2008-02-26

The Luminous Intensity of LEDs

1. Luminance Units1) The unit of Illuminance: Lux (lx)2) The unit of Luminous Flux: Lumen (lm)3) The unit of Luminous Intensity: Candela (cd)The candela is the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 ×1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 watt per steradian.The energy density striking an object is given in lumens per square meter, generally known as lux.
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2008-02-25

The Benefits of LED Lighting

For now, LED light fixtures are substantially more expensive than their glass competitors. But LED lighting brings significant advantages that Ruud Lighting executives think will steadily steer the industry toward LED — and toward Ruud.Those advantages include:A Energy savings. LEDs are about 50 percent more efficient than high-pressure sodium or metal halide, 35 percent more than fluorescent and 80 percent more than incandescent, said Christopher Ruud, executive vice president for national accounts at Ruud Lighting.
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2008-02-19

Basic Knowledge about Different Kinds of LED Power Supplies

Although LED’s power saving efficiency is higher than ordinary light sources, it can not be connected directly to public grid voltage like those ordinary ones. It should be configured with special voltage switching device which can supply it with rated voltage and current, providing a sound condition for it to function in normally. That is the so-called special power supply for LED.
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2008-02-18

A View on Categories of WLEDs

As we all know, a combination of red, green and blue lights can produce the impression of white light. So does a combination of blue and yellow lights. Most white LEDs (WLEDs) in production today are based on the technology of blue LEDs.1. Mixing the light produced by red, green and blue LEDs to achieve the white light.
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2008-02-18

Many Patents Will Expire in 2010, LED Market Would Be Reformed

It’s forecasted that all the patents related to LED issued since 1990 will expire from 2010 in succession. The former patent structure will have to be adjusted by then, which may lead to reforming LED market. Take Japan for example, which ranks No.1 in LED industry. Nichia had been issued 74 patents from 1991 to 2001, covering LED fabrication, epitaxial wafer, chip manufacturing, chip packaging, processing technology and raw materials such as phosphors, etc. By means of its patents, Nichia monopolized the LED market before the year of 2002 and enjoyed high gross margin.
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2008-01-10

LED Streetlights Cooling Design

When it comes to LED lights, many people focus on lumens and pay less attention to cooling.  In fact, LED lumens are increasing rapidly.  In 2006, lumens per watt in mass production reached 50 and it is still going up fast.  Heat transfer theory has matured, its channels are clear: conduction, convection, radiation and phase change (such as heat pipes).
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2008-01-10

LED and Smart Lighting System

With the improvement of material and spiritual life, people nowadays have more demands to lighting. It is no longer just about lighting. Besides energy-saving, more and more people are using lights to create a harmonious, homey and comfortable environment. 
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2007-12-20

Advantages and Weaknesses of LED Application

Unlike conventional incandescent lamps which need to convert the electricity into thermal energy first and then to light, LED illumination is achieved when a semiconductor crystal is activated so that it directly produces visible light in a desired wavelength range. With the continuous development of lighting technologies, more possible future applications of LEDs will be seen. Advantages and disadvantages of using LEDs are to be discussed as follows. Advantages of LEDs 1. Long Lifespan
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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