Inventronics LUC-042SxxxDSW(SSW) LED Drivers Now Available from MSC

The high efficiency and thermal design of these drivers enables the products to run cooler, significantly improving reliability and extending product life. The lifetime of these drivers is calculated at about 80,500 hours when operating at 80% load with a case temperature of 60°C. The LUC-042SxxxDSW(SSW) is the independent product, which is positioned for the dimmable down light and panel light projects. In order to insure trouble-free operation in these applications this product family also features robust lightning protection as well as over-voltage, over-temperature, short-circuit protection and dimming control. The LUC-042SxxxDSW(SSW) performs well (PF> 0.90, THD< 20%) even under the circumstance of 75% load, which means this series of drivers can be used in more applications.

Production quantities of the LUC-042SxxxDSW(SSW) Series are available now.  
Further information can be requested under: power-invertronics@msc-ge.com

MSC Vertriebs GmbH:
Founded in 1982, Microcomputer Systems Components (MSC) Vertriebs GmbH is for many years one of the leading pan-European electronics distributors. The company focuses on product segments requiring intensive technical support, such as microcontrollers, programmable logic, power and linear products, optoelectronics, wireless communications, memory modules and embedded board-level products. With the exceptionally strong in-depth technical know-how of our application engineers as well as our own engineering, design and production capabilities, we clearly set ourselves apart from our competition. Close cooperation with manufacturers we represent and daily experience with latest technologies guarantee a high level of technical competence to our customers.
Find out more about MSC at www.msc-ge.com

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Roal Electronics Extends Power Range of the Award Winning Ozon Series LED Drivers

The new Ozone 150W series single channel constant current LED drivers are designed for directly powering LEDs in high power indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures such as street, tunnel, flood, parking lot, industrial and high bay lighting.

The Ozone is a true plug and play solution with standard features such as universal input voltage (120/230/277 Vac), active PFC > 0.9, THD < 20%, a field programmable output current set point, 0 – 10 V or 1 – 10 V dimming. DALI communication protocol and PWM dimming ready, Ozone 150 W Series also includes 6kV surge protection, with multiple input and output protection features.

Ozone integrates many intelligent functions, such as adjustable dimming, soft start and constant light feature, plus complimentary software and user friendly programming tools that may be used to set all of the driver’s features. A dedicated case accessory enables the unit to be used in remote gear applications.

The new Ozone family of drivers comes in four models from 50 to 295 Vdc, with output currents from 200 mA to 1500 mA.

First introductions will be at the Strategies in Light, 19 – 21st November 2013, in Munich and Luxlive, 20 – 21st November 2013, in London.
First samples will be ready in December for OEM customers. The family will be released to distribution beginning in Q2 2014.

About ROAL Electronics:
ROAL Electronics is an innovations company with a solid IP and product portfolio in Solid State Lighting electronics.  It develops and manufactures high quality switch mode power supplies (SMPS), LED Drivers, High Power LED Modules, motor controls and user interface panels for appliances. ROAL offers some of the smallest, high performance and most reliable LED drivers in the industry today. On 10th July 2013, ROAL was acquired by the Efore Group (www.efore.com)
More information is available at www.roallivingenergy.com.

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Madison Square Garden Unveils Centerhung Multi-Media Display from Daktronics Called GardenVision

Madison Square Garden unveiled the arena’s new state-of-the-art
centerhung multi-meida display. The display will serve as the centerpiece of
The Garden’s brand-new LED video display system, known as GardenVision,
which debuted on October 25 as part of the third and final phase of The
Garden’s unprecedented, $1billion, three-year Transformation. This
display system, from Daktronics of …

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OLEDs Help Cultivate Microalga

Some research scientists reasoned, why not use the climate killer carbon dioxide in
order to produce quality products? The process required for this is among the
most effective in the history of our planet : photosynthesis. Scientists at the
Technical University of Dresden and the Fraunhofer COMEDD have developed the
cultivation of microalgae using …

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Rubicon Technology Launches Commercial Line of 4-, 6-, and 8-Inch Patterned Sapphire Substrates

Rubicon Technology, Inc., a provider of sapphire substrates based in
Bensenville, Illinois, announced the launch of the first commercial line of
large diameter patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) in four-inch through
eight-inch diameters. This new product line provides LED chip manufacturers
with a ready-made source of large diameter patterned sapphire substrates for
the rapidly growing LED …

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Osram and Dominant Settle Patent Dispute

Osram reports that it has settled its latest patent dispute with Maylaysian LED manufacturer Dominant Semiconductor. The two companies agreed to keep the details of the settlement confidential. Osram and Dominant appear to be unusually tight-lipped about even which patents were disputed. Although Osram acknowledged that as part of the …

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The Worst Is Over? Solar Industry Rebounds

Solar industry manufacturers are rebounding from a two-year slump faster than technology companies recovered from the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s.

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The Arab Oil Embargo, Sandy, and Adapting to New Realities

This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago (Oct. 19-20, 1973) and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year. Both events sparked a national and global focus on two concepts I’ve been hearing quite a bit about in recent months: adaptation and resilience.

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SunPower to Boost Capacity 25% with Plants Running at Full Speed

SunPower Corp., the second-largest U.S. solar-panel maker, plans to boost manufacturing capacity 25 percent as it runs its existing plants at full speed to meet surging demand.

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Crowdsourcing Energy: A Case for Feed-in Tariffs

Crowdsourcing is taking off in almost every area one can imagine – including energy. In fact, energy was one of the first areas to be crowdsourced, but under the very unsexy name, “feed-in tariff.” Congress passed the first crowdsourcing of energy law, under the also-very-unsexy name, the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA), in 1978.

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