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Keeping pace with emerging solid-state lighting (SSL) applications can be difficult for design engineers, not only from an end-product standpoint, but at the component level as well. Design...

A recent advance by Arizona State University researchers in developing nanowires could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells as well as better LEDs. ASU electrical engineers are...

It is in the headlines worldwide. Cities, states, and countries around the globe are transitioning away from traditional lighting and towards newer technologies such as high-power LEDs for...

Industry and consumers are increasingly aware of the benefits of efficacious use of metered power, as costs and cost trends increase. Making the right choices...

The first issue of Lighting Technology has arrived! This digital magazine is the latest offering from Green Design & Manufacturing, and features articles, tech briefs, applications and more...

Fluorescent lamps are a popular lighting option for businesses and consumers that are looking for ways to conserve energy and cut down on...

RTI International developed a polymer nanofiber material with nanoscale properties that provides cost-effective management of visible light in a solid-state lighting device. This video shows prototypes of...

Luminescent materials were developed using aerosol processes, for making improved LED devices for solid-state lighting. In essence this means improving...

Light Emitting Diode (LED) driver ICs associated with specific (uniquely operated) switching power supplies that optimize performance for High...

Understanding how LEDs work and what materials are used for ideal operation in various spectral ranges will aid in selecting the right color and ideal wavelengths for a variety of...

We normally think of ‘white’ light as being comprised of all wavelengths in the visible spectrum, or at least of being comprised of red, green, and blue. However, white LEDs emit...

Two overriding issues should be considered when driving high-brightness (HB) LEDs. The first is to ensure that a fairly constant current is available with minimal variation,...

Products: Lighting
LED Power Module

The PIL300U-V Series LED power modules from Power Partners, Hudson, MA, provide 300W of output power from a 90-305VAC input range. The PIL300U-V design incorporates high PFC, meeting the requirements for EN61000-3-2....

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UV LED Spot Curing System

EXFO's Life Sciences & Industrial Division, Mississauga, ON, Canada, introduces the OmniCure® LX400 UV LED Spot Curing System. The system is able to control up to four UV LED heads simultaneously with a single...

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Light-Measurement System

The Jaz™ Modular Measuring Suite from Ocean Optics, Dunedin, FL, is now available for radiometric analysis of LEDs, flat panel displays, lamps, and other radiant sources. The Jaz Light Meter is a pre-configured,...

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OLED Panel

The ORBEOS panel from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, San Jose, CA, has a round lamp surface of 80mm diameter, is 2.1mm thick, and weighs 24g. With an efficiency of 25lm/W, the panel beats that of conventional halogen lamps. Its warm...

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UV LEDs

QuasarBrite™ UV LEDs from Lumex, Palatine, IL, are available in 385nm, 405nm, and 415nm wavelengths at 4-6mW in through-hole format. A robust TO-46 package with a glass lens provides a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours....

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High-Output Red LEDs

Opto Diode, Newbury Park, CA, offers the OD-624L High-Output Red LED with a dominant emission wavelength at 624 nm (typical) and a narrow beam angle that is ideal for fluorescence in medical, scientific testing...

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White LED Backlight Driver

Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Sunnyvale, CA, has expanded its EZBoost™ family with a white LED backlight driver, the AOZ1950. The AOZ1950 provides backlighting solutions for portable devices using medium-sized...

Application Briefs: Lighting
Greening the Golden Arches
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Last July, Ric Richards — a fast-food franchisee — opened the first green McDonald’s in North Carolina, proving that it can be affordable and effective to build a sustainable fast-food...

3M, St. Paul, MN www.3m.com
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Sunnyvale, CA www.osram-os.com

Micro projectors from 3M that can be connected to mobile phones and cameras include LEDs from...

SynDiTec Inc.,
San Jose, CA

This project developed new light emitting diode (LED) driver ICs associated with specific (uniquely operated)...

Cabot Corp.,
Boston, MA

The overarching goal of this project was to develop luminescent materials using aerosol processes for making improved...

Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical energy into electrical energy, and electrical energy into mechanical energy. They generate electrical charges in response to mechanical stress and...

Techs for License: Lighting
Nanofiber-based Lighting Technology

A lighting technology from RTI is more energy efficient than the common incandescent light bulb and does not contain mercury, making it environmentally safer than the compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb....

Briefs: Lighting
OLED Deposition Technology

Low-cost processing methods will be required if the small organic molecule materials currently under development for use in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and other electronics are ever to realize wide...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Recovering Raw Materials for Green Technologies

Engineering researchers from the University of Leeds have discovered how to recover significant quantities of rare-earth oxides, present in titanium dioxide minerals. Rare-earth oxides are...

The OPB732 Series long distance infrared reflective switch from TT electronics OPTEK Technology (Carrollton, TX) has been employed in a 6kW wind turbine for RPM sensing. Placed at...

Experts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center (LRC) estimate that about half of the approximately 13 million streetlights in the U.S. have the opportunity to...

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