2008-06-11

LED fixtures enhance swim center architecture

Clarity in Sound, Light and Vision specified and fitted the fixtures housed in compact IP65 flood enclosures to the Hatfield, UK, swim center ceiling. As of last month, 24 LED fixtures are now installed in the ceiling of a Council-owned Hertfordshire, UK, swimming pool building, reducing the pool's carbon footprint and pleasing the pool's visitors.
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2008-06-11

160,000 LED lights mounted to new Santa Monica ferris wheel

Orlando, FL, lighting company Eworks Pro Corp. designed the amusement park ride system from scratch.  On May 22, 2008, Pacific Park in Santa Monica, CA, introduced an all-new $1.5 million, 130-ft Pacific Wheel ferris wheel featuring more than 160,000 energy-efficient LED lights that will provide energy savings and complement its solar-power program.   Pacific Wheel
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2008-06-11

High Tech LED Lighting

LED lighting has been all the rage in the computer world forever now but what about LED lighting around the house? What about LED lighting that looks like it is literally tearing through your wall? Judging by this concept, designer Billy May almost surely has. His Torn Lighting is perfectly disguised on your wall while hiding it's LED secrets from view. The result is the rather impressive illusion sure to leave your guests bemused, provided you paint it to match your walls of course.
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2008-06-06

Martin Kubanka Designs Lighting for Miss Universe Slovakia 2008

Martin Kubanka designed the lighting for the 2008 final of the Miss Universe Slovak Republic. The event was staged at the National Tennis Centre in Bratislava. Kubanka used over 100 Robe moving lights at the core of his lighting design for event.
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2008-06-05

American DJ Introduces LS-70 LED Mobile Par Can System

Ideal for mobile entertainers, bands and theatrical performances, the LS-70 LED System provides everything needed to set up a first-rate LED stage lighting system right out of the box. The all-in-one package consists of four screw-base LED bulbs — one each in red, green, blue and yellow — four Par 38 polish par cans, a T20F 4-channel foot-operated chase controller, and an LTS-6 light stand.
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2008-06-05

Mars Moppel light tripod LED

Friendly and futuristic in appearance, the Moppels are a breed of helpful LED companions who provide the perfect light for not so perfect situations.What's nice about this little thing is that it can sit on the couch arm and light your book, or better for clamping onto the top of your Mac G5 so you can see the ports in the back of the machine. (beware magnets)$30: (uses 3AA or USB) @Scientifics
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2008-06-05

LED traffic lights will save $120,000

The City of Red Deer is throwing a new light on drivers and pedestrians starting this week with the replacement of traffic lights with more energy-efficient lighting. All the incandescent lights at the city's 125 signalized intersections are being replaced with LEDs (light emitting diode), which use about 90 per cent less energy than the older lights. The changeover will take three months and save $120,000 a year.
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2008-06-04

A quarter of LED toys unsafe: survey

A government survey this month found that 25 percent of light emitting diode (LED) toys sold on the local market were unsafe, while 65 percent failed to specify product information, a senior official of the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday. The ministry's Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection randomly inspected 20 China-made LED toys to protect children's safety and safeguard consumer's rights.
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2008-06-04

Single-pass UV LED-curing inkjet ink debuts

Triangle Digital INX Co. (TDI), (San Leandro, CA) a member of INX Digital, teamed with LED curing specialist Summit UV in developing EVOLVE UV -- a UV LED-curing ink that offers 4-color with single-pass through-cure at speeds of 80 ft. per minute or higher, running with Xaar 1001 piezoelectric printheads. No inert curing atmosphere is required.
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2008-06-03

Santa Monica's New Solar Powered LED Ferris Wheel

The Pacific Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier in California took her last spin on May 5th before crews dismantled the sun-faded behemoth piece by piece to make way for a shiny new wheel. And shiny it is, boasting 160,000 LED lights that will bring glittering visual performances to Santa Monica's evening sky. The solar panels used for the old wheel will remain at the pier, providing clean energy for the 90-foot ride and its 800 passengers per hour.
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2008-06-03

Germany: Audi offers first full-LED headlamp as €3,590 option

The world's first full-LED headlamp is now available on Audi's R8 model, but the option will set buyers back a hefty €3,590 (US$5,582). LEDs offer a number of advantages, such as lower energy consumption and a colour that more closely resembles daylig...
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2008-06-02

New in equipment: LED 'Micro Lantern'

If you have ever done any night fishing or been in a tent after dark and wanted some light, but didn't want to lug around a heavy flashlight or large lantern, there's now an answer. Coghlan's, a Canadian company that's been in business for nearly 50 years, has developed a LED "Micro Lantern." It weighs less than an ounce and stands just two inches high, yet is bright enough to light up a 6.5-foot circle, meaning you can stick it in your pocket, then light up your tent later.
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2008-06-02

Bahrain- MEM introduces LED advertising network

Middle East Media Marketing (MEM) has introduced a distinctive different advertising media through its state-of-the-art Dynamic Digital Advertising Network LED signs situated at key points throughout the Kingdom."This is the first time that an LED advertising network has been offered to clients in the Middle East region," Chairman of MEM / GMI Group, Shaikh Ali bin Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa said as he launched the network at a Press meet on Thursday.
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2008-06-02

LED Shower Light

Taking a shower is supposed to be something relaxing, but for many of us the routine has become something of a pressure cooker to-do item that we want to get it done and over with soonest possible. After all, the gravy train of life is going to take off whether we are ready or not, right? Take some time out with the LED Shower Light.
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2008-06-02

LED Signs Light Up Across Bahrain

Middle East Media Marketing (MEM) has introduced a large format dynamic LED digital signage network in Bahrain. The 5 locations include Bahrain International Airport, Adliya, Seef, Juffair and the Diplomatic Area.
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2008-06-02

Ilion to try LED streetlights

ILION — A test run with light-emitting diodes from Fiberdyne Energy in Frankfort could lead to LEDs replacing as many as 61 streetlights in Ilion.Officials in Ilion  announced the pilot project during a news conference at 6:30 p.m. on Jun 01.The LED street lighting fixtures are expected to reduce energy consumption by about 50 percent, according to an Ilion news release.Fiberdyne Energy President Jim Gelose said the company worked on a feasibility study to select LED fixtures appropriate to replace Ilion's streetlights.
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2008-05-30

ActOne LED Lighting Provides Inviting Atmosphere for Starlight Casino

The Starlight Casino in New Westminster near Vancouver, Canada, has an alluring atmosphere created by ActOne’s LED lighting tubes. The lighting effect is reportedly generated from the dispersion of color lights from 200 LED lighting tubes. The LED lighting tubes, which are over draped mesh-screen curtains, have a total length of 700 feet The Starlight Casino located in the Greater Vancouver area is a brand new $110-million, 100,000 square foot gaming and entertainment facility that was completed last December.
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2008-05-30

Computer-controlled LED light for microscopy

RGB LED Light Source reduces system cost by eliminating the need for a white light source, filter changer and condenser, increases reliability, and reduces cost of ownershipTofra has released a new model of its RGB LED Light Source for microscopy, which has computer control of intensity The RGB LED Light Source provides bright and uniform microscope illumination. Independent and accurate control of red, green and blue LEDs creates any desired colour and intensity.
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2008-05-29

LED shipments to climb on notebook usage

LEDs will light the notebook-PC-display-backlighting market ablaze during the next few years, with iSuppli Corp predicting that nine out of 10 large mobile-PC LCD panels will use the technology by 2012. The market-research company estimates that 90% of large LCD-notebook-PC panels manufacturers ship in 2012 will employ LEDs to backlight their displays, rocketing up from just 4.7% in the fourth quarter of 2007. LED-backlit large LCD-notebook-PC-panel shipments will surge to 17.4 million units by the end of 2008, up by more than a factor of six from 2007, the company forecasts.
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2008-05-28

A blue light special for drowsy drivers

Drivers one day could take 30-minute "baths" in blue light at truck stops and gas stations to prevent them falling asleep at the wheel.That's one suggestion from Mariana Figueiro and colleagues at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., who have put together a bid for research funding to investigate using light to reset drivers' body clocks.
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2008-05-28

Apple Cube as Art (via LED's)

Apple products have often been called pieces of art; their design and functionality have been trend setters in the industry. The Apple Cube was a product of Steve that never really got off the ground, but it laid the groundwork for the MacMini.
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2008-05-27

Heights council to talk about LED billboards

The Harker Heights City Council will discuss regulations for digital signs in a public hearing today (May 27, 2008) at a 5 p.m. meeting. The City Council has been discussing placing regulations on LED billboards in Harker Heights for about a month after the Texas Transportation Commission adopted a rule that will take effect June 1.
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2008-05-26

Money-Saving LED Lighting Is a Tough Sell

The latest wrinkle in LED lighting is a three-way bulb, much like might be used in a living room lamp. The EarthLED EvoLux R gets successively brighter as you hit the switch.It's not cheap, though, at $100 for a version that's as bright as a 100-watt incandescent bulb. A tiny fan in its base helps cool the LED light.
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2008-05-23

Busy week for high-brightness LED sockets and lights

Some intriguing LED announcements this week: Molex is showing its LED socket technology for the Acriche high-brightness (HB) LED at LightFair in Las Vegas next week. This is apparently a mounting device for the Acriche LED that in turn goes into the socket that we as consumers are familiar with. The press release describes the Molex connector as conferring “[the] ability to connect with standard Edison-base, GU 24-base, or custom interface configurations.” The Acriche line of LEDs runs directly off the 110Vac mains.
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2008-05-22

Flowery Branch Council looks at LED sign amendment

Flowery Branch City Council Wednesday approved on first reading an amendment to the city sign ordinance to regulate LED billboards; the question was how long the electronic displays should last.Councilman Craig Lutz said the issue is safety; how distracting to interstate motorists passing by Flowery Branch are 10-second LED sign messages? He proposed at least 63 seconds.
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2008-05-22

Apple switching all MacBooks to LED backlight in 2009?

Apple has been criticized by some environmental groups for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, but the company has pledged to mend its ways. It appears now that Apple will indeed live up to its promise as it is set to replace all the CCFL backlights in its MacBook range with energy-efficient LED systems by 2009.
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2008-05-21

Outset Magnetic Light for BBQ Tools

BBQing at night is as American as apple pie, NASA and the occasional race riot. But even when there's enough ambient light to keep track of where everything essential is being kept, it's still kind of tough to see whether the burger is done without resorting to the kludgy solution of wielding a spatula in one hand and a flashlight in the other.
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2008-05-21

LED daytime running light available for retrofitting

The automotive parts supplier Hella has developed new LED daytime running lights that can be retrofitted to the front bumper and switch on automatically when the engine is started up.The LEDayline can also be used as a position light and measures only 28 millimetres in height and 220 millimetres in width fitting elegantly into the contours of most modern vehicle front-ends, Hella said.
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2008-05-20

Component Channels LED Light

LEDs are more energy-efficient than light bulbs, but fall short when it comes to light output. But a new optical component could change that by concentrating LED light like a spotlight and directing it precisely where needed.
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2008-05-20

Light-Up LED Furniture is Sticky, Disco, But You Can Call It Stardust

This lightweight furniture by Meritalia is so light you can pick it up with one hand, and so light that you can probably read by it.
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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

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