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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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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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Blue LED Nobel Laureate visits 3D GaN-on-Si firm

Blue LED Nobel Prize winner Hiroshi Amano was visiting Leti GaN-on-Si micro-wire LED firm Aledia when he heard about the award. Amano is a member of Aledia’s scientific advisory board. The firm is a 2011 spin-out from French semiconductor lab CEA-Leti, developing intellectual property…

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LEDs give wearables a high visibility

There is a varied and growing market for LEDs in wearable applications, ranging from head torches and miners’ helmet lamps, through backlighting for head-up and near-to-eye displays, indicators for sports and medical monitoring devices, to fashion accessories and clothing. While LEDs have already become a popular embellishment…

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Blue LED inventors get Nobel Prize for Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics to blue LED inventors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. “In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created…

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Lumileds line and area sources for LED lighting

Lumileds has started to make multi-LED area and line light sources, based around 3535L surface mount LEDs on ridged and flexible PCBs. It is making the area products, described them as its ‘matrix platform’, at its plant in Penang, Malaysia. Luxeon XR (below) is the name of the rigid…

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