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History: 350mA and hex boards

Have you ever wondered why power LEDs are tested at 350mA, or where the de facto standard 20mm hex board came from? Jason Posselt, now vice-president of marketing at Bridgelux, was at Lumileds when the firm was pulling together a product specification for the first white lighting LED. “The…

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Long time no Blog

Not sure where the time has been going the last few months but all we hear is the downturn in business and business closing down, well I have to say that from my side I see that the LED market did take a dip in the first 2 months this…

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Stop or I'll shoot ...my LED gun!

When one of my friends told me that LEDs were now being used as a weapon to incapacitate suspects I was a little bit sceptical to say the least, or more truthfully I thought he should lay off the heavy stuff. However, I decided to do a quick Google search…

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Explicit LED action !

Word of the Electronics Weekly LED blog has spread to my village, which is now obviously driving the hit rate up by thousands. It has led to suggestions I should spend more time in the pub instead of writing about LEDs – fair point, they should put WiFi in my local…

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Who turned on the lights?

Recently refurbished National Express trains have been fitted with reading lamps “upfront”, and each one has a switch – but they are never used. The joys of modern technology allow me to write and post this blog from a seat on the 12:05 Leeds to London train service…

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Make the best use of LED's

What people in the LED community fail to realise is that the T12 and T8 flourescent tubes are really really good at what they do.  They are very efficient, (more efficient than the production LEDs you can buy today), far cheaper to make and realitively long lifed.  Until LEDs have…

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LED Company name generator

I received a copy of the VIZ annual for christmas, on one page was a useful tool for TV executives to name reality shows – .i.e celebrity -electronics design – boot camp. With so many companies starting up in the LED space I have created my own version to help anyone…

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