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Articles: Lighting Technology
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...

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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...

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...

Briefs: Lighting
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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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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...

LEDs seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the same kick and productivity levels off. A team of researchers from California and Japan has devised...

A multinational team of scientists has developed a process for creating glass-based, inorganic LEDs that produce light in the ultraviolet range. The work is a step toward biomedical...

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LED Backlighting

Though often drowned out by the excitement generated by general illumination LEDs, LED backlighting technology has evolved dramatically over the past 30 years. Continued advances in design and performance have allowed each...

Articles: Lighting Technology
Using IC Sockets in an LED Test System

For more than half a century, the semiconductor industry has been governed by a commonly known principle described as Moore’s Law. This “law” predicts that through technological advancement a...

After Nick Holonyak invented the practical visible LED in 1962, the first commercial products were limited in brightness and only to applications such as red indicator lights and seven segment displays. In...

These displays could play crucial roles in ultra-portable products such as next-generation pico-projectors and in emerging fields such as biophotonics and...

Nanowires — microscopic fibers that can be “grown” in a lab — have a variety of potential applications, including LEDs and sensors. A team of MIT researchers...

Stratasys, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN

In April 2009, Tommy Voeten, President of the New York City-based 1212-Studio, was asked to help illuminate the fabric roof of the stages for rock...

Products: Lighting Technology
Integrated Buck Regulators

The SMB206A and SMB210A programmable DC-DC integrated circuits from Summit Microelectronics (Sunnyvale, CA) are dual/single-output integrated buck regulators. With a serial digital interface and onboard...

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Hands-Free Light Source

The Spectroline® EK-3000 EagleEye™ UV-A/White Light LED Inspection Kit (patents pending) from Spectronics Corp. (Westbury, NY) features the palm-sized, cool-running EagleEye inspection lamp. The kit is engineered...

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Mask Alignment System

EV Group (St. Florian, Austria) has announced the EVG620HBL Gen II, the second-generation, automated mask alignment system for volume manufacturing of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB-LEDs).

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Digital LED Controller

Featuring digital TruDim™ technology, the CS161X controller from Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) has been tested to provide compatibility with an array of dimmers. The CS161X’s digital intelligence allows the controller...

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Programmable Dimmable Drivers

Designed with a programmable function, the CLSD Series of programmable LED drivers from NMB Technologies Corporation (Chatsworth, CA) features a 10W to 20W power rating, and a 0 to 10W voltage dimming function....

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Solar cells, light emitting diodes, displays and other electronic devices could get a bump in performance because of a discovery at the...

Articles: Lighting Technology
LED Packaging with Silicone Encapsulants

When working together, the packager and silicone provider should take into account several details. One major consideration is the methodology used when packaging an LED, such as surface mount LED,...

Articles: Lighting Technology
Bringing the Heat

LED, semiconductor, and package designers use complex thermal analysis software to analyze their products, but the analysis is only as good as the data provided. Reliable clarification of heat data upstream and downstream...

Briefs: Lighting
Micro-Cavity Arrays

It was not too long ago that basic science lectures began with the three forms of matter: gases, liquids and solids—and somewhere along the line plasmas were occasionally added to the list. But to be precise, a plasma...

Looking for an item in a large department store or mall can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but that could change thanks to a hybrid location identification system that uses radio frequency...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Covert Aircraft Landing Lights

Covert lighting on military aircraft is increasingly being implemented on existing airframes to create a compatible environment for pilots using night vision goggles during flight. This retrofitting procedure...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Aircraft Cockpit and Cabin Lighting
Lumex, Palatine, Illinois

Due to the significant performance benefits they provide, LED and LCD technologies are replacing traditional incandescent bulb fixtures in more and more places throughout the...

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