One problem in developing more efficient organic LED light bulbs and displays for TVs and phones is that much of the light is polarized in one direction and thus trapped within the light-emitting diode, or LED. University of Utah physicists believe they have solved the problem by creating a new organic molecule that is shaped like rotelle – wagon-wheel pasta – rather than spaghetti.
As a modern culture, we crave artificial white lights -- the brighter the better, and ideally using less energy than ever before. To meet the ever-escalating demand for more lighting in more places and to improve the bulbs used in sports stadiums, car headlights and street lamps, scientists are scrambling to create better light-emitting diodes....
To capture all the details of a crime scene, you might take many photos at close range. To get the whole scene at once, you could use a wide-angle or fisheye lens; but without an especially large lens you would be sacrificing the fine resolution that would help you catch that partial footprint you might otherwise have missed.
Power Technology announced that it is introducing a new laser speckle reducer module for machine vision applications. The IQ7 Laser Speckle Reducer is specifically designed to reduce local interferences and unwanted intensity patterns improving overall laser imaging quality.
Leading industrial lighting manufacturer Larson Electronics has released an LED light cart designed to combine high output illumination with the convenience of portable operation. The Larson Electronics WAL-WBC-2X300LED portable LED work area light cart provides the effectiveness of high power illumination combined with the convenience of portable operation.
ETA-USA introduces the first in their expanding series of LED drivers. Covering the range from 60 to 300 Watts., this versatile series is available for either IP-66 damp or IP-67, full immersion environments. These units meet UL standard 8650, the LED lighting standard They are ideal for exterior signs, lighting and similar applications.
Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber. Now imagine all of these being made from the same material. Researchers have developed a transparent, elastic organic light-emitting device, or OLED, that could one day make all these possible.
Larson Electronics has released a new low voltage string light that provides better performance and reliability than standard incandescent string lights. The WAL-SL-10-LED-25-TXF Work Area LED String Light produces higher light output with cooler operation and can withstand the demanding conditions of tough industrial work environments.
The new 4.3” WVGA TFT LCD module is available with a 480x800 resolution, which significantly improves image quality and provides a much more common resolution for user interface integration. This new 4.3” LCD uses specialized glass with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology to give extremely viewing angles of 80° minimum all the way around.
E-readers are more effective than reading on paper for some with dyslexia, according to results published September 18 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mathew Schneps from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and colleagues from other institutions. Their results suggest it is the use of short lines on the display, and not the device itself, that leads to the benefits observed in this study.
Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new 2-chip version of the Oslon Black FlatOslon Black Flat LED. As with other LEDs from the Oslon Black Flat family, the new version features a high level of brightness and is suitable for all headlight functions.
FLIR Systems is proud to announce the introduction of the FLIR A6700sc, the company’s newest science-grade mid-wave infrared camera that redefines affordable high performance. Featuring a highly sensitive 640×512 pixel resolution thermal detector, the A6700sc produces exceptional temperature....
Cree announces the industry’s first High-Density (HD) LED Arrays – a breakthrough technology that doubles the system intensity of spot lights compared to previous arrays. The new HD class of CXA Arrays provide unrivaled lumen density, enabling major reduction in system cost and power consumption.
Computers will someday soon automatically provide short video digests of a day in your life, your family vacation or an eight-hour police patrol, say computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin. The researchers are working to develop tools to help make sense of the vast quantities of video that are going to be produced by wearable camera technology such as Google Glass and Looxcie.
By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future. "These new, platinum-rich polymers hold promise for white organic light-emitting diodes and new kinds of more efficient solar cells..."
The Tiva C Series TM4C123G USB+CAN Development Kit from Texas Instruments features a Tiva C Series MCU with ARM Cortex- M4 core that integrates connectivity and sensor aggregation solutions. This kit allows for easy evaluation the Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCU’s peripherals and
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED light bar that provides impressive lighting performance combined with extreme durability. The LEDP5W-18R LED Light Bar produces over 8,000 lumens of light output and can withstand abusive conditions that would cause standard incandescent lights to fail.
Solid-state lighting is now becoming commonplace in automotive designs, replacing more costly, less energy efficient and not as reliable incandescent lamps. Though it is only in recent times that it has started to be considered for the parking lights, brake lights, side lights and front lights on the car’s exterior...
A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies. Scientific lessons learnt from these butterflies have already inspired designs of new displays, fabrics and cosmetics.
Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology. The patent-pending LED creates a more precise wavelength of UV light than today’s commercially available UV LEDs...
Larson Electronics has released an LED string lighting system that provides higher performance and durability than comparable incandescent string lights. The WAL-SL-10-LED Work Area Lighting LED String Light features LED lighting technology and heavy duty construction that provides operators with powerful lighting capable of standing up to demanding work conditions.
You can improve contrast and reduce motion blur by sequentially flashing zones in an LCD display that is back lit with edge-mounted LEDs. You achieve this scrolling illumination with improved LED driver ICs. With the help of some timing diagrams this article will reveal how this works in principle and will give a description of the different modes of operation.
IXYS Corporation announced the release of a reference design and demonstration board for a 200W AC LED Driver with Power Line Interface in collaboration with Echelon Corporation. Applications include remotely controlled and monitored municipal and private-installation lighting with remote control convenience features.
Explosion-proof lighting specialists Larson Electronics have announced the release of a powerful new cart mounted lighting system featuring a swivel mounted, four lamp, 24 inch LED light fixture. The paint spray booth approved EPLC-24-4L-LED Explosion Proof LED Light Cart features high efficiency LED tube lamps....
A new PAR38 style LED bulb released by Larson Electronics offers the ability to improve the performance of standard incandescent light fixtures simply by replacing the bulb. The LED17W-PAR38-WP 17 Watt LED Style Bulb produces more light output with higher color quality than a standard 150 watt incandescent flood light.