SMT LED strips and ribbons, combined with a power supply and RF remote controller, make for a fun, useful, and rewarding DIY low-voltage lighting project.
A connected lighting kit and associated software environment provide a comprehensive platform for developing mesh network automation applications.
Solid-state lighting drivers simplify design challenges and provide additional functionality.
Advancements in LED technology allow targeting horticultural applications.
Utilizing digital controllers for lighting applications provides system flexibility.
LED driver reference designs and IoT development kits offer proven solutions for connected lighting solutions.
Using a simple MCU-based Infineon Arduino shield, engineers can design and evaluate LED-based luminaires that can optimize human performance.
Learn about Ambient Light Sensors (ALS) and the options available for selecting the optimal device for your application including products from Vishay.
An overview of Texas Instrument’s BLE Light Reference Design.
Examining the use of wireless MCUs and sensors to create efficient lighting solutions.
An overview of the key parameters in selecting LED lenses including light distribution and lens size and positioning.
A comparison of Bluetooth, ZigBee, and other wireless connectivity and network protocols that can be used in smart LED lighting systems.
LED lighting control techniques expand as the market continues to grow including dimmable LEDs and networked lighting.
How to calculate junction temperatures and prevent high LED junction temperatures with COB designs and other thermal resistance LED packaging alternatives.
A brief look at surge and safety standards such as IEC 61000-4-5 and IEC 60231 and a discussion of the power-limiting capability of the TPS92210 and TPS92560.
A guide on how to dim LEDs without decreasing the quality of light as well as the advantages and disadvantages of LED dimming and LED design considerations.
The new TM-30 test method could change the way manufacturers of all types of LED lighting describe products to their target markets.
A basic overview of chip on board (cob) LEDs including the advantages and disadvantages of use as well as common applications that use cob LEDs.
The Illumination Engineering Society of America’s (IES) new TM-30-15 approach helps improve LED color quality metrics over older indexes such as CRI and R9.
How the DMX512 lighting standard can be integrated with the DALI standard is discussed along with some components to help in that integration.