OSRAM LEDs energize Street and Tunnel illumination in China
The Shanghai RenMin Road Tunnel and Guangzhou Zhujiang New City, each uses around 30,000 Golden DRAGON Oval Plus LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. These LEDs are chosen by Guangdong Zhonglong Communications Technology Ltd. due to their good optical performance and high reliability. In addition, their 50,000 hours lifetime extends service intervals, keeping maintenance costs down and reducing the total cost of ownership.
LUXEON Power LEDs shine brightly in Gas Station and Convenience Market now fitted with 100% LED lighting
The promised energy efficiency and savings as a result of LED based lighting solutions is proving a reality at Morrisons' Illingworth gasoline station and convenience market in the United Kingdom. The solution, created by Philips Lighting, demonstrates the benefits and appropriateness of LUXEON Rebel based luminaires for both internal and external applications. Most importantly, the LUXEON based solutions from Philips have enabled Morrisons to make substantial energy efficient gains without compromising performance.
Cree Debuts New LEDs Optimized for Outdoor Applications
Cree, Inc. announces the commercial availability of new, high-efficiency white XLamp XP-E LEDs. These "outdoor white" LEDs provide the same flux and efficacy levels as Cree's XLamp cool white LEDs with a neutral color that more closely matches existing high-intensity discharge installations (4000K – 5300K CCT).
Avago Technologies Announces Innovative Ultra-Thin Backlighting Solution for Handset Application Keypad and Logo Illumination
Avago Technologies today announced an innovative ultra-thin, high brightness, light guide film technology for backlighting mobile applications such as cell phones, handheld games and GPS applications. The new light guide technology from Avago helps designers reduce the number of LEDs needed to illuminate backlit keypad applications without compromising brightness and light uniformity.
The thinnest and brightest LED in the 1206 package
So called ULTRATHIN LEDs are dedicated to membrane switches, already applied to the medical equipments, but are more and more used in any type of thin environment, green products and flat cables for lighting connections. It is also possible to match the low profile (.5mm that's less than 0.020) of the well received standard UltraThin LED products with bicolours.
LBT Releases Triac Dimming Solution for LED Fixtures
Light-Based Technologies is pleased to announce the release of their first LB4™ LED Controller application, Triac Dimming for LED Fixtures. This application capitalizes on the capabilities of LBT's proprietary linear mixing system and the biggest need in the general Solid State Lighting (SSL) market, standard wall dimming control.
Marktech LED Lighting - LED Bulb for Indoor Lighting Applications
Marktech LED Lighting's newest EnergyLED PAR20 LED bulb uses just 4.6 watts to generate up to 300 lumens of light. This is a 50% improvement in lumen output compared to the previous generation. With a 50° beam angle and E26 base, this UL approved family of LED bulbs is currently available in two white color temperatures, 2800k and 6000k cool white. Other colors are available through our online store at www.marktechledlighting.com.
Energy Efficient T9 LED Light Tubes from Marktech LED Lighting
Marktech LED Lighting Products introduces a versatile LED light source with its new line of T9 LED Light Tubes. With a high CRI (color rendering index) of 80 and its slim design, the T9 is ideal for a variety of lighting applications, including back lighting, cove lighting, pop and display lighting and refrigeration/cooler lighting.
LED source now available from CoolLED
Featuring a choice from over 20 wavelengths, this simple LED source offers economical LED excitation without the problems associated with conventional Mercury lamps. A manual control pod offers instant on/off and 0-100% intensity control, and will accept a TTL triggering input.
OSRAM LED produces warm white light, high efficiency, true colors
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has developed an LED that offers high efficiency, excellent color rendering and a pleasant warm white light. The prototype is the first to offer the three important properties that together are essential for general illumination applications, namely a color temperature of 3000 K, a color rendering index of 82 and an efficiency of 104 lm/W.
LED Lighting Solution from Foremost is Crystal-Clear and Waterproof
Foremost Electronics, the Essex based specialist distributor of electromechanical components, has announced the availability of a series of low energy consumption, extremely long life LED lighting systems which redefine atmospheric illumination while offering the greatest possible individuality.
Philips Lumileds First to Publish Lumen Maintenance - LM-80 - Test Report Online
Philips Lumileds announced today that it is the first power LED manufacturer to publicly publish LM-80 test report data for use by luminaire manufacturers evaluating the merits of using different LEDs in their solid-state lighting solutions. The data clearly demonstrates that lumen maintenance performance exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by a wide margin as well as documenting lumen maintenance performance under various conditions. The test report is posted on the company's web site www.philipslumileds.com.
MX-6 LED - Cree PLCC LED sets standard for indoor LED lighting
Cree, Inc. extends its lighting-class LED leadership into PLCC LEDs with the commercial availability of the new XLamp MX-6 LED. The MX-6 LED offers the performance and reliability that customers expect from Cree XLamp LEDs with enhanced light uniformity and low power consumption.
Genius Electronic Optical Addresses Street Lighting Applications In China With LUXEON Rebel Power LEDs
Philips Lumileds and Genius Electronic Optical Company (GSEO) announced today that GSEO is developing new solid-state street lights and street light modules with LUXEON Rebel for use on roadways throughout China. The first installations of GSEO's new streetlights are expected in early 2010. GSEO's LED specification for its most advanced street lights—using LUXEON Rebel—prioritized reliability, efficacy, ease of integration and thermal capabilities, the primary factors that allow their solid-state solution to achieve a lower total cost of ownership and lower energy consumption than conventional light sources.
Texim - 5.5 Diagonal Passive Matrix OLED
OSD Displays has released a 5.5 diagonal 256 x 64-pixel passive matrix monochrome grayscale Green OLED. The OSD-5664 is one of the largest passive OLED displays on the market, this monochrome OLED supports up to 16 levels of greyscale.
Cree Announces Commercial Availability of the XLamp XP-G LED
Cree has announced the commercial availability of the XLamp XP-G LED, said to be the industry's brightest and most efficient lighting-class LED. The XP-G LED can produce up to 367 lumens when driven at 1A, at a typical efficacy of 111 lumens per watt; making it 46 percent brighter and 64 percent more efficient than the highest-performance XR-E LED, with an 80 percent smaller footprint.
RS has the new OSRAM OSTAR SMT LED range
RS Components has announced the introduction of over 400 new products from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a subsidiary of OSRAM, one of the two leading lighting companies in the world and a world leader in manufacturing optoelectronic semiconductors for illumination, visualisation and sensing.
Cree has Lighting-Class LEDs for Designing ENERGY STAR-Compliant LED Fixtures
Cree has the most lighting-class LEDs meeting the stringent U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ENERGY STAR performance criteria, offering fixture manufacturers a significant benefit when designing with XLamp XR-E, XP-E or MC-E white LEDs.
Schenectady, NY Museum Sees Green with Marktech PAR30 LED Bulbs
The Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium has a new added attraction in the Museum's Broughton Gallery. In efforts to improve its energy consumption and to enhance the appearance of exhibits in the gallery the Museum has installed fifty new 12W LED Bulbs from Marktech LED Lighting. The new solid-state PAR30 LED Bulbs were used to replace outdated incandescent track lighting that had been previously used to light this section of the Museum. The new LED Lighting will decrease the Museum's energy consumption while reducing electric bills and lower the overall exhibit room temperature.
Marktech LED Lighting Achieves Superior Performance, Energy Savings and Color Enhancements
The Marktech LED Lighting PAR30 offers significant improvements in color temperatures, light output and energy savings over standard 75W Halogen PAR30's.
Marktech LED Lighting Products Introduces T8 LED Light Tubes
Marktech LED Lighting introduces a T8 LED tube which can be incorporated in applications such as cove lighting, refrigeration and retail displays. This 24V T8 LED Light Tube distributes an even light pattern of 180° concentrating all of the light output onto the surface being illuminated. Unlike other LED light solutions on the market, the Marktech LED T8s illuminate with a uniform 4000K neutral white light that leaves no hot spots or dark areas. The long lifetimes associated with LED components virtually eliminate the need for maintenance while reducing power consumption 50% on average compared with traditional fluorescent bulbs.
Cypress's HBLED Controller Family Enables Fast Design of WAC Lighting's New Energy Efficient Display and Accent LED System
Cypress Semiconductor has announced that WAC Lighting, a leading manufacturer and designer of track, recessed, undercabinet, decorative and monorail lighting, has selected Cypress's EZ-Color high-brightness LED (HBLED) controllers to control the LEDs in its new color-changing tape light system. Based on Cypress's flexible PSoC programmable system-on-chip, the EZ-Color solution enabled WAC Lighting designers to quickly introduce the energy-efficient INVISILED PALETTE system to the display and accent lighting markets.
OPTEK Donates LEDs to University Contest
Providing engineering students with a flexible, high brightness LED solution that ultimately helped them win a design competition, TT electronics OPTEK Technology donated 200 high brightness LEDs to an engineering team at North Carolina State University participating in the 2009 North Carolina Engineering Day. OPTEK's OVQ12S30x7 flexible LED light strips were utilized in the design for illumination of a pedestrian bridge at the Legislative Complex in Raleigh, NC.
OSRAM - Compact LEDs for daytime running lights in mid-range vehicles
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has introduced the OSLON MX ECE and OSLON SX ECE LEDs – new, low-cost, high-power ceramic components designed for use in daytime running lights in the front light clusters of mid-range vehicles. These new LEDs represent a key new addition to OSRAM's extensive automotive lighting portfolio, which consists of millions of LEDs currently in use in rear light clusters, brake lights and daytime running lights in vehicles on the road today.
LUXEON Rebel becomes first ‘UL Recognized’ DC power LED
Faster, simpler listing of new solid state lighting applications by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has just become a reality with UL recognition of Philips Lumileds' LUXEON Rebel LEDs – the first high power DC LEDs to earn UL Recognized certification. The recognition will speed time to market by making it possible to obtain UL Listed status for new luminaires built with LUXEON Rebel without requiring a full insystem LED component investigation.
OSRAM’s LEDs Enable Manufacture of Ultra-Thin LCDs
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has introduced what it says is the smallest 1 W LEDs for backlighting LCD panels with plenty of light from an extremely small emitter. Measuring just 3 x 3 x 1.6 mm, the two white versions of the new OSLON LX LEDs are perfect for side injection into light guides with a thickness of 2 to 4 mm so the displays can be made with ultra thin profiles. Thanks to the optimized lens, the light can be injected into light guides with exceptional efficiency. This enables the manufacture of ultra-thin and uniform displays with LEDs mounted along one edge only.
Selectronic Launches range of LED lighting strips
Selectronic Ltd has launched a range of LED lighting strip products for multi-purpose use within the retail and lighting industries. The principle behind these LED strips is to offer a comprehensive range of brightness, color options and sizes to allow greater flexibility in design.
Life-cycle assessment proves how environmentally friendly LED lamps are
A study on the life-cycle assessment (LCA) of LED lamps by OSRAM shows the latest generation of lamps achieves a very high score for environmental friendliness. This study involved a close look at their entire life-cycle – how much energy and raw materials the lamp consumes in terms of production, use and disposal and the environmental impact involved in the process. The result was that today's LED lamps achieve the LCA values of compact fluorescent lights and are far superior to conventional incandescent lamps.
Miniature Half-Watt LED Package with High Lumen Output
Providing lighting design engineers with an LED source suitable for large or small, conventional or specialty lighting applications, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a miniature half-watt LED package. Designated the OVS5MxBCR4 Series, the 3.5mm surface mount device is an energy-efficient LED source featuring high luminous intensity and a long operating lifespan.
Philips Lumileds announces breakthrough in light output and temperature stability with LUXEON Rebel PC Amber LEDs
Philips Lumileds today announced immediate availability of its breakthrough LUXEON Rebel phosphor converted amber LED. The new LUXEON Rebel sets performance standards for color stability and light output performance. Users will see 2-5 times more light output and dramatically less color shift compared to typical amber LEDs. LUXEON Rebel PC Amber delivers typical flux of 70 lumens at 350mA. This performance enables solution and application providers to reduce the number of LEDs used, the cost per lumen, overall system costs, and simplify the solution manufacturing process.
Avago Technologies - Miniature 3W High Brightness LEDs for Use in Solid-state Lighting
Avago Technologies has announced one of the industry's smallest high-brightness 3-Watt LEDs for use in a wide range of solid-state lighting applications. With dimensions of 5 mm by 4 mm by 1.85 mm thick, Avago's new compact 3W ASMT-Jx3x is packaged in a small outline package (SOP) and capable of being driven to up to 700 mA to provide high flux output performance.
Marl lights the streets with ultra-powerful Citizen LEDs
Marl is extending its reach into the street and flood lighting markets with the launch of what it believes is one of the world's brightest and most efficient LEDs from Citizen. Available in the UK from Marl, the new Citizen CL-L233 delivers an intense 1335 lumens of white light from 13W at a colour temperature of 5000K.
Vishay - 1W Natural White LED in SMD Power Package
Vishay has expanded its Little Star family of SMD power LEDs with a new automotive-qualified, 1W natural white device that combines extraordinarily high brightness with a compact package outline. Utilizing InGaN technology, the VLMW711T3U2US LED offers a low thermal resistance of 10 K/W and high luminous intensity for a wide range of applications.
High brightness neutral and warm white LEDs from Toshiba
Toshiba Electronics has expanded its family of high-power, high-brightness white LEDs with two new versions. The new devices provide designers with neutral white and warm white options that can replace conventional bulb technologies in commercial, residential and industrial lighting applications.
Fairchild's High Brightness LED Lighting Reference Design Reduces Design Complexity
Fairchild Semiconductor brings designers of LED applications a reference design that allows implementation of an AC-input LED lighting system without a secondary-side control circuit and optocoupler. The RD226 is a universal input, 12W LED lighting solution that reduces both the size of the HB LED lamp and saves in bill of materials (BOM) cost.
Vishay Releases New 1W White LED in SMD Power Package
Vishay has added to its Little Star family with a new, automotive qualified 1-W white LED that combines extraordinarily high brightness with a compact package outline. The Little Star VLMW711U2U3XV additionally offers a low thermal resistance and high luminous intensity for a wide range of applications.
Daylight White Visible LED Backlighting Strips With 120° Component Beam Angle
Providing lighting designers with a high intensity, reliable and cost-effective backlighting solution, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a new family of visible LED backlighting strips. Designated OPA775 and OPA776, the "Jacob's Ladder" series of backlighting strips are offered with daylight white LEDs and designed specifically for illumination of small- and medium-size display applications where lighting intensity and reliability are imperative.
OPTEK Develops White LED Assembly With High Lumen Output
Providing lighting designers with a high-brightness, long lasting LED lighting solution, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has expanded its offering of star-shaped LED assemblies. Designated the Optimal XIV Star Series, the assemblies feature multiple white LEDs with a luminous flux range up to 650lm, while the design provides superior thermal performance by recessing its multiple die into a metal core PC board.
10W LED fittings for marine applications from Savage Marine
Savage Marine, one of the UK's leading suppliers of lighting to the yacht market has halved the energy consumption of its ultra bright interior and exterior downlighters by adopting state of the art 10W LED technology from Marl to replace halogen lights.
Cree's Bright and High-Efficiency Lighting-Class LED
Cree has announced it is demonstrating the newest addition to its lighting-class XLamp LED family—the XLamp XP-G LED—at LIGHTFAIR International in New York, May 5-7, 2009. The cool white XLamp XP-G provides 139 lumens and 132 lumens per Watt at 350 mA. Driven at 1 A, the XP-G produces 345 lumens, which is 37 percent brighter and 53 percent more efficient than the brightest XR-E LED. The XP-G LED has the highest lumen density of any available lighting-class LED, and it is based on the XLamp XP family package.