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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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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Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE

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