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GaN on silicon: A breakthrough technology for LED lighting

GaN on silicon: A breakthrough technology for LED lighting (MAGAZINE)

Over the last decade, progress in light-emitting diode performance has been nothing less than phenomenal. LEDs today are performing at 50% wall plug efficiency, meaning that 50% of the applied power is emitted as light.

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Four ways to die: Overcoming common challenges in SSL design (MAGAZINE)

Four ways to die: Overcoming common challenges in SSL design (MAGAZINE)

Nat Cannon details common causes of LED failure in solid-state lighting systems, and offers guidance on avoiding the potential pitfalls and delivering reliable products.

LED advancements drive quality of light gains (MAGAZINE)

LED advancements drive quality of light gains (MAGAZINE)

GaN-on-GaN LED technology can deliver better light quality in terms of color rendering and accurate bright whites while also providing a lumen-per-wafer advantage over conventional LEDs, write Aurelien David, Frank Shum, and Mike Krames.

SIL program spans LED technology to the breadth of emerging SSL applications (MAGAZINE)

SIL program spans LED technology to the breadth of emerging SSL applications ...

Quality of light was the predominant theme at Strategies in Light, reports Maury Wright, but the 2014 conference reflected a maturation of LED technology with speakers addressing a broad scope of topics, including new ways to approach the lighting market and surprising new applications for LEDs.
Is saving energy through SSL an empty promise? (MAGAZINE)

Is saving energy through SSL an empty promise? (MAGAZINE)

We write about LED-based lighting constantly, and a recurring theme is the energy savings that can be had in applications from residential to institutional to commercial through the broader deployment of solid-state lighting (SSL).

LED sources need to find a place in the recycling stream (MAGAZINE)

LED sources need to find a place in the recycling stream (MAGAZINE)

Although LEDs boast the advantage of long operational life, the growth in solid-state lighting means that LED producers and government agencies need to have appropriate disposal plans in place, says Nigel Harvey, chief executive of the UK’s WEEE-compliant recycling-service-provider Recolight.

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