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Molex LED array holders

19 January, 2015

Using interconnect technology, Molex provides a solderless solution to mounting LED arrays into OEM fixtures. The company's LED array holders feature good electrical performance in a low-profile, one-piece design.

Why are blue LEDs so tricky to make?

09 January, 2015

Scientists have uncovered the mystery of why blue LEDs are so difficult to make, by revealing the complex properties of their main component - gallium nitride - using sophisticated computer simulations.

RS ELED-80 series constant-voltage LED drivers

17 December, 2014

The ELED-80 is a series of AC-DC triac-dimmable, constant-voltage LED drivers. The LED power supply is IP66 rated, comes in a metal case and works with both leading and trailing-edge triac dimmers.

Plessey GaN-on-Si LED die

22 November, 2014

Plessey has announced its high-performance, high-quality and high-volume large LED die based on GaN-on-Silicon technology. The die benefits from three core features of the Plessey process: the low thermal resistance of silicon; a single-surface, emitter die design; and 6″ wafer processing.

Mean Well LDB-L/LW series buck-boost DC-DC LED driver

14 November, 2014

The LDB-L/LW series buck-boost DC-DC LED driver from Mean Well is suitable for OEMs designing LED lighting for use in harsh environments. The fully encapsulated IP67-rated potted design makes it suitable for use in environments with high dust and moisture levels.

Mean Well LPF series LED driver

05 November, 2014

The LPF series is an IP67-rated plastic-bodied constant voltage LED driver, which is available in 16, 25, 40, 60 and 90 W versions. The user can choose between either a non-dimmable or a dimmable option.

The future of lighting at electronica 2014

14 October, 2014

Lighting and LED technology is going to be a hot topic at electronica 2014, the 26th international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications. The event will be held at the Messe München trade fair centre from 11-14 November.

Mean Well PLM series constant-current LED drivers

19 September, 2014

The Mean Well PLM series constant-current LED drivers are suitable for many indoor applications, such as domestic lighting, commercial and retail lighting and decorative lighting applications. The PLM-12 and PLM-25 have a single output (12 and 25 W) and an efficiency rating of up to 87%.

Security consultant hacks light bulb

08 July, 2014

Security consultant Context Information Security has uncovered a security weakness in an Australian inventor's Wi-Fi-enabled, energy-efficient LIFX LED light bulb that can be controlled from a smartphone.

Nichia sues Arrow over LED patent

16 June, 2014

Nichia Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Australia seeking an injunction to restrain Arrow Electronics from infringing Nichia's patent for LED products.

LED arrays light the way

12 June, 2014 by Bob Hult, Bishop & Associates

The real advantages of solid-state lighting are realised when lamp designers shake off limitations imposed by traditional lamps and take advantage of the low power, low heat and low profiles of LED light sources, as LED arrays light the way.

Molex chip-on-board (COB) LED array holders

27 May, 2014

Molex chip-on-board (COB) LED array holders simplify light fixture installation by providing a range of solderless solutions for mounting LED COB arrays. The high-temperature holders make it easy to integrate LEDs into lighting applications without the need for special tools.

Osram opens LED assembly plant in China

22 May, 2014

In a further move to strengthen its position in the market for LEDs, Osram has opened its LED assembly plant in Wuxi, China.

Toshiba Electronics Europe TL1WK series LEDs

17 April, 2014

Small, chip-scale package (CSP) white LEDs from Toshiba Electronics Europe are said to reduce the mounting area by 90% compared to conventional 3 x 1.4 mm package products.

Plessey PLW138003 and PLB138003 MaGIC dot LEDs

15 April, 2014

The Plessey MaGIC dot LED is manufactured using GaN-on-Si technology and is aimed at the wearable electronics market. The dotLEDs weigh only 0.2 mg with a profile of 0.2 mm.

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