2023-03-15 - Bill Schweber

Spectrometers point to the next mixed-signal trend

Just as analog merged with digital circuitry for mixed-signal ICs, electronics and optics are being fabricated as single-package/chip device.

2023-03-13 - Yoelit Hiebert

Key considerations in selecting UV LEDs for germicidal applications

Understanding the various factors in selecting UV LEDs with a comparison between UV LEDs and the commonly used mercury vapor lamp in germicidal applications.

2023-02-08 - Michael A. Shustov

Universal purpose optoelectronic logic elements

This design idea looks at the possibility of creating passive and active optoelectronic logic elements simultaneously performing the functions AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, XNOR.

2022-11-25 - Nicolas Rabault

Automated stair lighting project

Creating lighting for an 11-step staircase with a lower level that turns on and off automatically.

2022-11-11 - Industrial Technology Research Institute

ITRI and Ganvix extend JV to commercialize innovative laser technology

ITRI is extending its partnership with Ganvix on the development of gallium nitride (GaN) vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs).

2022-10-28 - Yoelit Hiebert

Light emitting diodes: A brief history

Here's a look at the major milestones in the development of the light emitting diode (LED).

2022-10-21 - Bill Schweber

Integrated photonics advancing on multiple fronts

Researchers are making progress toward reducing the size and number of discrete elements by integrating electro-optical elements onto a common substrate.

2022-08-01 - Yoelit Hiebert

LightFair 2022 recap

LightFair 2022, held June 21-23 in Las Vegas, was something of a reboot after last year's show that took place in New York City during the pandemic.

2022-06-10 - Yoelit Hiebert

Advantages and disadvantages of integrated-controls luminaires

Indiscriminate specification of these products is no substitute for a well-designed lighting system based on customer needs and what is practical and affordable for them.

2022-02-24 - Yoelit Hiebert

Lighting industry standards

Making sense of the complicated world of lighting industry standards.