2008-06-16

LED Emitter is suited for solid-state lighting applications

Available in amber and red colors, 1 W Moonstone(TM) LED emitter ASMT-Mx00 is capable of being driven to high current of 350 mA to deliver up to 42 lumens output. Energy efficient product features 120-deg viewing angle, exposed pad for heat transfer, low-profile design of 3.3 mm H, and greater than 8 kV ESD. Utilized in architectural, garden and decorative lighting applications, emitter is compatible with IR soldering processes, and is encapsulated in heat and UV resistant silicone compound.
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2008-06-16

TI brightens notebook LCD displays with new white LED driver

Helping display manufacturers meet demands for more efficient power technologies in displays, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced today an innovative, six-channel, 40-V white light emitting diode (LED) driver with a built-in, high-efficiency boost regulator and 1.5-A FET. The smallest LED driver to manage up to 60 white LEDs at once, the TPS61181 provides high power efficiency and accurate current regulation for medium-sized displays used in notebooks, portable GPS, industrial and medical applications.
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2008-06-16

USAF Upgrades Airfield With Carmanah Solar-Powered LED Aviation Lights

Carmanah Technologies Corporation is providing solar-powered airfield lights for a United States Air Force installation in the Middle East. The order, valued at approximately USD $463,000, will enable the facility to upgrade its five-year-old system of A702 solar-powered airfield lights with Carmanah's wireless, high-visibility A704-5 GEN II runway lights.
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2008-06-13

Ground-breaking Philips LED lighting solutions creates stunning vision at Liverpool’s gateway, Rocket Junction

Being named European Capital of Culture 2008 was without doubt a proud day for the City of Liverpool. As such the M62 Rocket Junction plays an important part in establishing a first impression for visitors, investors and the travelling public.   FAST FACTS The development of LEDs has meant that lighting installations can achieve impressive energy saving and impact indirectly on CO2 emissions. Industry: City Beautification Location:
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2008-06-13

Insight Media Says LED Backlights Enabling New Product Categories

Apple's new MacAir notebook is so slim it has created a new sub-category of laptops. And one of the key enabling technologies behind this innovation is the LED backlight unit. Not only do LED backlights offer increased battery life for notebooks, they can enable much thinner displays – and innovative new thinking about product design. Product planners need to be looking at the possibilities these LCD backlight innovations are creating. Such technology may indeed be the way companies can differentiate their products and offer users additional benefits.
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2008-06-12

TarmLED Makes Mercedes Shine Brighter

TarmLED 4x4 highlighted a recent event staged by Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, Germany. The system was installed horizontally above the heads of 400 invited attendees, creating an LED ceiling. At the finale of an approximately two-minute laser performance, the Mercedes symbol appeared in breathtaking brightness on the auditorium's "LED sky" and bathed its entire interior in a gleaming, unforgettable, closing vision.
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2008-06-12

LED-ing the Way: Mayor Urges New Efficient Lighting

It's possible that starting next year, all new commercial buildings and homes constructed in the village will be lit by environmentally friendly light bulbs, also known as LEDs. Village President Brian LeClercq's goal is to lunge forward with his plan to make Oswego the greenest community in the region, by possibly adding an ordinance about LEDs -- more energy efficient and expensive than other lights -- to the village's building code. LeClercq introduced this idea at the Mayors and Managers meeting for Kendall County leaders in Oswego last week.
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2008-06-12

Add An LED Waterfall To Your Desk

If you like the sound of running water, then you might go for a small fountain with smooth pebbles or something on your desk. However, if you also like colorful lights, then you'll definitely want to go with the USB Illuminated Cloud Fountain for $24.
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2008-06-12

LED Displays Rise In Popularity, Brightening Suppliers' Outlooks

LEDs will lead, and soon. A new report by iSuppli says 90% of notebook PC screens will be made of light emitting diodes within four years, up from a mere 3% last year. The research firm says sales of notebook PCs with LED screens will jump to more than 17 million units this year from about 3 million last year. This is good news to makers of LED chips. Such companies include Monolithic Power Systems, (MPWR) Cree, (CREE) Philips Lumileds, (PHG) Agilent (A) and privately held Luminous Devices.
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2008-06-11

Columbus church compromises with city on height of LED sign

Soon wayward travelers along life's long, dark Whitesville Road could be led to Jesus by light-emitting diodes.Harvest Faith Community Church at 7777 Whitesville Road just got a variance to put up a sign outside that uses light-emitting diodes or LEDs, which Columbus' Board of Zoning Appeals had been reluctant to allow because the church is in a residential zone.The church, which already had paid $20,000 for the 30-square-foot sign before the zoning snag came up last month, worked with city regulators on a compromise.
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2008-06-11

HP unveils several new product lines including breakthroughs in touch-screen and LED displays

Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday launched a bevy of new products, including breakthroughs in touch-screen and LED displays as well as 17 new notebook computers. In the massive unveiling in Berlin, Germany, Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP (NYSE: HPQ) introduced the HP TouchSmart All-in-One PC with touch-screen capability, a line of new notebooks that includes the ultra-light, ultra-mobile Voodoo Envy to compete with Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) MacBook Air, and a new, billion-color LED.
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2008-06-11

Fate of LED screens depends on committee's recommendation

All light emitting diode (LED) screens installed by the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) on the city's main roads have been switched off till a six-member committee of the PHA issues its recommendations in this regard, said a PHA official on Monday. The PHA installed LED screens on The Mall, the Canal, Kalma Chowk, Defence Housing Authority, Jail Road, Park Lane, Gulberg, Cavalry Grounds and Cantt during the previous government's regime.
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2008-06-11

Full LED-headlamps offered for Audi R8 supercar

Ingolstadt, Germany - Audi is offering the Audi R8 supercar with the option of full LED headlamp technology in addition to daytime running lights.The immediate launch of the technology required a waiver by the European Union with the LED headlamps more closely resembling daylight and greater contrast easier on the human eye, the car maker said.The 3,590 euro option rounds off the list of options available for the mid-engined 420 hp sports car that sells for 104,400 euros (161,957 dollars) in the basic version in Germany.
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2008-06-11

Philiipines Gets Its First Giant LED Billboard

The Philippines'first ever electronic billboard has been installed by Globaltronics on the Insular Life Building in Makati City. The LED based system is 30 metres in length and 1.5 metres high. It runs the local stock exchange ticker tape, and other relevant stock market information, breaking news, traffic information, weather and other public service type announcements.
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2008-06-11

LED fixtures enhance swim center architecture

Clarity in Sound, Light and Vision specified and fitted the fixtures housed in compact IP65 flood enclosures to the Hatfield, UK, swim center ceiling. As of last month, 24 LED fixtures are now installed in the ceiling of a Council-owned Hertfordshire, UK, swimming pool building, reducing the pool's carbon footprint and pleasing the pool's visitors.
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2008-06-11

160,000 LED lights mounted to new Santa Monica ferris wheel

Orlando, FL, lighting company Eworks Pro Corp. designed the amusement park ride system from scratch.  On May 22, 2008, Pacific Park in Santa Monica, CA, introduced an all-new $1.5 million, 130-ft Pacific Wheel ferris wheel featuring more than 160,000 energy-efficient LED lights that will provide energy savings and complement its solar-power program.   Pacific Wheel
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2008-06-11

High Tech LED Lighting

LED lighting has been all the rage in the computer world forever now but what about LED lighting around the house? What about LED lighting that looks like it is literally tearing through your wall? Judging by this concept, designer Billy May almost surely has. His Torn Lighting is perfectly disguised on your wall while hiding it's LED secrets from view. The result is the rather impressive illusion sure to leave your guests bemused, provided you paint it to match your walls of course.
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2008-06-06

Martin Kubanka Designs Lighting for Miss Universe Slovakia 2008

Martin Kubanka designed the lighting for the 2008 final of the Miss Universe Slovak Republic. The event was staged at the National Tennis Centre in Bratislava. Kubanka used over 100 Robe moving lights at the core of his lighting design for event.
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2008-06-05

American DJ Introduces LS-70 LED Mobile Par Can System

Ideal for mobile entertainers, bands and theatrical performances, the LS-70 LED System provides everything needed to set up a first-rate LED stage lighting system right out of the box. The all-in-one package consists of four screw-base LED bulbs — one each in red, green, blue and yellow — four Par 38 polish par cans, a T20F 4-channel foot-operated chase controller, and an LTS-6 light stand.
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2008-06-05

Mars Moppel light tripod LED

Friendly and futuristic in appearance, the Moppels are a breed of helpful LED companions who provide the perfect light for not so perfect situations.What's nice about this little thing is that it can sit on the couch arm and light your book, or better for clamping onto the top of your Mac G5 so you can see the ports in the back of the machine. (beware magnets)$30: (uses 3AA or USB) @Scientifics
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2008-06-05

LED traffic lights will save $120,000

The City of Red Deer is throwing a new light on drivers and pedestrians starting this week with the replacement of traffic lights with more energy-efficient lighting. All the incandescent lights at the city's 125 signalized intersections are being replaced with LEDs (light emitting diode), which use about 90 per cent less energy than the older lights. The changeover will take three months and save $120,000 a year.
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2008-06-04

A quarter of LED toys unsafe: survey

A government survey this month found that 25 percent of light emitting diode (LED) toys sold on the local market were unsafe, while 65 percent failed to specify product information, a senior official of the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday. The ministry's Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection randomly inspected 20 China-made LED toys to protect children's safety and safeguard consumer's rights.
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2008-06-04

Single-pass UV LED-curing inkjet ink debuts

Triangle Digital INX Co. (TDI), (San Leandro, CA) a member of INX Digital, teamed with LED curing specialist Summit UV in developing EVOLVE UV -- a UV LED-curing ink that offers 4-color with single-pass through-cure at speeds of 80 ft. per minute or higher, running with Xaar 1001 piezoelectric printheads. No inert curing atmosphere is required.
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2008-06-03

Santa Monica's New Solar Powered LED Ferris Wheel

The Pacific Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier in California took her last spin on May 5th before crews dismantled the sun-faded behemoth piece by piece to make way for a shiny new wheel. And shiny it is, boasting 160,000 LED lights that will bring glittering visual performances to Santa Monica's evening sky. The solar panels used for the old wheel will remain at the pier, providing clean energy for the 90-foot ride and its 800 passengers per hour.
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2008-06-03

Germany: Audi offers first full-LED headlamp as €3,590 option

The world's first full-LED headlamp is now available on Audi's R8 model, but the option will set buyers back a hefty €3,590 (US$5,582). LEDs offer a number of advantages, such as lower energy consumption and a colour that more closely resembles daylig...
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2008-06-02

New in equipment: LED 'Micro Lantern'

If you have ever done any night fishing or been in a tent after dark and wanted some light, but didn't want to lug around a heavy flashlight or large lantern, there's now an answer. Coghlan's, a Canadian company that's been in business for nearly 50 years, has developed a LED "Micro Lantern." It weighs less than an ounce and stands just two inches high, yet is bright enough to light up a 6.5-foot circle, meaning you can stick it in your pocket, then light up your tent later.
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2008-06-02

Bahrain- MEM introduces LED advertising network

Middle East Media Marketing (MEM) has introduced a distinctive different advertising media through its state-of-the-art Dynamic Digital Advertising Network LED signs situated at key points throughout the Kingdom."This is the first time that an LED advertising network has been offered to clients in the Middle East region," Chairman of MEM / GMI Group, Shaikh Ali bin Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa said as he launched the network at a Press meet on Thursday.
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2008-06-02

LED Shower Light

Taking a shower is supposed to be something relaxing, but for many of us the routine has become something of a pressure cooker to-do item that we want to get it done and over with soonest possible. After all, the gravy train of life is going to take off whether we are ready or not, right? Take some time out with the LED Shower Light.
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2008-06-02

LED Signs Light Up Across Bahrain

Middle East Media Marketing (MEM) has introduced a large format dynamic LED digital signage network in Bahrain. The 5 locations include Bahrain International Airport, Adliya, Seef, Juffair and the Diplomatic Area.
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2008-06-02

Ilion to try LED streetlights

ILION — A test run with light-emitting diodes from Fiberdyne Energy in Frankfort could lead to LEDs replacing as many as 61 streetlights in Ilion.Officials in Ilion  announced the pilot project during a news conference at 6:30 p.m. on Jun 01.The LED street lighting fixtures are expected to reduce energy consumption by about 50 percent, according to an Ilion news release.Fiberdyne Energy President Jim Gelose said the company worked on a feasibility study to select LED fixtures appropriate to replace Ilion's streetlights.
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Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE

Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365... READ MORE