2017-09-22

WVDEP Saving State $42,000 Per Year With High Efficiency LED Bulbs

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is saving the state approximately $42,000 per year on energy costs by switching thousands of compact fluorescent light bulbs to LED light bulbs. 
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2017-09-22

Aclara Smart Electric Meters Awarded CPA Certification in UK

Aclara, a supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities around the world, announces that its SGM1400 SMETS2 (smart metering equipment technical specifications: second version) has been awarded Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) certification by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
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2017-05-16

Eaton Announces Winners of the 40th Annual SOURCE Awards Lighting Design Competition

Power management company Eaton announced the winners of the 40th Annual SOURCE Awards lighting design competition, part of the company’s commitment to celebrating current and future lighting designers and specifiers. The winners were recognized on Monday, May 8 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Six professional awards and seven student awards were presented.
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2017-05-09

Eaton Showcases Complete Offering of Connected Lighting Solutions at LIGHTFAIR 2017

Power management company Eaton will highlight its comprehensive offering of connected lighting technologies and solutions at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017, booth 1101, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 9 to 11. Providing simplified methods for connecting buildings, communities and homes, Eaton’s wired, wireless and low-voltage solutions enable customers to easily power, light, and connect their spaces by uncomplicating connected lighting.
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2017-04-21

Eaton Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the EPA for the Third Consecutive Year, Honored with the Sustained Excellence Award

Power management company Eaton announced that it’s being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner. The Sustained Excellence Award is the result of the company being named for the third consecutive year and Eaton is the first lighting luminaire manufacturer to receive this distinguished honor since 2009.
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2015-03-10

Low Power LED Lighting Trends (IV)

In Part III of Fairchild Semiconductors blog series on LED lighting trends we discussed MR11/16 Lamp LED Driver Design Challenges. Now we’ll look at A19, E14/17, E26/27 Bulb Lamp LED Driver Design.
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2015-03-05

Fairchild to Display LED Driver Solutions at APEC 2015

Fairchild, a leading global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, will show why it’s “Power Driven” at APEC 2015, the industry’s leading power electronics conference. Through seven conference papers and demonstrations of industrial motion control, LED lighting, automotive and consumer design applications, Fairchild will highlight its best-in-class solutions and design practices for ensuring exceptional energy efficiency and reliability.
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2014-04-08

Fairchild: Primary Side Regulated Flyback LED Driver with Power Factor Correction

Roy Mi, Senior AE & Technical Marketing Manager at Fairchild Semiconductor introduces the company's LED driver with power factor correction in this latest blog entry. Please see below for more details:
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2014-02-06

Fairchild Semiconductor: A Better Way to Manage Leakage Current Failures in LED Backlights

A standard way to configure the backlight is to use two discrete devices: a 100 V MOSFET in a DPAK package and a 100 V Schottky diode, also in a DPAK package. High leakage current of Schottky diode can be a problem in LED backlight units, especially at higher temperatures. Some customers have experienced leakage failure issue of Schottky diode during mass production. One way to improve the leakage failure is to increase the Schottky diode’s voltage rating from 100 V to 120 V, but leakage current can still be an issue when the system temperature is high.
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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