2017-05-24

Lumileds Sets New Standard for Efficiency and Reliability in Popular Mid Power Package

With the addition of LUXEON 2835E 3V to the LUXEON 2835 Line, Lumileds today reset customers’ expectations regarding the typical 2.8 x 3.5 mm package. The 2.8 x 3.5 mm footprint first gained traction in television backlighting, but now is proving convenient in general lighting applications including downlights, indoor area lighting such as TLEDs and troffers and lamps like B12 and A19 bulbs. The new LUXEON 2835E 3V raises the standard for this class of product in efficacy and reliability—with efficacy up to 170 lm/W—while meeting the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) Premium requirements.
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2017-05-23

Cambridge Nanotherm Launches Nanotherm DMS for UV LED Applications

Thermal management innovator Cambridge Nanotherm announces the launch of Nanotherm DMS, a unique direct-metallised single-sided thermal management solution that addresses the challenges created by UV LED modules.
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2017-05-23

Machine Learning Smart City Software from TCS Slashes Payback Period for LED Streetlights

Tata Consultancy Services, a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, unveiled intelligent software that allows cities to derive greater value from costly LED lighting by reducing the typical four to five year payback period almost in half – to just two to three years. This allows cities to invest in other smart city projects sooner, cuts energy consumption using self-learning algorithms and improves public safety by responding to real-time changes in traffic, weather and people movement.
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2017-05-22

Molex Technology Makes Keypad Backlighting on Curved Surfaces a Reality

Molex has solved the challenge of backlighting capacitive keys on a curved surface for user-interface designers. Molex PEDOT Clear Conductive Sensors are flexible translucent conductive circuits printed on a polyester substrate that can be implemented on three-dimensional surfaces, allowing for more elaborate designs and greater design freedom. Translucent PEDOT sensors can be used in space-restricted applications where previous methods of backlighting (light guide film or side fire LEDs) are impractical.
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2017-05-22

Phoseon Technology Exhibits LED Curing Solutions at TopCon & IMDA Symposium 2017

Phoseon will showcase the latest UV LED curing solutions for printing applications at the upcoming TopCon & IMDA Symposium 2017 event in Lincolnshire, IL. Visit the Phoseon exhibit to learn how Phoseon LED technology is a perfect fit for printing applications due to the compact size, ease of integration, and high intensity output achieved through optimized LED thermal management. 
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2017-05-19

Corning Lotus NXT Glass Chosen for Samsung Display’s Flexible LTPS-OLED Line

Corning Incorporated announces Samsung Display’s selection of Corning Lotus™ NXT Glass as the carrier glass for its line of polyimide (PI) low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, which today power the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.
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2017-05-19

New Vivid Color Technology Exceeds Quantum Dot and OLED Color Gamut

PixelDisplay is introducing Vivid Color™ technology, a new approach to improve the quality of the display experience, on smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, VR, AR, and digital signage. Retaining the key benefits of (inorganic) LEDs, and extending to include:
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2017-05-19

Breaking the Rules with Cutting-Edge Lighting for the Home

Buster + Punch take their lighting to unexpected yet stylish levels with their HEAVY METAL Pendant and LED BUSTER Bulb. A London-born home fashion label that works with unusual, solid materials to make extraordinary items for everyday use, Buster + Punch's custom lighting fuses unique design and attitude to light up any room in the home from the kitchen to the bathroom and even the home bar area. Buster + Punch's striking British-infused lighting makes a design statement for all.
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2017-05-19

Geeni Announces Google Assistant Compatibility for Smart Surge Protector, LED Bulbs, and Other Smart Home Products

Merkury Innovations, designers of personal electronics and accessories that combine technology, aesthetics, and value, announced Google Assistant compatibility for its line of Geeni smart bulbs and smart plugs, building on its existing Amazon Alexa compatibility. Included is Geeni offering the first smart surge protector that works with Google Assistant to turn on or turn off each individual device plugged into the power strip.
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2017-05-18

Interactive Digital Signage Solutions Dominate ABCOMRENTS' Booth at ExhibitorLive 2017

ABCOMRENTS reports a highly successful venture at the ExhibitorLive 2017 tradeshow and event marketing conference, held March 12-16 in Las Vegas. The technology solutions rental company was part of the Exhibit Hall and saw its' Innovate 4K Digital Kiosk highlighted in the event's New Product Showcase.        
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2017-05-18

Organic Lighting Adds New Curved Model to Continuously Illuminated liniLED Handrail System

New Product Introduction: liniLED® 316 S/S Curved Handrail new curved profile, with a 15 foot or greater radius, joins innovative handrail system that integrates specification-grade liniLED Top, linear LED strips, within high-quality design stainless-steel handrails.
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2017-05-18

Infineon Starts Volume Production of First Full-SiC-Module

Higher efficiency, increased power density, smaller footprints and reduced system costs: these are the main advantages of transistors based on silicon carbide (SiC). Infineon Technologies AG is starting volume production for the EASY 1B, the first full-SiC module announced during PCIM 2016. On the occasion of this year’s PCIM in Nuremberg, the company is showcasing additional module platforms and topologies for the 1200 V CoolSiC™ MOSFET family. Infineon is now able to bring the potential of SiC technology to a new level.
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2017-05-17

PRG Launches New Technology Solutions as Concert Firsts on U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Production Resource Group LLC, (PRG), a major provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announced that a new product innovation along with the application of an industry-first technology solution – SPACEFRAME™ and a 4K Broadcast Camera System – have been integrated into the design, production and operations for the U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. Both solutions demonstrate PRG's dedication to innovating products that anticipate the needs of tour managers, designers and artists seeking to push boundaries and deliver a more immersive concert experience onsite or virtually.
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2017-05-17

Epson Showcases New Technology in Commercial Label and Package Printing Demo Center in California

Epson announced it has enhanced its Carson, Calif. Demo Center with the addition of the new SurePress® L-6034VW. The Epson Demo Center provides potential customers and dealers an opportunity to see and experience the complete lineup of Epson's label and packaging printing solutions. With the addition of the SurePress L-6034VW, both prime labels and flexible packaging capabilities will now be on display.
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2017-05-17

Advanced Synchronous Rectifier Controller Brings Optimized Simplicity, Reliability and Efficiency to LLC-Based Power Supply Designs

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has introduced an advanced synchronous rectifier (SR) controller optimised for LLC resonant converter topologies. The FAN6248 requires minimal additional components, delivers high efficiency, eases thermal management, improves overall system reliability, and simplifies the design of LLC power supplies.
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2017-05-17

Gas Sensing Solutions Announces World’s Fastest Battery-Powered NDIR CO2 Sensor

Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS) Ltd, the LED-based NDIR detector specialists, continues to push the boundaries for CO2 detectors with the launch of its new SprintIR6S.  GSS’ unique SmartIR™ technology has enabled it to create a sensor that can take up to 20 readings per second, which is a world record for NDIR CO2 detectors, and has a six times faster response rate than the current SprintIR*.  
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2017-05-17

Tridonic Introduces Warm Light for Spotlights and Downlights

Tridonic is expanding its range of dimmable LED modules for spotlights and downlights with the SLE SUNSET EXC. SUNSET’s light colour creates a particularly intimate atmosphere and comes very close to reproducing the familiar light of an incandescent lamp. SUNSET is the fourth member of the SLE EXC series following FOOD, ART and FASHION. It allows the manufacturer to showcase its expertise in special light spectra and special light colours on a COB (chip-on-board) basis.
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2017-05-16

DELO Introduces New Adhesive for the Optoelectronic Industry

DELO has introduced a new adhesive for optoelectronic applications. DELO DUALBOND OB786 is particularly suited for fixing components within seconds while ensuring precision and high strength. After an irradiation time of less than one second, the build-up of adhesion is already significant; after five seconds, the compression shear strength on glass even reaches 18 MPa. The adhesive also ensures good adhesion to other typical optoelectronic substrates such as aluminum, FR4, PPS, or LCP.
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2017-05-16

Wolfspeed Achieves Industry’s First All-SiC 1.2kV power Module Reliability Benchmark for Harsh Environment Operation

Wolfspeed, a Cree Company and a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, extends its leadership in SiC power device technology with the release of the industry’s first power module that passes the harsh environment qualification test for simultaneous high-humidity, high-temperature and high-voltage conditions.
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2017-05-16

BizVibe Expands Their B2B Networking Platform to the Electricals and Lighting Industry

BizVibe announced that their B2B networking platform has expanded to the electricals and lighting industry. This is the fourth focus industry of the networking platform in addition to textiles, food and beverage, and healthcare and fitness.
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2017-05-16

Philips Lighting Raises Bar for Ambient Lighting with Its New Philips ExpertColor Technology

Philips Lighting announced the launch of Philips Master LED ExpertColor GU10 and MR16, a new range of LED spot lamps enabling customers to create a warm and comfortable ambience with superior color realization using a customized light spectrum with advanced phosphor technology and deep dimming. The new range is aimed at providing a superior lighting experience for premium hospitality and residential spaces where ambience matters.
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2017-05-16

EpiGaN to Showcase its 200mm GaN-on-Si Epi Wafers for 650V Power Switching and RF Power Applications

EpiGaN n.v., a worldwide provider of III-nitride epitaxial material solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing, will showcase the latest enhancements of its Gallium Nitride on Silicon epi-wafer family that meets industrial specifications for HEMT (High Electron Mobility Transistor) devices at 650V at PCIM Europe 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, (May 16- 18, 2017) as ell as at CSMantech in Indian Wells, California, USA (May 22-14, 2017). 
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2017-05-16

Larson Electronics LLC Releases A New Dolly Cart Mounted Explosion Proof Paint Spray Booth LED Light

Larson Electronics LLC, a major industrial lighting company, announced the release of a new dolly cart mounted explosion proof paint spray booth LED light to be added to its catalog of products this week. This explosion proof LED light combines LED technology with a dolly cart mount to provide users with a low profile, full power LED light that offers even light distribution in hazardous locations.
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2017-05-16

VueReal Produces the Highest PPI Emissive Microdisplay Based on Its Micro-LED Technologies

VueReal, a Canada-based specialist in micro-LED display technologies, announced that its Continuous Pixelation(TM) technology has led to development of a 4K micro-LED array at 6000 ppi which is the record highest pixel-per-inch emissive display.
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2017-05-12

Advancements in Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management Provides Foundation for Smart Lighting Innovation

Legrand, North & Central America and its Eliot Program unveil new capabilities to the industry's most powerful and easy-to-use lighting controls platform at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 in Booth #1841. The latest solutions and capabilities in the areas of hardware, software, and services for Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) provide a foundation for smart lighting innovation in areas of Human Centric Lighting (HCL), wireless control, and user experience.
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2017-05-12

Feit Electric Introduces Simply Smart IntelliBulb Lighting Solutions

Feit Electric, a global lighting manufacturer and pioneer in energy efficient lighting, announced the expansion of the company’s lighting product line to offer even more personalized lighting solutions to meet every individual’s specific interests and needs with the introduction of IntelliBulb LED lighting solutions.
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2017-05-12

Feit Electric Expands Innovative Lighting Portfolio with Traditional LED Glass Color Design Line

Feit Electric, a global lighting manufacturer and pioneer in energy efficient lighting, announced the availability of its Glass Color Filament Bulbs offering a traditional filament look with the latest LED technology.
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2017-05-11

X-FAB and Exagan Successfully Produce First GaN-on-Silicon Devices on 200-mm Wafers

X-FAB Silicon Foundries and Exagan, a start-up innovator of gallium-nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology enabling smaller and more efficient electrical converters, have demonstrated mass-production capability to manufacture highly efficient high-voltage power devices on 200-mm GaN-on-silicon wafers using X-FAB’s standard CMOS production facility in Dresden, Germany. This accomplishment is the result of a joint development agreement launched in 2015, enabling cost/performance advantages that could not be achieved with smaller wafers.
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2017-05-11

PFC Design – Maximizing Efficiency and Lowering Cost with GaN Transistors

Achieving efficiencies greater than 98% in conventional Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuits is challenging. The major hurdle is fixed diode bridge losses. An option to overcome this is to use silicon MOSFETs in place of the diodes to achieve efficiencies of 99% or more. However, this BTPPFC approach suffers from poor reverse recovery performance, is suitable only for low power, and requires complicated control parameters.
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2017-05-10

EnvisionTEC Unveils Fourth Generation Perfactory 3D Printer Powered by Custom LED Lights

EnvisionTEC, a global manufacturer of desktop and full-production 3D printers and materials, is offering a groundbreaking performance enhancement to the Perfactory 3D printer that launched the company 15 years ago and is now in its fourth generation.
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XtraLight Manufacturing, an expert in commercial LED light fixtures, has recently initiated an additional focus on data center LED lighting. This comes after research has found that data centers can reduce energy consumption by ... READ MORE

Whilst there is a wide variety of standard sizes and standard powers and outputs of LED modules available on the market, most luminaire designers would agree that bespoke made-to-measure LED modules are preferable from a performance and design... READ MORE