 and ASHRAE 90.1. No network or software is required to set up the unit. Users benefit from intuitive energy-saving control over the lighting in their space.

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277 V Thermistor

Ametherm (Carson City, NV) recently released a new UL-approved circuit protection thermistor that offers a 277 V rating optimized for applications including LED lighting and ballasts, power factor correction (PFC) circuits, and inrush current control in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with ratings under 500 W.

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