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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....

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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.

SMD power inductors feature low-loss pressed iron powder core

January 24, 2014 9:47 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced the new LMIP Series SMD power inductors. Featuring a homogeneous pressed iron powder core construction, LMIP Series inductors exhibit low loss and reduced inductance drop due to applied current, enabling higher saturation current ratings in smaller, lower profile packages.

LED drop light equipped with a 50,000 hour LED T8 lamp

January 23, 2014 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new 14 watt LED drop light. These drop lights are suitable for civilian and military shelters, general maintenance, construction, aircraft interiors, emergency shelters and ship yards. The LED lamp in the FTL-3-LED-25 offers much longer lamp life....

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Infrared LED designed for industrial and machine vision applications

January 23, 2014 9:40 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new Oslon Compact infrared light-emitting diode (IRED) from Osram Opto Semiconductors closes the gap between high-power and low-power IREDs. It offers high output in a very small package, barely larger than the chip itself, and it can be used for applications such as surveillance....

LED displays designed to work 24/7 in demanding environments

January 22, 2014 3:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Primeview USA introduces the latest generation to their flagship ECO LINE of commercial grade LED displays. Today, this eco-friendly focused line now offers a 24/7 rated solutions of 55” super-narrow gap video wall display with only 3.6mm bezel-to-bezel width, now the world’s slimmest LCD bezel, to produce a nearly seamless viewing experience.

230V LED lamps surpass halogen performance and design flexibility

January 22, 2014 1:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Soraa launched the first line of high color and white rendering, high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps. Uniquely, the company has released a 10o spot version, not available in halogen or from other LED manufacturers, as well as a 25o version that has a peak intensity higher than halogen and all other LED GU10 products.

LED fixtures designed for low-ceiling applications

January 21, 2014 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

With lighting design flexibility in mind, Hubbell Lighting launched today three new LED fixtures from Columbia Lighting—the LWC Premium Wraparound, LPT Premium Lensed Striplight and LRO Lensed Striplight. The company’s new energy efficient fixtures seamlessly illuminate kitchen or dining areas, work or utility spaces, hallways, restrooms, and other areas with lower ceilings.

Keeping the feel in automotive touch controls

January 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Mark Toth, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Touchscreen interfaces on smartphones and tablets have swept through the consumer electronics industry, with hundreds of millions of these touch-based devices sold each year. An entire generation of children is growing up with touch as the primary interface to their electronics, rather than physical interfaces like keyboards, mice, buttons, and so on.

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Four-foot explosion-proof LED light fixture approved for paint booths

January 20, 2014 4:52 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of an explosion proof four foot four lamp LED light fixture that is approved for paint spray booths. The EPL-48-4L-LED explosion proof LED light provides improved output and durability over comparable fluorescent fixtures, but offers a more budget friendly price tag without compromising quality or safety.

LED drivers offer long life and good performance at a reasonable price point

January 20, 2014 12:00 pm | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products has introduced a new line of Budget LED Drivers. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. The new BLED series includes 12W, 20W, 25W, 35W, 40W, and 50W constant-current models. They offer long life and good performance at a reasonable price point.

Sunlight-readable mono graphic OLEDs feature total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W

January 20, 2014 11:54 am | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce their new 2.4” Sunlight Readable Mono Graphic OLED. This low cost passive matrix 2.4” Mono Graphic OLED display module makes a great option for any application using small size LCDs. With a total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W, this OLED display is designed for hand-held and battery operated applications....

Technology enhances quality of CCTV video surveillance, security systems

January 16, 2014 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

DarbeeVision Inc. introduced its Reveal technology, which is presented as being able to create a profound level of image quality for security/surveillance applications. Using Reveal, available as a video processor module that installs between any HDMI source and

LCD capacitive touch screen controller provides customizable graphical interface for controlling lighting

January 14, 2014 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Leviton announced today the expansion of its line of architectural lighting control systems with the introduction of the Sapphire 7-inch Wall Mount LCD Capacitive Touch Screen Controller. The new system provides an easy-to-use, customizable graphical interface for controlling lighting within a facility.

Explosion-proof LED wall pack light designed for indoor and outdoor use

January 14, 2014 12:57 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 240 Watt Explosion-Proof LED Wall Pack Light fixture that provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaires. The HAL-RSLED-240W is designed for indoor and outdoor use....

Temporary manhole-mount explosion-proof LED fixture acts as convenient alternative to traditional string or tank lights

January 13, 2014 12:42 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The Larson Electronics MMLP-1MLED 150 watt Temporary Manhole Mount Light Fixture provides operators with a powerful and highly convenient alternative to traditional string or tank lights. LED technology, an innovative 21” man-way support bracket and compact design makes this lamp an excellent lighting solution....

LED luminaires enables design flexibility

January 13, 2014 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting announced the perfect energy efficient luminaire for messy industrial environments—Columbia Lighting’s LXEM LED Enclosed and Gasketed Fiberglass Industrial Luminaire. Built with design flexibility in mind, the LXEM is available in a wide range of lumen packages and offered in three different lengths—all in the same family.

Optically isolated, dual photovoltaic MOSFET driver capable of generating open circuit voltage

January 10, 2014 2:50 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) announced the immediate availability of the FDA217 optically isolated, dual photovoltaic MOSFET driver.  Each independent driver consists of an LED that is optically coupled to a photodiode array.  Each array is capable of generating an open circuit voltage of 12.2V and short circuit current of 9.1uA with a forward LED current of 10mA.

2-axis gyroscope optimized for optical image stabilization

January 10, 2014 10:48 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new 2-axis gyroscope specifically optimized for optical image stabilization in smartphones and digital still cameras. Benefiting from compact dimensions of just 2.3x2.3x0.7mm, the L2G2IS can be easily integrated into the next generation of stabilized camera modules, where the dimensions of the components are critical. At a size 50% smaller than the previous generation by area and 60% smaller by volume, the L2G2IS still provides the high performance demanded by the applications and consumers.

Gadget Watch: Look around in Sony's video headset

January 10, 2014 10:22 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A virtual-reality headset from Sony almost puts you inside a video by allowing you to widen your view when you turn your head up, down or side to side. Sony's $1,000 "Wearable HDTV" worked as intended in a demo. But a few quirks made me believe it'll still be a while before we can really step into a recorded video scene and look around for ourselves.

Photos of the Day: Massive TVs at CES

January 9, 2014 4:37 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor PDD | Articles | Comments

Ultra HD televisions from TCL are one of many curved and massive-sized televisions present at CES this year. These new TVs may be the hip trend at CES 2014, but the real story is where the components of these mediocrely innovative technologies will lead us in the not-so-distant future.

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