Cypress and Inventek Systems — Inventek IoT Solutions for Commercial LED Lighting, Powered by Cypress WICED® Connectivity & PSoC® MCU Technology


     By: Greg Phillips, CTO Cloud Architecture at Inventek Systems, Inc. For many years, the commercial lighting space was dominated by fluorescent tube lighting. While these provided significant savings over the use of incandescent lighting, they suffered from serious performance, maintenance, and use issues. These included short lifespan, wide color temperature variation, random flickering and […]

Lumileds – LUXEON SunPlus Series LEDs – High Yield and Nutrition in Leafy Greens


Lime, Green and Purple LEDs from Lumileds have been shown to produce high red lettuce yields while raising the concentrations of essential nutrients that contribute to human health. The study was conducted by Doctor Tessa Pocock, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. LEDs […]

Nexperia — LED Driver Design Techniques


The replacement of incandescent and halogen lighting by LEDs is driven by various advantages of LED lighting devices, such as: Higher luminous efficiency Faster turn on/off times Longer lifetime Smaller size Shock resistance Fixed color Challenges to the Circuit Environment Sensitivity of temperature and voltage polarity Different white balance and blue hazard but can be […]