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Lighting Control Systems

DOE Awards Four SBIR/STTR Grants for SSL Technology Development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to advance solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The FY14 Release 2 Phase I awards will explore the feasibility of proposed innovative concepts or technologies. The SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program aims …

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ams Integrated Color Sensor Drives New Intelligent Display Management in Smartphones and Tablets

ams AG of Unterpremstaetten, Austria, a provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announced an integrated ambient light, color (RGB) and proximity sensor that is optimized for operation behind dark glass. The sensor can reportedly drive intelligent display adoption in mobile devices. The sensor, which is integrated into the …

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Cree and Philips Sign Comprehensive LED Patent Cross-License Agreement

Cree of Durham, North Carolina USA and Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (Philips) have signed a comprehensive, worldwide patent cross-license agreement designed to further accelerate the growth of the LED lighting market. Cree and Philips both hold broad and substantial optoelectronic patent portfolios. Many consider some of their patents …

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Logic Announces Availability of its DLP LightCommander Development Kit

Logic announced the general availability of the DLP LightCommander, a development kit that enables users to easily integrate Texas Instruments’ Digital Light Projection (DLP) technology into light processing applications. The kit is designed to accelerate optical, electronic and system software development. Logic designs, manufactures and supports the DLP LightCommander and …

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Once Innovations Adds Improved Power Factor Conditioning to AC-LED Based Lighting Line

Once Innovations, a Minnesota specialty LED lighting provider, has announced that its product line is incorporating proprietary power conditioning to tackle the issue of low power factor (PF) associated with AC-LED implementations. Once claims that products using its selective current diversion (SCD) technology have demonstrated dramatic improvements in efficiency, system …

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