Lighting Industry Will Offer More Core Jobs for Engineers by 2020

The opportunities in India for engineers to bag core jobs might be limited, but lighting is an exciting and challenging field to work in, regardless of whether your interests are design,...

LED Streetlights With Unique Thermal Management

Thermal management in LED streetlights is a constant challenge throughout their existence. To overcome this, Greenstar Engineering (an engineering arm of Greenstar Products Inc., US), based out of Gurgaon (Haryana), decided...

Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) Display Systems

An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of a light emitting organic compound in response to an electric current....

LEDs for Solid-state Lighting

Solid-state electronics has been transforming our lives for many decades by bringing us increasingly small, cheap and efficient devices and appliances. Our modern life-styles have come to be defined by our...
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How to: Drive LEDs – Easy Constant Current Circuit

Here's a great way to control LEDs in a constant current mode using the TLV431 shunt regulator. Courtesy: Kevin Darrah  

Technological Advancements in LEDs and ZigBee are Making Lighting Smart

For most of us, light bulbs are basically ‘turn on, turn off’ devices. But today, smart lighting is changing the way we think about them. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) especially change...

Build An Efficient HID Lamp Driver Circuit

LEDs are one of today's most energy-efficient and rapidly advancing lighting technologies. However, High intensity discharge (HID) lamps are still an attractive lighting choice in recent times for their many advantages over incandescent...

PROGRAMMABLE DOOR- BELL WITH FLASHING LEDS

IC1 (NE555) is used here as a clock generator. It is configured as an astable multivibrator whose frequency can be adjusted with the help of potmeter VR1. The clock pulses obtained...

Controlling RGB LEDs To Get Million Colors In Your Pocket!

Many modern lighting applications need millions of colors. That is why we are finding RGB (Red Green Blue) LEDs all around us - in our phones, traffic lights, cars, advertising signs,...

Treasures from the Year of Light

Lighting has come a long way, from flint stones and firewood to fluorescent lamps and now light emitting diodes (LEDs). Today, we continue to see innumerable developments in this segment, right...

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