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IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 02, 2007

Integrating chamber cone light using LED sources

Example of a radiant energy emitting system A system to provide radiant energy of selectable spectral characteristic (e.g. a selectable color combination) uses an integrating cavity to combine energy of different wavelengths from different sources. The cavity has a diffusely reflective interior surface and an aperture for allowing emission of combined radiant energy. Sources of radiant energy of different wavelengths, typically different-color LEDs, supply radiant energy into the interior of the integrating cavity. In the examples, the points of entry of the energy into the cavity typically are located so that they are not directly visible through the aperture. The cavity effectively integrates the energy of different wavelengths, so that the combined radiant energy emitted through the aperture includes the radiant energy of the various wavelengths. The apparatus also includes a control circuit coupled to the sources for establishing output intensity of radiant energy of each of the sources. Control of the intensity of emission of the sources sets the amount of each wavelength of energy in the combined output and thus determines a spectral characteristic of the radiant energy output through the aperture. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 26, 2006

Diode Lighting System

Schematic side view of the lighting system A lighting system for stage, theatrical and architectural lighting, comprising a frame for supporting a plurality of light emitting diodes. The diodes are mounted to the frame so that each diode is both secured to the frame and also simultaneously positioned wherein each discrete diode light beam is directed to a prescribed remote focal point (target zone) and thereupon directed to a predetermined illumination area. Electrical power for transmitting and controlling electrical voltage to light emitting diodes by electrical circuitry integral with the frame. The frame can be configured as any hollow volume such a cone, a semi-ellipse, and a semi-sphere or can be configured as planar. Flexible blanks having apertures and pads for electrical connections can be used to construct rigid frames. An imaging gate a collimating lens and a focusing lens can be interposed between the frame and the illumination area. The frame can also be a sandwich frame having positive and negative electrically conductive layers interposed between layers of biasable insulating foam. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 21, 2006

Color Kinetics announces licensing agreement with Neo-Neon

Boston, MA, Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK), a leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today announced the signing of a global licensing agreement with Neo-Neon International Ltd. Neo-Neon will be granted access to Color Kinetics’ complete patent portfolio, allowing the continuing development and sale of its LED lighting products worldwide. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 15, 2006

Cree expands patent litigation against BridgeLux with additional patents

DURHAM, NC, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced that it has expanded its patent litigation against BridgeLux (formerly eLite Optoelectronics) with claims of infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,614,056 (“the ‘056 patent”) and 6,885,036 (“the ‘036 patent”). Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 07, 2006

Led luminaire and arrangement comprising a luminaire body and an led operating device

Detail of the luminaire The invention discloses an LED luminaire, in the case of which an LED module is applied to the luminaire body such that the height of the luminaire body and the LED module is ≦8 mm and the luminaire body at least partially forms the heat sink for the LED module. In this case, LED modules having power ratings of ≧3 watts are used. LED operating devices can be used for voltage supply purposes which form an outer face section of an arrangement comprising a luminaire body and an LED operating device, the total height of the luminaire body and LED operating device being ≦10 mm, and the LED operating device preferably being cooled via the luminaire body. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 05, 2006

Dimming Control Circuit for Light-Emitting Diodes

Circuit diagram showing a conventional LED drive circuit A dimming control circuit generates a dimming control signal for determining brightness of at least one light-emitting diode. The dimming control signal has a plurality of bright-dark cycles, each of which consists of a bright phase and a dark phase. The bright phase starts with an adaptive rising portion. The adaptive rising portion restricts the brightness of the at least one light-emitting diode to increase gradually from zero. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 20, 2006

Intelligent drive circuit for a light emitting diode (LED) light engine

Overview of a control system of the present invention A controller for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) light engine. The controller includes a temperature sensor configured to sensor temperature at the LED light engine. A current sensor senses a drive current of the LED light engine. A voltage differential sensor senses a voltage differential across LEDs of the LED light engine. A timer monitors a time of operation of the LED light engine. Further, a control device controls the drive current to the LED light engine based on the sensed temperature, the sensed drive current, the sensed voltage differential, and the monitored time of operation. Further, the control device outputs an indication of intensity degradation of an LED, and if the intensity degradation exceeds a predetermined threshold the control can output an indication of such to a user, so that the user can be apprised that the LED needs to be changed. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 08, 2006

Cyberlux Corporation awarded U.S. patent claims for emergency lighting technology

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C., Cyberlux Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL), a developer and manufacturer of solid-state diodaltm lighting solutions, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has recently awarded protection for the Company’s “Apparatus and Methods for Providing Emergency Safety Lighting.” Read more »


UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers LTF Technology’s UniDriver Series offers the ultimate in flexibility and ease of driver selection for lighting industry OEMs and specifiers. These technologically-advanced LED drivers offer True-Tri-Mode dimming from 100V to 277V (ELV, TRIAC, 0-10V), dimming levels from 100% to 0.1%, compatibility ... Read more »


NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »