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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2008-02-21

Gravity powers LED lamp

A lamp that uses gravity to power light emitting diodes (LEDs) has been given a green award.The Gravia lamp designed by Virginia Tech student Clay Moulton earned second place in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition.Electricity to power the 10 high-output LEDs is generated by a weight that spins a rotor as it falls to earth.The weight is housed in an acrylic column, with the LEDs at its base shining through the acrylic to provide a diffuse glow.
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2008-02-20

Laird - Metal core printed circuit board laminate for LED applications

A metal core printed circuit board (MCPCB) laminate for LED applications has been announced by Laird Technologies. The innovative environmentally-friendly new T-lam SS LLDlaminate is designed to keep bright and ultra-bright LED light engines burning brighter, longer and uniformly, says the company.T-lam SS LLD features a copper circuit layer and aluminium base plate bonded together with the company's T-lam LLD dielectric. T-lam SS LLD laminates are processed through standard circuit board manufacturing and assembly processes.
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2008-02-19

LED inventor gets spot in Hall of Fame

The inventor of the light emitting diode (LED) is set to join the inventor of the original light bulb when he is inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.Nick Holonyack, who developed the first practical LED, will enter the pantheon which welcomed Thomas Edison when it first opened in 1973.
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2008-02-19

Dialight LED Beacons Optimized for Wind Farms

Dialight Corp.'s D264 Series LED-based flashing red beacons are being optimized for wind farm installations by two industry-leading OEM distributors.Dialight provides standard D264 beacons, which are modified to incorporate an integral photocell, controller and GPS-based synchronized flasher module in a compact design that eliminates the need for additional control cabinets and wiring, according to the company.
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2008-02-18

Carmanah Provides Solar LED Aviation Lights for Airfield Upgrades in United Arab Emirates

Carmanah Technologies Corporation has received an order through Dubai-based GESOLAR - the company's authorized aviation distributor in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - to supply solar-powered portable airfield lights for privately-owned airfield applications within the region. The order, valued at more than $600,000, provides the tools to enhance visibility and safety at remote airfields using energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) beacons powered by clean, cost-effective solar energy.
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2008-02-18

Glowing appeal: In car design, energy use, LEDs add 'cool factor'

Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are changing the face of autos, inside and out, designers and engineers say. Once a beacon for the plush interiors of Lexus, Mercedes and Cadillac, LEDs have made their way into daily drivers such as the Ford Focus and Chevy Malibu, and certainly will make their way into more. Interior and exterior designers love the little light bulbs and are finding new ways to use them.
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2008-02-18

Innovative cranes anti collision systems and LED flexible Neon lighting from Atlas Electrical Technologies Services

Atlas Electrical Technologies Services designed and installed an anti collision system that supervises the work area limits, gathers information on the proximity of these limits and prevents dangerous movements. This involves radio telecommunication features which aid in establishing limiting features to prevent jib to jib, jib to load and jib to tower deck collision. The system also has zone points along loading bays, traffic lanes and edges of buildings where the cranes should not tread.
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2008-02-05

EXCLUSIVE Unboxing: Tchibo Tweezers with LED

  You can forget the Wii, PS3 or iPhone right now. The most exciting product unboxing of the 21st century is here, and it dumps on all of 'em from a great height. Oh yes, Tech Digest has the exclusive on the Tchibo Tweezers with LED. That's right: laser-guided tweezers (almost).
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2008-02-04

CBI 3 Plug 25' Extension Cord with LED 14 Gauge 25 Foot

14-gauge, 25' black cable with 3 outlets spaced evenly apart. CBI MOX Series cords are engineered for easy storage and the elimination of twisted cords.
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2008-02-04

Nanocrystal coating makes for warmer, increased efficiency LED lights

A new study has shown that a coating of carefully tuned nanocrystals helps make LED light warmer and less clinical. Hilmi Volkan Demir of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, says that this development may pave the way for energy-efficient LED lights headway in the commercial market. He has revealed that nanocrystals show promise to create LEDs that give off a warm white light, with efficiency far beyond compact fluorescents.
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2008-02-04

Furman PL-Pro II Power Conditioner with LED Volt Meter

The PL-Pro II Power Conditioner serves up Furman's Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) and Linear Filter Technology (LiFT).
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2008-02-01

Austin Energy to Test New LED Light Bulbs

Austin Energy is joining a national effort to develop new, energy efficient light bulbs made from LEDs. Those light-emitting diodes are commonly used in billboards and traffic signals, and new developments in the field mean they could soon be used in everyday office and home environments.
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2008-02-01

MXR CSP-101CL Custom Shop Script Phase 90 with LED Phaser Pedal

Often imitated but never duplicated, the elusive vintage MXR Phase 90 guitar pedal is at the top of the list for pedal collectors world-wide.
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2008-02-01

Advanced Analogic Technology Introduces White LED Driver for Portable Displays

Advanced Analogic Technology has introduced a new LED driver, the AAT1239-1. The driver, a high frequency, high efficiency constant current boost converter, can drive up to ten white LEDs in a series. The driver is designed for backlight applications in PDAs, eDictionaries, Electronic Photo Frames and cellular handsets.
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2008-02-01

Austin increasing use of LED bulbs

The city of Austin will begin taking steps toward using more LED lighting as part of a national LED use initiative. The LED City initiative (www.ledcity.org) is sponsored by Durham, North Carolina-based company Cree Inc. Cree [NASDAQ: CREE] produces semiconductors that increase the energy performance of LED lighting.
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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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