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Blood and pulse monitor chip has 3 LEDs plus photodiode

For fitness devices, Osram has combined three different colour LEDs and a photodiode in a single 4.7×2.5×0.9mm package for reflective blood oxygen and pulse sensing. Leds in the SFH 7050 are 530nm (green), 660nm (red) and 940nm (infra-red), the photodiode active surface is 1.3×1.3mm…

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Seoul omni light engine for A19 bulbs

Seoul Semiconductor has announced an led module for A19 light bulbs that uses two recently-announced products: Acrich MJT 2525 series LEDs and Acrich3 mains-voltage driver chip – Acrich is the firms brand for higher-voltage products that allow direct-off-mains operation with only a few devices, and without…

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Diary date: LpS 2014

With more than 60 lectures and over 100 exhibitors, the international LED professional Symposium+Expo will take place for the fourth time from Sept 30th to Oct 2nd in Bregenz, Austria. One of the lecture presentations will be about the development of a new color fidelity index, called CRI2012, presented…

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Cree: 1,100 lm four die XM-L2 for '50W' bulbs

Cree has introduced a four die ‘EasyWhite’ version of its XM-L2 LED, as well as a 200 lm/W ‘XP’ device (see below). Like the original single die XM-L2, bins are available to deliver more than 1,100 lm from a 5x5mm package – so one can be used…

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SemiLEDs tackles phosphor packaging problem

SemiLEDs is sampling white light LEDs using a proprietary phosphor technology, which it says delivers “a highly uniform phosphor coating across the emitter surface, greatly increasing colour precision and uniformity”. A feature of the technology is that it can eliminate phosphor application from the packaging process, as a result and…

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Intematix and LED lighting phosphors

White lighting LEDs are almost universally a combination of a blue light-emitting InGaN die and a phosphor that steals some of the blue light and converts it into a broad spectrum peaking at yellow or amber. The combination of blue light and yellow light looks white to humans. But…

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More on Cree's 200 lm/W luminaire

Last week Electronics Weekly reported on a 200 lm/W technology demonstrator luminaire from Cree. We asked for details and photos, but Cree said sorry, no. However, a very nice PR woman for Cree managed to get us a bit more information on what must be a fascinating design: “Cree…

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Philips starts eight LED research projects

Multi-MHz switched-capacitor drivers are amongst the LED projects to be tackled by Philips in an alliance with Technology Foundation STW, a Netherlands government-funded research organisation. Philips has a substantial interest in LED lighting, being a both a manufacturer of LED bulbs and luminaires, and owner of Lumileds…

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