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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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Valeo Full-LED Headlamps on Two Concept Cars

Valeo, a design and production group of automotive components and systems, reports that its Full-LED headlamps are featured on two concept cars at the Paris Motor Show. The ZB10 Renault and SEAT IBE concept cars exclusively presented at the Paris Motor Show both had Valeo’s Full-LED headlamps. Valeo boasts that …

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Avago Technologies Introduces High-Brightness Surface-Mount LEDs in PLCC-6 Packages

Avago Technologies announced a new family of high-brightness LEDs in ultra-small packages at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) Japan 2010. The company’s new ASMT-YTx2 tricolor surface-mount devices are available in 3.4- by 2.8- by 1.8-mm Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (PLCC)-6 packages. The LEDs boast a small footprint, high-brightness …

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Sharp Adds New High Color Rendering White LEDs

Sharp is adding three new white LEDs with high color rendering. The DoubleDome LEDs from Sharp already provide suitable light for energy-efficient lighting without secondary optics.The DoubleDome LEDs have a light conversion layer which is based on a two-phase development procedure especially developed by Sharp for this purpose. A layer …

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