2012-08-15

Lighting Systems – Useful Info

Since the invention of light   by the famous scientist, Edison, several  improvements have been made  in the area of lighting.  Several lighting sources and systems have been invented.  Edison gave the world the very first incandescent bulb after he  made several attempts.  His invention   saw  the world depart from the use of candles and kerosene lamps.  His invention also  awakened the giants in the minds of many other scientists.  Several variations of  incandescent light bulbs  were invented after that...
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2012-08-14

Introduction to the practical aspects of Light

Ever since the world came to be, light has always remained a very vital part of the universe. Without light, darkness will simply rule the world. The power of light cannot be ignored in any sector of life.   The Sunlight and the moonlight have great impact in our world.   The same scenario holds for electric light.  We can’t do without   incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes, LEDs, halogens and other light sources.  In this write-up, the practical aspects of electric lighting systems and sources are discussed. By way of simple defi...
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2012-08-03

Practical Characteristics of LEDs

Since their introduction in early 2000s, Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have continued to cause waves in the electric industry.  They are widely known for their uniqueness in generating light in diverse manners.   The LEDs do have practical characteristics.  Getting to know more about that will help you appreciate their function in the electric world.   In this write-up, an attempt is therefore made in discussing the basic practical characteristics of  LEDs. LEDs are current devices LEDs are never voltage devices as some people may t...
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2012-08-03

Practical Thermal Management of LEDs

Temperature has tremendous effects on LEDs. This is very evident from the practical thermal behavior seen in the devices.  In any case, there’s a need to discuss how to manage   the thermal effects in order to make the most out of the LEDs. This is exactly the subject matter of this discourse.  There’s a need  to  look at the analytical method used in calculating the  thermal effects as well the  thermal environment in which the LEDs operate in. we’re also going to  discuss the various methods of keeping the LEDs...
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2012-08-02

Information on practical DC Drive Circuitry for LEDs

All LEDs are  driven electrically before they can emit quality light.  This is one of their basic characteristics which differentiate them from other kinds of light sources.  In this write-up, we’re going to be focusing on the DC drive circuitry for LEDs. In the first place, the battery is a typical DC source. It’s usually used for flashlights. It can as well serve as the output of a converter.  Actually, DC is quite different from AC.  The difference is that DC has much lower voltage than AC.  Hence, the regulations gov...
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2012-08-01

A look at the Practical Thermal Performance of LEDs

LEDs have their basic characteristics.  They are current devices with unique functions.  They also have unique system of operation when they are in use. A look at their practical thermal performance is very vital if you must understand how they operate. This is exactly the major goal of this   write-up. We’re going to be examining the practical thermal performance of LEDs and how it influences their usage in given applications. The Mechanisms behind Thermal Shifts A White LED usually consists of   different components.   I...
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2012-07-30

The Future design for the next generation LEDs

By Scott Watson LEDs have continued to evolve as the years roll by.  Lots of exciting designs have been seen in many of them.  The future promises to be more surprising when it comes to LED designs.  In this write-up, we’re going to be examining the future design possibilities expected of the next generation LEDs. Actually, brighter and cheaper LEDs do come up every few months.  All kinds of modern day designing processes are used in manufacturing them.  So many manufacturers have come into the business.  Today, many of our ligh...
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2012-07-27

Information on Practical AC Drive Circuitry for LEDs

By Scott Watson Apart from using the DC drive circuitry in some conditions, LEDs also make use of the AC Drive Circuitry.  DC circuitry is powered by batteries while the AC is powered by the electrical current.  In this write-up, we’re going to be discussing some details concerning the practical aspects of AC drive circuitry meant for LEDs. Actually, when your LED light is run off the electrical grid, the AC drive circuitry is simply used.  The power conversion of the AC power is known to be very complex than the DC version.  ...
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2012-07-26

Recycling LEDs Becomes a Pressing Issue

What is LED? LED stands for Light-emitting diode, first used in 1968. LED, a semiconductor light source, has been widely adopting for assorted lighting usages and has been slowly replacing incandescent lights over the recent years. Although LED is much more environmental-friendly than traditional lighting fixtures, reusing and recycling LEDs is still a very crucial issue. LED’s Advantages and Applications LED lights have the following edges over incandescent light bulbs: A) LEDs have longer lifespan than that of incandescent light bulbs; the for...
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2012-07-26

A look at the practical System Design with LEDs

By Scott Watson Lighting designs are made up of various components such as LEDs, ballasts, drivers, thermal performance and a lot more.  In most cases, these components have to be integrated to make a complete design.  The LEDs in particular have vital roles to play.  A look at the practical system design with LEDs is therefore very important. A printed circuit board can be made for the LEDs. There’s also the need to design optics in order to get the light from the LEDs to go to the appropriate direction and also have the right characteristi...
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2012-07-24

Useful information on the practical aspects of LEDs

By Scott Watson The word “LED” is a short form for “Light Emitting Diode”.  Simply puts, LEDs are tiny diodes that conduct current only in one direction. There are lots of practical aspects you can learn about LEDs. They are actually wonderful electrical devices that can accomplish a lot when put into use.  You can also learn a lot from their electrical behaviors. LEDs are actually known for having higher voltages than the ordinary diodes found in electronics.  This is mainly because; they are not made of silicon element. T...
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2012-07-24

The Interior aspects of LEDs

By Scott Watson Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have continued to be greatly used in the electronic world.  There’s a lot you need to know about their designs and functions.  They have continued to be used in the manufacturing of gadgets, mobile devices and other tiny and large electronics. To know more about the LEDs there’s a need to unravel their interior components.  This is exactly the major focus of this write-up. Getting to know the inside sections of LEDs can be very educating.  The interior construction of such devises is worth k...
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2012-07-24

Get to know more about Light Bulbs and Lighting Systems

By Scott Watson To understand more about the LEDs lighting designs, there’s a need to dig into the background aspect of light bulbs and lighting systems.  For more than 100 years now, light bulbs have been in use all over the world.    Such bulbs have undergone series of   changes   through the ingenuity of several scientists across the world.  The technology of the light bulbs and lighting systems has always   improved from one level to the other.  Basically, the whole scenario about light bulbs can be unders...
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2012-07-16

Seoul Semiconductor Made the Jump to GaN Substrate, nPola May Rock Sapphire Substrate Industry

In July 2012, Seoul Semiconductor (SSC) announces a new LED product called “nPola,” which takes SSC more than ten years to develop. The product features the non-polar technology that increases brightness levels 5 times over existing LEDs. Currently most mass-produced LEDs’ luminous efficacies are around 100lm, but SSC’s nPola product’s luminous efficacy reaching 500lm, five times higher. Simply put, a 60W equivalent LED light bulb usually requires 10-20 LEDs, but it only needs 1-2 LEDs if adopting nPola product. According t...
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2012-06-29

SR-2818&SR;-1009XX full touch RGBW remote controller

1.Brief introduction SR-2818 RGBW remote controller is full touch remote controller which has 8 different zones. It can get Red/ Green/ Blue/ White color directly. The remote controller can save up to 8 colors or 8 modes into corresponding buttons (1-8 buttons) for each zone. You can choose any color through color wheel. There is a USB port to charge internal battery....
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2012-06-29

Introduction to LEDs’ Basics

By Scott Patterson Light bulbs are seemed everywhere, and there are more than 20 billion light bulbs around the world right now. On an average that for every one person, there would be three light bulbs. In the future, we can expect a replacement of all the current lightbulbs with those of LEDs. The reason for the occurrence of this replacement is due to the fact that LEDs’ efficacy is multiple times higher than those of incandescent light bulbs. LED is possible in reproduce the theoretical limit of the conversion from electricity to light set by physics. LEDinsid...
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2012-03-13

DOE’s solution to America’s Energy Future

By Scott Patterson The U.S. Department of Energy while facing the conundrum of current economy downturn, tries to fortify the nation’s energy security and reduces carbon emissions, the solution that it has came up with is the implementation of solid-state lighting technology. DOE believes this emerging technology will be America’s answer to these three recent challenges. Solid State lighting will bring a greener environment because homes and businesses will be consuming less electricity and thus they will be less dependent of fossil fuels. Solid-state lightin...
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2012-03-08

Advanced Passive Cooling of High Power LED Light Engines

by Dr Aboudé Haddad, Director of Engineering, FrigoDynamics® Europe Ltd Introduction Conventional light sources have always been able to release heat to the ambient through infrared radiation, and convection in the case of Fluorescent. This mode of heat transfer typically does not require advanced cooling methods to facilitate the process.  LED sources however lose heat through conduction, which requires the additional knowledge of how to carry waste heat out of the LED efficiently in order to prevent system failure.  An overview of the different...
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2012-03-05

The New Trend of LED Application in Agriculture and Horticultural Industry

As we know, LED is a popular light source with eco-friendly features. And with the rapid development of the agriculture and horticultural industry, the demand to improve the crop output is soaring. People begin to think of securing steady agricultural harvests with plant factories, and LED is gradually to be available in the horticultural sector. Generally, the sunlight has played a key role in promoting plants growth under the photosynthesis. And LED grow light has created huge business opportunities. Research has shown that the wavelength of LED grow light is good f...
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2012-03-05

LED Lights to Create and Set Ambiance

By Tim Lenahan LED lights are starting to replace lights used in places like salons, amusement parks, and even courthouses. LED lighting is a major trend either in households or for architectural purposes. Some of the most prevalent decorative lightings include street bulbs, light strips, rope lights, floor lights and spotlights. Of course you will soon have a string of Christmas LED light lying somewhere in your house. People who are thinking of becoming a house owner, it is important for them to decide the details of the house they want from a enormous pool of choices...
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2012-03-05

General Applications of Outdoor LED Lightings

By Scott Patterson By utilizing LED light bulbs, you are not only going green. There are actually a lot more benefits concerning this conversion. Two of the main reasons help people to decide going green are tax break and helping the environment. LED lights will not only be helping our environment but in the long run, it is going to be able to save us a lot of cash on the electric bill because they consumes a lot less electricity. LEDinside observed LED lights in finding their parts in every aspect of residential home, that been said is to include outside spaces with ...
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2012-02-23

LayTec Presented Its New in-situ Measurement Aapproaches for Multiple Applications

It has become a good tradition: November, 29th and 30th 2011 for the 8th time LayTec held its private seminar in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan. New in-situ measurement approaches for multiple applications as well as product news were presen¬ted. Prof. Sugiyama of University of Tokyo reported on successful strain compensation of InGaAs/GaAsP multiple quantum wells (MQWs) using both EpiRAS and EpiCurve® TT for novel solar cell applications on GaAs. Interestingly, the H2-purging and subsequent As-/P-stabilization of the InGaAs surface di¬rectly inf...
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2012-02-22

Resistance in Adapting Energy Efficient Lights in the U.S.

By Scott Patterson In the U.S., government and environment activists are pressuring its people to convert from using old traditional incandescent lamps to LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) and CFLs (Compact Florescent Lamps). The public resist the notion that their freedom of choosing the type of lights they can use being strip away. Radio talk-show and TV-show hosts have rebelled and said that the new policy is unconstitutional. The government has no rights to tell its people what kind of light they can use.   This adaption process will take time as what we hav...
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2012-02-17

The Radiation Heat-sink of LED Lamp

Source from : Chi Long Machinery Co., Ltd There are three kind methods of LED lamp heat-sink, incl. conduction, convection and radiation. The existed heat-sink design is focus on the conduction and convection for LED lamp.  In the radiation aspect, many companies did not pay attention on it.  But the radiation is a very important factor for LED lamp. The existed conduction heat-sink of LED lamp is just in view of the internal conduction only.  That is conducting the heat of LED lamp to the radiator fin and to apply the radiator fin to bring the...
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2012-02-03

Adaption of LED Streetlight throughout America

An average American town’s biggest expense, when excluded payrolls, typically lands on its reoccurring street lighting bill. LED, a prevalent technology now implemented as backlight for many electronic devices, such as Tablet PCs, Smartphones, TVs, and more, looks promising to cut expense by reducing electricity consumption up to 50% and maintenance required in streetlights. Culpeper, Virginia, a town of approximately 16,000 people recently erected two LED streetlights, with one on North Main Street and the other on Piedmont Street. A third LED streetlight i...
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2012-02-02

Gamma Scientific to Showcase Comprehensive LED Testing Solutions at Strategies in Light

Gamma Scientific, pioneers in light measurement for over 50 years, will be showcasing their complete line of LED test and measurement solutions in booths 501 and 600 at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA from February 7-9, 2012.  Attendees can visit the Gamma Scientific booths to view live demonstrations and learn how to optimize their LED testing for maximum performance and efficiency. Total Solutions for LED Testing Gamma Scientific offers high-performance spectroradiometers, spectrometers, integrating spheres, turnkey LED binning an...
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2012-01-17

Advance Display Technology Implementing LED: Large-sized OLED and Crystal LED TVs

By Scott Patterson Unquestionably the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. is focused on the new technologies. Among all these impressive new technologies, the highlights implementing LED technologies were Sony’s new Crystal LED technology and Korean maker’s application of OLEDs (organic light-emitting diode) on large-sized TVs. Sony’s Crystal LED technology creates a full-HD display using approximately 60 million LEDs as light source on a substrate. This new technology can have a nearly...
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2012-01-13

LED to enable agriculture 356 days a year in an urban setting

By Scott Patterson Who says crops can only be planted on vast farms in the Midwest. It is possible to grow crops in isolated city warehouses without sunlight and soil says LEDinside. By implementing LED artificial light source, this innovative idea of urban farming has been developed and quietly making progresses over the past decades. Most of these urban farmers are used to be nonprofit organizations, schools and restaurants, but a new generation of city farmers is gradually coming into existence. They are business motivated with ambition to take a chunk of the profit of ...
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2012-01-13

New Standards are Now in Effect; Some Facts You Need to Know

By Scott Patterson The requirement and impact on the consumer side: The phase out of incandescent light bulbs begins on the January of 2012, the new standards require all light bulbs to be at least 25 percent more efficient whether it is domestically manufactured or imported. On the package it should label clearly its brightness and explain it life expectancy, energy efficiency and annual operating cost. The efficiency standards will only begin to take its effect on 100 watt incandescent light bulbs on January 1 and will gradually make its effect onto 75 watt and 60 watt on Jan...
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2012-01-09

LEDGOGHTM Lights the Crystal Light of Center Stadium of World University Games With Macroblock DC/DC Converter

The 26th World University Games, also known as Summer Universiade, came to a wonderful end in the summer of 2011. There are around 20 venues in this 26th Universiade. Composed of three Main Stadiums, the Center Stadium of Universiade was the most impressive building designed in the theme of “Crystal”. It is LEDGOGHTM, a world-class LED lightscape creator that provided the LED lights and intelligent control systems with DC/DC converter - MBI6651 to present the light of Crystal. LEDGOGHTM is the winner of “Innovative Applic...
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Philips Hue Phoenix from Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, is the first in a new range of white ambience connected lamps that allow you to create the right light for different moments at home. From helping you to create a cozy atmo... READ MORE

Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Corelite RZL light-emitting diode (LED) Suspended Luminaire... READ MORE