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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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Inexpensive, Efficient 60-W LED Bulb

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...

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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...

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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: Green Design & Manufacturing
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...

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...

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LED Video Displays

Compact Multi CHIPLEDs developed by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors raise the image quality in FormoLight Technologies' high-performance LED Matrix TVs. Multi CHIPLEDs are the smallest RGB LED currently on the market, and their...

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...

Flexible, transparent, conducting coatings are of high commercial value in low-cost, flexible photovoltaic cells and large electronic LED displays. Currently, the carbon nanotubes...

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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...

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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 —...

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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...

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