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Your destination for advances in Lighting. Design Engineers can access Technical Briefs, news in LEDs, OLEDs, Industrial Lighting, Power and Controlling LEDs. Discover new materials being introduced to improve lighting technologies.

Tech Talks: Lighting
What Is the Color of White?

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have received much attention over the last couple of decades as a potential replacement for traditional white light sources such as incandescent and fluorescent lamps. Their durability, long lifetimes (generally 10,000 hours or more), and energy efficiency make LEDs an attractive...

Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2022

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers have developed technology to produce next-generation composite glass for lighting LEDs and smartphone, television, and computer screens. The technology was a step forward in perovskite...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new, internet-connected lighting system for greenhouses could sharply reduce a farmer’s electrical bill, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.

NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
NASA’s lighting research gives people on Earth better rest and helps plants grow.
Briefs: Imaging
Using ambient light, the reflective screen keeps energy consumption to a minimum.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This new design overcomes a long-standing LED efficiency problem and can also transform it into a laser.
Briefs: Energy
Polymer cores redirect light from any source to solar cells.
INSIDER: Materials

Infrared (IR) light is invisible to humans. However, some animals, such as rattlesnakes or bloodsucking bats, can perceive IR radiation and use it to find food. But even for humans, the ability to...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Briefs: Imaging
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
UpFront: Lighting
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Briefs: Materials
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are an unsung hero of the lighting industry. They run efficiently, give off little heat, and last for a long time. Now scientists are looking at new materials to...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Briefs: Lighting
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Lighting
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Imaging
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Imaging
Researchers are tapping into dynamically controlled LEDs to create a simple illumination system for 3D imaging.
Briefs: Lighting
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Briefs: Imaging
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
INSIDER Product: Data Acquisition

Spectrophotometer for a Microscope

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer for your microscope. The 508 Perfect...

INSIDER: Packaging & Sterilization

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers evaluated commercial ultraviolet (UV) sources for viral disinfection to combat COVID-19 on land and at sea and established a...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Articles: Lighting
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.

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