Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded its portfolio of proximity and ambient light sensors with a new, extremely powerful version with low power consumption. The compact SFH 7776 digital sensor registers the ambient brightness – even behind dark smartphone covers....
Larson Electronics has announced the release of an explosion proof LED area light designed to provide durable and reliable illumination with versatile mounting capabilities. The HBLP-1MLED-TRN Trunnion Mount Light Fixture features 10,000 lumen output while drawing only 150 watts....
Solid state lighting is continuing its solid growth across a range of industries and applications. ECN recently spoke to Robbie Paul, Lighting Sales Director at Digikey to discuss the solid state lighting market and the latest LED trends.
Cold weather has been hanging on well into April here in the northeast. But if you were in Philadelphia this week, you would be forgiven for walking around wearing sunglasses – especially indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center – a sure sign that Lightfair is in town.
RGB LEDs are becoming increasingly popular for applications inside vehicles. For reasons of style and personalisation, as well as driver comfort and safety, they present an exciting opportunity for interior designers at major car makers. As multiple light points are required inside the vehicle in order to achieve the implementation of an effective solution....
Researchers previously have shown that a depth camera system, such as Kinect, can be combined with a projector to turn almost any surface into a touchscreen. But now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated how these touch-based interfaces can be created almost at will, with the wave of a hand.
Texas introduced three new DC/DC LED drivers that simplify white color tuning for high-color rendering and ultra-low dimming in professional-grade indoor and outdoor LED lighting applications. The TPS92660 two-string LED driver and TPS92640/1 synchronous buck controllers address
Cree, Inc. announced the availability of XLamp XQ LEDs, featuring a combination of small size, novel light distribution and high reliability design to suit applications that require broader light distribution such as omni-directional lamps and fixtures. The XQ LEDs are Cree’s smallest lighting-class LEDs at
ams AG introduced a digital light sensor family that offers low-light sensitivity down to 0.000377 lux. Offering a wide 600M:1 dynamic range up to 88,000 lux (bright sunlight), the company asserts the TSL2591 device family increases design flexibility and offers
Dow Corning introduced new Dispensable Thermal Pads, which are positioned as providing cost-effective thermal management in LED lighting applications. The new materials are said to enable LED lamp and luminaire manufacturers t
When I was a child, my brother and I would play a little game, flipping on light switches and counting the minutes until my dad turned them off. He told us that someday we’d pay the electric bill and he’d have the last laugh, watching us pad around turning out lights just like he had.
U.S. traffic safety regulators are asking automakers to put stronger limits on how long drivers can use in-car touchscreens in an effort to curb distracted driving.The voluntary guidelines unveiled Tuesday would restrict the amount of time it takes to perform a single function on the car's audio/visual systems to two seconds.
Acuity Brands, Inc. will unveil a new LED lighting system concept during LIGHTFAIR International 2013, April 23-25, in Philadelphia. Using wall-recessed LED luminaires, the system is a unique combination of indirect ambient illumination and luminous presentations to provide an engaging, visual experience that can be customized for the occupant and the space.
Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with colleagues at the École Polytechnique in France, have conclusively identified Auger recombination as the mechanism that causes light emitting diodes to be less efficient at high drive currents.
Bridgelux announced the commercial availability of the Vero LED array, a solid state light source that is positioned as making quality lighting easy. All form factors of the LED arrays are now commercially available and shipping to customers and distribution partners worldwide. The
JKL Components Corporation has announced the availability of an LED Signage & Display Kit — Part Number SK14. It includes a full selection of LED technologies appropriate for use in the signage, display, gaming and architectural industries. These kits are excellent for product development of backlit signs....
Phihong USA has introduced a new series of waterproof LED drivers for use in a broad range of residential and commercial applications. Designated the PDA040 series, the LED power supplies are available in constant-current outputs of 700, 1050 and 1400mA at a nominal input voltage rating of 120-277VAC.
BlueLevel Technologies, Inc, has announced a flexible extended length version of the Model AP/APX RF admittance point level sensor using a rugged ⅛” diameter stainless steel cable. To aid in the shedding of material from the cable a Teflon coating has been added, which has an extremely low coefficient of friction.
The GenLume series of LED drivers from ERG Lighting offers a wide range of efficient and reliable drivers with output power from 18W to 200W, including exclusive easy-to-install wiring compartments that eliminate the need for a J-box. Applications include signage, outdoor lighting, strip lighting, and industrial illumination....
The April issue of ECN deals with power and wireless power supplies. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses Marissa Mayer’s infamous memo to Yahoo employees, Managing Editor Kasey Panetta details bendable display technology, and Technical Contributor M. Simon delves into the pros and cons of LEDs as they relate to design.
DILAS offers a 120 Watt, high-brightness and high-efficiency device from a tailored bar (T-Bar) based, 976nm, 100-micron, 0.22NA fiber-coupled module. Through the optimization of semiconductor chip structures and optical parameters, DILAS’ T-Bar architecture delivers high beam quality....
The new infrared (IRED) Oslon black SFH 4716S from Osram Opto Semiconductors is one of the most powerful IREDs on the market, with an optical output of 1030 milliwatts (mW) and a beam angle of 150 degrees. It offers perfect illumination at a range of a few yards/meters and is ideal for gesture detection systems....
Larson Electronics Magnalight released the RFM-LED-7 roof mounted, pan and tilt LED light. Equipped with a handle and shaft suited for most standard vehicles, this roof mounted LED light can be positioned quickly and easily by operators from inside their vehicle.
If you've worked in an office, you're probably familiar with the soft glow of fluorescent tubes drifting from the ceiling. If Europe's Philips brand is right, those lamps could soon be history. Royal Philips NV, the Dutch consumer appliances giant, said Thursday that it has developed an LED light that will soon be far more efficient than the best fluorescents on the market.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Power Supply WebDesigner design and simulation tool provides complete designs in under a minute and includes complete continuous conduction mode (CCM), non-isolated active PFC buck and buck LED driver designs. From user-specified design inputs, the