Resources | White Papers | Horticulture | Mouser | Aug 17, 2018

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years. 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 »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | LEDs | Special Applications | Animal Farming | 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 | Color LEDs | Automotive | Jul 26, 2018

Vishay Automotive Grade Power LEDs - Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size

Vishay Automotive Grade Power LEDs - Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced two new series of surface-mount Automotive Grade power LEDs in PLCC-2 and ultra compact MiniLED packages. Utilizing the latest advanced AllnGaP technology in the smallest chip size available, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series deliver high brightness and maximum drive current up to 50 mA for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications. 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 | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Industrial | Jul 06, 2018

Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver

Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear™ LT3762, a 60V output, high efficiency, synchronous, boost LED driver controller with a programmable internal LED PWM signal generator and spread spectrum frequency modulation that yield low EMI noise. The versatile LT3762 includes a rail-to-rail current sense amplifier, enabling high side or low side current sensing that in addition to synchronous boost facilitates synchronous buck-mode and buck-boost mode topologies and nonsynchronous SEPIC designs. 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 »

Systems & Applications | Automotive | LED Modules | Lamps | Jun 12, 2018

Innovative XLS Product Family from Osram is Revolutionizing the Signal Lamp Market

Innovative XLS Product Family from Osram is Revolutionizing the Signal Lamp Market Osram is launching XLS (eXchangable LED Signal), standardized LED light sources for signal light applications in the automotive industry. By combining standardized light sources and LED technology they will fundamentally change the automotive signal lamp sector. “For the first time, a uniform platform with four different light sources can cover all the important signal applications in vehicles. This allows simple replacements, reduces complexity and overall costs for car manufacturers and leads to faster development processes thanks to adapted standards”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. The LED-based signal lamps are scheduled to appear on the roads from the fall of 2018. 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 »

Systems & Applications | Luminaires | Horticulture | Jun 12, 2018

Oreon Introduces Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage at GreenTech2018

Oreon Introduces Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage at GreenTech2018 Oreon, Dutch manufacturer of high quality LED fixtures for greenhouse horticulture, are presenting their Oreon Grow Light Extended Voltage fixture during GreenTech2018 (12 to 14 June 2018) in Amsterdam's RAI. The new water-cooled LED grow light can be connected to a 220-480 V power supply in a greenhouse. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Jun 07, 2018

Elmos' LIN Controller for Flicker-Free RGB LED Applications in Vehicle Interior

Elmos' LIN Controller for Flicker-Free RGB LED Applications in Vehicle Interior The Elmos IC E521.36 enables a variable, cost-efficient and very space-saving design of RGB LED modules for the connection to a LIN bus. The device includes a powerful 16-bit microcontroller with 32 kbyte NVM, 128-byte EEPROM and a LIN transceiver that meets the requirements up to LIN 2.2. The integrated microcontroller can be programmed with IAR's widely used software development environment. The addressing in the network takes place with the integrated BSM auto-addressing (bus shunt method). 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 | White LEDs | Horticulture | Jun 05, 2018

Luminus Adds "Horticulture White" to Horticulture Offering that Includes UV & Far Red

Luminus Adds "Horticulture White" to Horticulture Offering that Includes UV & Far Red  Luminus Devices, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365nm) to Far Red (730nm). Read more »

Featured | Components | LEDs | Horticulture | Jun 01, 2018

LEDs – The Future of Horticultural Lighting

LEDs – The Future of Horticultural Lighting Greenhouse farms may not be a new technology but with an every growing world population and the move towards sustainability, intensive yet highly efficient and standardized food production will increasingly become the norm in future years opening a potentially huge new agricultural sector that incorporates the latest technologies from the bioscience and engineering fields. Advancements in lighting, heating, watering and control systems have allowed the construction of vast, artificially lit, indoor greenhouses. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Automotive | Driver IC | Jun 01, 2018

Flicker-Free Control of Individual LEDs in Matrix Headlights

Flicker-Free Control of Individual LEDs in Matrix Headlights LEDs combine design flexibility with practical, robust circuitry, enabling automotive designers to produce striking headlight designs matched by exceptionally long life and performance. Keith Szolusha, Sr. Design Leader for LED driver products at Linear Technology, and now part of Analog Devices explains how automobile designers are increasingly incorporating LEDs in lighting because they can be arranged in distinctive eye-catching designs - helping distinguish new models from old, or high end from economy. Read more »

Components | LEDs | Automotive | May 23, 2018

American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED

American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, today announced a new series of EzyLED 3030. EzyLEDs are connected in parallel, and directly driven by a conventional 12V /24V DC source. For this series of low-to-medium powered LEDs, the IC is built into the LED chip design which dramatically reduces the additional circuitry and eliminates the need for on-the board IC driver and other passive components. Without the need for extra resistors, bridge rectifiers and current regulative diode, inventory management is dramatically reduced making this an ideal solution due to its simplicity and ease of use. Read more »

Components | LEDs | LED Modules | Horticulture | May 09, 2018

Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting

Samsung Electronics Offers LED Component Solutions for Horticulture Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced that it is now offering LED component solutions that have been optimized for horticulture lighting. The company’s new horticulture LED lineup features a newly developed “red LED” package, as well as additions to key existing Samsung “white LED” package and module families to include horticulture lighting specifications. Read more »

Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Connectivity | Sensors | Horticulture | May 08, 2018

TE Connectivity at LFI - The Next Generation of Solutions for Horticultural Lighting

TE Connectivity at LFI - The Next Generation of Solutions for Horticultural Lighting TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will demonstrate how it is illuminating the industry with its latest connectivity solutions for horticultural lighting at Lightfair International (LFI) in Chicago, USA from May 8 – 10, 2018. At the TE booth (#2563), visitors can see how the company’s solutions are helping lighting installers and manufacturers grow their business with TE’s latest components for horticultural lighting. 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 »

Systems & Applications | Automotive | Apr 16, 2018

EVERLIGHT’s 3D Automobile Taillight Winning “Innovation Award” at Taipei AMPA

EVERLIGHT’s 3D Automobile Taillight Winning “Innovation Award” at Taipei AMPA EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, attended the Taipei AMPA to demonstrate new products for automobiles and win the “Innovation Award” at electronic end products and parts group with 3D automobile taillight. Read more »

Technologies | OLEDs | Displays | Manufacturing | Special Applications | Apr 16, 2018

Smart Printing: Fraunhofer IAP Develops Power Generating Films and Luminescent Glass

Smart Printing: Fraunhofer IAP Develops Power Generating Films and Luminescent Glass New inks for inkjet printers make it possible to print organic displays or solar cells on film and glass for the use in architecture, the textile industry and many other industries. 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 | 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 »

Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Horticulture | Industrial | Mar 30, 2018

Everlight Introduces High-efficiency and Horticulture Lighting Products

Everlight Introduces High-efficiency and Horticulture Lighting Products Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, demonstrated its 5630X-ELB LED series and horticulture fit LEDs as well as all lighting and lighting-related products, such as luminaires for horticulture and fish lighting, at Light+Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Special Applications | Mar 13, 2018

Diodes' New AL8862 Buck LED Driver Adds Dimming for Commercial Lighting

Diodes' New AL8862 Buck LED Driver Adds Dimming for Commercial Lighting A wide input voltage range and integrated power MOSFET make the AL8862 buck LED driver a solution well-suited for developers of LED lighting drive circuits looking to minimize board space and reduce BoM cost with excellent analog and PWM dimming functions. Read more »

Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Feb 27, 2018

Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC

Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC Inova Semiconductors today announced a new standalone smart RGB LED driver and controller, the INLC100Q16. This is the latest member of Inova’s ISELED family, a truly revolutionary concept for in-car LED lighting that substantially reduces costs, simplifies control and enables dynamically changing light. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years. Read more »

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LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape

LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape LUXTECH, a leading American manufacturer of architectural grade LED modules, introduces FLEX Color to their line of flexible LED strips. The RGB strip light is populated by high quality LEDs with tight binning to maintain color consistency. Read more »

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity Synergy 21 has been a successful, well-known brand in the lighting industry for around 9 years. We satisfy our customers with top-notch planning, development, production, and distribution of high-quality lighting fixtures. We also offer an attractive working environment to over 200 employees at 6 ... Read more »

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XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible

XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible Cree, Inc. announces the new High Efficacy (HE) version of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED that delivers improved performance compared to standard XP-G2 LEDs, with higher output and greater efficiency to enable smaller, lighter, lower-cost designs. The original XLamp XP-G2 LED pioneered a broad set of LED ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

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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