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Briefs: Energy

This report summarizes results from a three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project. The collaborative effort of researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and Rensselaer...

Videos: Energy

Keon Jae Lee, a professor in KAIST's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Zhong Lin Wang, a professor in the same department at Georgia Institute of Technology, have developed new...

Videos: Lighting

Tyco Electronics (Harrisburg, PA) introduces a solid-state lighting (SSL) solution – the NEVALO SSL system – designed to accelerate lighting manufacturers’ transition from traditional light sources to new...

Products: Energy

iWatt, Inc. (Los Gatos, CA) released two primary-side-regulated, leading- and trailing-edge-dimmable, AC/DC Digital PWM Controllers targeting 100V/230VAC offline LED lighting applications.

Research News: Lighting
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Keon Jae Lee, a professor in KAIST's Department of Materials...

Articles: Lighting Technology

Solid-state lighting (SSL) is rapidly emerging as a major segment of the lighting fixture industry. What was once a simple electrical device has now...

Articles: Lighting

Solid-state lighting (SSL) has been identified as a technology innovation that can significantly impact the future of lighting solutions that will meet new U.S. energy efficiency standards for...

Briefs: Lighting
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

This report summarizes results from a three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD)...

Application Briefs: Lighting

The lighting needs at the 460,000-square foot headquarters facility of Maines Paper and Food Service, Inc., a food distributor serving customers in 35 states, were recently re-evaulated....

Application Briefs: Lighting

A Manchester, NH T.J.Maxx shopping plaza parking lot has been retrofitted with BetaLED luminaires. CBT Development of Greenland, NH was incurring high costs for parking lot maintenance from...

Techs for License: Lighting

The given technology involves a novel method in achieving high-efficiency group III-nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes emitting in the visible regime...

Techs for License: Lighting

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a novel organic light-emitting diode (OLED) architecture that reduces the number of individual layers in the device without...

Products: Lighting

The Honeycomb™ LED Chip from Verticle, Inc. (Dublin, CA) is a vertically-structured LED chip developed for high-power LED applications. A wafer can yield 15% more hexagonal chips than square or rectangular chips of...

Products: Lighting

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) has developed 6-inch diameter GaN (gallium nitride) substrates to be used for white LEDs. The front face of the GaN substrates is a polarized c-plane. Polarity refers to...

Products: Lighting

The K1 Kyropoulos Crystal Grower from Thermal Technology (Santa Rosa, CA) is suitable for LED substrate production. The 90 kg crystal grower features multiple, independently-controlled heating elements, weight sensors...

Products: Lighting

Monocrystal (Stavropol, Russia) has introduced ultra-large 10-inch c-plane epi-ready sapphire substrates. The LED industry continues shifting to larger diameter substrates as it strives to achieve higher cost...

Products: Lighting

The UX4-LEDs projection exposure system from USHIO America, Inc. (Cypress, CA) is for manufacturing LED chips. The system allows full-field exposure of 6-inch wafers while preventing wafer warpage or distortion —...

Products: Lighting

Intematix (Fremont, CA) has introduced two LED phosphor families: green aluminate and red nitride materials that enable high-quality white illumination when applied to blue LEDs. The phosphor...

Products: Energy

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) offers seven new members of its LinkSwitch-PH family of LED driver ICs. Optimized for industrial and commercial settings where high efficiency and system longevity are dominant requirements,...

News: Lighting

Last Thursday, I left New York for DC to check out the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) held at the Washington Convention Center. Though my Amtrak train was a little slow in getting there, the show flew by in a...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released updated versions of its EnergyPlus simulation software and OpenStudio Plug-in for Google SketchUp, which help engineers and architects...

News: Transportation

Check out the new issue of Lighting Technology for more new feature articles, videos, application stories, tech briefs, products, and more - all on the latest advances in LEDs and...

Videos: Green Design & Manufacturing

National Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the WEBENCH® LED Architect, which enables designers to perform real-time comparisons and optimize lighting systems for performance, size, and cost.

Videos: Lighting

A new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is dedicated to improving the quality of light that light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce. NIST vision scientists Wendy...

Briefs: Energy

Strobe or rotating beacon-type emergency lighting is a requirement on all Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) maintenance and construction vehicles. There is an effort to...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing

The heat radiating off roadways has long been a factor in explaining why city temperatures are often considerably warmer than nearby suburban or rural areas....

News: Lighting

University of Michigan scientists have created pixels that will enable LED-projected and -wearable displays to be more energy efficient with more light manipulation...

Research News: Lighting
New Facility Aims to Make LED Lighting More Natural

A new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is dedicated to improving the quality of light that light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce. NIST vision scientists Wendy Davis and Yoshi Ohno and a team of physicists created the NIST Spectrally Tunable Lighting Facility...

Articles: Lighting

Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is a mainstream technology now. LED flashlights, traffic signals, and vehicle lights are commonplace, and the push is on to replace incandescent and fluorescent lamps in...

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