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Lighting Technologies
ADB Light Engine Has 16,000 MicroLEDs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 September 2019

Nichia and Infineon have announced collaborative development of a high-definition light engine with more than 16,000 micro-LEDs for front light applications. In an improvement over other HD solutions, the new device will provide high resolution light for the driver's

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OLED Light Strips Bring Interior, Exterior Design Prospects PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 September 2019

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology have developed light strips from individual OLEDs, which can act like a single luminous surface without interruption.

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Laird Peltier Coolers for DLP Headlamps PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 September 2019

The Peltier Effect is a fascinating bit of thermoelectric magic. A Peltier Junction has a hot surface, a cold surface, and two wires. Applying DC electricity to the wires heats the hot surface and cools the cold surface. It's used in compact, silent refrigerators, for

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Correction: Escalade is CR Headlamp Performance Top Star PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2019

In a recent edition of DVN, I remarked that Consumer Reports considered the LED low beams on the 2014 Toyota Corolla the best they'd tested—which might have been true when that car launched, but GM's new-for-2015 Cadillac Escalade's full-LED headlamps

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Mini LEDs: Better Than OLEDs? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2019

Mini LEDs has been put forth as the technology to confront OLED in display applications. Makers, notably from Taiwan, with expertise in LEDs and LCD see the opportunity and are accelerating their technology development, aiming to boost the LED industry.

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New IR Sensor Classifies Heat Sources PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 August 2019

Mitsubishi Electric have developed a thermal sensor that accurately distinguishes between humans and other heat sources, for the identification of human-specific behaviour such as walking, running, or raising hands.

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Osram's Innovations Follow, Lead in AV Tech PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 July 2019

Osram are accelerating their development in vehicle lighting and other innovative automotive technologies. Mike Godwin (photo), Osram's Director of Automotive LED Marketing, says AVs will "completely transform" the vehicle lighting industry.

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Glass Microblowing Makes Tiny Optical Lenses PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 July 2019

Using air to make bubbles in molten glass has been a known technique since Roman times. Now, researchers are applying that technique a microscopic scale to make specialised miniature cone-shaped lenses known as axicons.

Axicons are used to shape

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Lighting Beautifies Car Interiors
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Monday, 10 June 2019

from DVN-Interior

A theater scene, a movie set, or a monument is transformed by thoughtfully-designed lighting. At the WardsAuto Interiors Conference, Osram Senior Application Engineering Manager Kimberly Peiler said "That can be brought to car

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Light Gets Smart With Signify LiFi PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 May 2019

LiFi uses visible light to transmit data over the air. It is a major focus of Signify to make light a new communication tool. As the IoT ("Internet of Things") grows, the number of internet-connected devices increases drastically. Ed Huibers, general manager

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Nexperia's Newest Car-Qualified LED Drivers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 April 2019

Nexperia have expanded their constant-current LED driver family with eight new AEC-Q101 automotive-qualified devices to drive low- and medium-power LEDs up to 250mA.

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