2008-06-16

Philips to pump surplus cash into acquisitions

Philips Electronics India, a consumer electronics and healthcare equipment company, is looking for acquisitions in the lighting, lifestyle and healthcare segments. "We are working on around three proposals currently for possible acquisitions. We are sitting on a cash surplus of Rs 600 crore," said S M Datta, chairman of the company. Meanwhile, the company is scouting for local partners to launch economical range of products across its lighting, lifestyle and healthcare segments.
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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

PerkinElmer adds all-white and multi-color/white LEDs to ACULED range

At the recent euroLED 2008 event in Coventry, UK, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, a supplier of specialty lighting, optical detection technologies, and digital imaging, showcased its new white LED product range as the latest addition to its growing ACULED family of standard and custom high-power LEDs (for applications including illumination, medical lighting, aircraft lighting, projection, and signaling).
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2008-06-16

LED Grow Lights Are Good for the Green Movement

AccessDiscounts.us - a leading supplier of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting, today announced the rising interest in LED lighting for commercial and residential lighting needs.
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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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2008-06-13

Midwest Circuits' LED street-light technology shines

When Raj Patel looks down from an airplane, he doesn't see streetlamps dotting the ground. He sees potential business partners.
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2008-06-13

HB LEDs for Lighting Continue Strong Growth

It's reported that HB LEDs used for lighting applications is one of the fastest growing market segments in the HB LED industry. With a growth rate over 60% since 2006, this application is one of the most intriguing elements for adaptation of HB LEDs. In order to address this market, Strategies Unlimited will be releasing its third edition of The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications - 2008. This report will contain the following information: • Market data and forecasts through 2012 broken out by material type, color, and package type.
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2008-06-13

EPA Plays Politics with Solid State Lighting, Repeats CFL Mistakes

On June 2, 2008, a date that will live in infamy, the solid state lighting community was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the combined communication and policy forces of the Office of Air and Radiation the US Environmental Protection Agency... It will be recorded that the distance from a government-inspired concept to an actual policy makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago.
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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

New Panasonic device links mobile phones to home handsets

Panasonic said on  June 11th, 2008 it was releasing a new mobile phone accessory which connects Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones to cordless handsets in the home. It is known as the Panasonic KX-TH1211 Link to Cell and you'll find it pricing around for around $100 (model KX-TH1212 includes two handsets and retails for around $130).
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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

Double-Sided Lock features LED and audible entry indicators

DL5200 standalone pushbutton cylindrical lock is 100% keypad programmable with multi-level security supporting up to 100 users, 10 managers, and 3 one-time service codes. Unit retrofits cylindrical lever-sets using slightly modified ANSI A115 Series Prep.With override feature that includes key in knob cylinder, lock runs average of 80,000 cycles with 5 AA batteries. For outdoor use, it comes in weatherproof model outfitted to withstand temperatures of -35 to 66°C.
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2008-06-12

Saga University Researchers Tout Green LED Manufacturing Cost Improvement

A research team at Saga University in Saga, Japan, has created a new green LED that the researchers contend is only a fraction of the cost, but can be as energy efficient, according to an article in Nikkei Net. Instead of using the more expensive molecular beam epitaxy, the researchers used what the article called thermal diffusion. Also, instead of using gallium phosphide, one of the frequently used but pricy compounds for green LEDs, the researchers used zinc telluride. Author: LIGHTimes Staff
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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

Cree Announces Sample Release of 90W GaN HEMT With Record Wideband Amplifier Efficiency

DURHAM, N.C., June 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cree, Inc (Nasdaq:CREE) announces the sample release of a 90W, highly efficient GaN HEMT microwave transistor for general-purpose military and industrial applications such as electronic warfare, radar, tactical radios and EMC applications. This transistor provides superior performance over wide bandwidths compared to other technologies such as GaAs MESFET or Si LDMOSFET.
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2008-06-12

Amperor, Inc. Announces the Addition of its LED Power Supply Family to AmperorDirect.com

Amperor, Inc., a professional power supply design and manufacturer, is pleased to announce the addition of its LED power supply family to the AmperorDirect.com website. Through the website, Amperor is committed to help LED sign and illumination builders improve their LED light displays, and to simplify their power architecture.
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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

60V output buck, boost, or buck-boost LED controller

Linear Technology Corp's new LT3755 LED controller has a 4.5 to 40V input-voltage range. It drives external FETs to illuminate as many as 14 1A white LEDs from a nominal 12V input, delivering in excess of 50W. The part uses a high-side-current sense, enabling designers to use it in boost, buck, buck-boost, SEPIC (single-ended-primary-inductance-converter), and flyback topologies. The LT3755 can deliver efficiencies of more than 94% in boost mode. A frequency-adjustment pin permits the user to program the frequency between 100kHz and 1MHz.
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2008-06-11

OSRAM Launches OSTAR® Projection SMT LED, the Ideal Solution for Pico Projection Applications

The new OSTAR® Projection SMT LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is more compact and efficient than ever before and is designed for integration into ultra-miniature pico projection applications where space is at a premium. This compact LED module measures just 5.8 x 4.7 x 1.5 mm and, in contrast to its predecessor, does not require additional connectors on board for electrical interface. Thanks to SMT (surface mount technology), this new version of the OSTAR® Projection LED is now suitable for standard soldering processes.
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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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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

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