Posts Tagged ‘high power LEDs’

LED produces 2.3x more light energy than electrical energy consumed

Friday, March 16th, 2012

MIT physicists developed an LED that emits more light energy than the electrical energy consumed. These LEDs supplement electrical energy with heat from the surrounding environment. Unfortunately this has only been observed at very low power levels. The researchers chose a light-emitting diode with a small band gap, and applied...

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28C3: Driving high power LEDs

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Here's a brief video from the recently concluded 28C3 hacker conference hosted by Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, Germany. Jonathan Foote of covers some ways to drive high power LEDs without burning them up, including the latest technology current source circuits and ICs. This was one of the "lightning...

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