LED Lighting News

Osram LEDs light Roman baths

Osram LEDs are illuminating the Roman Achillian Baths in Catania Sicily following a lighting project by the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of the National Research Council (CNR-IBAM). Cutting power from 5 to 1.5kW, the original metal halide lamps were replaced by spotlights containing Osram Oslon SSL…

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Lightfair: Forget OLEDs for lighting

 Don’t bother with expensive OLEDs and use a planar light-guide with conventional LEDs instead, said Ohio-based Global Lighting Technologies (GLT). Its latest offering is 100x100mm and 3.5mm thick. “The panel itself measures 2mm and is thinner than prior GLT products while offering enhanced light extraction. The…

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UK firm uses LED array to print electronics

A Coventry-based company which develops digital printing systems used in high resolution photographic printing believes the system has the resolution to print electronic circuits. LumeJet, a spin-out from Warwick University, developed a three-colour RGB digital print head which is used in an inkless digital photographic printer. The…

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Germany moves to integrate LED lighting manufacture

Osram Opto Semiconductors is leading attempts to integrate LED lighting manufacture from epitaxy to finished luminaire in Germany. “For the duration of the project we will be researching completely new concepts for LED production and allow ourselves to question the traditional paradigms of the manufacturing process”, said project co-ordinator…

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What is the Graphene light bulb?

The graphene lightbulb has been the subject of a huge amount of speculation over the past few days. What is it? The truth is, nobody outside University of Manchester spin-out Graphene Lighting knows, so ignore anything you have heard or read. “As a scientist, I would love to say…

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Lumileds gets 400 lm from 4.8mm circle for MR16, GU10 bulbs

Lumileds is competing against multiple miniature LED packages with an device that emits 400lm from a 4.8mm diameter circle for spotlights. “We are providing a high flux, high efficacy LED that improves the quality of light and avoids the ‘showerhead effect’ with distributed, multi-die solutions,” said product manager…

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UV lamp shows substrate suitability

Cambridge Nanotherm has won a design-in with Lumichip for an LED-based ultra-violet chip-on-board modules. “Tests by Lumichip revealed Cambridge Nanotherm’s technology to have extraordinarily high levels of thermal performance, well beyond that of comparable solutions and approaching the thermal performance of aluminium nitride,” said…

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Microchip aims at LED car lighting

Microchip has included a new power building block in a microcontroller aimed at LED lighting. Called the PIC16(L)F1769, the family has the first PICs to offer two independent closed-loop channels. The firm has steadily been introducing power control peripheral blocks over the last three years – so-called…

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