LED Technology

Constant-current LED drivers now offered in low-profile DFN package suitable for edge lighting

In response to growing demand for smaller LED lighting installations that also provide high efficiency and ultra-low EMI, Diodes Incorporated has extended its popular BCR420U and BCR421U families of linear LED drivers to include the BCR420UFD and BCR421UFD devices in the ultra-low profile DFN2020 package, making them well-suited for 12V …

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Nanowire LED innovator Aledia announces €30m ($36m) Series-C financing

Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium-nitride-nanowires-on-silicon platform, today announced the closing of its Series C financing round with Intel Capital as a new investor. In addition to Intel Capital, the majority of existing Aledia investors participated in the €30 million …

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World first – first 100mW UVC LED

Introducing a performance of 100 mW, LG Innotek, industrial partner of LASER COMPONENTS, sets new standards for single-chip UVC LEDs. The manufacturer states that this development is two years ahead of current industry forecasts. So far, experts had assumed that similar output powers would not be achieved until 2020. Optimised …

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Plessey demonstrates microLED-based AR and VR HUD concept to industry leaders during CES 2018

Plessey Semiconductors, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, has successfully demonstrated how its monolithic microLED technology can be used to deliver the next-generation of Head-Up Displays (HUDs), enabling new AR and VR applications. MicroLEDs are emerging as the only technology that can provide high luminance in a small …

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BCR430U improves efficiency for LED strips with an ultra-low voltage drop linear LED driver IC

Infineon Technologies AG releases BCR430U, a constant current linear LED driver IC. The BCR430U provides industry-leading drop performance for regulating LED current in standalone operation. No external power transistor is needed. Typical applications for the BCR430U include LED strips, architectural LED lighting, LED displays as well as retail, appliance and emergency …

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ILLUMRA Fixture Controllers Certified for use with Cortet Lighting Control System

Cortet by CEL announced the availability of Cortet Certified 5 amp and 20 amp Dimming Fixture Controllers from ILLUMRA. These new Dimming Fixture Controllers work within the Cortet Lighting Control System to operate a variety of lighting fixtures, including LED, fluorescent and HID. “Interoperability is one of the greatest challenges …

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CP Electronics puts building managers in control of new Bh2, Bournemouth Leisure Complex

The site of an old bus station and NCP car park in Bournemouth has been transformed into a modern leisure complex, complete with intelligent lighting control solutions from CP Electronics. The UK’s largest supplier of lighting controls has supplied a range of microwave presence detectors and its RAPID fully addressable …

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Smart headlighting takes a step closer to safer, easier driving

As the nights get colder and longer, the hazards of driving on Europe’s roads increase. With fatal traffic incidents more likely to occur at night, advances in automotive lighting – in particular smart headlighting driven by multi-pixel LED technology – will become key to making the roads safer for drivers …

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CP Electronics’ lighting control solutions integral to ultra-efficient flagship office refurb

A Cheltenham-based building services and engineering company has slashed its monthly electricity bills from £500 to just £20, thanks to the cutting-edge design of its new office, complete with lighting controls from CP Electronics. Having collaborated on countless projects spanning a range of sectors, including schools, care homes, and new …

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Conrad Business Supplies adds slim and lightweight DIODOR 50W LED spotlights to its portfolio of lighting solutions

Conrad Business Supplies expands its range of outdoor lighting solutions with whcp GmbHs DIODOR 50W LED spotlights FL50W-B-Slim. Conrad offers these innovative LED outdoor floodlights in its own product design, addressing users in the B2B market looking for efficient lighting solutions for company premises as well as in commercial or industrial buildings. Electricians and MRO …

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