Components | Electromechanics | Electronics | EMI Filters | Medical | Special Applications | Dec 10, 2018

TE Connectivity Introduces Corcom MRI LED Lighting Filters

TE Connectivity Introduces Corcom MRI LED Lighting Filters In medical applications very often strict EMI suppression and clean power is required. One especially critical application is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Unfortunately standard LED drivers and LED lighting products don't provide sufficient EMI suppression. Even LED lights outside the MRI room may influnce the MRI equipment. Especially designed filters can eliminate this problem. TE Connectivity’s new Corcom MRI LED lighting filters is such a product. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Horticulture | UV | Dec 01, 2018

UV LED Technology for Emerging Applications in Agriculture

UV LED Technology for Emerging Applications in Agriculture The Ultraviolet (UV) LED market has expanded five-fold in the past decade and is projected to grow to over $1 billion by 2025. A key trend expected to influence the market is the ability to expand into new applications, including agriculture. UV light, at proper frequency and dose, can increase the production of active substances in medicinal and traditional plants and it can also help maintain a healthy growing environment. But to fully take advantage of UV LEDs, some major re-design considerations are required. Terrance Berland, CEO of the Violet Defense Group, the parent company of Violet Gro, will explain which considerations these are; for instance, why it is crucial to incorporate the appropriate lens material. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Special Applications | Nov 30, 2018

12-bit, 29 kHz RGB LED Driver Family Enables Vivid Color and Seamless Animation without Audible Noise

12-bit, 29 kHz RGB LED Driver Family Enables Vivid Color and Seamless Animation without Audible Noise Texas Instruments today introduced a new family of LED drivers with integrated, independent color mixing, brightness control and a power-saving mode. The LP5018, LP5024, LP5030 and LP5036 enable smooth, vivid color and reduce system power consumption. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Multi-Color LEDs | Stage Lighting | Special Applications | Oct 17, 2018

LED Engin Introduces World’s First 50 W Seven-Die LED Emitter

LED Engin Introduces World’s First 50 W Seven-Die LED Emitter LED Engin, an Osram business, has unveiled the LZ7 Plus, the world’s first 50 W seven-die LED emitter. The trend in stage lighting fixtures has evolved from not only delivering ultra-bright light with narrow beam, but also creating more sophisticated color schemes and high CRI white. LZ7 Plus is uniquely designed to address this trend, featuring seven high-power dies in six colors, which can be individually controlled to deliver intense, saturated colors, as well as high quality white light as a result of color mixing. The LZ7 Plus can be used in various stage fixtures, such as static and moving head wash fixtures, as well as profile fixtures. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Signage | Outdoor Applications | Oct 16, 2018

GlacialPower Launches New GP-LE150N LED Driver Series With Isolated Cable

GlacialPower Launches New GP-LE150N LED Driver Series With Isolated Cable GlacialPower, the power division of the LED technology manufacturer GlacialTech Inc, announces the new GP-LE150N DC LED driver suitable for LED strip light, LED signage and moving sign applications. The new series are available in 12 VDC output rated power of 120 W, and 24 VDC output rated power of 150 W. The GP-LE150N is suitable for exterior or interior usage, with a fully isolated plastic case and isolated cable that is IP67 rated for environmental protection from rain, water and dust. Read more »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 28, 2018

Automotive Lighting of the Future - Osram’s Oslon Boost HX for New Concepts

Automotive Lighting of the Future - Osram’s Oslon Boost HX for New Concepts As part of digital mirror device (DMD) systems, the LED enables symbols to be projected onto the road in HD quality Just like a normal projector can display pictures on a screen, a DMD system with its millions of micro-mirrors can project light onto the road in the form of symbols. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Indoor Applications | UV-LEDs | Sep 21, 2018

Lighting Science Launches Cleanse™ Luminaire Retrofit LED Troffer that Sanitizes Air

Lighting Science Launches Cleanse™ Luminaire Retrofit LED Troffer that Sanitizes Air Lighting Science announces the launch of a revolutionary new LED luminaire that reduces airborne pathogens responsible for numerous illnesses. Cleanse™ is an easy-to-install, air-sanitizing luminaire that decreases the levels of airborne particles, including microorganisms. The spread of illness is a health concern that is widely felt in healthcare, schools, gymnasiums and a multitude of public spaces. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Special Applications | Aeronautics | Reliability | Sep 13, 2018

Abrasion in Transparent Lens Materials for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

Abrasion in Transparent Lens Materials for Exterior Aircraft Lighting Research, Engineering, and Quality Assurance at Kopp Glass, reports how Taber abrasion and high-velocity particulate testing was performed on three different jet aircraft lens materials, including: heat strengthened borosilicate glass (Kopp 9000), hard-coated polycarbonate, and aviation grade acrylic (Makrolon AR and Plexiglas II UVA). Read more »

Systems & Applications | Controls | Software | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Special Applications | Sep 12, 2018

A New Dawn Arrives with the Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q

A New Dawn Arrives with the Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q Chroma-Q®, who recently acquired and rebranded the Jands Vista lighting & media control system, has released the long anticipated Vista 3 software, which introduces a large number of exciting new features and improvements. 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 | Micro-LEDs | Displays | Special Applications | Aug 28, 2018

Lextar to Release Micro LED Chip and UFP I-Mini RGB Display Module

Lextar to Release Micro LED Chip and UFP I-Mini RGB Display Module The vertically integrated LED company Lextar Electronics will be releasing new Micro LED chip technology, with the chip size under 20µm. It will also be releasing two chip technologies: R/G/B Micro LED and Color Conversion Micro LED chip. As for Mini LED products, Lextar will debut the next generation UFP I-Mini RGB display module, and slim Mini LED light board for panel backlights. The series of latest Micro and Mini LED technologies will make their debuts at the Touch Taiwan 2018 exhibition. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Displays | Aug 28, 2018

Maxim’s LED Backlight Driver - Smallest Footprint for Larger Automotive Displays

Maxim’s LED Backlight Driver - Smallest Footprint for Larger Automotive Displays Automotive infotainment designers can now upgrade to bigger, higher resolution displays with greater ease, reduced cost and smaller solution size with the MAX20069 from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). The MAX20069 provides the industry’s first solution integrating four I2C-controlled, 150 mA LED backlight drivers and a four-output thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) bias in a single chip. The IC can reduce design footprint up to one-third compared to the closest competitor’s parts. 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 »

Technologies | Light Generation | OLEDs | Special Applications | Displays | Aug 07, 2018

Electron Beam Patterning for Full-Color HR OLED Displays

Electron Beam Patterning for Full-Color HR OLED Displays OLED microdisplays are increasingly establishing themselves in consumer-ready wearables and data glasses. In order to meet the requirements for higher efficiency, higher contrast, and higher resolutions in these applications, Fraunhofer FEP scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates. This might eliminate the use of color filters and shadow masks in the future and allow full-color displays to be developed by means of a new process. An increase in efficiency and considerably broader color gamut have already been demonstrated in first experiments. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - How to Overcome the Security Challenges of Smart Lighting

WHITE PAPER - How to Overcome the Security Challenges of Smart Lighting IoT-powered lighting systems are backbones for smart building applications such as energy harvesting, space optimization, and predictive maintenance. Read more »

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Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud As a pioneer in the LED industry who dared to break away from conventions and apply non-isolated design to the LED driver for UFO high bay driver, Lifud has done a good job referring to the sales records and customer feedback of the LF-FHBxxxYx series. Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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