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Thermal Protection Devices
Thermal Protection Devices

TE Circuit Protection (Menlo Park, CA), a business unit of TE Connectivity, has announced AC-rated and DC-rated Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) devices, which feature a temperature open (Topen) value of 140°C....

Thermal Protection Devices
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Phase-Dimmable LED Driver

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has introduced a new LED controller with constant power regulation. The LM3447 AC/DC LED driver includes a dimmer detect, phase decoder and adjustable hold current circuits to provide smooth and flicker-free dimming operation in off-line, isolated LED lighting applications.

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LED Luminaires
LED Luminaires

MaxLite® (West Caldwell, NJ) has introduced a number of new outdoor LED fixtures. New additions to the company’s exterior lighting line will include: induction lighting; small LED floods; LED parking area lights and large...

LED Luminaires
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LED Molding and Extrusion Compounds
LED Molding and Extrusion Compounds

Evonik Cyro LLC (Parsippany, NJ) recently announced the launch of ACRYLITE® LED, molding and extrusion compounds designed specifically for LED lighting applications. By offering ACRYLITE® LED in both...

LED Molding and Extrusion Compounds
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Floodlight Wash Fixture

The EcoSpec Floodlight Wash from EcoSense (New York, NY) is an ultra-bright white light fixture designed for indoor and outdoor architectural use. Like all EcoSense fixtures, the EcoSpec Floodlight Wash is RoHS compliant and lead- and mercury-free. It features powerful, energy-efficient LEDs along with precision constant...

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High Bay LED Fixtures
High Bay LED Fixtures

Albeo Technologies (Boulder, CO) recently announced that its H-Series LED high bay is now fully listed on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL). The consortium is the premier agency for...

High Bay LED Fixtures
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LED Driver Catalog

Thomas Research Products (Huntley, IL) has released a revised and expanded version of its LED driver catalog. The extensive line of LED drivers listed in the catalog range from 12 through 300 watts. Constant-current, fixed-output and dimming, as well as constant-voltage versions are included. All are UL 1310 or 8750 compliant,...

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Discovery Could Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells and Super Bright LEDs

Ateam of physicists headed by Dr. Vinod M. Menon, who is a member of The City University of New York Photonics Initiative and teaches at Queens College, has discovered a new method to manipulate light that could eventually result in more efficient solar cells, super bright...

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Research Opens Doors To UV Disinfection Using LED Technology

Research being done at North Carolina State University will allow the development of energy-efficient LED devices that use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. The technology has a wide array of applications ranging from drinking-water treatment to...

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LED Binning Using a Single Pulse Tester

LEDs are considered to be the light technology of the future due to their low energy consumption and long lifetime compared to traditional light sources. As LED luminous intensity levels increase, the range of applications for LEDs expands as well.

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How Substrate Materials Affect LED Reliability

The solid-state lighting industry continues to develop LEDs with higher lumens per watt, in alignment with Haitz Law, which states that the cost per lumen falls by a factor of 10 every decade and the amount of light generated per LED increases by a factor of 20. These advancements are driving the...

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Brighter, More Efficient LED-Based Lighting

Code 3’s TriCore is an LED-based optical lighting technology that is 2X brighter than other technology currently on the market using only 1/3 the power of conventional lighting systems, yielding higher watt-for-watt efficiency. The brightness and efficiency are achieved through a unique design that...

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Method of Simultaneously Refreshing all Pixels In a Display

Matrix-addressed displays, which include LCDs, LEDs, and almost every kind of display except the CRT, are currently refreshed one row or one column at a time. This is required for all digitally controlled displays and causes bandwidth limitations due to the high resolutions present in...

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New Technique Allows Simulation of Noncrystalline Materials

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at MIT and in Spain has found a new mathematical approach to simulating the electronic behavior of noncrystalline materials, which may eventually play an important part in new devices including solar cells, organic LED lights, and printable,...

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Colorful Light Could Be Used For Radiation Detection

A team of nanomaterials researchers at Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new technique that could make radiation detection in cargo and baggage more effective and less costly for homeland security inspectors. Known as spectral shape discrimination (SSD), the method takes advantage...

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Bright Future for GaN Nanowires

The gallium nitride nanowires grown by PML scientists may only be a few tenths of a micrometer in diameter, but they promise a very wide range of applications, from new light-emitting diodes and diode lasers to ultra-small resonators, chemical sensors, and highly sensitive atomic probe tips.

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Las Vegas Bets It All On White With Energy-Saving LED Streetlights
Las Vegas Bets It All On White With Energy-Saving LED Streetlights

Las Vegas is best known for the bright lights of ‘The Strip’ but thanks to new LED fixtures from GE Lighting, the city’s surrounding streets are starting to take on a...

Las Vegas Bets It All On White With Energy-Saving LED Streetlights
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Convention Center Expands LED Lighting Retrofit
Convention Center Expands LED Lighting Retrofit

As part of its preparations to host the London 2012 Olympic Games, the ExCeL London International Exhibition & Convention Centre expanded its efforts to convert the facility to greener,...

Convention Center Expands LED Lighting Retrofit
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Parking Garage/Utility Light

Light Efficient Design (North Barrington, IL) recently introduced its new LED-8025 Garage / Utility light. Designed for low bay applications in parking structures and warehouses, this patent pending lamp replaces existing High Intensity Discharge (HID) or High Pressure Sodium (HPS) bulbs. Up until now, facility...

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27-Watt LED Bulb

GE Lighting (East Cleveland, OH) recently announced a light-emitting diode replacement for the 100-watt incandescent light bulb that packages 27 watts of input power in a standard “A-19” bulb shape. The GE Energy Smart® 27-watt LED bulb incorporates proprietary synthetic jet technology that was enabled by GE’s...

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Blasting Gun Light
Blasting Gun Light

Magnalight.com from Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced its explosion-proof BLG-LED-4 LED blasting gun light. Battery powered and mounted to a standard industrial blasting gun, the BLG-LED-4 LED includes a lens...

Blasting Gun Light
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LED Drivers

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has introduced the TPS92311, an off-line primary side sensing controller. AC input voltage supports all common line voltages (100V, 120V, 230V, 240V, 277V), and adaptive constant on-time (COT) provides inherent power factor correction with no external components. To minimize stroboscopic effects, peak...

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Remote Phosphor LED
Remote Phosphor LED

Intematix Corporation (Fremont, CA) has announced the availability of ChromaLit™ Contour. Lighting manufacturers can implement ChromaLit Contour to produce 60, 75 and 100 watt-equivalent omni-directional light in an LED...

Remote Phosphor LED
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LED Array Holder

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) recently announced that its new LED array holder will support Citizen Electronics’ recently introduced Chip on Board (COB) series of arrays: CLL010, CLL020, CLL030, CLL040 and CLL050. Molex currently offers LED array holders for the Citizen CLL-330 and CLL340 LED array products which provide...

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LED Selector App

Osram Opto Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) has built an Automotive Signal LED Selector, a new Webbased smart phone app for designers of exterior automotive lighting. Available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry OS, or other devices with a Web browser, the tool enables engineers to quickly select LEDs by function, color,...

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Digital Fade Dimmer

Light control manufacturer Lutron Electronics (Coopersburg, PA) recently announced the addition of the Maestro ® digital fade dimmer to its C•L™ dimmer collection. C•L dimmers work not only with today’s most popular light bulbs, but also with dimmable compact fluorescents (CFLs) and dimmable LEDs. C•L dimmers...

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Flat Panel Downlight

Global Lighting Technologies (Brecksville, OH) has improved the performance of its standard 2×2 ft.-square, edgelit, LED-based flat panel downlight assembly by developing a brighter and more efficient SSL for ceiling lights that delivers efficiencies greater than 70 lumens per watt using standard GLT 2×2-ft troffer...

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High Brightness LEDs

Everlight Electronics (Taipei, Taiwan) has introduced the “Shwo D” LED series of surface-mount, high-power devices. With standard operating current of 350mA, the LEDs measure 3.5 × 3.5 × 0.58 mm. When driven at standard operating current of 350mA, the minimum luminous flux (lm) of the 1W Shwo D can increase to 110 lm...

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AC/DC LED Drivers

The PDA080B-48VG LED driver from Phihong USA (Fremont, CA) is rated for inputs of 100 VAC to 304 VAC. The driver, which has a maximum output of 80W at 48 VDC and 1.67A, is compliant with UL8750 and bears safety approvals from CE and cUL/UL. The water-resistant PDA080B features an ingress protection rating of 65; it can...

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Smartphone LCD Backlight LED Drivers

austriamicrosystems (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) has released the AS3674 and AS3490 LED backlight drivers for smartphone LCD displays. The LED drivers enable application efficiency at a peak level of 90%, including the DC/DC converter and the current sources. The drivers, which feature a PCB footprint of 11.5...