Smart Lighting Pioneers, Rain Light Sensing, Paper Displays Show Promise, more
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Press and Hot ArticlesJuly 2015

A Brighter Approach

Why digital drivers are key to making LEDs work better in legacy electrical infrastructure Compared with incandescent or halogen lamps, LEDs have long promised much greater efficiency, cooler operating temperatures, lower CO2 emissions, and substantial cost savings--at least over the longer term. But as soon as people started to retrofit them within existing infrastructure, the limitations of LED technology became apparent.
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Smart Lighting Pioneers

In 2012, a small LED lighting company called LIFX reinvented the light bulb. The result spawned the "smart lighting" industry: a Wi-Fi-enabled, multi-colored bulb that is controllable via smart device. When we say multi-colored, we mean it--"The Original" LIFX bulb offers up to 16 million color options, with over 1,000 shades of white. LIFX offers users the ability to customize the mood and luminance of their environment through an intuitive app and color selection interface. Read More

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Commercial Grade Dimmable LED Driver Modules are Wireless Ready

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Emergency lighting unit provides tough LED flashlight

The Pelican 3310ELS (Emergency Lighting Station) is a portable safety lighting solution with a high-impact protective case. It is a wall-mountable emergency lighting station that includes a clear polymer protective enclosure that houses the 3310PL Photo-luminescent LED flashlight. The light acts as a glowing safety beacon in darkness.
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Power Integrations' New LYTSwitch-2 Family of Isolated LED-Driver ICs - More Output Power and Great Accuracy

Power Integrations' new LYTSwitch-2 LED drivers facilitate repeatable driver performance and reduced component count, with up to 12 watts of accurately controlled output power for bulb, tube and ballast applications. LYTSwitch- 2 devices deliver constant current and constant voltage output (CC/CV), achieving CC output regulation of +/-3% in a typical design. Learn More


Paper-Thin Displays Show Promise

Displays are dominating our world. Studies have shown that Americans spend seven hours in front of screens on average. Computers, phones, televisions, and tablets are among the popular devices we use on a daily and hourly basis. However, recent advancements in display technologies will lead to unlikely new devices--applications so unassuming that the user can barely tell that the device is an electronic screen. At the forefront of this trend is electronic paper (e-paper). Read More

How fun are the wireless remote control switch? Everybody is a gaffer

During the performances, the stage lighting is essential, the bigger stage need more lights. I found a problem in the show, lights and console is a wired connection, which means more lights need more wires. This will cause many troubles on stage setting, time-consuming, space and high cost. I have a set of wireless remote control system, which include a remote control transmitter with 1000M control distance and a receiver with 12 buttons. Read More

Osram Sylvania Releases Survey Results About Consumer Lighting Market in U.S.

Osram Sylvania's seventh annual socket survey is out. 1000 U.S. residents completed the survey that KRC Research conducted on behalf of Osram Sylvania. The Socket Survey according to Osram Sylvania, is meant to be a representative sample of the United States lighting market. Read More

Next-Generation Rain Light Sensing

Automatic wipers have become virtually ubiquitous in high-end vehicles, but how can manufacturers circumvent the challenge of false wipes? Sam Maddalena, Melexis' Optoelectronics Business Unit Manager, explains. A popular feature in most modern premium vehicles and in many medium-class models in Europe and Asia, the rain light sensor's initial uptake can be attributed to its status as a comfort function. Read More

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