Lighting

60-Watt Replacement Bulb Is A Winner

Yesterday, the DOE announced that Philips Lighting North America won the first award under the Department's Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition. DOE's L Prize challenged the lighting industry to develop high-performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs.

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Illumination Design and Analysis Software

Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) introduces version 7.2 of its LightTools® illumination design and analysis software with features that will help users graphically analyze simulation results, compute important metrics when designing for the lighting industry, iteratively design with CAD software, and improve the efficiency of luminaire and solar designs.

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New 3D Photonic Crystals Are Electronically and Optically Active

Researchers at the University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3D photonic crystal - an advance that could open new avenues for solar cells, LEDs, lasers, and more.

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UV LEDs

Lumex (Palatine, IL) has expanded the QuasarBrite™ UV family of LED technologies to include three new standard wavelengths, and announces the availability of custom UV LED arrays. The RoHS-compliant QuasarBrite UV LEDs are now available in standard 355nm, 365nm and 377nm wavelengths in a through-hole format.

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Method for Doping Nanocrystals Could Up Efficiency of Solar Panels

A team of researchers have demonstrated how semiconductor nanocrystals can be doped in order to change their electronic properties and be used as conductors. This opens a world of possibilities for applications of small electronic and electro-optical devices, such as diodes and photodiodes, electric components in cellular phones, digital cameras, and solar panels.

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Driver Powers 32 Strings of LEDs

iWatt (Los Gatos, CA) introduces the iW7032 LED backlight driver to power up to 32 parallel strings of LEDs for high-performance direct and segment-edge LED TV backlighting. iWatt’s adaptive switching technology solves the thermal problems of driving multiple parallel strings of LEDs, where a significant amount of wasted power typically heats the inside of an LED TV.

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Ambient Light Sensors

Everlight Electronics (Taipei, Tawiwan) introduces an Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) product family that meets the requirements for power management solutions for the display backlighting of mobile appliances such as mobile phones, notebooks, and PDAs. The ALS combine a photodiode and a current amplifier IC in one package.

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