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Research News: Lighting
New Facility Aims to Make LED Lighting More Natural

A new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is dedicated to improving the quality of light that light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce. NIST vision scientists Wendy Davis and Yoshi Ohno and a team of physicists created the NIST Spectrally Tunable Lighting Facility...

Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is a mainstream technology now. LED flashlights, traffic signals, and vehicle lights are commonplace, and the push is on to replace incandescent and fluorescent lamps in...

All LEDs, OLEDs, and AMOLEDs (light-emitting diodes, organic LEDs, and active-matrix OLED, respectively) are miniaturized solid-state technologies. Some are moving...

Nowhere is the motivation to convert all light sources to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) more evident than at the local home improvement store. Even a cursory glance at the LED bulbs on the MR16...

Strobe or rotating beacon-type emergency lighting is a requirement on all Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) maintenance and construction vehicles. There is an effort...

This report describes the process and results of a demonstration of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology combined with occupancy sensors in a set of upright grocery store freezer cases....

Application Briefs: Lighting
LEDs Illuminate Major Bridge in China
Philips Lumileds, San Jose, CA
National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA

Abridge lighting project was recently completed in the Chinese city of Harbin, utilizing 1,288 linear floodlights containing...

Application Briefs: Lighting
All Aboard: Making (Light) Waves
Ocean LED, Nuneaton, UK
Proto Labs, Maple Plain, MN

Richard Sant, Chief Designer at OceanLED, sought a fast and flexible way to make low-cost, high-quality components for the firm’s latest LED...

Current white light generation techniques rely on color mixing from red, blue, and green light. While reasonable red and blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are available for this scheme, there...

Scientists at Leiden University have invented novel phosphor materials based on rare earth elements, which have excellent absorption properties in the near-ultraviolet (UV) range and show...

Products: Lighting
Online LED Design Tool

National Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the WEBENCH® LED Architect, which enables novice and expert designers to perform real-time comparisons and optimize complex lighting systems for performance, size, and cost. To start a design, the designer enters desired light output (lumens) and adjusts...

Products: Lighting
DC LED Lighting Fixture

The CL Series LED lighting fixture from Selco Products Company (Reno, NV) is designed for 12V-24V DC systems in a variety of transportation and outdoor lighting applications. The fixtures feature a wide operating...

Products: Lighting
LED Power Supply

A new 70-watt LED power supply from Emerson Network Power (Columbus, OH) is in the company's LDS70 power supply series, and provides constant-current and constant-voltage modes of operation. The power supply operates from...

The Nemo is the latest in the SeaChanger line of dichroic color changers from Ocean Thin Films (Largo, FL) designed to deliver a new, energy-efficient class of high-intensity lighting. Nemo has a...

Products: Lighting
LED Wallpack Luminaire

Dialight (Farmingdale, NJ) offers the DuroSite Series LED Wallpack Luminaire. With its low profile and compact design, the powder-coated aluminum wallpack luminaire is fully compliant with all standard ratings and...

Products: Lighting
Polyurethane Casting Compound

Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) has developed raw materials for highly transparent two-component polyurethane casting compounds that can be used to manufacture lighting strips and other lighting...

Products: Lighting
LED-Based Backlighting

Ultra-thin light guides from Global Lighting Technologies (Brecksville, OH) utilize the company’s LED-based edge-lighting technology to provide backlighting for touch-enabled display graphics. GLT’s light guides...

Products: Lighting
LED Dot Matrix Driver

The AS1119 LED dot matrix driver from austriamicrosystems (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) drives 144 LEDs but requires only 9 mm² PCB space, reduces external component count, reduces connector pin count, and requires...

Products: Lighting
LED Circuit Protection Device

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the PLED18 Series circuit protection device that increases LED lighting string reliability. The device maintains LED string brightness while improving LED...

An equation developed in part by researchers at the University of Michigan could do for organic semiconductors what the Shockley ideal diode equation did for inorganic...

Analysts Add to Creo Conversation

Yesterday, after unveiling Creo, PTC's soon-to-arrive design application suite, the company arranged for a panel of analysts to address attendee questions about the product. The roundtable included Marc Halpern, Research VP at Gartner, Sanjeev Pal, Research Manager at IDC, and John MacKrell, a senior consultant...

Purdue researchers will collaborate with Rutgers University, the University of Arizona, Michigan State University, and Orbital Technologies Corp. (Madison, WI) on a four-year...

Lightning Strikes With PTC's Creo

There was a bit of a crowd lining up near Boston's Park Plaza this morning, and if it wasn't for all the business-casual attire, you may have thought another Apple Store was opening up down the street. The event was actually PTC's unveiling of its new product suite: Creo.

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Allegro MicroSystems (Worcester, MA) offers constant current LED drivers to address requirements of internal and external illumination applications within the automotive market. Allegro’s...

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