LED Lighting Optics, Drivers and Power

Cyberlux Awarded Second Patent for LED-Based Emergency Lighting System

Cyberlux Corporation, a maker of LED lighting solutions headquartered in Research Triangle, North Carolina USA, reported that the company was awarded a US patent for its development of emergency safety lighting. The patent entitled “Apparatus and Methods for Providing Emergency Safety Lighting” (Ref: US Pat No. 7,045,975) describes a method …

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On Semiconductor Introduces Two LED Drivers for Handset LCD Backlighting

Phoenix, Arizona-based power electronics company, On Semiconductor, introduced two dual output white LED drivers for handheld display backlighting at the CPS Expo in Shanghai, China. The tiny 2 mm x 0.55 mm device in an LLGA-12 (leadframe land grid array -12) package. According to the company, the NCP5602 and NCP5612 …

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National Semiconductor Introduces New Family of LED Drivers for Power LEDs

National Semiconductor introduced a new line of LED drivers for power LEDs at the Light Emitting Diodes Conference in San Diego, California USA. According to the company the drivers are designed to power 1- to 5-watt LEDs in automotive, industrial, and general lighting applications. The company said the LM3402, LM3404 …

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HSL Supplies Performance Art Light Show Installation

Experimental artists, Alex Bradley and Charles Poulet, created a live interactive performance/ art installation called Whiteplane 2, utilizing lighting, rigging, and staging spplied by HSL. Chris Ewington, inventor of the Pixel range of products approached the artists about making an experimental, touring light and sound show. Through a collaborative design …

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DDP Develops Weather Proof LED Lamp Assembly for Emergency and Security Applications

DDP, an LED product maker, has developed an environmentally-sealed LED lamp assembly for emergency and security applications such as safety kiosks for college campuses and hospital parking lots. The kiosk design, for example, requires the illumination of a small area to clearly identify where an emergency alarm could be activated. …

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Reuters and NASDAQ Form Advertising Aliance

Reuters news agency and the NASDAQ stock market have announced an advertising alliance which will allow marketers to use the famous Reuters sign and the NASDAQ digital billboard together for advertising. The alliance dubbed Time Square 2 will offer for the first time, “roadblock” advertising on the south side of …

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DOE Gives Funding Boost to Five SSL Companies

The United State Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has awarded 5 companies funding for solid state lighting projects, according to an article in CompoundSemiconductors.net. The funding, which includes a 30 percent cost share, was awarded to Color Kinetics, Osram Sylvania, General Electric, Eastman Kodak, and SRI International. The …

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IRS Issues Notice Outlining Energy Efficiency Deduction for Commercial Buildings

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS–the part of the US government which collects taxes) has issued an advanced copy of a notice outlining how commercial building owners and lease holders can qualify for what they call the energy efficiency deduction. The company that brought this to our attention, Permlight …

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