2008-01-18

Future Homes will be Interactive, Personalized

Microsoft has set up a "Home of the Future" exhibition to share their vision of a high-tech home 10 years from now. It involves a mix of software technology, hidden projectors and organic LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that could display information or images on walls and other surfaces; personal devices like smart phones that can control the lights, home security, the television and other devices; and interactive devices and appliances that respond to voice and gestures.
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2008-01-18

LEDs Integrated in European Energy Efficiency Program

On January 17, 2008, Lamina Lighting Incorporated (Lamina) announced that the company's LED lamps will be utilized in an energy efficiency initiative launched by RWE Rhein-Ruhr, the major regional energy company of the RWE Group. The program represents an effort by RWE Rhein-Ruhr to help commercial and residential customers conserve energy and reduce utility bills by replacing their current light sources with Lamina's SōL™ MR16 LED product, the only LED in the world which carries a CO2 offset certification.
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2008-01-17

Narva's Versatile LED Strobe Lamp Improves Safety

A unique LED safety warning lamp with a wide range of applications and features has been released by Australia's leading automotive lighting company, Narva.The 'Sentry' LED strobe is powered by two common 'D' size dry cell batteries providing more than 100 hours of life for this convenient portable warning lamp.
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2008-01-17

Knoxville switches to LED lights

LED traffic signals use about one-tenth of the energy consumed by the traditional incandescent lights.Knoxville is in the process of switching to more environmentally friendly traffic lights that officials say will reduce energy costs.The new LED lights and other such projects will help create a more vibrant Knoxville, said Madeleine Weil, chair of the task force.
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2008-01-17

Star Wars LED Lightsaber lamps

 These Star Wars lightsaber lamps are just the thing for geek lighting in your humble abode. They won’t light up a whole room or anything, running on just AAA batteries, but they will emit a subtle LED glow. Just enough for visitors to sense a minor tremor of coolness in the force. They come in your choice of Jedi green and Sith red.
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2008-01-16

LED Backlit NB「MacBook Air」

The 「MacBook Air」was introduced on January 14th. At 3 pounds, it's right there with some of the lightest notebooks and 2 pounds less than the current MacBook, though still heavier than the 2-pound Eee PC from Asus. The MacBook Air feels like a big blade in your hand.The MacBook Air will be 0.16 inches thick. The thickness part of the MacBook Air is still thinner than the Sony thin and lights, and will fit into an interoffice letter envelope. It will have a full-size keyboard and display, at 13.3 inches widescreen.
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2008-01-16

Composite LED Bollard effeciently illuminates outdoor areas

Outdoor architectural fixture, PathMaster, provides energy-efficient illumination of walkways, decks, sidewalks, and landscape areas for normal and emergency use. Each light engine utilizes 3 white LEDs for illumination and can be applied from one to all 4 sides of bollard to optimize path of egress. Solution is fabricated from fiberglass-reinforced polymers, all exposed hardware is stainless steel, and light engines are constructed of die cast aluminum.
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2008-01-16

Lei Yueh LED Belt Light attracts prestigious international iF awards

Taiwan LED Maker Lei Yueh'sLED Belt Light receives the prestigious 2008 iF Product Design Award. The international IF Awards, which are awarded to products on their design based on many criteria, highlights and recognizes the outstanding solution from Lei Yueh LED Belt Light, for 2008. The iF Product Design Award is given to select from total number of 2,771 product entries from 35 different countries this year.
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2008-01-15

Austria Microsystems s' integrated power management and audio unit powers Falk F-Series Portable Navigation Device

Austria Microsystems announced that Falk, a leading provider of Portable Navigation Devices (PNDs), has selected the AS3654 Power Management Unit for its latest F-Series, successfully launched in Q4 2007.
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2007-12-28

Walking in the solar wonderland with LED trees

Walking the streets at night could soon be a less intimidating experience for many, as a crop of solar-powered 'tree' lights by Brit designer Ross Lovegrove are set to blossom all over Europe.
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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

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE