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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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LED lighting market in India set for big growth

The LED lighting market in India is projected to reach $2.2bn by 2021, according to market analyst 6Wresearch. LED lighting market in India is in its early growth stage but is expected to be driven by government initiatives to replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs in streetlight application. There…

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Forward voltage cut boosts LED efficiency

Osram Opto is claiming “one of the best values in the world in terms of forward voltage for blue high-current chips” following improvements in epitaxy, leading to up to 8% efficiency improvement. Some devices have been getting the new die since August. Its blue Oslon Square now has a…

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Glasshouse LEDs save greenhouse gasses

UK plant researchers are looking into LED lighting to grow plants with less energy. While outdoors in the summer there is no real need to provide plants with artificial lighting, it is increasingly used to extend the growing day and growing season inside greenhouses. It is not necessarily the efficacy…

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Passive device improves reliability of LED streetlights

The principle advantages of LED lighting are its long life, which can be as long as 60,000 hours, or 20 years, and inherent energy efficiency. LED streetlights have been shown to use 15% of the energy and give off less heat, while generating more light per watt. LEDs do…

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Dialog improves LED dimmer compatibility

Dialog Semiconductor has improved its LED light dimming intellectual property. “The first LED driver from this new platform, the iW3688, delivers smooth, flicker and shimmer-free dimming supporting the widest range of phase-cut dimmers. It also eliminates the external bleeder circuit,” said Dialog. Instead of a bleeder circuit (see…

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Largest OLED lighting installation

LG Chem has supplied 1,100 OLED reading lights to the KwanJeong Library at Seoul National University (SNU), claiming it to be the biggest OLED lighting installation yet. “SNU adopted OLED lighting for the library’s reading lights because it is energy efficient and is comfortable to the eyes,” said…

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