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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 ...

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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....

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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.

Extendable quadpod mini light tower produces 575,000 lumens of light

February 19, 2014 3:30 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has released a new 6000 watt extendable light tower. This portable light tower is equipped with four 1,500 watt metal halide lamps that produce 575,000 lumens of light. The WAL-C-4XM Quadpod Mini Light Tower is adjustable from seven to fourteen feet.

TFT display includes resistive touch

February 18, 2014 3:55 pm | Newhaven Display International | Product Releases | Comments

Newhaven Display International (Elgin, IL) introduces the new 5.0” TFT with resistive touch to their display line. The 5.0” TFT display features a 4-wire resistive touch panel that can withstand water contact, dust, and grease. This display has full RGB color, a fast response time, high brightness & contrast, and a wide operating temperature.

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Red laser diode delivers 100mW single-transverse-mode optical output

February 14, 2014 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Optoelectronics Company has announced the launch of the Oclaro HL63163DG: a tiny red laser diode that delivers 100mW single-transverse-mode optical output power at 633nm in the visible wavelength band. The Oclaro HL63163DG presents system designers with a long-awaited and realistic alternative....

What’s the biggest challenge for designs that utilize touch-enabled displays?

February 10, 2014 3:35 pm | Ocular, Inc., Applied Materials | Articles | Comments

Take a look at virtually any new smartphone or tablet device, and whatever the brand or size, they likely have one thing in common — touch screen displays. This ubiquitous level of adoption comes with challenges, particularly pricing and volume yields to meet mass market needs. The touch-enabled display represents one of the largest cost factors....

Explosion-proof LED light features magnetic mounting capabilities

February 10, 2014 2:57 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a new pedestal mount LED light designed for high output and versatile operation. Featuring a powerful 150 watt LED lamp assembly and a simple aluminum base stand with magnetic mount capabilities, this light effectively illuminates 8,000 square feet....

LED high bay uses almost 50% less energy than HID counterpart

February 10, 2014 2:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting announced an ultra-efficient choice for one-for-one replacements of outdated and inefficient metal halide and fluorescent high bays — Columbia Lighting’s LLHV VersaBay LED High Bay. It includes energy use 48% below comparable HID and a payback period of less than two years.

MR16 lamps render colors and whites as they would appear in natural light

February 10, 2014 2:13 pm | by ECN Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Soraa (Fremont, CA) launched the world’s first high color temperature (CCT), high color rendering MR16 LED lamps — a brilliant choice for gemstone jewelry and high-end retail displays. The new 4000K and 5000K CCT, full visible spectrum Soraa Vivid 2 LED MR16 renders colors and whites exactly as they would appear in natural light....

Touch controller supports up to 40 simultaneous touch points

February 4, 2014 10:53 am | Zykronix | Product Releases | Comments

Zytronic (UK) has announced the launch of its latest touch controller to complement the company’s portfolio of rugged, ultra-large format, multi-touch touch sensors based on its proprietary MPCT projected capacitive (p-cap) technology. The ZXY300 has been developed for use with touchscreens that have diagonals greater than 55-inches....

Quantum dots provide complete control of photons

January 31, 2014 2:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications. Polarized light – where all the light waves oscillate on the same plane – forms the foundation for technology such as LCD displays....

Control IC reduces part count for high-performance dimming applications

January 31, 2014 10:19 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced the IRS2983 control IC for single-stage Flyback and Buck-Boost topologies used in LED drivers and power supplies. The IRS2983 employs primary side regulation that reduces component count and simplifies design by eliminating the opto-isolator and other components necessary for isolated feedback for fixed loads.

Laser diodes offer optical output power up to 700mW

January 30, 2014 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProPhotonix Limited (Salem, New Hampshire) announces the addition of four new visible laser diodes from Oclaro that they will distribute, including the HL63193MG, HL63153AT, HL63163DG, and the HL40041MG. The new HL63193MG offers high optical output power (700mW) at a wavelength of 638nm....

Would Edison approve of this monumental shift to LEDs?

January 29, 2014 10:45 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to NJ.com, the 118-foot tall tower in Edison, New Jersey, where Thomas Edison revolutionized the incandescent light bulb, which is topped by a 14-foot glass replica light bulb, will no longer be lit by an array of incandescent bulbs. Instead, when renovations are completed, the replica bulb will be lit by LEDs.

Portable explosion-proof LED work light designed for low-voltage operation

January 28, 2014 2:38 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Leading manufacturer and supplier of explosion proof lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new pedestal mount LED work light equipped with an inline transformer for low voltage operation. The EPL-PM-150LED-X24I-100 LED Light can illuminate up to 10,000 square feet of work space....

Explosion-proof LED aluminum drop light features an inline step down transformer to 12 volts

January 24, 2014 11:00 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of an Explosion Proof LED Aluminum Drop Light. The EPL-FL1524-LED-120X12-C1D2-100 is equipped with a 15 watt LED bulb that runs off of 120 volts with an inline step down transformer to 12 volts. Larson Electronics’ EPL-FL1524-LED-120X12-C1D2-100 hazardous area LED work light is F.M. approved Class 1 Division 1 & 2.

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