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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

Economics is a key factor for application of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) in general lighting relative to OLED flat panel displays that can...

A new mobile lighting system features a fuel cell running on pure hydrogen, resulting in zero-emission electrical power. The fuel cell produces electricity for an advanced, power-saving...

Research 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).

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...

Articles: Lighting Technology
Sizing Up Circuit Protection for LED Strings

As light-emitting diodes (LEDs) find their way into more outdoor applications, they are at higher risk for electrostatic discharge (ESD) and other electrical transients. High-brightness (HB) LEDs...

As global energy demand rises, the significant energy-saving potential of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting remains a top consideration for...

Economics is a key factor for application of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in general lighting relative to OLED flat panel displays that can handle...

A new mobile lighting system features a fuel cell running on pure hydrogen, resulting in zero-emission electrical power. The fuel cell produces electricity for an advanced, power-saving...

Briefs: Lighting
High-Performance LED Comprised of Organic and Quantum Dot-Based Layers

New research paves the way to manufacturing efficient, stable, and low-cost quantum dot-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which is important for the widespread commercial use of these LEDs in large-area, full-color flat-panel displays or as solid-state lighting sources to...

Founded over 200 years ago along the Mississippi River in Missouri, the city of Cape Girardeau is now home to almost 38,000 residents. The Missouri Highway 74 corridor...

A build-out-of-the-box approach to turn, tail, and stop lighting applications on vehicles significantly reduces engineering and development costs. With recent improvements to Snap LED, an...

Techs for License: Lighting
High Extraction Efficiency GaN LED

Photonic crystals have received an increasing amount of interest for use as light extractors in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), but their implementation on the surface of LEDs has thus far produced little improvement in extraction efficiency.

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Relaxed SiGe Films By Surfactant Mediation

Relaxed silicon-germanium (SiGe) has become an important material in the fabrication of high-quality films for various applications. Strain-relaxed SiGe buffers have been produced by at least three known methods. However, these techniques present several disadvantages, such as long growth times, thick...

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LED Power Supplies

ERG Lighting (Endicott, NY) has introduced eDriver LED power supplies, available in a broad range of constant voltage and constant current drivers. The driver modules are 90% efficient and fully isolated, with universal...

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Six-Channel LED Driver IC

The HV9957 from Supertex (Sunnyvale, CA) combines a switch-mode boost converter and six low-dropout, linear current regulators to deliver high efficiency and precise current control in an LED driver. The IC can...

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Poke-In Wire SSL Connector

TE Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) has extended its line of poke-in connectors to include the new micro poke-in wire SSL connector — a low-profile printed circuit board connector specifically designed for LED...

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LED Control IC

The IRS2548D switched-mode power supply control IC from International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) is for high-power LED illumination including LED street lighting, stadium lighting, and theatrical lighting. The device achieves...

Two new series of connectors for LED lighting systems from AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) maintain the same luminosity and light intensity as florescent strip lights. The standard length of fluorescent...

Hirose (Simi Valley, CA) has developed a 2-mm pitch, multi-functional connector system that provides wire-to-board, board-to-board joint and short-circuit sockets in a single connector design. The DF59...

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LED Drivers

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) has released the DLG series of constant voltage and constant current LED drivers for a range of outdoor lighting, security, and machine vision applications. The IP67-rated waterproof units are highly...

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Constant-Current Regulators

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has expanded its portfolio of constant-current regulators (CCRs) to include the NSI50350A. The simple and robust device is designed to provide a thermally-efficient and...

The DOE has announced the availability of up to $10 million in funding for energy-saving lighting technologies. DOE is seeking applications for research and development...

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