LED driver extends lighting solutions for automotive applications
Melexis has introduced the MLX81117, its latest multichannel RGB LED driver. This new product supports the MeLiBu high-speed communication licence-free IP which enables intelligent animated automotive lighting concepts.
UV-C lighting disinfecting the air validated
Signify and Innovative Bioanalysis, have conducted research that validates the effectiveness of UV-C lighting disinfection upper air luminaires on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires inactivated 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a room within 10 minutes, and the virus was below detectable levels at 20 minutes.
LED vs OLED: Know your facts
NextGen Nano has released an infographic tracking the evolution of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and shedding light on the technology’s future. Since the first recorded instance of electroluminescence in 1907, the market has seen a major push towards better light quality and power efficiency. The infographic follows the company’s recent announcement of breakthrough research on Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).
LED lighting helps accelerate eco-friendly fish growth
Signify has supplied Kingfish Company with Philips Aquaculture photoperiodic LED lighting products to optimise fish growth and feed conversion at the world’s first sustainable land-grown aquaculture facility for Yellowtail fish. The lights provide effective and energy-efficient lighting for the large tanks and allows Kingfish to achieve as much as 30% higher production than designed for.
How OLEDs can produce power efficient displays
The billboards of Times Square are a sight to behold. A hub of entertainment, tourism and culture, these dazzling displays use 161 megawatts of electricity annually and cost nearly $10m to operate. Here Duncan Clark, of NextGen Nano, explores how this OLED technology can be used to create bright, high contrast displays.
Laser system to create grease-repellent metal surfaces
The end of scrubbing ovens and home appliances with chemicals or heat could soon be in sight, thanks to a new high power laser system being developed to put ‘self-cleaning’, grease-repellent and antibacterial properties into sheet metal. Teaming up with appliance giant Bosch, the European photonics consortium behind the system could soon see their technology create fluid-repellent surfaces fitted inside the next generation of dishwash...
Smart lighting system can be voice or app controlled
LEDVANCE SmartHome+ is a range of voice or app controlled smart lighting products in stock at distributor RS Components.
Powering next generation horticultural illumination systems
The Earth’s population has rocketed upwards over the last few decades, rising from four billion in the mid-1970s to almost double that figure today. At the same time the land resources available for food production are being placed under threat, due to global warming and increasing urbanisation (as well as competition for space with biofuel crops). Patrick Hooijen, Product Development Manager, TTI, investigates.
Solar lighting innovations boost energy efficiency
Signify has installed solar luminaires on Leipsoi Island in Greece to protect the island’s environment while enhancing safety in places that were insufficiently illuminated before. This sustainable solar lighting solution was commissioned by Fotis Mangos, Mayor of the Municipality of Leipsoi.
HAL makes light work of safety testing at NET LED
NET LED, a manufacturer of commercial and industrial LED lighting, , has improved the electrical safety testing of its products by using low-power multi-function LED testers from Seaward.