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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...

Videos: Energy
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...

Articles: Lighting Technology
Light Your World With Solid-State Lighting

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...

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...

Products: Lighting
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 —...

Products: Lighting
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...

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...

Products: Lighting
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...

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,...

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...

Products: Lighting Technology
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...

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...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
Illumination Design and Analysis Software

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: Energy
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...

Products: Energy
Driver Powers 32 Strings of LEDs

iWatt (Los Gatos, CA) introduces the iW7032 LED backlight driver to power up to 32 parallel strings of LEDs for high-performance direct and segment-edge LED TV backlighting. iWatt’s adaptive switching technology solves the thermal problems of driving multiple parallel strings of LEDs, where a significant amount...

Products: Lighting
Ambient Light Sensors

Everlight Electronics (Taipei, Tawiwan) introduces an Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) product family that meets the requirements for power management solutions for the display backlighting of mobile appliances such as mobile...

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