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Gallium Nitride Nanowire Tips Function as LEDs

A team of researchers has demonstrated that atomic force microscope (AFM) probe tips made from its near-perfect gallium nitride nanowires are superior in many respects to standard silicon or platinum tips in measurements of critical importance to microchip fabrication, nanobiotechnology, and other...

Briefs : Lighting
New Technique Makes LEDs Brighter, More Resilient

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid.

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Light-Emitting Properties of Quantum Dots Can Help Harvest Sunlight

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that the superior...

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NIST Studies Why Quantum Dots Suffer from ‘Fluorescence Intermittency’

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, have found that a particular species of quantum dots that weren't commonly thought to blink, do. Although the blinks are short — on the...

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Novel Nanoparticle Production Method Could Lead to Better Lights, Lenses, Solar Cells

Sandia National Laboratories has come up with an inexpensive way to synthesize titanium-dioxide nanoparticles and is seeking partners who can demonstrate the process at industrial scale for everything from solar cells to light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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Researchers Determine LEDs Are Safe for Skin

There was a time when no one thought about light bulbs; when one blew, you simply screwed in another one. Nowadays, it’s more complicated, as energy efficiency concerns have given rise to a slew of options, including incandescent, compact fluorescent lights, and light emitting diodes.

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Tetrapod Quantum Dot Samples

Quantum Materials Corp. (San Marcos, TX) announced that it has shipped Tetrapod Quantum Dots in sample quantities to a diversified leading Asian-based electronics manufacturer. Tetrapod Quantum Dots are an advanced nanoscale material that improves the performance and energy efficiency of very high-resolution...

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LED Light Engines

Norlux (Carol Stream, IL) LED design services for OEMs recently created 8 families of standard light engines for TRP, ready to drop into existing luminaires. Depending on the model, color temperature options range from 2700K to 5000K, most with 83 CRI or better. Each LED board can be matched to a complementary TRP driver for a...

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SOLA II LED Based Light Engines

Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA) is partnering with Lumencor Inc. to offer the SOLA II Series of LED-based light engines as an addition to its range of photonics instruments. The Sola II light engines are intense, white-light solid state illuminators for bio analysis and microscopy applications. With their unique...

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LED Circuits

Heraeus Precious Metals (West Conshohocken, PA) is pleased to announce the continuing performance growth and reliability of CelcionTM. CelcionTM is a thick film material system designed to produce electronic circuits for LED lighting on aluminum substrates. It is a highly efficient alternative to traditional...

News : Aerospace
New Drones Ensure Ideal Photographic Lighting Positions

Researchers at MIT and Cornell University will provide photographers with squadrons of small, light-equipped autonomous robots that automatically assume the right positions for photographic lighting.

With the new system, the photographer indicates the direction from which the rim light...

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Researchers Develop Flexible, Energy-Efficient Hybrid Circuit

Researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit combining carbon nanotube thin film transistors with other thin film transistors. The hybrid could take the place of silicon as the traditional transistor material used...

Articles : Lighting
Liquid Cooling Technology for LEDs

Best quality LED A-lamp light bulbs provide a superior, energy-efficient alternative to incandescent bulbs, which have essentially been banned as of January 1, 2014. LED bulbs offer the same amount of light as an incandescent while using up to 80 % less energy. There still remains, however, a wide discrepancy...

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Finding the Optimal Lighting Solution for Line-Scan Applications

In machine vision systems, acquiring images of moving targets is a challenge and consequently the best image requires three fundamentals to be well defined:

an excellent camera; an appropriate lens; an appropriate illumination.

All three items are the key to enable subsequent...

Application Briefs : Lighting
LED Street Lights Reduce Energy Consumption by 72% at Power Station

When the NRG power plant in El Segundo, Calif., was redesigned, two towers were demolished which caused extensive light from the plant to bother local neighbors. In an effort to get rid of this light pollution and update old lighting fixtures at the same time, NRG turned to...

Application Briefs : Lighting
Production Company Uses LED Street Lights To Illuminate Dark Parking Lot

Imagina US is a pioneer production company in the U.S. Hispanic TV industry that has a newly built headquarters in Miami, Florida. Owners were seeking low-wattage outdoor lighting for the facility’s parking lots. At first, the owners were looking at 400-watt metal halide...

Application Briefs : Lighting
Customized Goniophotometer System Tests High Intensity Obstruction Lights

Hughey & Phillips (H&P) designs and manufactures flashing and steady state anti-collision lighting used on above-ground obstructions like communication towers, antennas, buildings, wind turbines, grain elevators, smoke stacks, bridges and other man-made structures...

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First Single-Molecule LED Developed

The ultimate challenge in the race to miniaturize light emitting diodes (LED) has finally been met. A team led by the Institut de Physique et de Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS, CNRS/Université de Strasbourg), in collaboration with UPMC and CEA, has developed the first-ever single-molecule LED.

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Two-Dimensional Material Shows Promise for Optoelectronics

A team of MIT researchers has used a novel material that’s just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit light. This proof-of-concept could lead to ultra-thin, lightweight, and flexible photovoltaic cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs), and other optoelectronic...

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Improving the Efficiency of Green-Blue-Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diodes

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have suggested a method that could significantly increase the efficiency of green-blue-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes based on GaInN/GaN, AlGaN/GaN, and AlInN/GaN quantum wells. Their approach could enable advances...

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Scientists Build Thinnest-Possible LEDs To Be Stronger, More Energy Efficient

Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based on semiconductors that emit light with the movement of electrons. As devices get smaller and...

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LED Drivers Use Less Energy, Produce More Light With Gallium Nitride Transistors

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have found a way to make LED lamps even more compact while supplying more light than commercially available models. The key to success is transistors made of the semiconductor material gallium...

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Artificial Metamaterial Could Speed Up Underwater Communications

University of California, San Diego electrical engineering professor Zhaowei Liu and colleagues have taken the first steps in a project to develop fast-blinking LED systems for underwater optical communications. Earlier this year, Liu and his colleagues showed that an artificial...

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Novel LEDs Pave The Way To Cheaper Displays

Researchers from the universities of Bonn and Regensburg have developed a novel type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED). These lights are suitable for the design of particularly energy-efficient cheap displays, which find applications in smart phones, tablet PCs or TVs. Applications in lighting...

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Wire-to-Board Connector

ERNI (Richmond, VA) has developed a compact and economical wire-to-board interconnect solution with high current density in a small, 2.0mm pitch form factor. The iBridge™ single-row cable connector system delivers up to 5A per contact at 20 °C when paired with an appropriate discrete wire. The male iBridge connectors...

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Based LEDs

Visual Communications Company (VCC) (Poway, CA) has introduced based LEDs designed to serve as drop-in replacements for outmoded T1-3/4 and T3-1/4 incandescent lamps. Available in a range of base designs, including wedge, bayonet, midget flange, and midget groove, the LEDs feature average lifespans of 100,000 hours.

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Ballast Control ICs

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a control IC for magnetic ballasts used in fluorescent lamps. Available in a compact SO8 package, the IRS2538DS integrates a 600V half-bridge control circuit, bootstrap MOSFET, and protection features. The IRS2538DS also includes pre-heat, ignition, and running lamp...

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Chip-on-Board (COB) LEDs

Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan) has expanded its high performance JU series of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs to include 7, 10 and 15 W types in addition to the existing 4W version. The JU series now consists of four JU1215 (15×12×1.6mm) and one JU2024 (20×24×1.6mm) type/s with powers ranging from 4 watts...

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LED Drivers

SL Power Electronics (Ventura, CA) has introduced its new LE Series of LED drivers. Available in 10 models from 75 to 300 watts, the constant current LED drivers enable highly efficient LED lighting for applications that require more than eight hours per day of operating life. Featuring a wide input voltage range of 90 to 305 VAC, up...

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Aluminum Body LED Work Light

The EPL-FL1524-LED-120X12- C1D2-50 hazardous area LED work light from Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) provides operators with a far more durable and reliable high performance alternative to standard incandescent and fluorescent work lights. This LED drop light is designed similarly to a standard fluorescent drop light,...

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