Category Archives: LEDS

Making City Streetlights Smart with DALI

Big cities are changing over to LED lights for illumination of their streets. They find this to be a smart solution in terms of cost-reduction and efficiency. STMicroelectronics is taking an important next step by adopting LEDs for street illumination. They are doing this in conjunction with smart power supplies that turn the LED street lamps into intelligent devices. For example, the streetlamps reduce their brightness as the sun rises while gradually increasing their brightness with failing daylight. Read more [...]

LED High Bay Lighting Produces 23650 Lumens

Hubbell Lighting, the pioneer in lighting innovation, has recently launched LUNABAY. This is an LED high bay lighting for the company's high output categories, one that maintains an optimum efficiency of 95 Lumens per watt. The LUNABAY range can generate as high as 23,650 Lumens. Three levels of lighting are available in this range: 23,650 Lumens, 18,000 Lumens and 12,300 Lumens. Another aspect is the lights offer a CRI of 68 and is tagged with Uplight components. The LED high bay lighting ranges Read more [...]

The portable LED work light has an aluminum frame

Larson Electronics has launched a new portable LED work light rated at 150 Watts. It is mounted within an adjustable aluminum frame. Christened by the company as Explosion Proof, EPL-TFM-150LED-RT-100-2023 LED Light, It is rated for Class 2 Division 1-2 and Class 1 Division 1-2 in Groups C & D. The LED work light can generate light output of 12,000 Lumens for which it needs to draw a power of 150 watts only. The light head is 16 inches by 14 inches, mounted on a tubular frame made of light aluminum Read more [...]

Ultra-dimmable first retrofit premium 850 lumens LED lamps

Ledzworld, the Netherlands Company based in Amsterdam, has launched the world’s first ultra-dimmable retrofit LED lamp producing 850 Lumens from a single source. The product AR-111 LED lamp has been developed with several notable features incorporated with the user in mind. Ledzworld is a world-renowned company that has been a pioneer in harnessing LED technology and it is no surprise that they have come out with these LED lamps to be used in various places. This innovation is considered as an Read more [...]

How do battery powered pico-projectors work?

Once upon a time, very long ago, the projector world was ruled by the intense light of arcs. As they were rather unwieldy, xenon lamps took their place. With the unrelenting march of innovation, the era of OHPs or overhead projectors that could project images of transparencies, came into existence. These soon became obsolete as computers evolved and could be directly connected to projectors with LCD screens. The latest in line is the Pico-projector, which uses tiny batteries and the light from LEDs Read more [...]

Are OLEDS better than LEDS?

Chances are, you still own a TV that is bulky, has a picture tube and is kept on a table. Well, with advancing technology, TVs have become slimmer and lighter, can hang on the wall and do not have a bulky picture tube. The new TVs have an LCD or a Liquid Crystal Display in place of the earlier picture tube. Now, unlike the picture tube, LCDs have no light of their own, and have to be lit with a backlight. Until recently, most LCD TVs were backlit with plasma discharge tubes or CCFL lamps. The Read more [...]

Holiday Hours for West Florida Components

West Florida Components 2012 Holiday Hours Monday, December 24, 2012 - closed Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - closed Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - regular hours and shipping schedule (9:00AM - 4:00PM EST) Thursday, December 27, 2012 - regular hours and shipping schedule (9:00AM - 4:00PM EST) Friday, December 28, 2012 - regular hours and shipping schedule (9:00AM - 4:00PM EST) Monday, December 31, 2012 - closed Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - closed Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - regular hours Read more [...]

LED Wallpaper! What will they think of next

In our quest to find new and unusual products that feature our products, we came across this LED wallpaper from Architects Paper. This wallpaper will not only look good hanging on the wall but can also be used as part of the lighting scheme in a room. The creator of the LED wallpaper, Ingo Maurer says in his web site video, "I've always dreamed of glowing walls." He, along with an electrical engineer and his sales manager spent five years developing the wallpaper and the production process. Read more [...]

Self-adhesive mini LED flashlight by Thumb-lite now available!

This is an amazingly handy little light - thin enough to use on your house key or car key. Think of it as a stick-on LED! The Thumb-Lite’s compact design makes it easy to turn anything into a flashlight. Whether you use it for unlocking a car door or finding something dropped in the dark, the Thumb-lite is a convenient way to provide extra light when needed. What makes this stand out from the other tiny LED lights is that the Thumb-lite can be used effortlessly with one hand. Pressing the button Read more [...]

Google Doodle Honors Robert Noyce – “Mayor of Silicon Valley”

Robert Noyce is being honored by Google for his contributions to the electronic components industry on what would have been his 84th birthday. To commemorate his birthday, Google's homepage has a doodle which etches the Google logo onto a microchip, a technology that Noyce is credited with co-inventing. Known as the Mayor of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and is credited along with Jack Kilby with the invention of the integrated circuit. Read more [...]