2008-04-08

Single-Chip LED-Backlight Drivers from STMicroelectronics Serve Notebook PC Screens and Large-Display Applications

STMicroelectronics , a world leader in power applications, has introduced three monolithic step-up converters for LED backlights and lighting, providing 30mA or 85mA current sources for six rows of up to 10 white LEDs. The LED7706, LED7707 and mobile-optimized PM6600 include on-chip MOSFETs to reduce part count, and operate up to 1MHz to minimize filter components.
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2008-04-07

LEDs into gold: Can it be done?

LED-backlit LCD TVs, enabled by Dolby Laboratories' High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, produce stunning 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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2008-04-07

LED Ring Light For Compact Digicams

Marumi's little ring-light uses LEDs instead of a flash tube, which has a couple of advantages. You can preview the light's effect on the image, and batteries will last a lot longer. Digital photography means that the color of light doesn't matter nearly as much as it did with film, but mixed lighting can still cause problems. The LEDs on the Marumi are daylight balanced.
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2008-04-07

LED streetlights: Bright idea for St. Paul?

It's reported that St. Paul is trying to take on a whole new light. A block of St. Paul's Iowa Avenue, between Chatsworth and Milton Streets, is lit with light-emitting diode, or LED, streetlights. The lights are brighter and save on energy costs, but some worry about the lighting levels. The city is testing them to see whether they can cut energy use and maintenance costs.
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2008-04-07

Seekway 3D LED Cube Amazes in Glorious Colour Phasing Fashion

Seekway has put together this spectacular 3D LED display, which is capable of displaying images in full 3D (duh) at an amazing, 30 fps. The prototype consists of a 16 x 16 x 16 grid of interconnected colour LEDs and if our mathematics doesn't fail us, that's 4096 individual diodes.
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2008-04-03

Bariven S.A. Upgrades Carupano Airport With Carmanah Solar LED Aviation Lights

Carmanah Technologies Corporation has received an order to supply solar-powered portable airfield lights for Bariven S.A. in Venezuela, a subsidiary of PDVSA. The order, valued at over $800,000 USD, will provide the tools to equip Venezuela's Carupano Airport with a stand-alone system of solar-powered LED (light emitting diode) aviation lights.
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2008-04-03

Ann Arbor changes to LED streetlights one block at a time

Ann Arbor is installing its new energy-efficient LED streetlights one block at a time in its downtown district. Tree Town is also testing new ways to save more energy in the way it provides public light. One block at a time. That's how quickly Ann Arbor is changing its downtown street lights to more energy-efficient LED lights this year.The city's energy department recently started relamping the street lights and so far has three blocks (on Washington Street between 5th and Ashley streets) of new LEDs in place.
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2008-04-02

World's Largest LED Chandelier To Be Illuminated By Meyda Lighting At Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica, NY

The World's Largest LED and Free-Hanging Chandelier will be illuminated by Meyda Lighting on Wednesday, April 2nd, at 6 PM, at the Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica, New York. Meyda Lighting, a Meyda Tiffany company and nation’s leading manufacturer of decorative lighting, recently installed the chandelier after nearly one year of planning and production in its manufacturing facilities.
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2008-04-02

Cree LED Lighting to Increase Light Quality and Energy Efficiency in IHOP Restaurants

Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, announces that the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchise in Northern Virginia, owned and operated by Wilhelm Restaurant Group, Inc., has adopted Cree LED lighting products as the preferred lighting for all existing and future restaurants. Since testing began in January, 2008: - More than 100 retrofit LR6 six-inch LED downlights have been   installed in two locations,- Six additional locations have retrofit plans in progress, and
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2008-04-01

Scenic LED Event from MattLX

Event and Entertainment Lighting solutions provider MattLX is inviting industry professionals to the MattLX Meet, Greet and Scenic LED event to be held on the 24th & 25th April 2008 at Unit F, Imber Court Trading Estate, Orchard Lane, East Molesey. Surrey KT8 0BY.
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2008-04-01

Council hears bill to ban LED signs in neighborhoods

At-large Councilman Ronnie Steine has introduced a bill that will prohibit Light Emitting Diode (LED) signs in residential zoning districts.The bill is in response to the bogged-down piece of legislation fellow At-large Councilman Charlie Tygard had sponsored. Tygard's initial bill would have allowed LED signs such as the ones often seen at pharmacies to be used by religious institutions and schools in residential areas.
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2008-03-31

Control Freak: LED Refrigerated Display Lighting System adds energy–saving functionality

Functionality improvements to the LED Refrigerated Display Lighting System, an ecomagination product from Lumination, LLC, GE Consumer & Industrial's LED business, enable further energy savings for retailers in new and retrofit applications. Based on customer needs, Lumination technologists and engineers have redesigned the LED Refrigerated Display Case System to incorporate full dimming control and motion sensing.
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2008-03-31

New lighting enhances Paseo Bridge

Kansas City Power & Light Co. has installed energy-efficient LED lights to wash the bridge in color at night.Spring pastels can become red, white and blue for Independence Day and other colors for special events.In all, there are 1,224 LEDs clustered in 52 spotlights.It is the second such lighting installation the utility has done. The first was the Wornall Road Bridge on the Country Club Plaza.
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2008-03-31

LEDs get office test

Troy-based ilumisys Inc. will begin work with the State of Michigan to provide light-emitting diode (LED) replacement lighting for fluorescent tubes and collect research data in the state's Escanaba office building.Over a 4-year period beginning this month, ilumisys plans to install three successive generations of LED lighting, each to replace 200 4-foot-long fluorescent tubes -- about 25% of those in the two-story, 31,000-square-foot building.
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2008-03-31

LED lights and fibre optic lights from Lightech Australia

Various lighting products are offered by Lightech Australia under categories like fibre optic lighting, LED lighting and lighting control. The products included in fibre optic lighting are fibre optic fundamentals, fibre optic control, fibre optic cables, fibre optic cable specs and fibre optic light sources.LED lighting has LED lighting fundamentals, LED control, LED strips and LED fixtures. Products under lighting control are Dynalite and system integration.
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2008-03-28

Design LED moves in readiness for expansion

Design LED Products Ltd has moved into new offices within the Alba Innovation Centre in Livingston. The move gives Design LED the capacity to expand its design, sales and product marketing teams in the coming months.
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2008-03-28

Air Force Lights Up Cyberlux's Latest LED System

The U.S. Air Force wants to shed new light on landing sites used for rapid response and expeditionary missions - and RTP-based Cyberlux is delivering a soluion based on light-emitting diode technology.The United States Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) carried out field testing of a new LED product, created by Cyberlux  (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL)  this week at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.The new BrightEye 4M Tower Portable Illumination System meets specs outlined by AMC for both standard white lighting and covert night-vision lighting modes.
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2008-03-28

New Super Bright LED Remote Display for Clear Reading at Distance

Avery Weigh-Tronix is launching its XR Series of easy to read LED remote displays. Available with a choice of 5, 11 or 17 cm digits the high intensity, red LED characters can be seen from up to 325 feet and with a filtered lens are clearly visible both indoors and outside. These easy to read displays mean that operators do not need to walk around a site checking readouts. When integrated to a weighbridge, for example, there is no reason for a driver to leave the safety of his or her cab. 
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2008-03-27

Streamlight's Newest Flashlight Delivers Superior LED Performance

Streamlight has introduced its brightest LED tactical flashlight ever - the Super-Tac. The new light is a powerful, versatile new tool for tactical and law enforcement professionals operating in low-light situations.
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2008-03-26

Traffic Police and PHA bicker over LED screens

LAHORE: The recently installed light emitting diode (LED) screens on the city’s main roads have started a controversy between the Traffic Police and the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA). The Traffic Police have strongly objected to the PHA’s not seeking permission before installing these LED screens. The Traffic Police officials said that if they had been taken into confidence, they could have helped the PHA in defining areas to avoid accidents.
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2008-03-25

LED sign bill may have plug pulled

A bill to allow LED signs at churches and community centers in residential neighborhoods appears headed for demise or at the least compromise.  At best the bill to allow Light Emitting Diode (LED) signs in Nashville's residential neighborhoods appears headed for a compromise that will seriously limit their implementation. At worst, Councilman Charlie Tygard's bill may be headed straight for legislative defeat.
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2008-03-24

50-LED Solar Motion Floodlight

Since the 50-LED Solar Motion Floodlight relies on the power of the sun to get it going, you don’t have to worry about spoiling your room with ugly wiring.
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2008-03-24

Easter Egg Waterproof LED Lights Enhance Romance

These Banpresto 'Feeling Egg' Waterproof Lifestyle Lights, and just in time for Easter. Ambient lighting that adds color and egg-citement to booths, baths or both!Banpresto's 'Feeling Egg' Waterproof Lifestyle Lights are a Japanese product - you can instantly tell by the cuteness factor of each egg-light, the ingenious egg-carton-like packaging and of course, the charmingly fractured English copy. "The mini Light of egg type"... odd yes, but accurate to a fault.
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2008-03-24

Stereo zoom microscope has LED illumination

A stereo zoom microscope with LED illumination does not use conventional eyepieces, but instead an optical viewing head, which reduces eye fatigue and gives greater freedom of head movement.Vision Engineering is launching an updated Lynx LED stereo microscope. Now employing LED illumination technology, the Lynx offers engineers a stereo microscope without conventional eyepieces. The eyepieces are replaced by a patented optical viewing head allowing for a reduction in eye fatigue and greater freedom of head movement.
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2008-03-21

Mayor to Pass Bill on LED Billboards

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is expected to sign a bill passed by the Common Council on LED billboards Tuesday.The Common Council approved LED Billboards that will be able to have messages change every eight seconds instead of every 30 seconds.The test-site for a LED billboard for the past six months has been at Sil's Drive-Thru located on Milwaukee's east side at the busy intersection of North and Oakland avenues. 
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2008-03-20

LED on Show in St Petersburg

Creative Technology (CT) and Dimension Audio staged the annual Laureus World Sport Awards in the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall in St Petersburg.The two British companies, working for production house Done and Dusted, used Barco OLite 612 LED for the 8x6 module main screen, which was split into four columns that were tracked backwards and forwards on a Vertigo Rigging system during the show to create entrances for winners and presenters to emerge through.
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2008-03-18

LED Glass Brick wins Red Dot Design Award

Imagine looking at an entire wall built of these LED Glass Bricks, with the square shapes of LED light stretching into infinity and colors changing in countless computerized configurations and patterns. The possibilities are mind-boggling. The Red Dot Design Awards for 2008 were announced last Friday, 3/14/08, and among the winners was this LED Glass Brick design.
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2008-03-17

Sparkling LED displays shine at the April China Sourcing Fair

Visiting buyers passing by the Electronic Components pavilion at the April China Sourcing Fair will be impressed with the tall LED displays to be shown at the booth of Guilin Hivision Technology Co. Ltd. With over 10 years' experience in the design and production of LED products, the company currently offers over 40 models of two-color or full-color LED displays. These products are widely used indoors or outdoors as information boards or billboards.
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2008-03-17

MIT Student Gets Artistic With LED Art

An MIT graduate student has up a page showcasing a standout art project. He's designed custom LED light fixtures which are seven times brighter than the closest similar commercial models, and include colors which can't be reproduced by a normal RGB cluster (including two ridiculously bright UV LEDs). The result: some beautiful mixed media artwork.
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2008-03-13

Nexxus Lighting Introduces Industry's First LED Line Voltage Floodlight for General Illumination

On 12th March, Nexxus Lighting announced that its SV Lighting business unit has introduced the industry's first LED floodlight for general illumination that operates on direct line voltage without the need for an internal or external power supply. This breakthrough has produced the new Savi SHO White Floodlight. Utilizing Seoul Semiconductor's new Acriche LEDs, the Savi SHO White Floodlight is a new white light LED floodlight for interior and exterior applications that can operate on a standard 120VAC supply.
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The wait is over. The highly anticipated HomeKit™-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+™ A19 Full Color Light Bulb is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99) with delivery expected in September and additional products coming out soon after.READ MORE

Shenzhen Bentuo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd (BT-lux), a professional vendor of high-end panel lights in Shenzhen, recently released a "Quadruple-proof" panel light, S16-H series. Here Quadruple-proof means waterproof, dust-proof, ... READ MORE