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The Nemo is the latest in the SeaChanger line of dichroic color changers from Ocean Thin Films (Largo, FL) designed to deliver a new, energy-efficient class of high-intensity lighting. Nemo has a...

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LED Wallpack Luminaire

Dialight (Farmingdale, NJ) offers the DuroSite Series LED Wallpack Luminaire. With its low profile and compact design, the powder-coated aluminum wallpack luminaire is fully compliant with all standard ratings and...

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Polyurethane Casting Compound

Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany) has developed raw materials for highly transparent two-component polyurethane casting compounds that can be used to manufacture lighting strips and other lighting...

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LED-Based Backlighting

Ultra-thin light guides from Global Lighting Technologies (Brecksville, OH) utilize the company’s LED-based edge-lighting technology to provide backlighting for touch-enabled display graphics. GLT’s light guides...

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LED Dot Matrix Driver

The AS1119 LED dot matrix driver from austriamicrosystems (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) drives 144 LEDs but requires only 9 mm² PCB space, reduces external component count, reduces connector pin count, and requires...

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LED Circuit Protection Device

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the PLED18 Series circuit protection device that increases LED lighting string reliability. The device maintains LED string brightness while improving LED...

An equation developed in part by researchers at the University of Michigan could do for organic semiconductors what the Shockley ideal diode equation did for inorganic...

Purdue researchers will collaborate with Rutgers University, the University of Arizona, Michigan State University, and Orbital Technologies Corp. (Madison, WI) on a four-year...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
Four-Channel Constant Current LED Drivers

Allegro MicroSystems (Worcester, MA) offers constant current LED drivers to address requirements of internal and external illumination applications within the automotive market. Allegro’s...

Products: Energy
IR LED With Integrated Lens

The infrared DRAGON SFH 4236 from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) is designed for applications that require narrow radiation characteristics from limited board space, namely automotive applications such...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
High Intensity LED Light Engine

Papailias Incorporated (Northvale, NJ) has introduced a high intensity light engine to replace halogen technology. The Series HI-LED lamp is not a standard LED bulb, but a custom-designed lamp that features a...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
AC/DC LED Drivers

RECOM Power Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) has developed a series of constant current LED drivers in the power ranges of 12, 20, and 60 Watts. The new series feature universal AC inputs, power factor correction, and UL-8750...

The high-brightness black top surface tri-color PLCC-6 family of SMT LEDs from Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) has a separate heat path for each LED dice, enabling the LED to be driven at higher current....

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced its AAT1409/7/5 family of multi-string LED backlight drivers with integrated boost converters and precision current sinks that can support up to...

Products: Green Design & Manufacturing
RGB LED Illuminated Pushbuttons

The KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches from NKK Switches (Scottsdale, AZ) provide design engineers options that complete front panels needing an innovative look and feel. The devices are...

ROHM Semiconductor (San Diego, CA) introduces the Model BD8381EFV-M high-brightness LED driver for automotive forward illumination applications. With this flexible IC, designers can specify the same...

Graphite foam technology developed by James Klett of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Materials Science and Technology Division extends the life of light-emitting diode...

The Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) continues to pursue aggressive energy goals established by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, with the design of a system...

Electronic products pollute the environment with a number of heavy metals before, during, and after they're used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals...

A proposed plant-growth system takes advantage of the highly diffuse reflective surfaces on the interior of a sphere, hemisphere, or other nearly enclosed structure that is coated with highly...

Products: Lighting
LED Electronic Power Supply

Zenaro (Karlsruhe, Germany) has introduced a new line of electronic power supplies specially designed for LED indoor/outdoor lighting applications. The efficiency performance is greater than 92%, saving more...

Dialight (Farmingdale, NJ) has introduced ultra-bright DuroSite LED High Bay fixtures that incorporate Cree’s Xlamp® XP-G LEDs, delivering nearly 12,000 lumens while consuming only 150 watts. Free of...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Funding for R&D to Support U.S. Manufacturing of SSL

Today, DOE announced the availability of up to $15 million in funding to advance research, development, and market adoption of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies. The department will...

News: Government
Funding Opportunity for R&D in Solid-State Lighting

DOE recently announced two solid-state lighting (SSL) funding opportunities. DOE will select projects to receive up to $25 million to advance research, development, and market adoption of SSL technology. Up to $15 million is available for core technology research, and up to $10 million for...

Products: Energy
LED Backlight Driver

Endicott Research Group (Endicott, NY) has introduced a new LED driver that can simultaneously and efficiently power up to 8 strings of high brightness LEDs (HBLEDs) and provides a total 50W of power.

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Using Light to Reverse-Engineer a Steam Turbine

A turbine manufacturer wanted to get more power out of hundreds of turbines that were originally built and installed in the 1950s. The basic idea was to use the original outer casing but...

New from Power Partners (Hudson, MA) is the PIL40U-C LED power supply, which provides 40W in a compact, IP66 wateproof case. Highly efficient (up to 88%) and with a high power factor rating (0.99 at...

A 40-watt GE Energy Smart® LED bulb from GE Lighting (Cleveland, OH) will be available later this year or early 2011. The new LED bulb is expected to consume only 9 watts, provide a 77 percent energy...

Products: Energy
LED Edge-Lighting Solution

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. (Brecksville, OH) now offers LED edge-lighting solutions that focus light into a high-performance backlight, or light guide. Because the LEDs are located on the edge of the...

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