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Browse the latest developments, articles, and technical briefs that are essential to Design Engineers working with LEDs - Light-Emitting Diodes.

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White Papers: Automotive
ACRYLITE® Creates Striking Illuminated Details in the Interiors of the New SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Arona

Spanish car manufacturer SEAT gave its popular Ibiza compact car and Arona compact SUV models a facelift in 2021. The most striking changes...

Briefs: Lighting Technology
This method increases the efficiency of light-emitting diodes and other optical elements.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
Tech Talks: Lighting

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...

Special Reports: Materials
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: Electronics & Computers

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: Lighting

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Photonics/Optics
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...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Briefs: Energy
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
UpFront: Energy
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
INSIDER: Imaging

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...

Briefs: Energy
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: Energy
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers are tapping into dynamically controlled LEDs to create a simple illumination system for 3D imaging.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Spectrophotometer for a Microscope

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer for your microscope. The 508 Perfect Vision™ is designed to be added to an open...

INSIDER: Medical

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...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.

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