Devices | LED | Automotive | Dec 21, 2017

New Osram LED for Headlights on all Vehicle Classes

New Osram LED for Headlights on all Vehicle Classes Oslon Compact PL combines new chip technology with excellent thermal properties Osram Opto Semiconductors has added the new Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of products for the automotive sector. The LED is particularly suitable for use in vehicle headlights. It can be used for adaptive glare-free high beam, daytime running lights, low beam and standard high beam. This all-rounder combines improved design with low system costs, making it suitable for different vehicle classes and accessible to a broad spectrum of customers. Read more »

Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Dec 12, 2017

TI's New Automotive LED Lighting Controller Without Internal MOSFET

TI's New Automotive LED Lighting Controller Without Internal MOSFET Texas Instruments introduced the first 3-channel high-side linear automotive light-emitting diode (LED) controller without internal MOSFETs which gives designers greater flexibility for their lighting designs. The TPS92830-Q1's novel architecture enables higher power and better thermal dissipation than conventional LED controllers, and are particularly beneficial for automotive LED lighting applications that require high performance and reliability. Read more »

Technologies | Light Generation | LED | Automotive | Oct 02, 2017

Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights

Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights The Eviyos prototype developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is the world’s first hybrid LED and represents major progress toward the first market-ready smart controllable high-resolution LED. As soon as oncoming traffic is detected the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off so drivers of oncoming vehicles are not dazzled. The prototype, integrated in a demonstrator from Osram Specialty Lighting, were on show for the first time at ISAL from September 25 through 27, 2017 in Darmstadt. Read more »

Devices | LED Modules | Automotive | Aug 29, 2017

Osram Presents Innovative SMARTRIX Modules for Compact, Intelligent Headlamps

Osram Presents Innovative SMARTRIX Modules for Compact, Intelligent Headlamps Matrix light not only contributes to greater road safety but also gives headlight designers greater freedom thanks to its smaller dimensions. This technology is therefore very much on the march. To meet the demands of the automotive industry for more and more compact smart headlights Osram has taken this technology an important stage further with the development of innovative SMARTRIX modules. SMARTRIX is an amalgam of “smart” and “matrix”. “By using new materials for the lens systems we have been able to make the SMARTRIX modules even smaller and more durable, so our customers have even more freedom in designing their headlights”, explained Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. Read more »

Devices | Luminaires | Marine | Aug 11, 2017

Lumitec Introduces Pinnacle – Style and Performance in a Small Package

Lumitec Introduces Pinnacle – Style and Performance in a Small Package Lumitec, a leading designer and manufacturer of extreme environment LED lighting solutions, officially announces the launch of their new Pinnacle LED Flood Light. Read more »

Components | LED | Automotive | Jul 18, 2017

Toyoda Gosei Develops Automotive Headlamp LEDs with World-Class Luminance and Efficacy

Toyoda Gosei Develops Automotive Headlamp LEDs with World-Class Luminance and Efficacy Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed its first automotive headlamp LED as a new LED product. According to in-house tests, these LEDs achieve world-class luminance and low energy consumption. Read more »

Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Jul 12, 2017

36V, 2A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down LED Driver with Silent Switcher Topology Minimizes EMI Concerns

36V, 2A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down LED Driver with Silent Switcher Topology Minimizes EMI Concerns Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LT3932, a monolithic, synchronous, step-down DC/DC converter with internal 36V, 2A power switches and an internal PWM generator. Its fixed frequency, peak current mode control accurately regulates current within ±1.5% for strings of up to 2A LEDs. Its integrated PWM generator offers a 128:1 dimming ratio. If dimming ratios of up to 5000:1 are required, the LT3932 and an external PWM generator can accommodate these applications. Read more »

Components | LED | Automotive | Nov 04, 2016

Osram Adds New Oslon Black Flat S to Its Automotive Portfolio

Osram Adds New Oslon Black Flat S to Its Automotive Portfolio Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the Oslon Black Flat S series, the world’s first surface mountable LEDs with up to five individually controllable chips. Thanks also to the contrast ratio provided by the package, they are predestined for use in ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam) headlights. Switchable light segments enable oncoming traffic and traffic further ahead on the road to be masked out, making driving more comfortable and safer. With their improved thermal properties, these high-power LEDs offer system benefits and are suitable as an attractive entry-level ADB solution even for vehicles in the compact class. The new 3-chip version in the Oslon Black Flat S series has been available since October 2016, and the versions with four and five chips will be available from January 2017. Read more »

Components | LED | Automotive | Jun 21, 2016

Samsung Introduces New Line-Up of CSP LEDs for Automotive Lighting

Samsung Introduces New Line-Up of CSP LEDs for Automotive Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced component solutions, announced today that it has introduced “Fx-CSP”, a line-up of LED packages which features chip-scale packaging* and flexible circuit board technology, for use in automotive lighting applications. Read more »

Featured | Automotive | Systems | Jun 18, 2016

GLT’s Ring Light Brings New Appeal and Functionality to Automotive and Other Lighting Applications

GLT’s Ring Light Brings New Appeal and Functionality to Automotive and Other Lighting Applications Brecksville, OH, April 25, 2016 – The new ring light from Global Lighting Technologies is a bright and uniform circle of LED-based illumination that lends a special look and appeal to lighting applications. It uses as few as 1 LED, can be produced in a variety of colors, and can be integrated into a wide variety of products. Read more »

Components | LED | Automotive | Sep 25, 2015

Oslon Black Flat S for Automotive Provides up to 2000 Lumen

The five chips of the Oslon Black Flat S can be driven individually and are ideal for adaptive front lighting systems Osram Opto Semiconductors is unveiling an LED prototype in surface mount technology (SMT) with a brightness of up to 2000 lumen (lm) at ISAL 2015 – the Oslon Black Flat S. Experts achieved this high output by combining five chips from the latest UX:3 generation with an improved SMT package. A single LED is therefore sufficient as the light source for combined low-beam and high-beam systems. The excellent thermal connection with the package allows for passive cooling, which reduces system costs. The Oslon Black Flat S is consequently a viable alternative to HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps and is scheduled to be added to the Osram automotive portfolio at the end of 2016. Read more »

Components | LED | Automotive | Apr 07, 2015

Everlight Electronics Extends Automotive LED Portfolio

Highlights of Everlight's extended automotive portfolio are the high-efficient, sulfur resistant golden frame series and PC amber options Everlight Electronics CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry with three decades of experience in optoelectronics, introduces the most high efficient/sulfur resistant ‘golden’ Series which performs brilliantly, even in severe environments, satisfying all demands of Automotive applications. Read more »

News-Spot | Automotive | Case Studies | Mar 18, 2013

Le Mans Racecar Forward Lighting System Uses Custom Metal-Core PCB

In racecars only the best performance counts A new LED forward lighting system for endurance race cars has been launched by Motorsport Electrical Specialist, Racetech Harnessing Ltd. These new headlights will make their debut at the 2013 Sebring 12hrs in Florida USA and are being installed for the Le Mans 24 hour race. Read more »

News-Spot | Automotive | Case Studies | Apr 04, 2012

Optoga's LED Lighting of the New Volvo V40 Shows that Light Quality, Efficiency and Costs Are No Contradictions Anymore

Optoga's LED light assert the interior design and the new materials of the new Volvo V40 perfectly A more distinctive Scandinavian design and finer material makes the inside of the new Volvo V40 feel extra premium. An important part of the experience is the lighting. Using the new LED technology, the Swedish company Optoga has helped create a bright environment in the car that enhances this feeling. At the same time energy consumption is down by 90 %! Read more »

Automotive | Solar Systems | Case Studies | Jun 24, 2008

Future Lighting Solutions Donates LUXEON Rebel LEDs for Solar Car Project

The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) is an organization of undergraduate engineering students who undertake the project of researching, designing, and constructing a solar vehicle every two years. Pointe-Claire, QC – Future Lighting Solutions, a leading provider of LED lighting components and solution support, announced today that it has donated LUXEON Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds for use on a solar car being built by students at the University of Minnesota. The car will compete in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge, a 2,400-mile race scheduled for July 13-22. Read more »

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GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module

GRE Alpha Introduces ENO-DIM EnOcean Wireless Dimming Module GRE Alpha announced the release of its cutting-edge ENO-DIM dimming module with integrated EnOcean technology. The spring-loaded terminal simplifies installation and is compatible with any EnOcean-enabled wireless switch. With the ready to install dimming module, it's just plug and play. The ... Read more »

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LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects

LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects The acronym LiFi (Light Fidelity) was born at the beginning of the 2010s. Its name derives from the very well-known WiFi (Wireless Fidelity). The term VLC (Visible Light Communication) is used in the restricted instances of visible light. Mr. Luc Chassage who works for Oledcomm and the Versailles ... 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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