Special Applications

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Horticulture | UV | Oct 19, 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 | 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 »
Luminaires | Systems + Applications | 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 »
Indoor Applications | Systems + Applications | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Special Applications | Software | 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 »
LEDs | Systems + Applications | Animal Farming | Special Applications | Luminaires | Jul 30, 2018
Kyocera Offers World's First Full-Spectrum LED Aquarium Lighting for Japan
Kyocera Offers World's First Full-Spectrum LED Aquarium Lighting for Japan Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that the company developed the world's first [1] full-spectrum LED lighting for aquariums. Kyocera's high-color-rendering LED lighting combines its proprietary violet LEDs and RGB (red, green and blue) phosphors to create lights close to natural sunlight at specific underwater depths. Kyocera's new LED lighting is ideal for growing various water creatures as it reproduces the light close to the natural habitats of corals and water plants. The optical spectrum can also be customized to reproduce the deep blue color for ornamental purposes. 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 | Special Applications | Jul 09, 2018
OMC’s New High Brightness Purple LED for Greater Design Flexibility
OMC’s New High Brightness Purple LED for Greater Design Flexibility OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, has launched a new high brightness purple surface-mount LED lamp featuring the company’s proprietary Active Diffuser Technology™, which produces a far richer and more efficient output than traditional single-wavelength devices. The vibrant output and ease of driving of the new purple LED SMD lamp makes it ideal for applications such as backlighting, mood-lighting, displays and status indication on items such as front panels and keypads, as well as signalling and industrial electronics. Designated LPRM3268X3, this new SMD lamp requires very low current, has a compact footprint of only 3.2mm by 2.8mm, and a depth of 1.9mm, with the industry-standard PLCC package. 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 »
Tools | Test Equipment | Software | Displays | Special Applications | Jun 27, 2018
Westboro Photonics Announces Photometrica® version 7.5
Westboro Photonics Announces Photometrica® version 7.5 Westboro Photonics, a leading manufacturer of imaging colorimeters and photometers for the analysis of displays and lighting and the publisher of the Photometrica measurement and analysis software, announces the release of Photometrica version 7.5. Read more »
Technologies | LEDs | Micro-LEDs | Light Generation | Special Applications | Displays | Jun 19, 2018
KAIST Team Develops Flexible Blue Vertical Micro LEDs
KAIST Team Develops Flexible Blue Vertical Micro LEDs In CES 2018, micro LED TV was spotlighted as a strong candidate for replacing the active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display. Micro LED is a sub-100 um light source for red, green and blue light, which has advantages of outstanding optical output, ultra-low power consumption, fast response speed, and excellent flexibility. Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and his team have developed a low cost production technology for thin-film blue flexible vertical micro LEDs (f-VLEDs). Read more »
Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | Jun 15, 2018
LG Innotek Launches UV LED Brand "InnoUV"
LG Innotek Launches UV LED Brand "InnoUV" LG Innotek today revealed its plan to launch the high-end UV LED brand, “InnoUV.” The company plans to give the common name “InnoUV” to all of its UV LED products, apply a separately created brand logo design to them, and allow all finished products that use the company’s UV LED to use the logo. Read more »
Components | Electronics | LED Power Supplies | Harsh Enviroment | Special Applications | Jun 12, 2018
EFORE Releases New DDP/MDP600SC with IP66/67/68 Ingress Protection Grade
EFORE Releases New DDP/MDP600SC with IP66/67/68 Ingress Protection Grade EFORE Plc, an international company which designs and manufactures custom and standard AC/DC Power Supplies, LED Drivers and DC and AC Power Systems, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new DDP/MDP600 SC Sealed Power supply series, designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions, including submersion to 1 m for up to 40 days. Read more »
Components | LEDs | RGB LEDs | Signage | Special Applications | Jun 06, 2018
Everlight Showcases new Signage LEDs at InfoComm 2018
Everlight Showcases new Signage LEDs at InfoComm 2018 Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, will attend InfoComm US for the first time to demonstrate the indoor and outdoor components for LED signage, including all types of dimension, package, viewing angle and performance, such as EAPL1010RGBA0-ELB, EAPL1515RGBA0-ELB and EAST0707xx-ELB, demonstrating at booth C3657. 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 | Color LEDs | Special Applications | May 08, 2018
Osram - 40% Increased Efficiency of Green LEDs Improves Battery Life of Fitness Trackers
Osram - 40% Increased Efficiency of Green LEDs Improves Battery Life of Fitness Trackers The significant drop in light output (green gap phenomenon) exhibited by green LEDs has often been the cause of efficiency problems and high costs in customer applications. For its indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based green LEDs, Osram Opto Semiconductors has now succeeded in reducing the typical forward voltages by around 600 mV drastically. With a simultaneous increase in optical output power, customers instantly benefit from improvements in efficiency of up to 40 percent compared to predecessor products across the entire UX:3 portfolio from Osram. Read more »
Components | LED Modules | Automotive | Special Applications | Apr 03, 2018
Lextar Announced ADB Automotive Headlight Module
Lextar Announced ADB Automotive Headlight Module LED vertical integration manufacturer Lextar Electronics Corp (“Lextar” or the “Company”) released its adaptive driving beam (ADB) LED headlight module system. In coordination with CCD module, it can detect oncoming cars and dynamically adjust the beam pattern, creating a future new trend for LED automotive headlights. Moreover, the series products of automotive LED packaging, LED module, light engine and others was also displayed at the Auto Lamp Exhibition Shanghai (ALE) on Mar. 28 and 29 to demonstrate the vertical integrated LED product capacity of Lextar. Read more »
Resources | Projects | UV-Modules | UV-LEDs | Mar 15, 2018
“UV Power” Research Project Is Working on LED-Replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources
“UV Power” Research Project Is Working on LED-Replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources Since February 2017, a total of five research institutes and companies have been working on “UV Power”, a collaborative project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The partners have made it their goal to provide high-power UV LEDs to cover a wide variety of applications. These LEDs will eventually replace conventional UV light sources, which often contain toxic mercury, in areas such as production, disinfection, the environment, life sciences and medicine. UV LEDs are also likely to open up new areas of application. Read more »
Components | LED Modules | UV-Modules | Special Applications | Feb 26, 2018
LG Innotek Introduces UV LED Module with Perfect Waterproof
LG Innotek Introduces UV LED Module with Perfect Waterproof LG Innotek today announced that it has supplied UV LED module for water purifiers to the famous Japanese purifier manufacturer for the past year and achieved the perfect quality of zero defect rate. The Japanese market is known to have very strict quality standards, but it has proved its great performance and quality by supplying about 50,000 modules without a single defect. Read more »
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