2008-05-15

LED: Low-energy Light of Your Life

Scientists have found a way to increase the light-output efficiency of LEDs through pioneering nanoelectronics. Dr Faiz Rahman is putting millions of holes into light emitting diodes to make them brighter. He's not, as you might imagine, trying to increase their surface area. Instead, he's overcoming the physical properties that keep most light trapped inside. And when he's managed to scale up his hole-making process, it'll mean bright low-energy LED light bulbs for the home.
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2008-05-14

Instruction of Using LED Die Attach Silver Adhesive

As we all know, single electrode chip package has quite high requirement of die attach, thus the silver adhesive is required to be handled strictly. Maybe the problems won’t show in the process of production, but the abnormal situations such as the power-off may be encountered when the customer uses it.Because there hasn't a copy of notices proclaimed in writing concerning the usage of LED die attach silver adhesive, the following items are concluded according to industrial experiences for readers’ reference.
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2008-05-07

LED Light Bulbs to Take Over?

 The U.S. based "Lighting Science Group (LSG)" has announced the launch of its new line of LED light bulbs. The new product series, which include the industry's widest line of LED lamps, were specially designed for both commercial and residential lighting applications.
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2008-05-05

LED Lights Shine at Saving Energy in Tech Gear

The same innovation that makes laptop screens thinner turns out to be one of the best energy-saving technologies on Earth - and it's all thanks to new tricks that make it possible to create more illumination using the most humble member of the semiconductor family, the light-emitting diode, or LED.
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2008-04-28

Principles of Choosing LED Lamps

The use of high brightness LED in acrylic channel letter and architectural illumination is increasing day by day; red LED is gradually occupying a leading position in acrylic luminous advertisement signs, meanwhile LEDs with diverse colors are improving their brightness and power in a large extent, thus LED illumination is predicted to gain more market share and develop much faster in future application of acrylic luminous signs and advertisement billboards.
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2008-04-23

LED Warning Lamps

Truck-Lite says its new LED solid-state warning lamp (SWL) operates with peak current of only 3 amps to flash its 18 light-emitting diodes, thus placing less stress on a truck’s electrical system. It can be wired to provide dual or quad flash patterns. Options include a yellow (amber) lens or a clear lens with yellow LEDs. The SWL screw-on lenses require no tools for replacement.
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2008-04-23

The Components and Structure of LED Screens

There are two kinds of LED screen: graph-text screen and video screen, both of which are constituted by LED matrix blocks. Graph-text screen can display Chinese characters, letters and pictures synchronous with the computer. Video screen controlled by computer can not only display spot text and graph synchronously and vividly, but also can display two-dimensional, three-dimensional flash, video, TV program, VCD program and live broadcast.
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2008-04-23

LED Lightbulbs: Are You Ready to Make the Switch?

High price and a strange color. No, we're not talking about a hairdo. Those are the two factors that have kept light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, from becoming a mainstream light source. But that might change soon, said Zach Gibler, chief business development officer of Lighting Science Group, which plans to announce distribution deals with major retailers for its LED bulbs that screw into a regular socket.
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2008-04-18

High Power LED Used in Self-Luminous Advertisement Signs, Glass Curtain Walls and Underwater Lamps

High power LED is heading toward higher brightness and lower cost year by year. Ever since the invention of LED, its luminance increased by 30 fold while its cost decreased by 10 fold every 10 years, developing quickly toward becoming a high power, high light efficiency and low cost light source. Currently, the brightness of high power WLED in laboratory research can reach 100Lm/W and those which shines with 60Lm/W has already been put into commercial use in the market.
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2008-04-18

LED Bulb is Friendlier All Around

American government says that if every American home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, we could save enough energy to prevent greenhouse gases equal to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. Certainly great news, yet recycling burned-out CFL light bulbs poses a quandary for homeowners.  
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2008-04-17

Once Bright Future Beginning to Dim, LED Lighting is Partly to Blame for Neon's Decline

Approaching Light Design Neon in Chelsea, it's hard to tell whether it's still in operation. A glowing pink and turquoise sign reading "Neon" hangs in the window, but lower down, so does a more sober "For Sale" notice. Inside, a colossal Marilyn Monroe fixture smiles down from the back wall, alongside images of Mufasa and Simba from "The Lion King." Out-of-service signs from a money-transfer shop and the nearby Katz Bagel Bakery lean against the shelving below.
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2008-04-14

On Hight Power LED Flashlight

LED flashlight is a new type of illumination instrument that uses light emitting diode as light sources, with merits of power-saving, long lifespan and high brightness. Immediately after White LED was invented, LED flashlight came into the market. Initially, WLED was only applied on part of military materials, daily uses of it were not widespread as it is expensive and with low brightness. Along with the improvement of its brightness and the lowering of its cost, WLED becomes more and more popular.
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2008-04-14

Re-lighting the world: LED Advantages

Scientists are developing solid-state light devices, made of light emitting diodes (LEDs), to replace the energy-wasting light bulb. LED Advantages
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2008-04-11

Some Commonly Used LED Circuit Connection Modes

Dozens of and even hundreds of LEDs need to be connected together to form a light emitting device in commercial practices. The connection mode of LED load circuit will directly influence the reliability and life-span of the LED. The LED circuit which can work safely has the following 2 basic functions: to keep the current constant and to maintain low power consumption for the circuit itself. Only in this way can the LED system efficiency stays in a higher level.
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2008-04-09

A Brief Discussion on the Advantages of Automotive LED Application

LED is made up of a very small chip packaged in the epoxy resin. Generally, the operating voltage is 2-3.6V and the operating current is 0.02-0.03A. Traditional incandescent lamp emits light depending on tungsten filament, and the power-saving lamp depends on tricolor powder. Different from these two kinds of lamps, LED emits light through electric field. Long lifespan, high efficiency, absence of radiation and energy saving is the advantages of LED light. These advantages destined it to replace traditional light sources and to be used extensively.
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2008-04-08

Will LED-backlit LCD TVs Break into Mass Market?

LED-backlit LCD TVs, enabled by Dolby Laboratories' High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, produce stunningly clear pictures. Unclear, though, is how much consumers will have to pay for that kind of picture quality. "These products have been screaming to get out to a mass market," said Eric Haruki, research director for TV markets and technologies at IDC. But he cautioned that unless LED manufacturers can achieve the economies of scale and cut the cost of LEDs, "this could still remain a great white hope for awhile."
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2008-04-03

Factors Influencing Luminous Efficacy of WLEDs

Currently, the luminous efficacy of power LEDs is around 50lm/W (lumens/watt), which does not meet the requirements for home lighting. Therefore, many problems remain to be tackled to boost the power WLEDs (White LEDs) into home lighting, of which the luminous efficacy is the key factor. Although there are many factors which can influence the luminous efficacy of WLEDs, the following ones are worth paying attention to.
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2008-04-01

Five Problems Concerning White LED Lights

1. Bad Color RenderingCurrently, a white LED produced from a blue LED covered with yellow phosphor generally has bad color rendering (below 80%), as the emitted light lacks red and does not restore this color correctly. But a TL tube or a compact fluorescent lamp may have color rendering indices from 80% to more than 90%.
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2008-04-01

Designing with High-power LEDs on Epoxy-glass Boards

Learn the fundamentals of thermal design and how it can be implemented using practical methods and materials to produce acceptable high-power LED applications.LED manufacturers are experts regarding the thermal design inside of the LED package. They can provide the relevant data to describe the thermal performance, and they also have good ideas about how an LED should be soldered to the circuit board. But when it comes to the thermal path between the LED leads and the environment, you are on your own.
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2008-03-31

LED Lights Bring Glimmer of Hope

The technology of LED is able to convert electricity with virtually no waste heat.The acronym stands for light emitting diode, and this technology uses a tiny fraction of energy consumed by conventional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs for a given amount of light. The working life of LED lights is measured in tens of thousands of hours, too.  LED technology is poised to boost the energy efficiency and reliability of area lighting in a big way. Poised, but not quite there yet for all applications.
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2008-03-26

New DLED36 Tri-Brick from Elation Utilizes Revolutionary Tri-Color LED Technology

Elation Professional has made a major breakthrough in RGB LED fixtures: the introduction of tri-color LEDs. Instead of each LED lamp being a single color, the new tri-color technology makes it possible for each lens to contain a combination of three 1-watt LEDs — red, green and blue. This advanced 3-color innovation gives users tremendous advantages over single-color LEDs, including improved RGB color mixing, the elimination of multi-color shadows, and a much brighter, more even field.
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2008-03-26

HB LED Drivers Handle Long LED Strings

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16815/MAX16828/MAX16835/MAX16836 high-voltage, linear high-brightness LED (HB LED) drivers capable of driving a long string of HB LEDs from a 6.5V to 40V input supply.
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2008-03-25

ITC Investigating Blue LED/Laser Patent Infringement Case

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to institute an investigation based on a complaint filed on 20 February by Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, professor emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at Columbia University.
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2008-03-17

LEDs Shine in Solid-State Lighting

The use of LEDs for solid-state lighting, rather than as indicators, is poised to make inroads in applications in the automotive, architectural and general illumination markets, according to market analysis firm Yole Developpement. But for the growth to pan out, particularly in the general illumination market, there is still technical work to be accomplished. Although LEDs are prized for their energy efficiency, a great deal of color performance and design and cost optimization remains to be done, and semiconductor companies need to keep improving manufacturing processes.
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2008-03-17

LED Driver ICs: Application Drivers, Technology Developments & Product Introduction Trends

Driven in the short-run primarily by mobile phone handsets, the worldwide white light-emitting diode (LED) market is projected to exceed 20 billion units in 2008. Using higher light-emitting efficiency and lower pricing, an increasing number of white LEDs are being used as backlight for notebook PCs, medium and large LCD TVs, and single-color and full-color outdoor signs. Further growth is expected to come from automotive applications, which are expected to see increased penetration in LED headlamps, as well as LEDs in interior lighting.
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2008-03-13

Benefits and Advantages of LED Over Standard Bulbs

We've likely all experienced the bothersome inconvenience of having to change a light bulb located in a hard-to-reach place. Maybe a lofty porch light burns out, or a chandelier bulb dies. These can be difficult to get to, and many times they are lights that are left on for many hours throughout the day, so they burn out frequently. Luckily, www.besthomeledlighting.com provides a solution in the form of LED light bulbs. This growing technology offers benefits and advantages over standard bulbs in almost every possible category.
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2008-03-10

Replacement of Conventional Light Sources by LED

The latest LED technology opens up wide areas for new applications, new technical possibilities and reduced costs. The main advantages of the state of the art LED light sources are:
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2008-03-06

New Application for LED—LED Printer

What is an LED printer? LED printer was firstly invented by the Okidata co. in Japan and has been put into use for a period of time. Currently, it is developed and manufactured mostly by Japanese companies. The cost of LED printer is lower than laser printer, which scans the information onto the rotating drum through light with high energy and fixed wave band.
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2008-03-04

Bright Future Forecast for Innovative LED Lighting

The success of ScreenSign Arts Ltd's Photometric Edge Lighting Technology, using LED components, suggests it should be possible for the beverage dispensing industry to phase out light bulbs, including mercury-lined fluorescent tubes, sooner rather than later. Christchurch-based ScreenSign Arts began commercialisation of electroluminescence technology in 1998. The company has since negotiated a six-year agreement for distribution of its technology into the beverage sector in North America and Europe.
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2008-02-26

OKI Printing Solutions' Groundbreaking LED Technology is Recognized in Japanese Industry Award

On Mon, 25 Feb 2008, OKI Printing Solutions announced that its revolutionary Epi Film Bonding (EFB) technology has been awarded the most prestigious New Machinery Promotion Award by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in Japan. EFB has been specifically designed to support OKI Printing Solutions' unique LED printheads. EFB provides an enhancement to the existing LED technology and it reaffirms the company’s position as an innovator and pioneer for adopting LED technology for printers. Benefits of EFB technology:
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Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its existing portfolio for flash applications with a product featuring a specially developed chip sized package (CSP). With Ceramos C, Osram is following the trend for miniaturization as the new... READ MORE