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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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AVX Selects Stanyl for LED Lighting Applications in Harsh Environments

AVX Corporation, a supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions, has reportedly chosen Stanyl’s PA46 connection system for use in high reliability and harsh environments for wire-to-board applications. While LED’s are inherently robust and reliable, often the connections, mounting, packaging, and other components used in LED applications are relatively …

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New Lumex Quasarbrite 4-Leaded RGB LED Features Market Leading 120° Viewing Angle

RGB LED technology also features innovative lead frame design for superior heat dissipation Palatine, Illinois USA– Lumex announces the global launch of the through-hole QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED. With a market-leading 120° viewing angle, the QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED is ideally suited for applications that require high intensity light in …

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UCSB Researchers Claim Semi-Polar Nitride Light Extraction Comparable to Conventional LEDs

Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara report substantial improvement in the extraction efficiency of LEDs grown on semi-polar nitride substrates. The researchers claim that the efficiency’s are comparable to those of conventional c-plane devices. The findings were published in Applied Physics Express. [Yuji Zhao et al, Appl. Phys. …

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Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill Concludes Joint Venture Agreement to Develop, Manufacture, and Market LEDs in Taiwan

Hsinchu, Taiwan –Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Epistar Corporation, a leading manufacturer of LED chips, and Twin Hill Co., Ltd., a sales agent for Toyoda Gosei have formally agreed to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market light emitting diodes (LEDs). This joint venture agreement combines Toyoda …

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