Featured | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Sensors | Health | Nov 01, 2019

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for determining haemoglobin (Hb) saturation through oxygen in the blood and heart frequency. It uses the fact that oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor haemoglobin absorb red and infrared light differently. In order to measure the oxygen content reliably, LEDs with high performance, constant quality and low scattering are needed as light sources. With the WL-SMTW and WL-SITW series, Würth Elektronik has suitable red and infrared LEDs in its portfolio. In addition, there is a matching light sensor available: The phototransistor WL-STTW can reliably detect both red and infrared light. Read more »

Featured | Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Aug 12, 2019

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Jun 24, 2019

Violumas improved output for their UVA 320– 410nm LEDs

Violumas improved output for their UVA 320– 410nm LEDs Violumas recently announced a 30% increase in optical output for all UVA SMDs. This increase can be attributed to their "Index Match" technology. The standard product line has a default radiant angle of 60°, and custom optics can be fitted for angles of 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, and flat. Violumas first revealed its surface-mount-device (SMD) product lineup with a focus on thermal dissipation at RadTech 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Read more »

Featured | IR-LEDs | American Bright Optoelectronics | May 31, 2019

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications American Bright has introduced the most complete family of discrete infrared (IR) products in the industry, expanding its 20-year global leadership in the remote control and sensing markets. Product selection includes through-hole, surface mount (SMT) and PLCC variants of the industries’ most popular components. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | Horticulture | May 21, 2019

SETi and Seoul Viosys - Advanced UV LED Technology for Horticultural Applications

SETi and Seoul Viosys - Advanced UV LED Technology for Horticultural Applications Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc, (SETi), a division of Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys are showcasing the LED industry's first product line encompassing the entire UV spectrum from 225nm to 405nm, developed for a range of applications, including horticultural lighting to enhance plant growth cycles and control diseases at LIGHTFAIR International 2019, at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Disinfection | Medical | Apr 26, 2019

Nichia Launches a 280nm Deep UV LED

Nichia Launches a 280nm Deep UV LED Nichia Corporation is proud to introduce a new Deep UV LED, Part Number NCSU334A. Nichia has already had significant success over the years with UVA LEDs, specifically in convention resin curing applications. Nichia's new 280 nm UVC NCSU334A will be able to address mass market goals for water purification and air sterilization using Solid-State Lighting. With its small size (6.8x6.8 mm) and strong performance (55 mW typical optical power at 350 mA), the NCSU334A allows for system miniaturization and long-life solutions where previous technologies could not. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Apr 25, 2019

Luminus Adds Eleven High-Intensity IR LEDs

Luminus Adds Eleven High-Intensity IR LEDs Luminus Devices has significantly expanded its portfolio of high-power infrared (IR) LEDs with eleven emitters designed to address the rapid expansion of automotive, consumer, machine vision, medical, and security applications. The Luminus IR SST LEDs are now offered in three wavelengths – 810nm, 850nm, and 940nm – and six beam angle options ranging from 40° to 130°. The high radiometric power output and low thermal resistance allow system designers to reduce the number of emitters and overall footprint for a broad range of infrared applications. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Surveillance | Health | Apr 11, 2019

Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications

Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications Lumileds introduced the Luxeon IR 2720 Line, high power emitters that set the standard for abundant radiant power delivered in an industry standard package for seamless integration in existing designs. The emitters provide high radiant power of up to 1,300 mW at 940 nm or 1,250 mW at 850 nm wavelength and feature high efficacy and a popular 120° beam angle. The 2.75x2.0 mm LEDs are undomed and especially useful for applications with package height limitations that prevent the use of domed solutions. The emitters address a wide array of cost conscious infrared applications from surveillance and machine vision to iris scanning and health monitors. Read more »

Tools | Database | Engineering | UV-LEDs | Mar 06, 2019

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database

Kopp Glass Releases UV LED Product Database Kopp Glass announces the release of a UV LED Product Database that enables users to easily evaluate and select the optimal UV LED for specific applications. With hundreds of UV LED's available, researching and comparing the various options is a tedious, time-consuming process. This database streamlines the selection process. The comprehensive resource contains over 700 UV LEDs from 29 different manufacturers—including products from industry leaders such as Seoul Viosys, LG Innotek and Rayvio. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Special Applications | Medical | Feb 20, 2019

New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay

New Mid-Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode With Quartz Window from Vishay Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a ceramic mid power ultraviolet (UVC) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Featuring a quartz window, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU35CM00-280-120 delivers an extremely long lifetime in a compact 3.5 mm by 3.5 mm by 1.2 mm surface-mount package. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Jan 17, 2019

Successful Development of High-output Broadband LEDs Capable of Emitting Visible Light to Near-infrared Light

Successful Development of High-output Broadband LEDs Capable of Emitting Visible Light to Near-infrared Light Ushio Opto Semiconductors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., has recently developed a broadband LED that produces the world’s maximum output of 160 mW over a wide bandwidth between 400 and 1000 nm, which covers the range from visible light to near-infrared light. From the 1st of December, Ushio Opto Semiconductors, Inc. started shipping samples from its new “Spectro Series” lineup as part of the “epitex series” LED brand and will exhibit Photonics West 2019 (The Moscone Center US San Francisco) which will be held on February from 5th to 7th. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | IR-LEDs | Oct 17, 2018

OMC's New 30° Beam Angle SMD LEDs for High-Intensity Applications

OMC's New 30° Beam Angle SMD LEDs for High-Intensity Applications OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, has introduced a new range of narrow angle, surface-mount LEDs in a variety of package styles and all popular LED wavelengths. The new SMD emitter series features integrated lenses moulded into the package which provides a 30 degree output beam. Applications for visible wavelengths include signalling and indication, in which the beam needs to be visible over greater distances, while the company’s infrared wavelength versions are used for sensing and data-communication over greater distances and with higher precision than using standard, wide-angle SMD components. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Sep 05, 2018

DOWA Announces Short-Wavelength IR LEDs with the World’s Highest Output Power

DOWA Announces Short-Wavelength IR LEDs with the World’s Highest Output Power DOWA Electronics Materials Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. , has successfully developed short-wavelength-infrared LED chips with output power that is 3.5 times higher than existing products and is the highest in the world at 6.8 mW [1], with a peak wavelength of 1,300 nm. DOWA has started to deliver sample products. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Industrial | Aug 24, 2018

TT Electronics' Compact, Surface-Mount IR LED Emitter has Narrow FWH Angle

TT Electronics' Compact, Surface-Mount IR LED Emitter has Narrow FWH Angle TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has introduced a compact, infrared LED emitter with the industry’s largest spot diameter of 7 mm for super-reliable optical sensing and position encoder applications. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Purple LEDs | Disinfection | Special Applications | Aug 20, 2018

LG Innotek Introduces "Visible Disinfection Lighting" Solution

LG Innotek Introduces "Visible Disinfection Lighting" Solution LG Innotek today announced "Visible Disinfection Lighting", which is a functional light source that gives the effect of sterilization by sunlight with the indoor light. The LED realizes the effect of eco-friendly sterilization, that is, the method used to dry household goods and blankets under the sun, in indoor spaces conveniently and safely at any time. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | CCTV Survillance Cameras | Special Applications | Jul 19, 2018

New IR LED for Razor Sharp Images of CCTV Survillance Cameras

New IR LED for Razor Sharp Images of CCTV Survillance Cameras Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its proven Oslon Black portfolio for infrared illumination with the addition of an infrared LED with a narrower beam angle of ± 25°. Thanks to the new SFH 4718A IRED, illumination units for camera systems with a medium capture range no longer require secondary optics. The Oslon Black family now offers a wide selection for the most varied of infrared-based applications, taking in four power classes, three wavelengths and three beam angles. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Horticulture | Jul 05, 2018

LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs

LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs LG Innotek today announced that it set up a full lineup of “horticulture LEDs,” which are the light sources that can make plants grow faster than under the sunlight, and will venture into the global market. LG Innotek secured 30 types of horticulture LED packages optimized according to light wavelength and power consumption. In addition to visible light LEDs, the company also launched horticulture UV (ultraviolet) LEDs. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV-LEDs | Disinfection | Medical | Special Applications | Jun 05, 2018

Luminus Enters UV-C LED Disinfection and Sterilization Segment with Two 280 nm Emitters

Luminus Enters UV-C LED Disinfection and Sterilization Segment with Two 280 nm Emitters Luminus Devices, Inc., has expanded its ultraviolet (UV) LED portfolio with two new 280 nm devices intended for the medical and health and well-being product segments. The standard footprint 3535 surface mount emitter is a 350 mA device with peak output up to 60 mW. The second ultra-compact emitter is 1.3 mm by 1.3 mm and only 0.85 mm tall; it delivers 3 mW at 20 mA and peak output of 11 mW at 100 mA. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Automotive | Apr 11, 2018

Osram Adds Six New High-Power Infrared LEDs to Its Oslon Black Family

Osram Adds Six New High-Power Infrared LEDs to Its Oslon Black Family Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection. The new 940 nm versions are suitable above all for interior automotive applications such as driver monitoring, seat occupancy detection and gesture recognition. Thanks to different wavelengths and lenses these products cover a wide range of customer requirements and can be operated at up to 5 A in pulsed mode. Read more »

Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Feb 21, 2018

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition

New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition Smartphones, tablets and the like can now be unlocked in very different ways: with a password, fingerprint scan or even an iris scan. 2D facial recognition is another method and involves illuminating the user’s face with an infrared light source and capturing the image with an IR camera. The system then compares the image with the images previously stored for the purposes of identification, focusing on characteristic two-dimensional features. If there is a match for the various data such as the width of the mouth, length of the nasal ridge and distance between the eyes then the device will be unlocked. Read more »

Discussions | Components | UV-LEDs | Jan 31, 2018

New Klaran® WD Series Breaks the $0.25/mW Price Barrier for UVC LEDs

New Klaran® WD Series Breaks the $0.25/mW Price Barrier for UVC LEDs Crystal IS, a leader in developing high performance UVC LEDs, today announced the expansion of its Klaran® platform with the release of the WD series LEDs. Developed specifically for the price and performance needs of POU water disinfection, Klaran WD Series marks the first instance a UVC LED manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to break the $0.25/mW price barrier required for mass production of UVC LED based water purification products. The company will initially offer 30 mW and 40 mW variants with plans to introduce more powerful devices in the coming months. Read more »

Discussions | Medical | Components | UV-LEDs | Nov 30, 2017

LG Innotek Unveils the World’s First 100 mW UV-C LED

LG Innotek Unveils the World’s First 100 mW UV-C LED LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100 mW UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020. Read more »

Components | IR-LEDs | Aug 30, 2017

Everlight Introduces the NIR-C19M Infrared LED Series for Iris Recognition

Everlight Introduces the NIR-C19M Infrared LED Series for Iris Recognition Everlight Electronics CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, launches the NIR-C19M series with a wavelength of 810 nm which exert the clearest contrast effect to read the pattern of the iris. The recognition process is precise, quick and features excellent heat dissipation. This makes it perfectly suitable for iris recognition applications in security surveillance systems (access control) and portable handsets. Read more »

Components | IR-LEDs | May 30, 2017

Sights Set Right! Augmented and Virtual Reality Systems Use Infrared LEDs to “Know” Where the User is Looking

Sights Set Right! Augmented and Virtual Reality Systems Use Infrared LEDs to “Know” Where the User is Looking Osram’s compact IREDs provide the illumination needed by eye-tracking systems in headsets - Osram Opto Semiconductors is launching its smallest sidelooking infrared LED to date. The new SFH 4055 is based on the proven Firefly platform, used widely for LEDs in the visible spectrum. The new transmitter, which has a wavelength of 850 nm, is primarily targeted at eye-tracking systems in augmented and virtual reality headsets. Read more »

Components | UV-LEDs | Medical | Feb 24, 2017

LG Innotek Unveils the World's First 70 mW UV-C LED

LG Innotek Unveils the World's First 70 mW UV-C LED LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 70 mw UV-C LED for sterilization applications. As its sterilization performance is 1.5 times higher than the competitor’s 45 mW module.UV-C LED produces the short wavelength ultraviolet rays in the range of 200 – 280 nm, allowing it to be used for sterilization purpose. It prevents the proliferation of bacteria by destroying their DNA. LG Innotek’s product emits UV in the range of 280nm. Read more »

Components | UV-LEDs | Medical | Jan 09, 2017

RayVio's 60 mW UV LED Sets Industry Benchmark for Disinfection and Sterilization

RayVio's 60 mW UV LED Sets Industry Benchmark for Disinfection and Sterilization RayVio Corp., an advanced health and hygiene company, is delivering the industry's first 60mW UV LED in volume. The breakthrough performance from the company's XP Series is making the use of ultraviolet LEDs for critical medical and public health solutions a reality. Read more »

Components | UV-LEDs | Industrial | Dec 13, 2016

Luxeon UV U1 Doubles Performance of Current Smallest UV Emitter in the Industry

Luxeon UV U1 Doubles Performance of Current Smallest UV Emitter in the Industry Leveraging its leading expertise in chip scale packaging, Lumileds today introduced the Luxeon UV U1 LED for use in UV curing, counterfeit detection, analytical instrumentation, inspections and other UVA and Violet (380-420 nm) applications. This third generation of UV LEDs maintains the same micro package size as Luxeon Z UV, but enables a higher power density. Read more »

Components | UV-LEDs | Medical | Nov 28, 2016

Epileds and HPL Jointly Launched the Bioraytron Brand UVC LED Products

Epileds and HPL Jointly Launched the Bioraytron Brand UVC LED Products Bioraytron is a 50%/50% joint venture by Epileds and HPL. The epi wafers and chips of UVC LED are manufactured by Epileds, and packages and modules being exclusively sold under the brand name of Bioraytron are completed by HPL. Read more »

Components | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Color LEDs | Oct 20, 2016

OMC Launches New HP UV&IR LEDs, New Micro Series LEDs and New Proprietary Coloured LEDs

OMC Launches New HP UV&IR LEDs, New Micro Series LEDs and New Proprietary Coloured LEDs OMC, a pioneer in optoelectronics, will present a range of new LEDs at the Electronic Design Show. The new LEDs are a new range of surface-mount high-power ultra-violet and infra-red LED emitters, extremely compact LED emitters measuring just a fraction of a millimeter, and a series of brighter LED emitters than traditional coloured LEDs based on their proprietary Active Diffuser Technology™. Read more »

Medical | UV-Modules | Components | UV-LEDs | Oct 18, 2016

LG Innotek Claims Great Progress in Performance of Mass-Produced UV-C LED Modules

LG Innotek Claims Great Progress in Performance of Mass-Produced UV-C LED Modules LG Innotek announced it has supplied its sterilizing UV-C LED modules to LG Electroics’ home appliance. The company expects that this achievement will become the primer to expand its market for UV-C LEDs. Read more »

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Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

Epoxy Features Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Master Bond EP30LTE-2 has been developed for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses. It can be used for sealing, coating and encapsulating, especially for small to medium sized castings where a very low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is required. Read more »

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New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant

New BJB LED Connector for Linear LED Modules: Book 21 Compliant Lampholders were standard in older, traditional lighting systems. Modern LED fixtures that utilize non-replaceable LEDs create several assembly and field-replacement disadvantages. Zhaga Book 21 addresses these shortcomings by standardizing linear 'socketable' LED modules. In accordance with Book ... Read more »

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EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key

EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED

Cree Expands Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with the Worldwide Proven CLQ6A LED These SMD LEDs are packaged in an industry standard PLCC8 package. These high performance 4 color SMT LEDs are designed to work in a wide range of applications. A wide viewing angle and high brightness make these LEDs suitable for signage applications. Read more »

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Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for determining haemoglobin (Hb) saturation through oxygen in the blood and heart frequency. It uses the fact that oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor haemoglobin absorb red and infrared light differently. In order to measure the oxygen content reliably, LEDs with ... Read more »

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LpS/TiL 2019 - Europe's Foremost Lighting Conference Discussed Latest Lighting Trends

LpS/TiL 2019 - Europe's Foremost Lighting Conference Discussed Latest Lighting Trends Last week saw the co-hosted LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS), Trends in Lighting Forum &Show (TiL) and for the first time the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) Summit return to Bregenz, Austria. The three international conference and exhibition events were carefully curated to ... Read more »

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The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light It is a great pleasure for the LpS and TiL organization committee to announce the award winners for 2019. For the second time in a row, after the traditional cruise on the lake from Bregenz to Lindau, the gala dinner at the Eilgut Halle has proven to being a great place for the LpS & TiL award ... Read more »

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