2008-09-12

UK government to invest in lighting R&D projects

Recently, The UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has announced funding for twelve innovative research projects to accelerate the development of more energy-efficient lighting, lasers and displays. The R&D projects are intended to help British manufacturers to stay ahead of international competition - and contribute to the UK's climate change goals.
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2008-09-12

LED driver IC to target 10-27 inch LCDs

Recently, Freescale Semiconductor is sampling the first LED backlight product in its power management IC portfolio. The 10-channel MC34844 white LED driver IC with an integrated boost converter is designed for LED backlights in notebook computers, as well as in flat-panel monitors with screen sizes ranging from 10 inches to 27 inches.
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2008-09-12

A low-cost 10-channel LED driver - PR4010

It’s reported that PREMA Semiconductor GmbH, is located in Mainz, Germany, has designed 10-channel LED driver dubbed the PR4010 that drives up to 10 LEDs of any color individually.
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2008-09-08

Evident to release LED product

It’s reported that Evident Technologies, a privately held company based in Troy, N.Y., is preparing to release in a few weeks a new type of LED that promises to display any color, making the technology more useful in marketing signage, computer displays, and other applications. Evident announced that it had licensed from Philips Electronics technology that will pave the way for Evident to commercialize its LEDs, which use nanocrystals of semiconductor material that can display any color.
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2008-09-08

Microsharp to develop OLED technology

It’s reported that Microsharp Corporation, a privately owned UK company focused on the development of specialist optical films, has joined the EU funded, OLED-100.eu R&D project as the only UK participant.
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2008-09-04

TV performance is improved by LED backlights technology

Recently, Philips and Sony both unveiled new LCD televisions that use LED backlights at IFA, a major consumer electronic show held in Berlin, Germany on August 29 - September 3. Both companies had new TVs that used the LED backlights to achieve local dimming, while Sony also had a 40-inch LCD TV with LED edge-lighting – almost certainly a first.
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2008-09-03

The breakthrough from ballast technology for LED lighting

Recently, PureSpectrum, Inc. has begun testing the viability of its innovative ballast design for use with LED applications with its ongoing efforts to continue development of the company's breakthrough ballast technology,
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2008-09-03

LED modules illuminates Pumping station in Cologne

Cologne has been graced with a new landmark: the high-water pumping station in the Bayenthal suburb of the city. The pumping station is already a sight to see during the day thanks to its architectural aesthetic, which includes an organically landscaped area that inconspicuously tucks the structure into the banks of the Rhine.
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2008-09-02

GlacialTech launches LED BR30 lights

Recently, GlacialTech Inc announces the availability of BR30 LED lights - the LED BR30 Globes come in two models which range in brightness. The LED BR30 bulbs are designed to replace the equivalent BR30 globes and lamps available in markets today. Using lower wattage compared with the original product, with the high brightness 720 Lumen illumination. The innovative product incorporates the same structure and style of traditional BR30 bulbs but delivers a brighter performance per watt, with less heat radiation.
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2008-09-02

LED project at Dreamland Park is expected to conclude by mid-September

It’s reported that Springfield Park District officials hope they will soon be able to turn on the lights for the first time at Dreamland Park, 2300 Taylor Ave. However, Elliott McKinley, director of parks for the park district, said work is under way to run electricity to Dreamland Park and also install energy-efficient outdoor lights.
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2008-09-02

The key of Bravia TVs’ Picture Quality is RGB LED Backlight Technology

Recently, Sony Corp announced a new product line of Bravia LCD TVs including the XR1 series, which has an RGB LED backlight unit. The company said that the XR1 series offers "the highest picture quality in the history of Bravia," and also has an extremely wide color gamut of 122% NTSC. It is scheduled for release on Oct 10, 2008, many of the details have yet to be released.
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2008-08-29

Microsoft To Introduce No-laser Blue LED Computer Mouse

Recently, Microsoft is readying a mouse that uses a blue LED rather than red lasers because the former can be used on a greater number of surfaces; this would mark the fourth great revolution in the way mice have evolved over the past few decades or so.
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2008-08-29

GlacialLight releases LED-MR16 light

Recently, GlacialTech Inc, announced the availability of the LED–MR16 bulb, designed to replace the Halogen MR16 globe currently available in markets worldwide.
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2008-08-29

LED shimmer wall adorns Raleigh building

It’s reported that the shimmer wall adorns the McDowell Street side of the new convention center in downtown Raleigh. Next month, the shimmer wall art installation measures 211 ft long by 44 ft high and will adorn one exterior wall of the city's new convention center.
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2008-08-28

The LED BR40 bulb

Recently, GlacialTech Inc announced the availability of BR40 LED light – the LED-BR40 Globes come in three models which range in brightness from low, to medium to high. The LED BR40 bulbs are designed to replace the equivalent 80W BR40 globes and lamps available in markets today. The innovative product incorporates the same structure and style of traditional BR40 bulbs but delivers a brighter performance per watt, with less heat radiation.
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2008-08-28

Manassas to introduce LED street lights

Recently, Manassas is doing an experiment that will likely be common practice in less than 10 years. In the coming weeks, the city will begin the process of selecting a neighborhood for the installation of LED lights in place of the common high pressure sodium lights.
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2008-08-27

Matsushita Releases New LED Lighting Equipment

Recently, Matsushita Electric Works Ltd released insect-repellent lighting equipment-LED Light Up Lighting Equipment, whose "insect attraction index" is about two-thirds lower compared with the product of the same luminance. The company released two white-color types and two light bulb-color types of the lighting equipment Aug 25, 2008, in Japan.
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2008-08-26

Merck KGaA aims to be OLEDs displays market leaders

It’s reported that Merck KGaA aims to take a leading position in the future market for OLED, which may become the new technology for displays in mobile phones, computers and TVs.
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2008-08-26

New York Picks LED Design For New Street Lights

Recently, more than 300,000 street lights and every 40 years or so runs an international design contest looking for ways to improve upon those lights in New York. The winner of the most contests was just announced.
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2008-08-25

The next big thing in energy-efficient lighting - the LED bulb

As far as we know, LEDs are brighter and less expensive than ever, and way more efficient than even compact fluorescents (CFLs) and, certainly, ordinary light bulbs.
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2008-08-22

OLED Technology to be The Future Of TV

It’s reported that Universal Display Corporation announced the possible with OLED technology that made a television screen as thin as a piece of paper that weighs no more than a few ounces. Or, so flexible it could be worn around our wrist and is virtually indestructible, which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diodes.
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2008-08-20

Toshiba and Matsushita joint venture to develop advanced OLED panels

Recently, Japan's Toshiba Corp and Matsushita joint venture to develop OLED displays with the world's longest product life span and lowest power consumption. The venture has developed the new panel in cooperation with Idemitsu Kosan Co, a Japanese oil refiner active in OLED materials development.
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2008-08-19

Alpha-One launches unique wavelength LED for medical applications

Recently, Alpha-One Electronics has introduced high reliability LEDs with special peak-wavelength which is suitable for a light source for medical instruments. LED with λP 700nm~810nm are quite important to detect the components of body, such as iris recognition, vein authentication, projection to scan the body, analyzer of the body fluid including blood components.
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2008-08-19

Amperor LED power supplies can eliminate the LED blinking issue

It’s reported that Amperor's LED power supplies have been developed to eliminate flickering issue in LED applications. When installing a dimming module into an LED application, such as LED lighting or LED signs, system developers might be surprised to find that the LEDs, which used to work fine, suddenly begin to flicker. The Amperor LED power supply's internal start-up sequence is fine-tuned to handle both capacitive and inductive loading conditions thereby eliminating any problems with LED flashing, flickering or blinking.
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2008-08-18

ARC SSL announces 3-channel MINI Controller CA3001

ARC Solid-State Lighting, provider of LED driver and controller, announces a new LED lighting controller-MINI Controller CA3001, the control capacity of 3-channels RGB full color is extremely favorable for Lighting Embellishing of Shop Widows and Products Showcases to create amazing lighting effects and romantic atmospheres easily.  Having both control and driving capacities but it is truly simple to install.
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2008-08-18

PolyBrite LED systems light up Bird’s Nest doorways

It’reported that PolyBrite International’s Borealis modular LED lighting system is being used for the channel letter entrance signs in the new Beijing National Stadium.
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2008-08-15

Fiber Optic and LED Clothing presented at Beijing Olympics opening ceremony

Recently, The fiber optic and LED clothing does not illuminate the hotness of the ladies but also light up the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, the green LED suits worn during the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony worked on an artistic level. That was 2008 people wearing them, and witnessed by all the world people.
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2008-08-15

Everett to introduce energy-efficient LEDs lights

Recently, Everett traffic engineers got the green light to replace every green light in the city. City street crews will soon swap out incandescent green light bulbs at 169 traffic signals and replace them with more energy-efficient light emitting diodes, or LEDs.LEDs are used in electronic devices such as cell phones, digital alarm clocks and even the crystal ball that descends on New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve. In addition to green lights, the city also plans to install LED lights in pedestrian signals this year.
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2008-08-14

Osram’s Golden Dragons LEDs illuminate fountains in Beijing’s Olympic Park

It's reported that Osram Opto Semiconductors and Tong Fang Co. Ltd. use Osram Golden Dragon LEDs to illuminate the elegant dragon-shaped water fountains in Beijing's Olympic Park.
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2008-08-13

LED Bulbs Light Up University of North Carolina

It’s reported that new light bulbs present on University of North Carolina, on campus not only conserve energy but also enhance security. The new white LED bulbs use a third of the electricity that the old yellow ones used, and the new bulbs last longer so fewer end up in the trash, and also have a better targeted light, increasing night visibility.
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