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Your destination for advances in Lighting. Design Engineers can access Technical Briefs, news in LEDs, OLEDs, Industrial Lighting, Power and Controlling LEDs. Discover new materials being introduced to improve lighting technologies.

News : Energy
$10 Million in Funding to Support R&D to Improve SSL Manufacturing

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 projects to drive down the cost and improve the quality of solid-state lighting products through manufacturing...

Lighting Science Group (Satellite Beach, FL) and Dixon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd (New Delhi, India) have announced that a high-performance, sub-$15 omnidirectional 60-watt equivalent A19 LED bulb will...

Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (UNNC) have invented a material that can retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements. The material could be...

News : Lighting
Funding for Solid-State Lighting R&D

The Department of Energy has announced the availability of up to $12 million in funding for energy-saving lighting technologies. The DOE will invest in projects to accelerate research and development of solid-state lighting technologies like LEDs and OLEDs.

News : Green Design & Manufacturing
The August Issue of Lighting Technology Is Here

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

The objective of this project was to develop and then demonstrate the efficacy of a cost-effective approach for a low-defect-density substrate on which aluminum indium gallium nitride (AlInGaN)...

Briefs : Energy
LED Display Engineering

The primary objective of this project was to develop and implement a method that compensates for the inefficiency of the green light-emitting diode (LED). The proposed engineering solution was to use RGBW...

Briefs : Green Design & Manufacturing
Self-Activating and Doped Tantalate Phosphors

Phosphors are useful in numerous applications including lighting. Tantalates are very promising materials because they are especially robust and resistant to chemical degradation. Studies have...

News : Green Design & Manufacturing
60-Watt Replacement Bulb Is A Winner

Yesterday, the DOE announced that Philips Lighting North America won the first award under the Department's Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition. DOE's L Prize challenged the lighting...

A Rensselaer research team led by Christian Wetzel, a professor of physics, etched a nanoscale pattern at the interface between a light-emitting diode’s (LED) sapphire base and the...

Partly due to rising environmental concerns and the increasing cost of energy, the industrialized world is now replacing billions of conventional incandescent light fixtures. While a significant...

Because light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are a current-driven DC device, they require a converter so they can be powered from an AC voltage. LED drivers have different operating characteristics from...

Phosphors are useful in numerous applications including imaging, detection, and lighting. They come in forms of thin films, monoliths, or powders for miscellaneous devices, or dispersible nano...

Briefs : Lighting
LED Display Engineering

The primary objective of this project was to develop and implement a method that compensates for the inefficiency of the green light-emitting diode (LED). The proposed engineering solution was to use RGBW combination...

Crystal IS, Inc., Green Island, NY

The objective of this project was to develop and then demonstrate the efficacy of a cost-effective approach for a low-defect-density substrate on which aluminum...

Application Briefs : Lighting
LED Video Displays
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Regensburg, Germany FormoLight Technologies, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Particularly compact Multi CHIPLEDs developed by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors raise the image quality in FormoLight...

Application Briefs : Lighting
LEDs Power Pocket Projector
Luminus Devices, Billerica, MA Aiptek, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Luminus Devices is powering Aiptek’s new Pocket-Cinema V50 Projector, a small projector enabling instant projection for business presentations, photo...

Products : Lighting Technology
OLED Microscope Spectrophotometer

The 308 FPD™ spectrophotometer from CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) measures and compares the spectral output, intensity, and color consistency of each of the microscopic pixels commonly found in organic LED (OLED) devices. The 308 FPD™ is designed to add to the open photo port of a microscope or probe...

Products : Lighting Technology
Concave Grating Spectrometer

Stellarnet (Tampa, FL) introduces the BLACK-Comet-HR concave grating spectrometer. Designed for high-resolution applications, the new BLACK-Comet-HR spectrometer is available for measurements in two ranges — ultraviolet (200- 600 nm) and visible (380-750 nm), and achieves resolving resolutions of 0.4 nm. The...

Products : Lighting Technology
LED Sensor

The Universal LightProbes from Optomistic Products (South Freeport, ME) are small, highly versatile sensors and fiber-optic probes for reliable LED test. Universal LightProbe LED sensors combined with a wide range of fiber-optic probes ensure the reliable and accurate test of color, including white LEDs, and intensity for almost every...

Products : Lighting
HB LED Test Instrument

Keithley Instruments (Cleveland, OH) has introduced the model 2651A high-power system SourceMeter® instrument. The model 2651A provides a wide current range that is critical for a variety of reliability and production test applications, such as testing high brightness (HB) LEDs, power semiconductors, DC-DC converters, and...

Products : Lighting Technology
UV LED Radiometer

Phoseon Technology (Hillsboro, OR) introduces a family of ultraviolet (UV) LED radiometer products that provide customers a simple, reliable way to measure and maintain their UV LED light sources. The radiometers are optimized for 380-420 nm wavelengths and provide traceable calibration to ensure accurate measurements. A...

Products : Lighting
Integrating Sphere

The ISP 2000 integrating sphere from Instrument Systems (Munich, Germany) has been specifically designed with a diameter of 1.9 meters to facilitate precise measurement of total radiant power and luminous flux of lamps, luminaires, and large LED modules. The ISP 2000 is equipped with an auxiliary lamp to compensate for...

Products : Lighting
UV LED Meter

Heraeus Noblelight (Hanau, Germany) introduces the NobleProbe®, a UV LED meter that can be used to take precise measurements of irradiance in the near-UV range. NobleProbe is designed to determine irradiance within a wide measuring range from 1 mW/cm² to 100 W/cm² at wavelengths of between 365 nm and 460 nm. The meter's...

Products : Lighting
Light and Color Measurement System

ZEMAX (Bellevue, WA) and Radiant Imaging (Redmond, WA) introduce the latest version of their imaging light and color measurement system software. New features include 64-bit support, a new database structure, CPU multithreading, and new post-measurement features such as Moiré removal and automatic display area...

Products : Lighting
Portable Spectrophotometer

B&W Tek (Newark, DE) announces the updated i-Spec™ portable spectrophotometer. The i-Spec is a portable spectrophotometer system equipped with silicon and InGaAs array detectors, allowing it to measure from as low as 350 nm to as high as 2600 nm. The newest i-Spec model, the BWS005A, features a new and improved...

Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) introduces version 7.2 of its LightTools® illumination design and analysis software with features that will help users graphically analyze simulation results,...

Researchers at the University of Illnois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3D photonic crystal - an advance that could open new...

Products : Lighting
UV LEDs

Lumex (Palatine, IL) has expanded the QuasarBrite™ UV family of LED technologies to include three new standard wavelengths, and announces the availability of custom UV LED arrays. The RoHS-compliant QuasarBrite UV LEDs are now...

A team of researchers have demonstrated how semiconductor nanocrystals can be doped in order to change their electronic properties and be used as conductors. This opens a...

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