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LED vendors pounce while Europe bans halogen spots

Philips, Sylvania claim LEDs are just as warm. Are they? And in a cat-and-mouse game, UK retailers hoard halogens. As the European Union’s ban of certain halogen bulbs took hold last week, lighting vendors seized the opportunity to promote their LED offerings as an energy-efficient way for consumers to fill the void. The EU outlawed […]

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Infrared LED Global Revenue is Growing Faster than Overall Infrared Components

Increased adoption of biometrics security in mobile phones, close-circuit television and other consumer applications has spurred revenue growth in the global market for infrared LEDs, from $201.5 million in 2014 to $241.4 million in 2015. While infrared LEDs grew 19.8 percent year over year in 2015, the overall infrared components market declined 9 percent. Osram, […]

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LG display OLED panels

Following an impressive array of product designs at Light + Building earlier this year, David Morgan discusses the current situation, development and future application of LG Display’s OLED panels following a visit to UK distributor Applelec’s London showroom. In the six years since I last reviewed OLEDs it is surprising how little has really changed […]

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New phosphor blend for LEDs could crank up Li-Fi speed

Adding perovskite to the material that converts blue LED light into white boosts visible light communication modulation rates by a factor of 40, researchers find, improving the capabilities of Li-Fi. LED-based data speeds could operate 40 times faster than they do today if manufacturers alter the design of the phosphors that convert light from blue […]

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Everlight Electronics adds COB LEDs with simple assembly and color-on-demand options

Efficient 36V XUAN high-power COBs for easy assembly in LED spotlight and downlight designs; Color Choice© Series of tunable CHI COBs for indoor retail and residential lighting environments; Shulin, New Taipei City – Everlight Electronics CO., LTD. [TSE:2393], a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, announces two new Chip-on-Board LED families, the […]