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PIR-Sensor Based Security System!

Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor based motion detectors have become very popular for intrusion detection in homes and commercial places. These sensors could be put to use in places like keyholes, kitchens,...

Make A Low-cost CFL Lamp Driver

With advances in lighting industry, small and cost-effective compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have revolutionized energy-efficient lighting. Designed to replace the less efficient incandescent lamps, most of them fit into light fixtures...
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Test and Measurement Tools for LED Lighting

In the arena of light emitting diode (LED) test and measurement (T&M), manufacturers are creating many modular T&M devices, which allow for a swift assessment of lighting components and devices. Drivers...

Raspberry Pi and M2M Technology Power This Smart Street Lighting System

Venturing into the large-scale application market, a team of five from Bosch has come up with an indigenous smart street lighting solution, powered by Raspberry Pi, Bosch Internet of Things (IoT)...
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How To Make an LED Bulb

In this video, the author is building a led bulb from junk parts and led strip. Only thing that is needed is a led strip and a DC adapter.Courtesy: American Hacker 
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Control your LEDs with your TV remote (Arduino IR Tutorial)

In this project, the author will show you how he repurposed the useless buttons on my TV remote to control the LEDs behind his TV. You can also use this technique...

Smart Way To Build Smart Street Light Solutions

A significant portion of the national electricity production goes to street lighting. The existing street lighting solution models in different parts of the world are not very efficient and optimised. Due...

Anatomy Of A ‘Smart’ Street Light System

How does one create an intelligent lighting solution for controlling street lights and lamp posts? What are the subsystems and components that go into it? The folks at STMicroelectronics explain these...

Implementing Capacitive-Touch Interfaces in Low-Cost LED Lighting Designs

In recent months, there has been a move to integrate capacitive-touch and capacitive-proximity user interfaces (UIs) into lighting applications. The simplicity of the UI, the ability to use irregularly-shaped sensors and...

Physics Nobel Prize 2014 for LEDs as Future Lighting Devices

According to Nobel committee citation, this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara,...

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