Philips Lumileds Luxeon S LED: No More Hot Testing or Binning

Philips Lumileds: Hot Testing and Binning describes the process by which Lumileds tests, targets, and specifies Illumination Grade LEDs. For LUXEON S, this means testing the product at 85°C which is the typical junction temperatures in an actual application. At this temperature, the company can provide accurate information about how LUXEON S will perform in […]

Epistar LED Infringe Philips Lumileds Patent

After the US International Trade Commission (ITC) found that Epistar’s OMA, MB, and GB LED products infringe on Philips Lumileds patents, the ITC issued an exclusion order banning the importation of the aforementioned products into the US on July 12, 2007. According to Philips Lumileds, the ITC found that all of Epistar’s current and next […]

Philips Lumileds LUXEON Flash: 1.0 Lux Sec Flash

Lumileds’ LUXEON Flash LED technology demonstrated a 1.0 lux sec at 3 meter performance, besting a Xenon solution that performs at only 0.67 lux sec. With this, mobile phone flashes will be more bright and allow users to take better pictures in dim-light situations. The LUXEON Flash LEDs are available in surface-mount or as a […]

Meyda Lighting Stanley Chandelier: World’s Largest LED Chandelier

Meyda Lighting, a Meyda Tiffany company and manufacturer of decorative lighting, illuminated the world’s largest LED-based free-hanging chandelier on April 2, 2008 at 6PM at the Stanley Center for the Arts in Utica, New York. It took Meyda Lighting nearly one year of planning and production in its manufacturing facilities located in Yorkville, N.Y. The […]

US Department of Energy: $21 Million for Solid State Lighting R&D

On February 13, 2008, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would invest almost $21 million in 13 projects to advance solid-state lighting (SSL). The DOE realizes that lighting system efficiency can be doubled and carbon footprint reduced by using SSL technology instead of incandescent and fluorescent technologies. SSL uses a semiconductor that […]

LED Headlights: Lexus LS600h, Audi R8

LED light sources have become common in automotive taillight applications. For taillights, the light does not have to project and need to be simply bright enough for other drivers to see when daytime running lights (DRLs) and/or the brakes are engaged. Because of the low brightness requirements, LEDs have been able to replace regular bulbs […]

Samsung HL-S5679W: DLP with LED

Twice: The 56″ DLP unit uses LEDs as a light source rather than a conventional UHP lamp. Conventional UHP lamps burn out in 4-5 years whereas Samsung is stating that its LEDs will last a conservative 20,000 hours; most LEDs are rated much longer at around 50,000 hours. There will be 18 LED ships with […]