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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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%,...

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The ZELARA series from Zenaro Lighting (Boynton Beach, FL) offers LED-recessed light fixtures with two diameters of 118 and 170 mm. The ZELARA downlights achieve light beams of at least 15°, 35°, and 50°. Two light...

Research News: Lighting

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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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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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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