2008-06-30

DDP Develops LED Light Engine for Landscape and path Lighting Applications

As a leader in engineered LED solutions, DDP has developed an energy-efficient LED light engine ideal for landscape and path lighting applications. DDP’s efficient 3.8 watt, 100 lumen forward-fit solution delivers 5100K light evenly over a 120 degree area.
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2008-06-27

Future Lighting donates Luxeon Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds for solar car project

June 24, Future Lighting Solutions, a provider of LED lighting components and solution support, announced that it has donated Luxeon Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds for use on a solar car being built by students at the University of Minnesota. The car will compete in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge, a 2,400-mile race scheduled for July 13-22.
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2008-06-27

Texas supermarket chain to use GE LED refrigerated display lighting to save energy and maintenance costs

It's reported that Texas-based United Supermarkets LLC has retrofitted low-temperature and medium-temperature refrigerated display cases in all of its 47 stores with a GE ecomagination product, an LED solution from Lumination, a GE Consumer & Industrial business. In all, United retrofitted more than 3,600 doors in its reach-in door merchandisers by replacing traditional T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps with the GE LED lighting.
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2008-06-27

Philips Lighting France will light an office building in Paris using LED fixtures

It’s reported that Philips has used LED fixtures to light an entire office building in Paris. The office, owned by Generali and located at 100 Champs-Elysées Avenue, Paris, "marks a milestone in lighting history" according to Philips. The company claims that, for the first time, functional office lighting powered entirely by LEDs goes hand in hand with scenic and atmospheric effects that are also based on LEDs.
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2008-06-26

Optoma to Launch World`s First LED DLP Projector at 2008 End

Optoma Corp., a world leading vendor of own-brand projectors, is scheduled to start delivery of world`s first household LED (light-emitting diode) DLP (digital light processing) projector at the end of this year, according to company sources.
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2008-06-25

Formosa increases LED brightness for use in NB backlighting

According to market sources, LED chipmaker Formosa Epitaxy has successfully increased its LED brightness to meet the requirement for use in notebook backlighting applications, which is 1,800mcd.Formosa Epitaxy has achieved a blue LED brightness of 1,800mcd this quarter and the sources estimate Formosa Epitaxy will reach a brightness of 2,000mcd by year-end. Formosa Epitaxy is only the second Taiwan-based LED chipmaker to achieve a brightness of 1,800mcd. Epistar reached a brightnesss of 2000mcd in the first quarter of this year.
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2008-06-24

LED car light, wedge globes from Lazer Security

The LED car light series from Lazer Security comprises of items such as tail light red, stop light red, stop or tail light red, reverse light white, indicator light yellow. Lazer Security also offers wedges globes which are available in colours such as white, white blue or tinge, green and blue. The wedge globes from Lazer Security are well suited for replacing park lights.
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2008-06-24

No flame required with Phillip's LED floating candles

Some people just aren't meant to light candles in their homes - namely the clumsy or accident prone. Fires are the cause of many a fire, so to get over this little hurdle, LED candles were invented. These particular ones provide an alternative to the floating candle.Phillip's LED floating candles (which look a bit like those mini light-bulbs you'd get in science class to learn about circuits and electricity) will stay afloat in water and create a relaxing ambience for up to 20 minutes. 20 minutes is disappointing, especially as that's after a 10 hour charge!
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2008-06-23

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors providing image projection and IR technology for reconfigurable tactile display from Digital Dash

OSTAR®-Projection LED modules and IR DRAGON® infrared emitters from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors are the LED light sources behind a new reconfigurable control and display interface designed by Digital Dash, Ltd. of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.The Digital Dash Reconfigurable Tactile Display (RTD) prototype model is the world's first multi-touch interface that incorporates physical controls with a curved display surface. The display is well-suited for use in automobiles, sound mixing boards, and other control- and image-intensive user interface applications.
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2008-06-23

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announces breakthrough LED street lamp project in Mainland China

OSRAM high performance LEDs are meeting today's need for more efficient, energy-conscious lighting solutions
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2008-06-23

LED Lighting Makes Casper Go green

Traffic, street and park lights are the city's biggest users of electricity, accounting for 25 percent of electricity the city uses, Meyers said.The city is now in the middle of a three-year plan to replace all traffic lights with energy-efficient LED -- light-emitting diode -- lights and have replaced the lights at 10 intersections already, Clough said. Each LED bulb saves an estimated 60 percent from a traditional light.
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2008-06-23

Sony Launches Lower-energy Bravia LCD TV

According to PC World, Sony is adding to its Bravia LCD (liquid crystal display) TV range with a new 32-inch model that consumes considerably less power than existing sets. Based on an average of 4.5 hours of viewing per day the set will consume 86kWh (kilowatt hours) of power versus 115kWh for Sony's existing 32-inch Bravia model. That's a 25 percent reduction in annual power consumption.
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2008-06-20

Toshiba Launches a Skinny Laptop

Move along Macbook Air, there's another skinny notebook that aims to take the market by storm. Toshiba announced on Jun 18 a new version of its Portege R500 ultraportable, the Portege R500-S5007V.
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2008-06-19

Toshiba Notebook Boasts 128 GB Solid-State Drive, LED Display

The latest notebook from Toshiba, the Portege R500-SP209C, includes a number of proposed "world's firsts", including a 128 GB solid-state drive, transreflective LED display, and 7 mm DVD SuperMulti drive.
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2008-06-19

High style and low energy LED desk lamp

The mantra of switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs is the eco-tip equivalent of Genesis to Christians; it's the oldest one in the book. So we're going to assume you've switched most of your standard light fittings to energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) already, saving yourself around £60 over each bulb's lifetime.
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2008-06-19

Bonita council prohibiting LED-lighted signs — for now

It looks like it's lights out in Bonita Springs — for light emitting diode (LED) lights, anyway. After multiple debates, City Council has decided to prohibit LED-lighted signs in the city for the time being.
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2008-06-19

New DLP Home Theater Projectors Use LEDs

Texas Instruments yesterday announced a new technology that could dramatically change the perception and appeal of front projectors. Its new Brilliant Color DLP chipset works with a PhlatLight Light Emitting Diode (LED) light source to produce images. Traditionally, DLP projectors relied on a color wheel and mirror design, which would produce color images in conjunction with a lamp light source. Competing projector technologies 3LCD, which uses red, green, and blue LCD panels, and LCOS both require a lamp as well.
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2008-06-18

LED rope light in white PVC housing

Model SKYHS-2W from HK.Tibo Electronic Lighting Co. Ltd is a rope light with a white PVC tube housing. The product comes in individual units with a standard length of 1m. Each unit contains 80 LEDs in yellow, red, blue, green or white, and has a power rating of 4.4W. The model is easy to set up and has low installation costs. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and complies with GS requirements. A roll contains 50 meters.
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2008-06-18

USAF Selects Carmanah Solar-Powered LED Aviation Lights for Airfield Expansion

Carmanah Technologies Corp. said it 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, A704-5 GEN II runway lights.
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2008-06-18

LED Solution for Permanent and Luminous Lettering and Outdoor Light Boxes

The LED module BACKlight Protect is the ideal solution for permanent and luminous lettering and light boxes in outdoor applications. The robust housing protects the modules from dust, moisture and condensation through dripping or splashing water according to ingress protection IP 66. The special encapsulation of the LED modules ensures maximum robustness during installation and operation. Further convincing features of the BACKlight Protect LED modules include flexibility, efficiency and a homogeneous illumination of advertising spaces with brilliant colors.
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2008-06-16

LED Billboard Color - More Than a Numbers Game

Billions and Trillions of Colors: A Visible Difference? provides readers with valuable insights regarding color that may be a revelation to many. For example, the technical paper points out that manufacturer promises of billions or even trillions of colors are not necessarily the best barometers of color quality. Why?
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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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Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, an... READ MORE

TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE