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Applications-Oriented Technologies and Product Families Simplify LED Selection

LEDs from Cree focus on providing higher light output, reliability, and consistency while reducing total system costs.

Publish Date: 2015-07-21
Optimizing LED Performance

Learn about the cost, design simplicity, power consumption and longevity for high-drive current LED applications.

Publish Date: 2015-07-14
LED Control Maximizes Benefits of Daylight Running Lamps

The ZXLD1371 can be integrated into new automotive designs, reducing the inventory across a vehicle design range and cutting the number of on-board components.

Publish Date: 2015-06-30
Making Light Work of Machine Safety

An outline of recent advances in safety light curtains including higher light intensity, variable range/resolution, high reliability, and lower cost.

Publish Date: 2015-06-16
Infrared LEDs Maintain the Night Watch

A consideration of the selection criteria and design constraints for IR LEDs used in CCTV camera systems, particularly for applications such as access control.

Publish Date: 2015-06-09
How the CIE Color Space is Used to Design Better LEDs

Learn the origins of the CIE color space and how it is used to aid in the development and characterization of modern LEDs.

Publish Date: 2015-06-02
Selecting LEDs for Streetlights

When selecting LEDs for street light applications, several parameters must be addressed including the efficiency, efficacy, and features municipalities desire.

Publish Date: 2015-05-26
Feasibility Study of an LED-Based Lighting System Using Analytical Modeling

A study of the heat loads for an outdoor LED-based lighting system using analytical modeling to determine the feasibility of the design with solar heat load.

Publish Date: 2015-05-19
Adding Security to Lighting Networks in Smart Buildings

Network protection of lighting control systems - against hacking, tampering and vandalism - can take many forms, starting at the device or node level.

Publish Date: 2015-05-12
Hot Binning Improves LED Consistency at Higher Operating Temperatures

The technique of hot binning LEDs including the advantages and examples from Cree, OSRAM, and Philips Lumileds.

Publish Date: 2015-05-05
New LED Drivers with PFC and PSR Meet Power, Space, and Cost Challenges

Power factor correction (PFC) and primary-side regulation (PSR) are used to help to simplify and lower the costs of LED designs.

Publish Date: 2015-04-21
Lighting the Way, Securely

Consider the pros and cons of various wireless lighting standards in IoT applications and seek practical network set up design tips.

Publish Date: 2015-04-07
Texas Instruments LED Design Solutions

Texas Instruments’ WEBENCH® LED Designer aids in LED system design including choice of LEDs and drivers, analysis, optimization, simulation, and fine tuning.

Publish Date: 2015-03-31
Improved Silicon-Substrate LEDs Address High Solid-State Lighting Costs

LED manufacturers Toshiba and Cree are now using silicon in the production of their LEDs to help lower the expenses associated with purchasing LED products.

Publish Date: 2015-03-24
LED Drivers Meet Power, Space, and Cost Challenges

LED-driver manufacturers incorporate power-factor correction as well as primary-side regulation to lower cost and flyback topology to simplify the design.

Publish Date: 2015-03-17
Breakthrough LEDs Reduce Size and Cost of Lighting Systems

Manufacturers Cree and Phillips Lumileds develop new architectures and designs to enhance LED performance and cost breakthroughs.

Publish Date: 2015-02-24
Compact COB LED Arrays Enhance Retail Lighting

The new generation of COB LED arrays is described and their advantages explained for designing compact, sleek directional lighting for retail applications.

Publish Date: 2015-02-17
CoB LED Modules Deliver Smaller Source Sizes and Increased Flux Density in Retail Applications

Today’s emerging highly integrated chip on board (CoB) LEDs, with flux densities high enough to replace traditional halogen and CDM technologies, are examined.

Publish Date: 2015-02-10
Class A Color Next for Solid-State Lighting

Gamut Area Index (GAI) complements CRI and CCT in the Class A color concept. Certain manufacturers are incorporating Class A color into their LED products.

Publish Date: 2015-02-03
LED Lighting for Industrial Environments Reduces Cost, Improves Safety

White LEDs from suppliers including Toshiba and Philips Lumileds key advantages include lower cost, high light output and efficacy.

Publish Date: 2015-01-27