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DOE report separates myths from facts about safety of LED lighting

DOE report separates myths from facts about safety of LED lighting

May 26, 2015: The spectral emission of LEDs has always been an issue of concern. To get this issue straight, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has published a technical document entitled ?True Colors: LEDs and the Relationship Between CCT, CRI, Optical Safety, Material Degradation, and Photobiological Stimulation. By using a sample dataset of 20 CALiPER-tested LED lighting products that ...

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An innovative window that can power LEDs at night

An innovative window that can power LEDs at night

May 23, 2015: Scientists of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, have developed a window that can brighten up or darken or without the help of an external source of power. It can power LEDs at night. This unique window is self-tinting and does not require any electricity or rechargeable battery to operate. The smart window stores energy that can be ...

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Chinese researchers develop glowing nanocellulose paper

Chinese researchers develop glowing nanocellulose paper

May 21, 2015: A team of scientists at Sichuan University in China has developed the first light-emitting, transparent and flexible paper from environmentally friendly materials. Sichuan University scientists co-led by Dr Yu-zhong Wang and Dr Fei Song developed a thin, clear nanocellulose paper made out of wood flour and infused it with biocompatible quantum dots?tiny, semiconducting crystals? made out of ...

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Visible light communication networking technology through LED light

Visible light communication networking technology through LED light

May 20, 2015: The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Korea has developed visible light communication networking technology to transfer data through LED light. ETRI calls the data transmission networking technology ?LuBi-Net? which enables high speed data transmission with a lighting control system. ETRI?s light networking technology can remotely control the light intensity, VCL video transmission, a host of ...

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World’s first mercury-free film-type UV light source

World's first mercury-free film-type UV light source

May 19, 2015: The Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Medicine have jointly developed the world’s first new mercury-free light source that produces ultraviolet radiation for medical applications. The technology for the “made-to-order skin treatment equipment” is possible due to an industry-academia-government collaboration. It is currently being certified as a medical instrument, and sales are ...

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Tremendous need for high-power, reliable lasers in telecom predicted

Tremendous need for high-power, reliable lasers in telecom predicted

May 18, 2015: Since lasers were invented in 1960, they have penetrated countless scientific, industrial and recreational fields?from eye surgery to DVD players, from cutting steel to triggering ignition in missile stages. That last use is a target market for Alfalight, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinoff that set out in 1999 to use patented technology to make lasers for the ...

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Acuity develops new luminaires by combining OLED and LED

Acuity develops new luminaires by combining OLED and LED

By BizLED Bureau May 11, 2015: Acuity Brands has developed a new lighting system combining the benefits of OLED and LED technologies. The new technology called Duet Solid State Lighting (SSL) Technology is an innovative approach in lighting design, allowing light to be tailored to the needs of an individual, architecturally sensitive and engaging,” said Jeannine Wang, Director Business Development, ...

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