2008-03-12

Global Lighting launches LED-based keyboard backlight

It's reported that Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has introduced an LED-based backlight for use with desktop or notebook PC keyboards that provides brightness and uniformity, along with the opportunity to utilize fewer LEDs, reducing the cost of the backlight.
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2008-03-12

Water-resistant LED light strip features flexible PCB, self-adhesive backing

The HL-5060/K31C4-12-E linear LED light strip from Guangzhou Hongli Optoelectronic Co. Ltd features an IP67-rated water-resistant casing, flexible printed circuit boards (PCB) and self-adhesive backing.
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2008-03-12

Kim Lighting Announces GEM® Performance Bollard Series

Kim Lighting, a leading manufacturer of outdoor architectural lighting, has announced an expansion of its  GEM® Performance Bollard line to now include new super bright white LED technology.
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2008-03-11

Latest Generation of PAR30-Style LED Spotlight Bulbs

LEDtronics announced its latest generation of PAR30-Style LED spotlight bulbs. The PAR30 LED bulb is made up of five three-Watt high-power LEDs. PAR30 LED bulbs are direct incandescent PAR30 replacements, combining advanced Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies, standard 25mm Edison screw-in bases, and light optimizing designs producing 480 to 544 lumens of vivid light depending on the bulb model. PAR30 LED bulbs are available in a 40° light-emitting viewing angle, running on 80V to 260V AC current.
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2008-03-11

Activists target LED-lighted billboards

Billboard company executives say LED-lighted billboards are the wave of the future. But several community activists are fighting a proposed change in City of Reno rules that would allow the billboard industry to put up the digital electronic signs.
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2008-03-10

Fully submersible high-performance LED light

A new, competitively priced, all-purpose LED lamp designed for boat trailer use has been released by Narva.The Narva Model 36 uses just eight high-powered, light-emitting diodes.This keeps down the cost of each unit and cuts current draw, taking less energy from the battery.Yet light spread and performance remains effective.
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2008-03-07

Darfon aims to ship RGB LED notebook keyboard in 2Q

Darfon Electronics expects to ship illuminated notebook keyboards utilizing RGB LEDs, whose thickness is 0.7~0.9mm larger than traditional LEDs, to a Top-3 notebook maker in the second quarter, according to the company.
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2008-03-07

GlacialLight melts the divide with LED light technology

We recently reported that Thermaltake is going to be expanding into LED technology for the home. However, a quick walk around the CeBIT halls today made it clear that others are also trying to change the way we light our lives. GlacialLight's solution is very much like Thermaltake's but different in one important way - it's not restricted to the standard bulb sizes. With various sizes for different applications, including replacement fluorescent strip lights found in most offices, it seems that GlacialLight is one step ahead of the others.
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2008-03-07

Leynard puts up giant LED panels at Olympics site

Beijing Leyard has completed the installation of five LED panels at the Olympic Cultural Squares in Beijing, with each panel measuring around 100m². The company has integrated its color correction technology with Macroblock's MBI5030 16bit pulse width modulation LED driver to achieve higher display performance and enhance color resolution of LED panels.
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2008-03-06

Ferndale considers more LED lights for streetlights

It's not easy becoming green, but that's not stopping Ferndale from trying. City officials are looking into switching in LED lights into the inner-ring suburb's street lights next year. Why not this year? Money. "It's quite expensive, but we're looking at it," says Jack Crowly, superintendent of Ferndale's public works department.
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2008-03-05

Bay City officials explore use of LED lights

A light in the parking lot of Bay City Hall shines a little brighter than the rest. It's an LED, or light-emitting diode, that uses a fraction of the power of a standard light and lasts longer, but also costs more upfront. The city is experimenting with the LED parking lot light as a pilot project, and measuring how much energy the light uses, said Phil Newton, acting director of Bay City Light and Power, the city-owned electric utility.
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2008-03-05

LED lighting to replace high power halogen at Eco Living Centre

Eco Living Centre offers wide range of LED lighting products for use both inside and out, for domestic or commercial use. LED lighting products are key to saving your energy and maintenance costs. As lighting the home and business accounts for a large proportion of Eco Living Centre energy consumption, LED technology is also a way to reduce its CO2 emissions. Here is an easy way to start. Eco Living Centre recommends LEDs to replace high power halogens:High power halogen replacement 10W:
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2008-03-05

LED bulbs in traffic signals save electricity

Environmentally friendly LED bulbs are being installed in traffic lights at the city's 605 intersections. They won't save commuters time during rush hour, but officials say the upgrade will save the city about $325,000 a year. "It's going to allow us to save 80 percent on our electric bill," said Patrick Hassett, assistant director of Pittsburgh's Public Works Department. "It's a no-brainer."
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2008-03-05

First Class Airline Cabins to Get LED Lighting

B/E Aerospace was reportedly selected by a leading global airline to provide first class suites for the airline's wide body fleet. The company was awarded a $200 million contract to retrofit the airline's existing international wide-body fleets and to outfit their new wide-body aircraft with Super First Class suites. The first class suites will have a wide range of luxurious amenities, including a fully flat bed, enhanced interactive in-flight entertainment, dining for two and in one of the programs.
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2008-03-04

Carmanah to Supply New Jersey Lottery With LED-Illuminated Signage

On March 3, 2008, Carmanah Technologies Corporation announced a two-year contract to supply the State of New Jersey's Lottery Division with LED edge-lit signage. The contract, valued at up to $500,000, extends from March 1, 2008 until February 28, 2010. Under the terms of the contract, Carmanah will provide custom edge-lit hanging window signs and instant ticket dispenser signs that will be used to help New Jersey Lottery retailers promote the sales of both instant ticket and online lottery tickets throughout the state.
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2008-03-04

Old North Church Goes Modern With LEDs

 Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, light up the ceiling vaulting inside the Old North Church, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 in Boston. The Old North Church has gone high-tech, installing LEDs to illuminate ceiling vaulting inside the church where two lanterns were hung the night of April 18, 1775.
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2008-03-04

Dialight to Provide LED Shelter Lighting for U.S. Marine Corps

Dialight Corporation has received a major order for its newly developed, high-intensity LED lights for military shelters, which have been approved for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. Complying with MIL-STD-461E, RE102 and CE102 for EMI/RFI shielding, they can also be used for vehicle interior and shipboard lighting, as well as for general illumination requiring high light output.
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2008-03-03

Paint LED Art With Philips' Giant Light Canvas

Visitors at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas, will have a bright canvas to paint on: a 14 foot-long interactive LED wall installed by Philips Electronics as a gift to the new hospital.Named the "Imagination Light Canvas," the display has 1,420 touch-sensitive pixel elements, letting visitors finger-paint with light. Images persist for a few minutes, and six people can play simultaneously.    
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2008-03-03

Student wins $30K for LED work

Martin Schubert, a doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., has won the $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Prize for his work on light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. Schubert developed a new, polarized type of LED that could allow their widespread use as light sources for liquid-crystal displays in televisions, computers, cell phones and other devices.
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2008-03-03

Boston's Old North Church installs LED lighting

The Old North Church, a beacon for Paul Revere's famous warning of the movement of British forces, and a symbol of the American Revolution, has gone high-tech with the installation of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. The energy-efficient lights illuminate ceiling vaults inside the church, whose steeple was used to display two lanterns as a signal about British troop movements on April 18, 1775 — the night described in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem, which included the line: "One if by land, and two if by sea."
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2008-02-28

LED revolution in Railways

Railways will install LED boards on trains, at railway stations and parking lots for disseminating information to passengers. Announcing these measures in the Railway budget on Tuesday, Lalu Prasad said his Ministry has decided to install online coach indication display boards on over night mail and express trains by March 2009.
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2008-02-27

The Wave Interactive LED Coffee Table by Ami Kealoha

A real godsend for those of us in need of constant visual stimulus, the Oakland-based group Because We Can has devised a way to interact with your coffee table. The "Design-Build studio" teamed up with the tech whizzes from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories to create an LED Coffee Table dubbed The Wave. They fitted the table with 480 bright LED lights, along with 32 near infrared optical sensors. The result is a surface that reacts to any motion by following it with a cascade of glowing light.
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2008-02-26

Sound-Activated LED Spotlights

Mount these battery-operated lights along a stairwell, in a closet, outside your side door…wherever you need some light but don't need the hassle of electrical work.  Loud or sharp sound will turn the four bright LED lights on; they'll turn off automatically 10 seconds after last sound heard. Manual on/off option. Pivoting bracket directs the light where you need it. Weather-resistant for outdoor use.
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2008-02-26

Dancing LED on the ceiling

Superclub Noxx has used 300m2 of Chroma-Q Color Web 125 to provide a stunning LED video ceiling in its main dance room.Noxx's founders wanted to create some unique, cutting-edge visual effects for the 2000-capacity venue and turned to Luc Peumans of digital lighting specialists Painting with Light.The biggest challenge involved specifying an LED video surface to cover the entire ceiling of the large, asymmetrical main dance room.
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2008-02-25

Network Powered Ethernet LED Display Saves 75% in Energy Costs

Recently named "PoE-Powered Device of the Month" by industry experts, Inova Solutions' OnAlertTM appliance supports mass notifications that save lives and reduce risks during natural disasters and other emergency situations.
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2008-02-25

Flashing High Powered LEDs

Whever attention needs to be gained, it’s normal practice to flash LEDs. In addition to attracting the eye, flashing LEDs also considerably drops battery consumption.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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