2008-03-11

Activists target LED-lighted billboards

Billboard company executives say LED-lighted billboards are the wave of the future. But several community activists are fighting a proposed change in City of Reno rules that would allow the billboard industry to put up the digital electronic signs.
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2008-03-11

Maxim's High-Power, High-Voltage, Programmable LED Driver Is Ideal for Automotive and General Lighting Applications

Maxim Integrated Products (PINKSHEETS: MXIM) introduces the MAX16816, a high-voltage, programmable, high-brightness (HB) LED driver for automotive and general lighting applications. Synopsis for Investor: A. The MAX16816 is specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the latest front light automotive designs, such as high- and low-beam assemblies, adaptive front light systems, daytime running lights    (DRLs), and fog lamps.
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2008-03-10

LED leaders light up Toronto's Exhibition Place with energy efficient technology event

In partnership with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, greenTbiz will host Toronto's first LEDiscovery event on March 25-26th, 2008 as a part of the LightSavers program.
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2008-03-10

Electronics tout their green credentials

Sprouting up this spring for the environmentally friendly shopper: a crop of devices touting their green credentials. Two in five adults surveyed by Forrester Research last year said they would consider environmental factors in their next electronics purchase. A similar percentage said they would pay 10 percent more for a television or computer that used less energy.
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2008-03-10

Fully submersible high-performance LED light

A new, competitively priced, all-purpose LED lamp designed for boat trailer use has been released by Narva.The Narva Model 36 uses just eight high-powered, light-emitting diodes.This keeps down the cost of each unit and cuts current draw, taking less energy from the battery.Yet light spread and performance remains effective.
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2008-03-10

Four-channel white LED drivers peg 98% efficiency

It's reported that Leadis Technology Inc. is delivering samples of the LDS8845 and LDS8846, no-noise, highly efficient 4-channel white LED drivers targeting handsets and portable products that use lower-VF white LEDs and lower-cost TFT-LCD modules.
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2008-03-07

Darfon aims to ship RGB LED notebook keyboard in 2Q

Darfon Electronics expects to ship illuminated notebook keyboards utilizing RGB LEDs, whose thickness is 0.7~0.9mm larger than traditional LEDs, to a Top-3 notebook maker in the second quarter, according to the company.
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2008-03-07

GlacialLight melts the divide with LED light technology

We recently reported that Thermaltake is going to be expanding into LED technology for the home. However, a quick walk around the CeBIT halls today made it clear that others are also trying to change the way we light our lives. GlacialLight's solution is very much like Thermaltake's but different in one important way - it's not restricted to the standard bulb sizes. With various sizes for different applications, including replacement fluorescent strip lights found in most offices, it seems that GlacialLight is one step ahead of the others.
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2008-03-07

Leynard puts up giant LED panels at Olympics site

Beijing Leyard has completed the installation of five LED panels at the Olympic Cultural Squares in Beijing, with each panel measuring around 100m². The company has integrated its color correction technology with Macroblock's MBI5030 16bit pulse width modulation LED driver to achieve higher display performance and enhance color resolution of LED panels.
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2008-03-06

Altair and ilumisys Successfully Enforce LED Lighting Technology Patent

Altair Engineering, parent company of LED lighting developer ilumisys, has been granted a judgment and permanent injunction against High Tech Global Group Co., Ltd. (HTGG), a Taiwanese manufacturer. Altair brought action against the company when it discovered HTGG was infringing upon Altair's patent for LED-driven replacement lighting for fluorescent lamps.
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2008-03-06

Ferndale considers more LED lights for streetlights

It's not easy becoming green, but that's not stopping Ferndale from trying. City officials are looking into switching in LED lights into the inner-ring suburb's street lights next year. Why not this year? Money. "It's quite expensive, but we're looking at it," says Jack Crowly, superintendent of Ferndale's public works department.
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2008-03-05

Bay City officials explore use of LED lights

A light in the parking lot of Bay City Hall shines a little brighter than the rest. It's an LED, or light-emitting diode, that uses a fraction of the power of a standard light and lasts longer, but also costs more upfront. The city is experimenting with the LED parking lot light as a pilot project, and measuring how much energy the light uses, said Phil Newton, acting director of Bay City Light and Power, the city-owned electric utility.
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2008-03-05

Taiwan market: Philips taps into LED street light market

According to Bo Jiansheng, general manager of Philips Taiwan lighting, the market scale of the Taiwan street light market that is being converted to LED lighting applications is expected to exceed NT$1 billion (US$32.46 million), and the company has already gained some installation contracts from local governments in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
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2008-03-05

LED lighting to replace high power halogen at Eco Living Centre

Eco Living Centre offers wide range of LED lighting products for use both inside and out, for domestic or commercial use. LED lighting products are key to saving your energy and maintenance costs. As lighting the home and business accounts for a large proportion of Eco Living Centre energy consumption, LED technology is also a way to reduce its CO2 emissions. Here is an easy way to start. Eco Living Centre recommends LEDs to replace high power halogens:High power halogen replacement 10W:
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2008-03-05

LED bulbs in traffic signals save electricity

Environmentally friendly LED bulbs are being installed in traffic lights at the city's 605 intersections. They won't save commuters time during rush hour, but officials say the upgrade will save the city about $325,000 a year. "It's going to allow us to save 80 percent on our electric bill," said Patrick Hassett, assistant director of Pittsburgh's Public Works Department. "It's a no-brainer."
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2008-03-05

First Class Airline Cabins to Get LED Lighting

B/E Aerospace was reportedly selected by a leading global airline to provide first class suites for the airline's wide body fleet. The company was awarded a $200 million contract to retrofit the airline's existing international wide-body fleets and to outfit their new wide-body aircraft with Super First Class suites. The first class suites will have a wide range of luxurious amenities, including a fully flat bed, enhanced interactive in-flight entertainment, dining for two and in one of the programs.
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2008-03-04

Carmanah to Supply New Jersey Lottery With LED-Illuminated Signage

On March 3, 2008, Carmanah Technologies Corporation announced a two-year contract to supply the State of New Jersey's Lottery Division with LED edge-lit signage. The contract, valued at up to $500,000, extends from March 1, 2008 until February 28, 2010. Under the terms of the contract, Carmanah will provide custom edge-lit hanging window signs and instant ticket dispenser signs that will be used to help New Jersey Lottery retailers promote the sales of both instant ticket and online lottery tickets throughout the state.
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2008-03-04

RGB multichip LED modules light up at 50lm/W

Allegro MicroSystems has announced a new series of RGB multichip LED modules that provide a range of high-powered ALGaInP red, and InGaN green and blue LEDs that can be used in general lighting applications, amusement and gaming equipment, and for backlighting TFT displays. Each module combines eight LEDs in four or eight separate channels.
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2008-03-04

Cree Completes Acquisition of LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.

Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED solid-state lighting, yesterday (3rd) announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. ("LLF"). Cree's agreement to acquire LLF was announced February 8, 2008.  
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2008-03-04

Old North Church Goes Modern With LEDs

 Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, light up the ceiling vaulting inside the Old North Church, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 in Boston. The Old North Church has gone high-tech, installing LEDs to illuminate ceiling vaulting inside the church where two lanterns were hung the night of April 18, 1775.
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2008-03-04

Dialight to Provide LED Shelter Lighting for U.S. Marine Corps

Dialight Corporation has received a major order for its newly developed, high-intensity LED lights for military shelters, which have been approved for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. Complying with MIL-STD-461E, RE102 and CE102 for EMI/RFI shielding, they can also be used for vehicle interior and shipboard lighting, as well as for general illumination requiring high light output.
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2008-03-03

Paint LED Art With Philips' Giant Light Canvas

Visitors at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas, will have a bright canvas to paint on: a 14 foot-long interactive LED wall installed by Philips Electronics as a gift to the new hospital.Named the "Imagination Light Canvas," the display has 1,420 touch-sensitive pixel elements, letting visitors finger-paint with light. Images persist for a few minutes, and six people can play simultaneously.    
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2008-03-03

Student wins $30K for LED work

Martin Schubert, a doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., has won the $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Prize for his work on light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. Schubert developed a new, polarized type of LED that could allow their widespread use as light sources for liquid-crystal displays in televisions, computers, cell phones and other devices.
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2008-03-03

An LED that can shine for 80 years on a single charge

How long do you expect your flashlight to last without needing a recharge? A few hours, perhaps? How about 80 years, how does that sound? Because that's just how long newly developed micro LEDs can last on just a single charge.
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2008-03-03

Panel socket mounting LED indicator from Aerospace & Defence Products

423 series from Aerospace & Defence Products is a 9.5mm panel socket mounting LED indicator. The precision black moulded housing greatly emphasises the mechanical stability and supports the high intensity LED element in a range of colours and voltages. 423 series indicator has been fitted with a coloured diffused dome fresnel lens assembly to provide good wide angle viewing. Smoked and water clear lens options are also available.
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2008-03-03

Boston's Old North Church installs LED lighting

The Old North Church, a beacon for Paul Revere's famous warning of the movement of British forces, and a symbol of the American Revolution, has gone high-tech with the installation of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. The energy-efficient lights illuminate ceiling vaults inside the church, whose steeple was used to display two lanterns as a signal about British troop movements on April 18, 1775 — the night described in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem, which included the line: "One if by land, and two if by sea."
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2008-02-28

LED introduced in Swaziland

LIGHT emitting diode (LED) has been introduced to Swaziland by the WorldWide Energy Savers (WES) Pty Ltd. WES is a company based in South Africa known as WESLITE development. LED is a semi conductor device that emits incoherent narrow-spectrum light when electrically biased in the forward direction of the p-n junction.This was said by WES Director Mario Travaglini at a presentation held yesterday at Timbali lodge.
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