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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.

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Researchers Identify Links Between Visibility and Safety From Roadway Lighting

Newspapers are filled with stories describing reductions and removal of street lighting in order to reduce municipal costs. Tackling the tricky questions of when and where to install roadway illumination is a challenge for transportation agencies.

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JetBlue Airways Hangar and Training Center Get New High Output CFL Lamps

To provide significant energy savings with optimal lighting quality, JetBlue Airways recently selected MaxLite’s High- Max® High Output compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps for a series of retrofit projects in its Orlando-based hangar and training center. With maintained...

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Marriott Headquarters Implements Campus-Wide Lighting Upgrade

GE Lighting LED solutions were recently installed in several locations at Marriott International’s headquarters located in Bethesda, Md. The installations have enriched lighting quality, heightened employee security and improved energy efficiency. Following its corporate campus-wide...

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LED Landing Light Is Impervious to Shock and Vibration

Hoffman Performance Lighting has introduced the firstever PAR64 LED Landing Light, a drop-in replacement for existing Q4559 and Q4559X quartz halogen lamps. The ruggedized PAR64 can be used on a wide range of commercial, civil, law enforcement, aero-medical, and military aircraft. With FAA...

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Top View LEDs

Everlight Electronics (Carrollton, TX) has introduced a new highly efficient white mid-power LED series 62-227B (0.4W) and 62-217B (0.5W). These top view LEDs (5630 package) provide high efficacy, high CRI (min. 80 or min. 75), low power consumption, a high luminous flux output, high current capability, a wide viewing angle, and a...

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LED-Driver Reference Designs

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) recently announced two new reference designs describing high-efficiency, non-isolated, high-power-factor (PF) LED drivers for T8 tubes. The designs feature low component count and leverage simple magnetics and single-sided boards yielding power densities of 14.2 W/in³. Based on the...

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LED Chains

Universal’s (Nashville, TN) new family of Signa® LED chains makes it simple to design signage with high lumens, consistent color, superior reliability, and an installer-friendly module fastening system. Offering high-efficiency 80- and 100-lumens-perfoot options, these new LED chains allow you to maximize the number of feet of...

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RGB Pixel Control Lighting

EnvironmentalLights.com (San Diego, CA) recently launched a new family of individually addressable RGB LED pixel lighting called Pixel- Pro LED lighting that combines the ability to produce millions of colors with the technology needed to achieve individual pixel control. PixelPro LED modules combine RGB LEDs with an...

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LED Drivers with Triac Dimming

Aimtec (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada) recently introduced its AMEPR30D-5070AZ-220 AC/DC LED driver with triac dimming. Available in constant output currents ranging from 0.2 to 2.0A, the AMEPR10D-AZ (10 watt), AMEPR15D-AZ (15 watt), and AMEPR30D-AZ (30 watt) drivers come in one of the industry’s smallest form factors...

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LED Power Supplies

Green Watt Power (Concord, CA), a division of Calex Mfg. Co., has announced CSA/UL agency approvals on the Green Watt Power offering of LED Constant Current power supplies. The GLC Series offers solutions from 18 Watts to 150 Watts. All GLC models are enclosed to IP67 standards and well suited for virtually all LED lighting...

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375W Constant Current Power Supply

N2Power (Simi Valley, CA) a division of Qualstar Corporation, has announced constant current versions of its 375W AC-DC power supply dubbed XL375LED. The new units are designed to drive strings of LEDs in high power lamps for industrial, entertainment and outdoor lighting requirements.

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1.5A DC/DC Buck Converter

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (Dallas, TX) recently introduced a 1.5A constant current DC/DC buck converter with a combination of frequency synchronization, pulsewidth modulation (PWM) dimming and thermal foldback. The TPS92510 features a wide 3.5V to 60V input voltage operating range and integrated MOSFET....

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Flickerless LED Drivers

iWatt (Campbell, CA) has launched its iW3616 (12W) and iW3617 (25W) LED driver ICs based on the company’s thirdgeneration digital AC/DC SSL (solid state lighting) LED driver platform. The drivers are designed for 120V/230VAC offline LED lighting bulbs and fixtures.

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Continuous-Dimming LED Drivers

O2Micro International Limited (Santa Clara, CA) recently extended the company's Free Dimming™ technology and lighting product portfolio with the introduction of the OZ8024 and OZ8024R LED Driver Controllers. Free Dimming technology enables LED bulbs to dim using any on/off switch, thus eliminating cost,...

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LED Planar Modules

Planar lighting pioneer Oree (Ramat Gan, Israel)recently unveiled the LightCell™ Plus to give lighting fixture manufacturers more options for developing innovative LED-based planar light fixtures. LightCell Plus is geared to general lighting segments including offices, retail, hospitality and residential lighting.

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Epoxy Based UV Curable System

Master Bond UV15 (Hackensack, NJ) is widely used for a variety of bonding, coating and sealing applications in the optical, electronic and optoelectronic industries. This epoxy based UV curable system is 100% reactive and does not contain any solvents or other volatiles. It is also completely free of any oxygen...

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Constant Current Regulators

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced the new NSIC20xx series of linear constant current regulators (CCR) designed for use in solid state lighting systems. The new NSIC20XX series of CCRs offer a maximum voltage rating of 120 Volts, 3 Watts, and are capable of withstanding the high peak voltages of alternating...

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Step-Dimming Module

Thomas Research Products (Hyntley, IL) has introduced a new step-dimming module that offers easy bi-level dimming control for LED luminaires. The SD1 device works with two standard wall switches to allow bi-level step-dimming of LED luminaires. This module is suitable for situations where quick switching between 100% and 50%...

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Transportable LED High Bay Luminaire

Delivering up to 12,500 lumens, the new Dialight (Newmarket, UK) SafeSite® transportable LED high bay luminaire is designed for temporary lighting applications and for maintenance tasks that require a robust light source, such as tank cleaning and sandblasting. With an operating voltage range of 110-277 VAC...

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Rear-Mounted, Panel-Flush Light Pipes

VCC (Poway, CA) has developed a new series of low profile, panel-flush light pipes that are designed to blend in with the panel until they are illuminated and facilitate easy panel removal. Designated the LPCM Series, the light pipes are made of clear, optical grade acrylic for maximum light transmission,...

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LED Fault-Management Chip

LED lights for critical applications such as vehicle lights, streetlamps and emergency lights are even more dependable and long-lasting thanks to a new fault-management chip from STMicroelectronics (Geneva, Switzerland). The new chip, the LBP01, is used in lamps that comprise multiple channels each containing several...

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Open LED Protectors

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has developed a new line of open LED protectors optimized to provide superior protection against open LEDs. The PLED6M Series LED protector is designed to provide a switching electronic shunt path when an LED in an LED string fails as an open circuit. This ensures that the entire array of LEDs...

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Red Nitride Phosphors

Intematix (Fremont, CA) recently announced the release of the Ruby series of red nitride phosphors that enable exceptional efficacy, color rendering and reliability for high-power LEDs. These unique phosphors, backed by Intematix U.S. patent No. 8,274,215, are suitable for applications like general lighting and backlighting...

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High Lumens LED Power Supply

Axelsys LLC (Fremont, CA) has announced the latest addition to its line of Axelerator™ Products and IP — the AXPS3000, High- Lumens LED Lamp power supply unit (PSU). Developed as a complete system power supply solution, the Axelerator AXPS3000 has been designed as a ready Commercial off-the- Shelf-Solution (COTS)...

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Light-Control Systems Help NASA Go ‘Net Zero’

The Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility at Kennedy Space Center, located in Cape Canaveral, FL, achieves net-zero energy use. To offset the costs of electricity provided by a local utility, the center powers itself with renewable resources. The new facility is NASA’s first...

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Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots Can be Made Indistinguishable Through Quantum Frequency Conversion

An international collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology has demonstrated the ability to make photons emitted by quantum dots at different frequencies identical to each other by shifting their...

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Self-Assembled Monolayers Create P-N Junctions in Graphene Films

The electronic properties of graphene films are directly affected by the characteristics of the substrates on which they are grown or to which they are transferred. Researchers are taking advantage of this to create graphene p-n junctions by transferring films of the promising...

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New Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Caltech have developed a new design platform for measuring and exploiting strong interactions between light confined in a nanoscale structure and an adjacent nanomechanical system. The versatile...

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Researchers Develop New Method to Light Roundabouts

Roundabouts, also known as traffic circles, are increasing in number across the U.S. These intersections generally increase traffic throughput while reducing the severity of automobile accidents. However, as relatively new traffic features, modern roundabouts are sometimes described as...

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New Technology Could Make Fluorescent Lights A Thing Of The Past

That annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office or residence hall may soon be a thing of the past thanks to the work of Wake Forest scientists who have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting. The lighting, based on...