Lighting & Illumination

November 2018
Transformers With Built-In Sense Winding Capability
Perris, CA — With their unique performance and space-saving design, the CST25 Series Current Sense Transformers from Triad Magnetics set a new standard for accuracy, ease-of-use, reliability and value. Triad’s advanced CST25 Current Sense Transformers are ideal for monitoring current in high frequency
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11/30/2018
Controllers Provide Enhanced Wireless LED Lighting Control
SAN DIEGO -- Environmental Lights announced the launch of Mini Bluetooth Mesh Controllers. Mini Bluetooth Mesh Controllers enable users to control LED lights from a mobile app. Available in single color, tunable white, RGB and RGBW, the controllers have a wireless range of up to 45 feet in an
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11/29/2018
The Industry's First 12-bit, 29-kHz RGB LED Driver Family
DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new family of LED drivers with integrated, independent color mixing, brightness control and a power-saving mode. The LP5018, LP5024, LP5030 and LP5036 enable smooth, vivid color and reduce system power consumption. The devices are the industry’s first
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11/29/2018

Variable Output Laser Systems Ideal for Short Distances
Elk Grove Village, IL - BEA Lasers introduces a new complete Alignment Laser System with variable laser light output. These new laser systems with variable output are ideal for short distances.  The dimming feature provides greater flexibility when aligning objects against different backgrounds,
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11/28/2018
IR Transceiver Module in 6.8 mm x 2.8 mm x 1.6 mm Footprint
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that the company is providing designers with a new device for IrDA-compliant infrared (IR) transceiver modules in the standard 6.8 mm by 2.8 mm by 1.6 mm footprint. Vishay Semiconductors' TFBR4650 offers a reliable drop-in replacement for devices from other
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11/27/2018
Broadband PIN Photodiodes Feature Spectral Ranges to 1.7 Îm
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the global market introduction of the Model MTPD1346D-xx series, a family of InGaAs/InP broadband PIN photodiodes.   Marktech InGaAs/InP PIN photodiodes are designed to effectively convert
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11/26/2018
Bending Light Without Backscattering Losses

This is a schematic of the new optical waveguide device showing the input and output gratings and silicon waveguide connections.

DURHAM, N.C. -- Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a device that can direct photons of light around sharp corners with virtually no losses due to backscattering, a key property that will be needed if electronics are ever to be replaced with light-based devices. The result was achieved
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11/19/2018
Non-Viral Ocular Gene Therapy Using Laser and Nanotechnology

Gold nanoparticles, which act like "nanolenses," concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale incision on the surface of the eye's retina cells. This technology, which preserves cell integrity, can be used to effectively inject drugs or genes into specific areas of the eye, offering new hope to people with glaucoma, retinitis or macular degeneration.

In January 2009, the life of engineer Michel Meunier, a professor at Polytechnique Montréal, changed dramatically. Like others, he had observed that the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser (0.000000000000001 second) could make nanometre-sized holes appear in silicon when it was covered by gold nanoparticles.
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11/19/2018
Seoul Semiconductor's SunLike Series LEDs Receive Huge Honor
CHICAGO, IL - Seoul Semiconductor has been selected by the influential industry group BuildingGreen as a “Top 10 Product” for its revolutionary SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, the first solid state lighting source that produces light closely matching the spectrum of natural sunlight. “SunLike
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11/14/2018
High-Voltage Storage Capacitors for Harsh Environments
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of high voltage ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting and power backup applications in harsh environments. Vishay BCcomponents 230 EDLC-HV ENYCAP capacitors are among the industry's first to offer a
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11/14/2018
Detecting Light in a Different Dimension

Research associate Mingxing Lin (sitting) and materials scientists Dmytro Nykypanchuck (left, standing) and Mircea Cotlet of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials dramatically improved the light response of electronic devices made out of graphene and an electrically conducting polymer by changing the morphology of the polymer from a thin film to a "nanowire" mesh. An image of this mesh architecture--captured with an atomic force microscope, in which a small mechanical transducer called a cantilever probe scans across a material's surface--is seen on the computer screen.

UPTON, NY--Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)--a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory--have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity.
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11/14/2018
PSMA Energy Mgmt. Technical Committee Leadership Opportunity

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PSMA Energy Management Technical Committee Leadership Opportunity

The PSMA Board of Directors is seeking one or more volunteers interested in providing leadership for the Energy Management Technical Committee. The membership in all the PSMA Technical Committees
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11/10/2018
High-Output High-Bay LED Fixture With Remote Power Supply
FARMINGDALE, N.J. – Dialight launched its new 72,000 lumen Vigilant High Output High Bay fixture, designed to deliver optimum illumination at mounting heights above 60 feet (18 meters). The fixture is the first Dialight product to feature the company’s new custom-designed
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11/09/2018
A Burst of 'Synchronous' Light

Superlattices under the microscope (white light illumination). This sandwich structures of nanocrystals act as quantum light source.

Some materials spontaneously emit light if they are excited by an external source, for instance a laser. This phenomenon is known as fluorescence. However, in several gases and quantum systems a much stronger emission of light can occur, when the emitters within an ensemble spontaneously synchronize their quantum
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11/08/2018
CITE 2019 will be held in Shenzhen on April 2019

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CITE 2019 Press Conference

On November 8, 2018, the Organizing Committee of the 7th China Electronic Information Exposition (hereinafter referred to as "CITE 2019") held a press conference in Beijing, announcing that the 7th China Electronic Information Exposition will be held in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from
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11/08/2018
Addison, TX -- Dean Technology, Inc., announced the introduction of its new technology for high voltage diode production – XOE, eXtreme Optimized Efficiency. Using the same production line, raw materials, and achieving the same overall yield, diodes made with this technology offer
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11/06/2018
Compact, Efficient 5-20W AC/DC Power Modules
The modules are designed to offer great light-load efficiency and low standby power. Ideal for industrial controls, IoT infrastructure, smart-building devices, and household appliances, the range comprises 5W, 10W, 15W and 20W options. Built-in filters bring them well within EMC Class B limits with no additional
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11/01/2018
COSEL announces new R&D Innovation center in Toyama Japan
In a brand new, purpose built building with a floor space of 8,200 square meters, 250 R&D employees will have access to the most advanced equipment and technologies to design high quality power solutions with a reduced time-to-market. Looking towards future requirements and in order to respond rapidly to
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11/01/2018
TI’s TPS650861 Multi-Rail PMICs, Now Shipping at Mouser
The TPS650861 configurable power management integrated circuit (PMIC) offers flexible power solutions for multiprocessor systems-on-chip (MPSoCs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The TI TPS650861
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11/01/2018
Ultra-high accuracy coreless current sensor supports 60Arms
The CZ-370x series device meets the UL safety standard UL61800-5-1 for industrial equipment and features a wide current detection lineup from ±5.3 to ±180 App, 60 Arms. The CZ-370x series is intended to be used for many applications including AC motors and general
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11/01/2018