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LED Brake Light for Helmet Uses Gyroscope to Detect Falls

Riding a motorcycle is more risky than driving a car. However, a new helmet with an internet connected LED brake light may help mitigate some of that risk. The new Cosmo Connected motorcycle brake light is rounded to enable attachment to virtually any helmet. The company points out that the…

NTT Docomo Creates Spherical Display Drone

NTT Docomo, Inc., a Japanese company that makes smartphones and tablets and digital frames, has created an unmanned aerial vehicle that displays pixelated LED images on an omnidirectional spherical screen while in flight. DOCOMO believes that the drone is the first to have a spherical display. The device is comprised…
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New Joint Venture Cree Venture LED Company Combines Cree and San'an Opto

U.S.-based LED maker Cree, Inc. announced it is forming a joint venture with Chinese firm San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. to produce and deliver mid-power lighting class, packaged LEDs. Cree reports that the exclusive arrangement will serve the expanding markets of Europe, North and South America, and Japan. The venture will…

Vishay Launches New Color LEDs with Dome Lenses

The Optoelectronics group of Malvern, Pensylvania-based Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a new series of super red, red, amber, and yellow ultrabright LEDs. The new color LEDs come in compact untinted surface-mount packages with dome lenses. The new LEDs use the company’s latest ultrabright aluminum indium gallium phosphide (AllnGaP) on…

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Guest Editorial By John Bachner Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau AMA LIGHTING RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON WRONG METRIC, SAY SPEAKERS AT NATIONAL LIGHTING BUREAU FORUM. The…
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Cree Debuts NX Technology Platform and XD LEDs

Cree Inc., of Durham, North Carolina USA, announced the company’s new NX technology platform. Cree says that the NX technology will power its next generation of lighting-class LEDs. The new NX technology platform incorporates advances in a number of components and technologies including simpler manufacturing processes, new package designs, and …

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Seoul Files Infringement Complaint Against Mouser in Germany

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against global electronics distributor Mouser Electronics Inc. on March 31, 2017. The asserted patent relates to LEDs for high-power light emission. The lawsuit claims that Mouser distributed infringing LED products from multiple companies. …

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