Stretchable Light-emitting Device Turns Human Skin into Displays

A Chinese research team recently develop a stretchable light-emitting devices which delivers information and can be attached to human skin and other surfaces. The device is like a temporary tattoo and can be operated at low voltage so it does not cause harm to users. Published in ACS Materials Letter in October 2019, the results from researchers at Nanjing University in China demonstrated stretchable light-emitting devices called alternating-current electroluminescent (ACEL) displays. The device has a sandwiched structure with an electroluminescent layer made of light-em...
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Korean Team Develops LED Embedded Crosswalk to Enhance Road Safety

In order to avoid pedestrian related traffic accidents caused by distraction, the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) has developed a smart crosswalk system with LED warning light to alarm both drivers and pedestrian. Researchers at KICT have designed the “next-generation pedestrian traffic accident prevention system” that integrated LED embedded pavement, thermal imaging cameras, electronic sign and an app. When the thermal cameras detect pedestrians approaching the crosswalk, it will activate the LED light embedded...
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Toyoda Gosei Develops Air Conditioner Register with LED Illumination

Toyoda Gosei has developed an air conditioner register with LED illumination for automotive application that uses wireless power transfer technology based on magnetic resonant coupling. (Image: Toyoda Gosei) With LED light, the new vent register improves the night visibility of the knob that adjusts the direction and strength of air flow. The adoption of wireless power transfer technology avoids problems caused by conventional wired power supply that the wire harness could break from repeated manipulations of the knob. In addition, a wireless system allows greater freedom...
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LED Medical Applications for Healthcare Enhancement

Combining LED technology and medical research, several integrations have been revealed, showing the potential of the technology in healthcare applications and development. LEDinside has collected some innovative examples of LED applications which create possibilities for future medical improvement. Elastic Micro LED skin sensor system In February 2018, a new ultrathin, elastic Micro LED display that fits snugly on the skin was developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo and Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) in an academic-industrial collaboration. The int...
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Epistar Merges Its Subsidiaries and Lextar Pushes New Products Development in 4Q18

The fourth quarter is usually the low season in the LED industry. As business growth slows down, LED producer Epistar has announced plans to restructure the company to efficiently manage resources for reducing operation cost. Meanwhile, Lextar has speeded up the process of product development for new applications. Epistar has announced the merger of four of its subsidiaries including Epistar JV Holding (BVI), UEC Investment, HUGA Holding (BVI) and Bee Rich Corporation. The goal of the merge is to productively distribute the resources of the company and r...
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The World’s Longest Sea Bridge to be Lit up by LED Lighting from Thorn

Thorn Lighting, a UK-based lighting provider and a member of the Zumtobel Group, has announced that its luminaires were selected to light the newly constructed bridge which connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao. The bridge is currently the longest sea bridge in the world and is scheduled to open soon in October. 
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Smart Contact Lenses with Small LED to Monitor Glucose

One major development for wearable devices is to combine health monitoring technologies for medical application. A Korean research team had developed smart contact lenses to detect glucose; their result was published on Science Advances in January. 
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LEDinside: Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor Brings Various Commercial Possibilities for Digital Health

According to the latest 2018 infrared sensing application report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, pulse oximeter heart rate sensors in digital health have been completely introduced into smartwatch and wristband markets. They have been gradually introduced into other wearable devices, applied in sports training, home care and automotive driver monitoring markets. Because there are around 400 million patients, suffering from diabetes in the world, blood glucose monitoring market has high potential. Most blood glucose monitors are invasive. To achieve non-invasive IR optical sensing, the main keys are the accuracy of calculating program, cooperation of medical organizations and FDA certification.
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BLAZE CORE LED Technology--Three High-Intensity Police Emergency Lights in One

Extreme Tactical Dynamics (ETD) announced the launch of its new police light, the revolutionary BLAZE CORE™ Visor Light. Unlike traditional emergency vehicle visor lights, which have add-on option Takedown Lights, BLAZE CORE TECHNOLOGY™ instantly transforms the entire visor light from colored flashing lights into 6,720 Lumens of blazing white Takedown light with the flip of a switch.  The new LED technology squeezes 2 LEDs into the space for one: a 3-Watt Colored LED with a 3-Watt Takedown light.  This innovative configuration produces a dual function in the space of one standard LED core.  
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Eaton Expands Sports Lighting Portfolio after Acquiring Ephesus Lighting

Power management company Eaton today outlined how recently acquired Ephesus Lighting, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based manufacturer of connected light-emitting diode (LED) lighting solutions for sporting venues and high lumen outdoor and industrial applications, will create new value for a wide range of customers. Ephesus Lighting is a market leader in high output controlled lighting solutions that harness advanced electronic design technology to bring lighting into the digital age.
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MixStik Lets You Easily Master Cocktails Making

Magnified Self presents MixStik, a LED stick to help anyone make perfect drinks, no experience necessary. The LEDs indicate the specific amount of ingredients needed for each cocktail. It couldn’t be easier, everybody can mix and have fun doing it!
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KAIST Develops Fiber-Like LEDs for Wearable Displays

Professor Kyung-Cheol Choi and his research team from the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST have developed fiber-like LEDs, which can be applied in wearable displays. The research findings were published online in the July 14th issue of Advanced Electronic Materials.
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Illuminated Aerial Sculptures Lit up Night Sky of North America Cities

This summer, many cities in North America are bringing innovative and contemporary art to their city through free, temporary exhibitions engaging people in meaningful experiences, interactions and dialogue. The work of one artist in particular seems to resonate with three major North American cities as they have selected the illuminated aerial sculptures of Janet Echelman.    
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National Geographic Channel Uses LED Video Screen To Create Futuristic Environments

FLEXCurtain LED video screen finds a new application on “Brain Games” commercial   Working with production company Variable and design studio Meptik, the industry-leading lightweight, flexible PixelFLEX FLEXCurtain was selected for an application beyond traditional video use in a commercial for the National Geographic Channel. Featured as a futuristic, movable environment, eight panels of the PixelFLEX 100mm FLEXCurtain LED video screen were used to create a textured environment promoting the hit show “Brain Games.”
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Welch Allyn Launches Single Use LED Specula

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, will debut its KleenSpec® Single Use LED Specula next week at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2015 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The new device, designed for hospital emergency departments, labor and delivery rooms, urgent care centers, ambulatory care surgery centers, clinics and treatment centers, features an integrated LED light source that provides enhanced visualization of the exam area by supplying uniform white light through the handle—safely sealed away from the patient.
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LED Applications Spur Taiwan Sapphire Manufacturers Growing Investments

The sapphire industry has seen completely different outcomes among application markets this year, according to a recent United Daily News (UDN) report.
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Flexible LED Light Banks Offers Portable Lighting Option for Photographers

Wanting to create a more portable and energy efficient light for professional photographers and videographers, two professionals created the first ever flexible LED light bank called the RagLite. 
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UL Introduces Streamlined Certification Process for LED Surface-Mounted Tube Lamps

UL introduced a streamlined process for manufacturers to obtain a UL listing for LED surface-mounted tube lamps. With significant growth projected in the LED market, manufacturers are looking for ways to incorporate LED technology into existing luminaire designs. After examining the needs of manufacturers, UL designed an approach that helps them move products to market quickly while preserving safety levels.
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Disney Invents LED Robots That Create Animation in Real Time

Walt Disney Research Lab and ETH Zurich have designed LED two-wheeled robots named Pixelbots that are able to create animation in real time. 
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Interactive LED Wristbands are Lighting up Shows and Events

The audience is part of the show like never before, with Xylobands LED wristbands, lighting up individual audience members; live on command. The BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS, live from MIAMI, Florida, featured Xylobands lighting up the audience. The LED interactive bracelets have been lighting up people at shows for Shakira, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Linkin Park, and many more.
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LEDs Hit the Runway in AKRIS RTW Fall 2014 Collection

Wearable tech is now hitting the runway in AKRIS RTW’s Fall 2014 collection. Swiss fashion house AKRIS introduces haute couture designs with embroidered LED lights in this new fall collection. 
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Wearable LED Technology Has Gone to the Dogs

Wearable LED technology is no longer just for humans. A new kickstarter campaign has combined LED technology with an essential pet item to create a light up collar to keep your furry friends safe. 
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Ride-On Introduces LED Smart Cap Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As a growing force in the field of automotive safety and performance products,Ride-On is a company on the move. Its newest step forward is the second generation edition of its extremely popular LED Smart Cap Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The LED Smart Cap Version 2 is stronger and more durable, while being smaller, more user friendly, and more energy efficient than its predecessors.
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LED Color-Changing Ice Bucket Perfect Party Center Piece

Epicureanist, the one-stop-online-shop for every wine, food and entertaining accessory imaginable, will launch the Epicureanist Quick Chill Ice Bucket tomorrow at the International Home + Housewares Show (ih+hs). Just in time for the warm months ahead, Epicureanist's chiller is the first rotating ice bucket featuring color-changing LED (light-emitting diode) lights and the ability to rapidly cool wine, Champagne, vodka and other beverages in just 15 minutes.
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HTC One Photos Leaked showing LED Phone Cover

Pictures have been leaked recently for the HTC One M8 which will be available later this month. More pictures have emerge this week showing a unique LED application to the phone’s design. 
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LED Outlet Cover Nightlight Keeps the Monsters Away

The SnapRays Guidelight by SnapPower offers an easier and more convenient solution to illuminating your house after dark without compromising outlet space. 
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Aleddra Debuts HaloMax LED Highbay Luminaire

Aleddra, known for the safest LED tube on the market, will introduce another "one of a kind" LED lighting product at the upcoming LEDucation tradeshow in New York City, March 18 – 19.
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Sports Stars Shine Bright Under Hubble Lighting’s ArenaLED Arena Fixture

Hubbell Lighting announced today the newest energy efficient lighting solution for today's sports arenas—Sportsliter Solutions' ArenaLED. From the pre-game excitement of spotlight introductions to crisp lighting that enhances each point and goal scored, ArenaLED makes any game an experience.
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Uopia Nightlight: Better Light Means Better Sleep

The number of people experiencing sleep related issues around the globe is at an all-time high. In the United States alone, poor sleep quality has become so pervasive that the Center for Disease Control has classified it as an epidemic. Researchers have identified that short wavelength blue light in the 460 to 480 spectrum inhibit natural sleep patterns and lead to sleep disorders.
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Unique Twist on Household Product Lights up Night Cityscape

A daily household object has taken on a new twist thanks to designers Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka. They have designed a solar powered clothespin called Lightly which includes a small colored LEDs.
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New TARA2000-AUT-SAFE family includes unique interlock loop method for completely safeguarding ultra-fast detection of faults that can compromise eye safety Interlock method reduces bill of materials resulting in lower system cost 940nm emitte... READ MORE

40V-150V breakdown voltage lineup: ideal for motor drive and industrial power supplies ROHM has developed Nch MOSFETs (40V/60V/80V/100V/150V) RS6xxxxBx / RH6xxxxBx series, 13 part numbers, suitable for applications operating on 24V/36V/48V pow... READ MORE