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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

An international collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology has demonstrated the ability to...

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...

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Caltech have developed a new design platform for measuring and exploiting strong interactions...

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...

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...

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Low-Level Light Therapy Could Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s Patients

Among Americans over 80, who represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, half are debilitated with a neurodegenerative disorder. Of this group, 5.4 million now have Alzheimer’s Disease, and according to recent data released by the Alzheimer’s Association,...

The Harry S. Truman Building is the State Department’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. Its main corridor spans two city blocks and contains more than 150...

When it comes to creating white light using LEDs, there are many different methods, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages. First, the most common and traditional is chip-level conversion, where...

The incandescent light bulb, first commercialized by Thomas Edison in 1879, was a remarkable invention for its day. Edison found that when an electric current was passed through a...

It’s common knowledge that one of the easiest ways to save energy is to shut off lights when they are not in use. Even so, the lighting controls market accounts for a fraction of the overall lighting...

Though they are a relative latecomer to the world of lighting technology, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are quickly making up for lost time. Since their invention in 1962, LEDs have been...

Adolescents can be chronically sleep deprived because of their inability to fall asleep early in combination with fixed wakeup times on school days. According to the Centers for Disease...

In many of the nation's traffic lights, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with their brighter light and longer life have replaced standard bulbs. But knowing when to...

What kind of food will astronauts eat and what is the best way to grow it during deep space exploration missions? A group of plant biologists is seeking the answers as...

A new versatile measurement system devised by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) accurately and quickly measures the electric power...

Today's light-emitting diode light bulbs have a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps, and that gap is expected to grow significantly as technology and...

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Navy Ships Get New LED Lighting

Energy Focus, Inc. announced that it has recently received an additional $1.5 million order to provide IntelliTube™ LED fluorescent replacement tubes, IntelliTube LED berth light fixtures, and a variety of...

Today’s commercial aviation operators are looking for cost effective, high-fidelity and stable solutions for visual displays. The brand new Boeing 777 full-flight simulator...

With the help of Panasonic LED and OLED lighting fixtures, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment is slashing overall energy use at a public station by 25 percent, with a...

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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...

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Hybrid Lighting System

The BioLume™ Garage Fixture is the first installment in a new series of patented bi-level hybrid fixtures from EverLast® Lighting (Jackson, MI) that integrate a 5000K induction lamp and amber LEDs with SMART sensor...

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LED Heat Sinks

Ohmite Manufacturing (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced Wakefield Solutions’ 19000 Series radial-fin heat sink extrusions for LED light engines. Options range from a maximum 14.7°C rise for a 4.5 watt power rating to a...

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Onboard LED Lighting System

EYE Lighting International of North America (Mentor, OH) recently introduced of its high-G, high-intensity onboard LED lighting system for high-speed crash test photography.

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