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Flexible light pipes rated to IP67 and NEMA 6P

March 26, 2014 4:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VCC (Poway, CA) provides design flexibility in new installations and retrofit/replacement applications with its FLX44 Series light pipe. Part of the Flexfire light pipe family, the FLX44 Series offers a 0.313” (7.95mm) panel opening threaded lens and IP67 / NEMA 6P ratings for harsh environments....

10 watt LED hazardous location light includes a day/night sensor and manual on/off switch

March 26, 2014 2:20 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has released a solar-powered, explosion-proof LED light fixture with an optional strobe or steady burn configuration. This explosion-proof LED light and solar panel combination includes a day/night sensor, manual on/off switch, and a motion sensor....

Cree first to break 300 lumens-per-watt barrier

March 26, 2014 12:39 pm | News | Comments

Cree, Inc. records another significant LED milestone with the demonstration of 303 lumens per watt from a white high power LED. Reaching the landmark achievement much faster than previously believed possible, this result surpasses Cree’s previous R&D industry best....

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Crimp-style, wire-to-board, sub-miniature size connector serves LED applications

March 26, 2014 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new LEX Series wire-to-board, crimp style, disconnectable connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation (Waukegan, IL) offer subminiature size and reliable contact construction for high-density applications. These 2.5 mm (.098”) pitch, bottom entry, SMT connectors are polarized....

Scientists develop world’s first light-activated antimicrobial surface that also works in the dark

March 24, 2014 2:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at UCL have developed a new antibacterial material which has potential for cutting hospital acquired infections. The combination of two simple dyes with nanoscopic particles of gold is deadly to bacteria when activated by light - even under modest indoor lighting....

4.3" IPS TFT displays feature extra-wide viewing angles

March 24, 2014 1:44 pm | Newhaven Display International | Product Releases | Comments

Newhaven Display International is proud to introduce two new 4.3” IPS (In-Plane Switching) TFTs to their display line. The new 4.3” IPS TFT technology features extra-wide viewing angles with consistent color reproduction. This is achieved by the horizontal arrangement of the liquid crystals....

Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser

March 24, 2014 9:17 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute in collaboration with DTU have discovered that imperfect nanostructures can offer entirely new functionalities. They have shown that imperfect optical chips can be used to produce 'nanolasers', which is an ultimately compact and energy-efficient light source. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Switching an antibiotic on and off with light

March 21, 2014 11:40 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic, whose biological activity can be controlled with light. Thanks to the robust diarylethene photoswitch, the antimicrobial effect of the peptide mimetic can be applied in a spatially and temporally specific manner.

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OLED display designed for applications with small size LCDs

March 19, 2014 4:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce our new 8x2” Sunlight Readable OLED display. This low cost passive matrix 8x2 character OLED display modules makes a great option for any application using small size LCDs.

LED wall pack light offers high light output from a compact form factor

March 13, 2014 3:00 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) announces the release of a new magnetically mounted LED wall pack light with a glare-free shield. This 60 watt LED light offers high light output from a compact form factor and is designed to provide a more durable and long lived alternative to halogen and metal halide units.

Real-time processing drives head-up display advances in cars

March 12, 2014 10:27 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Today’s automobile driver receives an overwhelming amount of information pertaining to the safe operation of their car like no time before. Whether it’s a GPS system mapping out precise directions from point a to point b with countless detours along the way, rendering the old paper map to history...

Designing touchscreens with true glove functionality

March 12, 2014 8:43 am | by Chitiz Mathema, Product Marketing Engineer, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. | Cypress | Articles | Comments

Most capacitive touchscreens simply do not work with gloves. Glove material is generally non-conductive and the material dielectric properties are closer to that of air. One method for getting gloves to work with capacitive touchscreens is to increase the sensitivity of the touchscreen.

Snap-action microswitches comply with UL61058

March 11, 2014 10:12 am | Microprecision Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microprecision Electronics SA (Vouvry, Switzerland) is announcing a new certification “UL 61058” for its snap-action microswitches. UL introduced the new norm to test appliance switches (previously under UL1054). By mid-2015, new products have to comply to UL61058.

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Active optic solutions intended for 100, 200, and 400 Gbps products

March 10, 2014 2:53 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

As industry demand surges for long reach, low power solutions supporting next generation 28 Gbps products and data center applications, Molex Incorporated ( Lisle, IL) recently announced plans to unveil a line of QuatroScaleactive optic solutions designed for 100, 200 and 400 Gbps products.

16-foot telescoping light mast includes 360° rotating capabilities

March 7, 2014 12:19 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialists Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) have announced the release of a 16-foot telescoping light mast with 360° rotating capabilities that is equipped with two Class 1 Division 1 150 watt LED light fixtures. The LM-16-EPL-2X150RT is a fold-over light mast....

Aluminum polymer capacitors rated at temperatures up to 125°C

March 6, 2014 2:42 pm | Illinois Capacitor | Product Releases | Comments

Illinois Capacitor (Lincolnwood, IL) AVG Series aluminum polymer capacitors offer the very-low ESR benefits of polymer with greater maximum operating temperature and voltage rating.  Compared to most other polymer capacitors, the AVG Series is rated at higher temperatures (up to 125°C)....

Engineering Update Episode 48: Jet-powered UAV can roam up to 1,800 miles

March 6, 2014 10:59 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The Predator C Avenger is a jet-powered UAV with the firepower, range, and capabilities to set a new gold standard for unmanned vehicles. Whereas the Predator and Reaper were powered by a relatively primitive turboprop engine, with a top speed of 300 mph, the Avenger uses a Pratt & Whitney turbofan engine ...

LED light guides designed for general illumination

March 5, 2014 3:26 pm | Global Lighting Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (Brecksville, OH) has introduced a new light guide that produces distinct customized emission patterns of light from the top and bottom surface. This enables lighting fixtures to emit light upward and downward using a single light guide with LEDs on one or two edges....

OLED graphic displays feature outline dimensions of 59.0 x 186mm and 62.64 x 25.44 mm

March 3, 2014 4:20 pm | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology (Orlando, FL) announces their new 2.0” of 128*32 and 2.26” of 132*32 OLED TAB Graphic displays. These displays have a built-in SSD1305 IC which has the outline dimensions areas of 59.0 x 186mm and 62.64 x 25.44 mm. These OLEDs display modules make a great option for any application....

LED driver IC rated at a current of 1A

March 3, 2014 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced the HV9805, an LED driver IC, where the LED light source is arranged as a high-voltage LED string in order to accommodate certain lamp form factors, while allowing for cost savings through less complicated cooling and optical arrangements.

Switch-mode transformers include universal input range of 90 to 265 Vac

February 28, 2014 1:24 pm | Premier Magnetics | Product Releases | Comments

Premier Magnetics (Lake Forest, CA) announces its POL-LYT Series of switch-mode transformers designed to complement Power Integrations’ LYTSwitch family of integrated off-line LED driver/controller ICs. Features include a universal input range of 90 to 265 Vac.

Blasting gun light produces 860 lumens

February 25, 2014 3:41 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 10 watt high output LED blasting gun light that produces 860 lumens of intense illumination. This unit is IP66 watertight and able to withstand the rigors of aggressive and heavy duty use applications. The BLG-LEDP1X10W blasting gun light from Larson Electronics is designed for extreme durability....

Ambient light sensors feature sensitivity over a range of 57,542 lux to 0.001 lux

February 24, 2014 12:50 pm | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Using the Santa Cruz ambient light sensor (ALS) from Maxim Integrated Products (San Jose, CA), factories can quickly configure and monitor multiple red, green, blue (RGB) and infrared (IR) ambient light sensors with the high accuracy required in industrial applications.

GaN on GaN LED achieves world-record setting wall-plug-efficiency

February 24, 2014 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Soraa (Fremont, CA) announced today the world’s most efficient LED, which it will integrate into the market’s first full-visible-spectrum, large-form-factor lamps. Soraa’s third generation (Gen3) GaN on GaN LED achieves world-record setting wall-plug-efficiency, outperforming the nearest competitor by 20% at normal operating conditions.

Ultra-dimmable LED lamp features CRI of 80

February 19, 2014 3:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ledzworld (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) announced it has added an ultra-dimmable AR-111 LED lamp to its product line — the world’s first true retrofit sized premium 850 lumen, single light source AR-111 LED lamp. Features include CRI of 80 and a 25 degree or optional 40 degree beam angle.

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