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 Products : Lighting
Low/Mid Power LEDs

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan) offers a series of low/mid power LEDs especially suited for use in solid state lighting. The Low/Mid Power LED series is directed towards light bar replacement and omnidirectional bulb applications. The series consists of 0.06W, 0.2W, 0.4W, and 0.5W products with efficiencies of...

 Products : Lighting
Fiber Optic Light Module

Excelitas Technologies Corp. (Waltham, MA) has released the XLM Plus Fiber Optic Illuminator Module with Electronics. The Light Module has integrated electronic circuitry for safety alarms, error modes, and power status indicators. It also provides circuitry for connection to fiber safety interlocks. In the event that a...

 News : Energy
New Approach to Graphene Electronics

Graphene has been touted as the next silicon, but it is too conductive to be used in computer chips. A University of Manchester team led by Nobel laureates Professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov has literally opened a third dimension in graphene research.

 News : Nanotechnology
Welding Nanowires With Light

Electrically conductive meshes made of metal nanowires promise exceptional electrical throughput, low cost, and easy processing in applications like video displays, LEDs, and thin-film solar cells. However, in processing, these meshes must be heated or pressed to unite the crisscross pattern of nanowires that form...

 News : Lighting
The Jan/Feb Issue of Lighting Technology is Here

Check out the newly redesigned Jan/Feb issue of Lighting Technology. Cutting-edge research news, industrial lighting application stories, feature articles, products, and new technologies for...

 Briefs : Energy
Quantum Dot Light Enhancement Substrate

A cost-competitive solution for increasing the light extraction efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with efficient and stable color rendering index (CRI) for solid-state lighting (SSL)...

 News : Lighting
Zinc Oxide Microwires Improve LED Performance Through Piezo-Phototronic Effect

Zinc oxide microwires were used by Georgia Tech researchers to improve the efficiency at which gallium nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs) convert electricity to ultraviolet light. By applying mechanical strain to the microwires, the researchers created a...

 News : Lighting
High-Efficiency OLEDs on Plastic

Researchers in the University of Toronto's Department of Materials Science & Engineering have developed what they say are the world’s most efficient organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) on plastic. This result enables a flexible form factor as well as a less expensive alternative to traditional OLED...

 Articles : Lighting
Coordinated Circuit Protection for LED Lighting

As lighting technologies transition from power-hungry incandescents to coldcathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs), and now to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), it is clear that while end-users are willing to pay more for greener light there is an inherent expectation that longer life and improved...

 Articles : Lighting Technology
The Cold Hard Facts

Highly regarded for their maintenance-free, energy-efficient operation, and environmental friendliness in a wide range of industrial applications, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions are quickly becoming a sought-after alternative to high-intensity discharge (HID) and fluorescent lighting in cold storage...

 Briefs : Lighting
Quantum Dot Light Enhancement Substrate

Acost-competitive solution for increasing the light extraction efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with efficient and stable color rendering index (CRI) for solid-state lighting (SSL) was developed and demonstrated. Solution processable quantum dot (QD) films were integrated into OLED...

 Briefs : Lighting
Dark Red Luminescent Material for LEDs

The use of a material development method known as high-throughput experimentation (HTE), which allows for the screening of large composition areas of complex material systems, has led to the discovery of a dark red luminescent material for light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The new luminescent material can be...

 Application Briefs : Lighting
Reducing Energy Costs at a California Waste Facility

Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets. They serve over two million residential, commercial, and industrial customers from a network of...

 Techs for License : Lighting
Multi-Color Quantum Well-Based LEDs

A process to enhance the electron-hole wave functions overlap – resulting in high-efficiency quantum well light-emitting diodes (LEDs) emitting in the green and yellow wavelengths – has been developed. This proposed technique changes the polarity of the structure and diminishes the piezoelectric effect. It...

 Techs for License : Lighting
Transparent, Solar-Powered Lighting Module With Integrated Energy Storage

This invention integrates an organic light-emitting diode (OLED), a power-generation device (photovoltaic or PV cell), and an energy-storage device (lithium-ion battery or LIB) to power a grid-free lighting module. PV/LIB/LED voltage and capacity matching ensure maximal...

 Products : Lighting
Polycarbonate Diffuser Sheet

The Makrolon® Lumen XT diffuser sheet from Sheffield Plastics (Sheffield, MA), a Bayer MaterialScience LLC Business, was developed specifically as a diffusion lens for LED lighting. It offers three distinct light diffusion levels that can be matched with other design elements to help achieve the desired lighting...

 Products : Lighting
Surface-Mountable LED Component

The Micro SM4 from Bridgelux (Livermore, CA) reduces component count, cost, complexity, and size of lighting systems — enabling a high performance LED solution for diffuse and directional lighting, such as 20-40 W incandescent, 20-35 W halogen, B10-style (candelabra), and low-wattage compact fluorescent lamp...

 Products : Lighting
LED Downlight Holder

IDEAL Industries, Inc. (Sycamore, IL) has introduced the LED-LOK™ downlight holder that mates with all puck-style LED light engines and is designed for OEMS with features that enable luminaire design freedom. Plated electrical contacts provide reliable hot mating and a thermoplastic hous ing handles environmental extremes...

 Products : Lighting Technology
LED Panel-Mount Assembly

New weather-resistant panel-mount assemblies from Bivar (Irving, CA) offer a variety of options to accommodate a range of challenging environments. They are available in steel, brass, and anodized aluminum packages; are extraordinarily bright; have a wide viewing angle; and can accommodate a variety of input voltages....

 Products : Lighting
LED Flat Panel Downlight Assembly

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) Inc. (Brecksville, OH) offers a 2 × 2 ft.2 LED flat panel downlight assembly as an efficient replacement for fluorescent lay-in troffers used in recessed ceiling lights. The OL2 ceiling light employs GLT’s edge lighting technology, with 100 LEDs spaced along two...

 Products : Lighting Technology
High-Brightness Oval Through-Hole LED

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) has introduced the HLMP-Lx75, HLMP-Hx74/75, and HLMP-Ax74/75 series of high-brightness oval throughhole LEDs for electronic signage applications. The LEDs’ matched RGB radiation pattern is designed to maintain consistent light and uniform color mixing from all viewing...

 Application Briefs : Lighting
Industrial LED Hall Lighting
Jenoptik, Jena, Germany
LEiDS, Backnang-Waldrems, Germany

The Lucid power high-bay light-emitting diode (LED) system from Jenoptik and LEiDS was developed for use in high halls and buildings. The hall and high rack luminaire ensures an efficiency of more than 100 lm/W at a lifetime of up to 60,000...

 News : Semiconductors & ICs
Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching

University of Illinois researchers have developed a method to chemically etch patterned arrays in the semiconductor gallium arsenide - used in solar cells, lasers, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), field effect transistors (FETs), capacitors, and sensors.

 News : Materials
Micro-Cavity Arrays - Lighting the Way to the Future

A research team funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research has pioneered the use of micro-plasmas in a revolutionary approach to illumination, and doctors Gary Eden and Sung-Jin Park of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, have founded Eden Park Illumination, Inc. to bring...

 News : Materials
Fully Printed Carbon Nanotube Transistor Circuits for Displays

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED)-based displays are used in cell phones, digital cameras, and other portable devices. But developing a lower-cost method for mass-producing...

 Products : Energy
Triple Step-Down LED Driver

The LT3597 from Linear Technology ((Milpitas, CA) is a 60-V triple step-down LED driver capable of achieving 10,000:1 digital PWM dimming at 100 Hz with fast NPN current sources driving up to 10 LEDs in each channel. LED dimming can also be achieved via analog control of the CTRL1-3 pin.

 News : Electronics & Computers
Read November's Lighting Technology

The new issue of Lighting Technology is here! Check out more new feature articles, application stories, tech briefs, products, videos, and research news - all on the latest advances in LEDs and solid-state lighting.

 Briefs : Lighting
Transparent Conducting Oxides and Undercoat Technologies for Economical OLED Lighting

Economics is a key factor for application of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) in general lighting relative to OLED flat panel displays that can handle high-cost materials such as indium tin oxide (ITO) or indium zinc oxide (IZO) as the transparent...

 News : Lighting
Transmitting Data With LEDs

Regular light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be turned into an optical wireless local area network (WLAN) with only a few additional components, thanks to visible light communication (VLC).

 News : Lighting
Facade Systems to Harvest and Generate Light

Researchers from University of Michigan (U-M) have partnered with China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) to explore how high-efficiency smart facades can capture and store solar energy, and transmit its light while simultaneously controlling heat transmission.

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