Lighting & Illumination

October 2019
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the
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10/31/2019
TTI Stocks Vishay Hybrid Energy Storage Capacitors
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., has stock for immediate shipment of the MAL219690113E3, a 90F, 2.8V Hybrid energy storage cap from Vishay. The Vishay 196 HVC series exhibits more than three times the energy density of a traditional supercapacitor and is available in 4F, 15F and 90F versions.
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10/29/2019
PSDcast â€

We spoke with Jeremy Ludyjan, Head of Lighting Solutions at Tuya Smart, to discuss the interoperability (or lack thereof) of various competing standards.

Our November print issue of PSD deals with the Internet of Things, and not coincidentally, we’ve been talking about the IoT a lot lately. But one aspect we haven’t really discussed is the interoperability (or lack thereof) of various, competing standards. Be sure to catch us on iTunes here:
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10/29/2019

Environmental Lights Partners with DiGidot Technologies
SAN DIEGO -- Environmental Lights announced it is partnering with DiGidot Technologies, a leading provider of pixel control solutions for LED lighting based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to offer DiGidot LED pixel control products to the U.S. market. Products will complement and expand Environmental Lights'
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10/24/2019
UTSA Study Warns of Security Gaps in Smart Light Bulbs

UTSA researchers review the security gaps on smart bulbs exposing consumers to hacks.

Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers? Earlier this year Amazon's Echo made global headlines when it was reported that consumers' conversations were recorded and heard by thousands of employees. Now
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10/23/2019
High-Performance Tennis Court Lighting by Access Fixtures
Access Fixtures has introduced two new high-performance outdoor tennis court lighting packages to its lineup of recreational level tennis packages. The packages are available with either six poles and six luminaires or eight poles and eight luminaires. The 6 fixture package boasts an average of 22 footcandles
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10/23/2019
Sager Electronics and RECOM Power Distribution Agreement
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics announced the addition of RECOM Power to its line card. RECOM Power is a leader in the design and manufacture of AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, switching regulators, and LED drivers. “Sager Electronics and its specialized group,
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10/21/2019
Traco Power - new 0.6 and 1A POL converters
The TSR-WI line is a set of non-isolated POL converter series with an ultra wide 8:1 input voltage range which come in standard SIP-3 packages. Covering the majority of standard bus- and battery voltages this POL converter line is a versatile solution for many applications
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10/15/2019
Compact Form Factors for DC Link Applications
TDK Corporation has extended the portfolio of EPCOS film capacitors for DC link applications with the B3277*X/Y/Z series. The new capacitors feature compact dimensions, high capacitance density and high current capability. They are designed for rated voltages of between 500 and 1200 V DC. The series offers numerous
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10/15/2019
MIPI PHY Device Offers Fast Switching
Plano, Texas – Diodes Incorporated announced the PI3WVR648GEAEX five-lane MIPI 2:1 switch, capable of switching physical layers that comply with either C-PHY or D-PHY serial interfaces, as defined by the industry standard specification for image sensors and cameras in smartphones and displays in mobile applications.   As
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10/10/2019
Access Fixtures Introduces New Heat-Resistant Light Fixture
Access Fixtures, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and sports lighting, has introduced a new heat resistant linear fixture called the TMPI. This fixture is the first of its kind from Access Fixtures and was designed with maximum efficiency in mind. The fixture itself is extreme
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10/10/2019
Infrared Series for Face Recognition Solutions
Shulin, New Taipei City - EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. releases three new infrared products that support the smart automation of automotive devices to make our lives more convenient. The VS-FI3535 LED Series is suitable for driver facial recognition. The ALS-DPDIC17 LED Series can be used
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10/06/2019
SMARTLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications
Shulin, New Taipei City – EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. releases a new generation of lighting products for automotive interior application to bring more convenience to our life. The new EL SMARTLED (S-Smart, M-Multi Function, A-Automotive, R-RGB, T-Technology) Series is suitable for automotive interior lighting
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10/04/2019
Expanded Surface Mount SWIR Reflective Sensor Offerings
Latham, NY, USA –  Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. announced the recent expansion of its industry-exclusive surface mount (SMD) SWIR reflective sensor family.   The superior alignment and sensitivity of Marktech’s surface mount SWIR
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10/03/2019
LED Fixture Boasts an L70 Rated Life of 50,000 Hours
Access Fixtures has introduced a new LED step light fixture called the TRED. The TRED is available in 12 watts and boasts a long L70 rated life of 50,000 hours. Step lights can be mounted on steps, stairwells, and walls to illuminate areas of ingress and egress. The TRED is available in both white light and
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10/03/2019