Tech news tagged ‘system 2c’

Osram and Hella join LED headlamp A Team

The German government has pulled together a team of expert companies to develop led adaptive headlights.

They are:
Osram – automotive lighting LEDs, control gear.
Fraunhofer IZM (Institute for Reliability and Microintegration) – interconnection and materials.
Infineon – automotive electronics and LED drivers.
Hella – optical system, headlamp structure, prototype build.
Daimler – vehicle tests…

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NXP chip for multi-colour LED modules aimed at car interiors

NXP has introduced a LIN bus interface chip for simple identical control nodes in cars that take their identity from their position in a daisy-chain – so called ‘node position detection’. Intended for non-critical multi-colour LED modules that the firm predicts will decorate the inside of cars (see…

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LED headlights in pole position

Two years ago, LED headlamps were in demand at motor shows, but xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) lights were brighter, and 99.9% of car buyers still got good old-fashioned halogen bulbs. Now LED headlamp technology has matured and caught up, although, thanks to banking crisis, almost everyone still…

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Helieon plug and play LED lighting on offer

Bridgelux and Molex have teamed up to make a LED lighting product, branding it Helieon. “The Helieon Sustainable Light Module combines solid state lighting technology from Bridgelux with interconnect technology from Molex, delivering to interior and exterior luminair manufacturers effortless installation, interchangeability and upgradeability,” claimed Molex. Aimed at luminair manufacturers…

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LED fountains pour water on Olympic light shows

This story caught my eye recently – LED lighting will be used in the fountains in Trafalgar Square as part of the 2012 London Olympics. Apparently the fountains around Nelson’s Column have been refurbished, and as well as new pumps to power the water there are LED lighting systems to…

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