2008-01-23

LED Street Light Replacement for Conventional Street Lighting Now a Reality

Remco Solid State Lighting Inc. (Toronto, Canada) has broken through the barrier to replace conventional street lighting with its recently patented SSL technology. Its disruptive SSL technology utilizes the dynamic resistance of LEDs providing a LED light engine that is up to 98% power efficient–only a 2% power loss which enables optimal power and LED lighting efficiencies as verified in a pilot test as proof of concept.
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2008-01-23

Diguang International Reports Opportunities in LED Technologies from the CES Show

On 22nd,Diguang International Development Co., Ltd. reported that during the 2008 CES Show, its LED general lighting and flat panel lighting (FPL) products drew especially high levels of attention from attendees. At CES, held January 7-10 at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, the Company displayed backlight products for a wide variety of applications.
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2008-01-22

LED drivers feature 16 constant-current output channels

Allegro MicroSystems Inc. has announced the release of two new LED driver ICs for use in displays, signs and control panels. The A6282 and A6285 both have 16 constant-current output channels. They have serial data inputs and outputs, which can be cascaded to create large, megapixel text or video displays. They can also be used in smaller applications such as LCD backlighting or controlling LEDs in an instrument or control panel.
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2008-01-22

Apple's super-thin MacBook Air is the result of LED BLU

Apple Computer Inc. has launched a 13.3-inch LED-BLU-based MacBook Air, which is only 0.76-inch (19 mm) thick on the hinge side, and 0.16-inch (4.1mm) for the opposite side. Apple mentioned that this super-thin product is the result of LED BLU technology advances, and moreover, the mercury-free, arsenic-free notebook is more beneficial in power
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2008-01-22

TerraLUX LED Flashlight upgrade from Cutter Electronics

Cutter Electronics provides the new 600 Lumen LED light bulb upgrade from TerraLUX which replaces the standard incandescent bulb in Maglite D cell flashlights. The TLE-300 upgrade fits into and converts a Maglite flashlight with 4, 5 or 6 D cell batteries into the bright LED flashlight available, setting a new performance milestone in flashlight brightness.TerraLUX uses three of the latest Luxeon K2 flip chip high powered bright LEDs to make this performance possible. The product will be available to upgrade other flashlight manufacturer’s products in the near future.
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2008-01-21

Qiao Xing Mobile's CECT Subsidiary Releases New C3100 LED Flashlight Mobile Handset

On January 18, Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd announced the launch of its new C3100 handset model that targets the low-end and rural markets with a bright LED flashlight and long standby time. The retail price of RMB499 is expected to make the handset attainable to a wide variety of consumers.The C3100 has the following features:LED Flashlight–The C3100 offers a bright flashlight powered by six light-emitting diodes (LED)Long standby time –The handset can run for over 25 days in standby mode without a recharge
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2008-01-21

Catalyst Semiconductor Introduces New 8-Channel, Constant-Current LED Driver

It's reported that Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its recently introduced family of large LED video display drivers with the new CAT4008, an 8-channel, constant-current sink LED driver for billboard, marquee, instrument and other large, general-purpose LED displays. The CAT4008 joins Catalyst's CAT4016, 16-channel, constant-current LED driver introduced in October 2007.
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2008-01-21

LED driver has silent error detection feature

The MBI5039 is a 16-channel constant current LED driver with smart error detection functions released by Macroblock. The MBI5039 supports constant output current from 3mA to 90mA and sustains up to 17V at the output ports. In addition, the high clock frequency (30MHz) satisfies the system requirements of high volume data transmission. The MBI5039 includes two error-detection functions: in-message error detection and silent error detection.
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2008-01-21

Cell Phone concept: no screen, heavy on LED

It not only cuts cost and weight, but it also boosts battery life by getting rid of the display or touch screen completely. Instead, all functions and displays use LEDs below the translucent surface.
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2008-01-18

Osram Ostar LEDs to be Featured in Headlights of Cadillac Escalade Platinum

Osram will be giving its LED for use in headlights of a new class of automobiles, the sport utility vehicle or SUV.Osram announced that the Cadillac Escalade Platinum will be the first SUV to feature LED headlights as standard. Osram says its LEDs drive the headlights supplied by Hella. The full function headlights offer low beam, high-beam, daytime running light, position lights and side marker lights. The luxurious automobile will be launched in 2008.
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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

Forge Europa Produces Flexible and Rigid RGB and Single Color LED Strips

Forge Europa of Ulverston, UK, has introduced a line of LED light strips. The company's strips are either rigid or flexible and can come in a choice of RGB combination or single colors such as cool white, warm white, red, amber, green, and blue. The RGB strips measure 400mm, and the single color strips measure 500mm. The strips have a single connection at one end, and up to four strips can be connected end-to-end for illumination lengths of 1600mm or 2000mm.
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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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2008-01-17

World's First Solar LED Headlamp

New Option Lighting has developed a solar-powered LED headlamp that is ideal for outdoor activities such as camping, backpacking, hunting, fishing, bicycling, etc. Because consumers are increasingly aware of the environment, this solar LED headlamp fulfills an upsurging interest in green products. In addition to a battery charge indicator, users can also charge a cell phone, iPod or GPS device using either 12VDC or USB Converter accessories also being offered at www.newlite.com
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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

Consumers turn toward LED lightbulbs

Alan recently began installing lighting built from tiny chips, light-emitting diodes or LEDs. They use less power than traditional bulbs, don't have the harmful mercury found in fluorescent lights and can last for 20 years.
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2008-01-16

Osram Opto Semiconductors' 1000-lumen Ostar LED Wins 2007 Product of the Year Award

Osram Opto Semiconductors of Santa Clara, California USA was presented with Electronic Products’ 2007 Product of the Year Award from Electronic Products magazine for its 1000 lumen Ostar LED for general lighting applications. The award was given in a ceremony held at the company’s North American headquarters in Santa Clara.Osram noted that Electronic Products is one of the top publications serving the electronics original equipment market.
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