Lighting & Illumination

February 2019
Environmental Lights Introduces ProFlex LED Strip Light
SAN DIEGO -- Environmental Lights announced the launch of the new ProFlex LED Strip Light. ProFlex LED Strip Light is a rugged strip light that gives you all the flexibility of LED strip light, with the added benefit of being housed in a durable silicone casing. It features an enhanced,
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02/28/2019
Access Fixtures Announces New LED Linear High Bay Fixtures
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Access Fixtures has released a new line of LED linear high bay fixtures called the OTAT. This new family of LED linear high bays is suited for garages, warehouses, gymnasiums, offices, schools, factories and more. The fixture is available in 80w, 110w, 165w, 225w, and 325w for a broad
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02/27/2019
PSD Celebrating 15 Years of Publishing

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Jim & Julia Graham

2019 has arrived and it marks a Big Anniversary for the PSD team!  PSD is celebrating our 15th year in publishing for the global power electronic engineering community.  Back in 2004, when the "big publishers" decided that they would close magazines like PCIM Europe
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02/25/2019

COSEL’s very high reliability 40W DC/DC converter for demanding applications offers 10 year warranty

Cosel’s high reliability 40W DC/DC converters MGF40 series for demanding applications

  10 years warranty 40W in 1x1 inch industry standard footprint Efficiency up to 92% UL62368-1, C-UL [CSA62368-1) and EN62368-1 approved Ultra
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02/21/2019
Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with Red XLamp LEDs
DURHAM, N.C. – Cree, Inc. announces the next-generation XLamp XP-E2 Photo Red (660 nm) and Far Red (730 nm) LEDs, delivering breakthrough performance for horticulture applications. The new Red XP-E2 LEDs provide a drop-in upgrade for the previous generation that outperforms competing
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02/20/2019
The Holy Grail of Nanowire Production

EPFL researchers have found a way to control and standardize the production of nanowires on silicon surfaces. This discovery could make it possible to grow nanowires on electronic platforms, with potential applications including the integration of nanolasers into electronic chips and improved energy conversion in solar panels.

Nanowires have the potential to revolutionize the technology around us. Measuring just 5-100 nanometers in diameter (a nanometer is a millionth of a millimeter), these tiny, needle-shaped crystalline structures can alter how electricity or light passes through them. They can emit, concentrate and
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02/20/2019
Firefly-Inspired Surfaces for Efficiency of LED Lightbulbs

Saphire surface with asymmetrical pyramids to produce more light in LEDs.

A new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills, according to Penn State researchers who suggest that LEDs made with firefly-mimicking structures could improve efficiency. "LED lightbulbs play a key role in clean energy," said Stuart (Shizhuo)
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02/19/2019
Ultrasmall, Light-Activated Electrode for Neural Stimulation

A laser shining onto an untethered, ultrasmall carbon fiber electrode to stimulate neurons via the photoelectric effect.

PITTSBURGH - Neural stimulation is a developing technology that has beneficial therapeutic effects in neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. While many advancements have been made, the implanted devices deteriorate over time and cause scarring in neural tissue. In a recently published paper, the
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02/15/2019
A First-of-Its-Kind RGB 160 Degree LED Light Bar
SAN DIEGO -- Environmental Lights announced the launch of the new RGB 160 Degree LED Light Bars. RGB 160 Degree LED Light Bars are a versatile product that can be used for any application requiring RGB backlighting. Each RGB 160 Degree LED Light Bar is equipped with six high power RGB LEDs for
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02/14/2019
A Glimpse into the Future
Ten years into the future. That's about how far UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor John Bowers and his research team are reaching with the recent development of their mode-locked quantum dot lasers on silicon. It's technology that not only can massively increase the data transmission
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02/13/2019
Smart Lighting Control Systems Can Save 400â a Year
A group of researchers at the Higher Technical School of Architecture at the University of Seville have developed a predictive method for quantifying, by means of simulations of new dynamic metrics, the potential energy and economic saving that using smart lighting control systems brings. These smart systems
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02/06/2019
MLVs Feature DC Operating Voltages from 3V to 170V
RALEIGH, NC -- Stackpole's ZV Series of multilayer varistors protect low voltage electronics from high voltage transient surges. The ZV is available in sizes 0603, 0805, 1206, 1210, 1812, and 2220 in AC operating voltages from 2V to 130V, DC operating voltages from 3V to 170V.
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02/05/2019