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Germany takes a step to imaging LED matrix headlamps

Arbitrary-beam headlights are another step closer, claims a German consortium.  Cars already exist in which cameras shape the headlight beam around other road users – maximising light on the road while minimising dazzle. These adaptive headlamps are based on forward-facing cameras and shaped mechanical shutters within the headlight. With…

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AC step driver for LEDs

Exar has announced an improved AC step driver for LED lighting applications. Combined with other iML offerings, the iML8684 provides a complete solution for LED light bulb and LED tube applications, the firm claims…

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FTDI Chip launches Arduino-compatible VM800P daughter cards

Following on from the release of its VM800P development platforms, which facilitate more advanced human machine interface (HMI) implementation using its  Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology, FTDI Chip has introduced a series of accompanying daughter cards (or shields…

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Cree's most powerful 5mm LED

Cree has crammed up to 2,250 lm capability into a 5x5mm LED – achieved at 19W. The LED is called XHP50, the first in a family of XHP lighting LEDs. “At its maximum current, the XHP50 provides twice the light output of the industry’s brightest single-die LED, the…

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Osram breaks one-LED headlamp barrier

Using a single super-power LED – 1,400 lm, emitting at 200Mcd/m2 – Osram has produced a dip headlight beam in its labs. The distribution of light indicates that car lighting standards can be met – see candela plot. “This LED has a luminance three times that of existing versions. This…

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