Asking the right questions helps to educate customers and suppliers alike
Awareness and education are key aspects of market transformation, and there are now a number of tools to help improve the purchasing process, writes Brian Owen.
OLED lighting set to take off in 2011
As companies begin small-volume production and address various challenges, OLED lighting looks to be well-suited for a range of applications, writes Jennifer Colegrove.
LED lighting standards and guidelines are now building
on a firm foundation
Standards established in 2008 are being used in guidelines such as Energy Star criteria, and many other standards are in development on a global basis, as Kevin Dowling describes.
Optimized control schemes improve LED driver performance
A simplified control scheme built around an optimized HB-LED driver results in rapid start-up for good dynamic brightness control and other advantages, writes Peter Tod, principal systems engineer with Allegro MicroSystems Inc., Worcester, MA, USA.
Injection molding technology creates quartz glass components for UV-LEDs
A sol-gel molding process can replace the time-consuming and expensive grinding and polishing steps required to produce customized quartz-glass optics for UV-LEDs, writes Michael Baer.
LED system design improves with optical and thermal performance verification
The ability to quickly and easily produce accurate optical and thermal measurements for LED devices has a major positive impact on the system design process, says James Petroski, a research associate with GrafTech International, Parma, OH, USA.
NEWS + VIEWS
- Zumbotel joins Philips’ licensing program
- Molex and Leviton offer LED lighting modules
- LED makers extend performance boundaries
FUNDING + PROGRAMS
- Solid state lighting projects win $26 million in DOE funding
- DOE updates plans for SSL R&D
Changing times ahead for large-area LED display manufacturers
Small manufacturers of large-area LED displays should form a consortium and develop a Common Module Approach, says Peter Pihos, partner of EDG Research & Consulting.