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Development kit provides designers with a step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems

October 28, 2013 3:18 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the new MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The kit provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with Microchip’s MGC3130 and electrodes that meet their specific space requirements.

Nanoscale engineering boosts performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes

October 28, 2013 12:37 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Dramatic advances in the field of quantum dot light emitting diodes (QD-LEDs) could come from recent work by the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Quantum dots are nano-sized semiconductor particles whose emission color can be tuned by simply changing their dimensions.

High-bay LED light features high output in a compact size

October 28, 2013 10:18 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced today the release of a new high-bay LED fixture designed to provide better performance than standard HID and incandescent high bay fixtures. The EPLC2-HB-150LED-RT Explosion Proof High Bay Light features high output in a compact size and is a rugged and light weight alternative to bulkier HID units.

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LED array delivers up to 16,225 lumens at 85°C

October 24, 2013 2:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree introduces two new XLamp LED Arrays to enable high-lumen applications ranging from wallpacks to canopy lighting with one CXA LED family. The new CXA3590 LED Array delivers up to 16,225 lumens at 85°C, 68 percent more lumens compared to Cree’s previous brightest array.

Force to be reckoned with: NIST measures laser power with portable scale

October 24, 2013 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a novel method for measuring laser power by reflecting the light off a mirrored scale, which behaves as a force detector. Although it may sound odd, the technique is promising as a simpler, faster, less costly and more portable alternative...

Camouflage LED Golight ideal for use on hunting vehicles and off road ATVs

October 23, 2013 12:13 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has released of a camouflage LED Golight in time for the 2013 hunting season. Featuring high power LED technology and remote control operation, the GL-30814 Camouflage LED Golight Stryker offers excellent power and performance in a rugged spotlight design.

An uncertain future for lighting

October 22, 2013 1:14 pm | by Clifton Lemon, Marketing Communications Manager, Soraa | Blogs | Comments

All of us in the lighting industry today face daily decisions—allocating resources, making specifications, calculating ROI, planning product roadmaps, and a host of other things—that rely on our best judgment about an increasingly uncertain future. “Uncertain” means in ways both bad and good, for we all know some kind of shakeout is pending....

Explosion-proof LED light offers viable alternative to fluorescent or metal halide lighting systems

October 22, 2013 12:25 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful high bay LED light designed to provide an easily mounted and adjusted source of explosion proof rated illumination. The EPLC2-HB-150LED-RT explosion proof high bay led light fixture from Larson Electronics offers operators in hazardous locations a powerful, efficient, and more durable alternative....

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A chameleon in the physics lab

October 22, 2013 10:48 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

Active camouflage has taken a step forward at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), with a new coating that intrinsically conceals its own temperature to thermal cameras. In a laboratory test, a team of applied physicists placed the device on a hot plate and watched it through an infrared camera as the temperature rose.

Review: New Surface tablets great for productivity

October 21, 2013 10:38 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Whether or not you like Microsoft's updated Surface tablets will depend on your needs. On one hand, the tablets can be great for working on the go, especially if you spring for a $130 keyboard cover. On the flip side, the new versions still lack the elegance and fun that iPads are known for and many Android-based tablets now offer.

LED module dims smoothly from 2700K to 1800K

October 15, 2013 2:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree introduces the LMH2 LED Module with sunset dimming – Cree’s game-changing dimming technology that provides a dimming experience similar to incandescent lighting. The new module enables a natural dimming profile that was previously unachievable with any other energy-saving technology.

Paint-booth approved fluorescent fixture produces 16,000 lumens with a 5000k color temperature

October 15, 2013 2:10 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new 2 foot long high output explosion proof fluorescent fixture designed for use in areas where flammable vapors and gases may be encountered. The EPL-24-192 Explosion Proof Fluorescent Light Fixture is Class 1 Division 1 approved, paint spray booth approved, and an ideal solution for operators who want high output in a more compact fixture design.

LED rig light fixture features Class 1 Division 2 approvals

October 11, 2013 1:53 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED fixture designed to provide powerful output combined with rugged construction capable of withstanding the rigors of offshore operation. The HAL-24-3L-LED-BMSW Hazardous Area LED Light Fixture features Class 1 Division 2 approvals....

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LED drop light outperforms incandescent lamps

October 10, 2013 2:07 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialists Larson Electronics have announced the release of a new explosion-proof LED drop light designed to provide cooler operation and higher performance than standard incandescent drop lights. The EHL-LED-7W-100-1523 Explosion Proof LED Drop Light is approved for Class 1 Division 1 & 2 locations....

LED arrays target the sub-1000 lumen commercial and residential markets

October 10, 2013 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bridgelux introduced its V Series of Chip-on-Board LED array products offering high flux density in small source size packages for sub 1000 lumen commercial and residential lighting markets where tight beam control and high quality light matter. The LED arrays initially consist of

LED drivers feature up to 95% efficiency

October 7, 2013 2:05 pm | Micrel | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel announced the availability of two new high current camera flash LED driver products. The MIC2870 and MIC2871 are capable of driving one or two camera flash LEDs up to 1.5A with best-in-class efficiency and enhanced current accuracy. These devices are ideal for portable battery operated applications....

Touchscreen controller delivers industry-best noise rejection to large-screen superphones and tablets

October 7, 2013 9:45 am | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a new controller in its TrueTouch Gen5 family that brings the world’s best noise-immunity touchscreen control technology to superphones, smartphones, tablets and e-readers. The TMA568 controller supports writing and drawing with a 2.0-mm-tip passive stylus....

TFT displays offer fast response times and wide operating temperatures

October 3, 2013 4:30 pm | Newhaven Display International | Product Releases | Comments

Newhaven Display International introduces two new 7.0” TFTs to their display line: the 7.0” Economical TFT and the 7.0” MVA TFT. The 7.0” Economical TFT and the 7.0” MVA TFT have full RGB color, fast response times, high brightness & contrast, wide operating temperatures, are RoHS compliant, and are offered with and without resistive touch panels.

LEDs deliver up to 142 lumens per watt at 350 mA

October 2, 2013 4:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree sets a new industry benchmark with higher performance XLampXP-G2 LEDs. The latest innovation boasts a seven percent increase in brightness compared to the already industry-leading XP-G2 family. The new LEDs provide lighting manufacturers with an unprecedented combination of light output, efficacy and outstanding reliability....

Projected-capacitive touch panel allows for up to 16 simultaneous touches

October 1, 2013 4:16 pm | Ocular LCD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ocular LCD announced the addition of an 18.5-inch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel to the Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch PLUS standard product line. Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch PLUS panels provide a true multi-touch interface with a pre-integrated, optically bonded, soda-lime cover glass with a decorative black border.

LED achieves a range of more than 100 meters

September 30, 2013 1:00 pm | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Security surveillance over large distances is now possible thanks to the new infrared Dragon Dome LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors. The focused beam of this high-power Infrared LED (IRED) achieves a range of more than 100 meters. It has a compact design and does not need an external lens.

Wagon-wheel pasta shape for better LED

September 30, 2013 12:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

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.

Bright, laser-based lighting devices

September 27, 2013 4:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

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....

Tiny camera records details of scene without losing sight of the big picture

September 26, 2013 2:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

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.

Laser speckle reducer module ideal for machine vision applications

September 24, 2013 4:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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