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Lighting & Illumination

 



 

 

Lighting & Illumination

February 2018
Over the past few years, Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices have seen a substantial rise in popularity. This has been fueled by an increased focus on saving energy, reducing the size of devices, and improving the long term reliability of the final products. Traditional silicon-based devices are reaching the physical
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02/27/2018
PSDcast - LED Aerial Obstruction Lighting

Mexico City's Torre Latinoamericana.

In this episode of the PSDcast, we're chatting with Dialight about their recent LED upgrade of the Torre Latinoamericana's aerial obstruction lighting system. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Mexico's equivalent, the Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) require obstruction lighting for
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02/26/2018
Basque Researchers Turn Light Upside Down

This is an illustration of waves propagating away from a point-like source. Left: Regular wave propagation. Right: Wave propagation on a hyperbolic metasurface.

Optical waves propagating away from a point source typically exhibit circular (convex) wavefronts. "Like waves on a water surface when a stone is dropped", explains Peining Li, EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at nanoGUNE and first author of the paper. The reason of this circular propagation is that
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02/23/2018

Portable Speed & Length Calibration Verification Table Includes run Length of at Least 10,000 m
PROTON PRODUCTS introduces a new service for customers of its InteliSENS SL and SLR non-contact laser Doppler speed and length measurement sensors. PROTON PRODUCTS recognize that many its customers need independent verification and certification of their InteliSENS speed and length sensors. This is
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02/22/2018
FCT’s broad product portfolio now in stock at TTI, Inc.
FCT's broad product portfolio including a range of connectors, contacts, hoods, tools and more is available in Europe through TTI, Inc. A Molex company, FCT’s products also encompasses customised solutions meeting individual needs and providing design flexibility.
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02/21/2018
ON Semiconductor announces new set of low power, fully compliant USB-C 1.3 devices
ON Semiconductor has announced the latest set of USB-C (Type-C) devices that are fully compliant with the latest revision 1.3 specification, enabling easy integration into USB-C systems. The new devices include two controllers and a switch, all of which are aimed
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02/21/2018
Mouser Now Stocking Microchip PIC18 K83 MCUs with CAN and Core Independent Peripherals for Improved Response Time
Mouser Electronics is now stocking PIC18 K83 microcontrollers from Microchip Technology. The new 8-bit microcontrollers combine a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus with an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) to improve response time to critical
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02/21/2018
Renesas Electronics Unveils New Renesas Synergyâ„¢ Website and Solutions Gallery for IoT Developers
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the newly updated Renesas Synergy™ Platform website and Solutions Gallery that place the power of the Synergy ecosystem – from software to hardware – into the developers’ hands. The site refresh makes it easier for
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02/21/2018
Selecting Components based on Measurement Data
Würth Elektronik eiSos has expanded the capabilities of its REDEXPERT free simulation software by adding more search modules for additional applications. From now on, LEDs, varistors and PFC coils can also be selected in a practice-oriented way on the basis of the
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02/21/2018
Multi-die custom LED solutions from LED Engin
For certain optoelectronic applications, such as scientific instrumentation, horticulture and machine imaging, engineers need to look beyond simply sourcing standard off-the-shelf emitters. This is due to the fact that otherwise multiple discrete components will
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02/21/2018
Computers aid Discovery of new, Inexpensive Material to Make LEDs With High-Color Quality
A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make. Researchers built prototype white LED light bulbs using the new phosphor. The prototypes exhibited better color
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02/20/2018
Horticulture Lighting Drives Plant Growth

Figure 1. Horticulture Facility

The market for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has been experiencing continuous growth for several years. The reasons for this include, for instance, the low costs of the LEDs, whose energy efficiency and capabilities, brightness, and color scheme can be adapted individually to the respective requirements. In addition,
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02/19/2018
The Future of MicroLED Displays Using Next-Generation Technologies

Figure 1. Brightness in Daylight

MicroLEDs (micro-light-emitting diodes) are an emerging display technology that, as the name implies, use very small LEDs for pixels. Much the same as any other current display technology, it combines red, green and blue sub-pixels to reproduce a colour. Although there are currently no microLED displays in mass
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02/19/2018
Smart yet Frugal: Energy-Saving, Next-Generation Lighting

Figure 1. The FL7740 and FL7760 are a complete dimmable solution for modern LED lighting

Lighting is important to us – a fact borne out by an estimate from the US Energy Information Administration that we use the same amount of energy to light our homes (129 Billion kWh – 9% of total consumption) as the total amount we use to wash and dry our clothes, use our computers and cook. However,
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02/19/2018
The global LED lighting market is undergoing a drastic change, propelled by the exponential urban expansion expected over the coming years, and the drive towards increased energy efficiency. In fact, the global LED lighting market is expected to surpass $100 Billion by the end of 2024, according to new data
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02/19/2018
Single 2MHz Buck-Boost Controller Drives Entire  LED Headlight Cluster, Meets CISPR 25 Class 5 EMI

Figure 1. LT8391A 2MHz 16V, 1.5A automotive buck-boost LED driver passes CISPR 25 Class 5 EMI

Automobile LED headlight clusters combine high and low beams, daytime running lights, and sometimes signal and clearance lights into a single headlight cluster. The components of the cluster can have vastly different driver requirements, including voltage and current requirements, topologies, power levels or
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02/16/2018
Energy Labeling Protocols for External Power Supplies Will Keep Getting Tougher and Reaching Further

Figure 1. Authorities worldwide have adopted EPS energy-labeling protocols, and introduced stricter targets with each subsequent revision.

Recent delays in the introduction of mandatory energy-performance standards should not be interpreted as a slackening in the pace of regulatory change. Energy-performance standards for high-tech products can become more effective in helping protect the planet by being more broadly adopted worldwide
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02/16/2018
LYTSwitch-6 LED Drivers from Power Integrations Feature High Efficiency and Very Low Standby Power
Power Integrations today announced the LYTSwitch™-6 family of safety-isolated LED-driver ICs for smart lighting applications. The new ICs deliver flicker-free output up to 65 W, and feature up to 94% efficiency and as little as 15 mW standby power, with configuration
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02/14/2018
HANNOVER MESSE 2018: HARTING relies on “partneringâ€
The HARTING Technology Group will once again be showcasing numerous new products and solutions at the HANNOVER MESSE (23 to 27 April 2018). This year, HARTING (Hall 11 / Stand C13) will highlight the importance of Integrated Industry partnerships by way of a few
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02/14/2018
Innovations in Lighting and Illumination
Innovation in electronics in lighting has greatly increased the efficiency of the process of converting electrical energy into light.  Energy savings have been increased further by increased knowledge of the effects of light intensity and wavelengths on plants, animals and humans.   Not only has
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02/14/2018
Taking Stock of the Incandescent Light Bulb
So how’s that incandescent ban treating you? Six years in, questions abound regarding the ban’s necessity, its effectiveness, and whether a ban exists in the first place. Back
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02/14/2018
Powerful LED-Based Train Headlight Optimized for Energy Savings

A new train headlight design uses two half-circular parabolic, or cup-shaped, aluminized reflectors with high-efficiency LEDs placed in the plane where the two reflectors come together. Combining the strong beams from each reflector generates the light intensity necessary to meet safety guidelines.

WASHINGTON -- Researchers have designed a new LED-based train headlight that uses a tenth of the energy required for headlights using conventional light sources. If operated 8 hours every day, the electricity savings of the new design would reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide by about 152 kilograms
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02/13/2018
Rubber Blanket at an Atomic Level

The basic idea of the measurement method: red light hits the surface -- blue light is sent back.

Two-dimensional materials such as graphene, which consist of only one or a few atomic layers, have been a very promising aspect of materials science over recent years. They demonstrate remarkable properties that open up completely new technical possibilities, from sensor technology to solar cells. However,
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02/12/2018
LED Drivers Feature High Efficiency and Very Low Standby Power
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Power Integrations announced the LYTSwitch-6 family of safety-isolated LED-driver ICs for smart lighting applications. The new ICs deliver flicker-free output up to 65 W, and feature up to 94% efficiency and as little as 15 mW standby power, with configuration options for two-stage or single-stage
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02/07/2018
Renesas Electronics Unveils Industry-Leading Fully Encapsulated Dual 30A and Single 33A Digital Power Modules
Renesas Electronics announced two new fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power modules that deliver the highest power density and efficiency in their class. The dual ISL8274M operates from a 5V or 12V power rail, provides two 30A outputs and up to 95.5% peak
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02/07/2018
Toshiba Electronics Europe has today announced a new USB-based Bluetooth development platform based around their innovative and advanced TC35678 BT 4.2 single-chip Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) controller. The BMSKUSBBT1760A(P) USB board reduces development time and
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02/07/2018
Now at Mouser: TDK’s Ultra-Thin PiezoHapt Actuator Provides Fast Haptic Feedback for Wearables and More
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the PiezoHapt ultra-thin actuator from TDK. Expanding TDK’s portfolio of haptic devices, including the PowerHap actuator, the PiezoHapt is one of the world's thinnest haptic components on the market today. With a thickness of
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02/07/2018
Now at Mouser: Amphenol Industrial Amphe-PD Series Connectors Distribute High Currents with Less Heat
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Amphe-PD series connection system from Amphenol Industrial. Designed to connect wire-to-wire, wire-to-board, and busbar terminations, the Amphe-PD series distributes higher currents with less heat than similar-sized connectors.
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02/07/2018
Short lead-times for custom or configured AC power supplies from Powerstax
Powerstax offers clean, reliable AC Power sources from Behlman Electronics with a range covering 1350VA to 120kVA. In the mid-range are the BL-Series with outputs available from 3000VA through 20kVA. The BL-Series has a wide range of standard options making a custom
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02/07/2018
New power inductors ETQ-P3M for automotive applications from Panasonic feature high heat and vibration resistance
Panasonic Industry Europe is launching new highly reliable power inductors for automotive and other strenuous applications requiring high heat (up to +150°C including self-heating) and vibration resistance (up to 30G).
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Date:
02/07/2018
Already on the way to the customer the day the order is received
Construction work is progressing briskly on the largest single investment in HARTING’s history, the HARTING "European Distribution Center (EDC)" logistics centre. "The construction companies involved are working meticulously together. At the moment,
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Date:
02/07/2018

 



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