2021-06-15 - John Dunn

Can LED bulbs survive long-term storage?

Light bulbs that have been in storage for many years pose no problem, but LED light bulbs would not likely…

2021-05-18 - Brian Dipert

Set-top box teardown: Android isn’t just for smartphones

Android isn't just for smartphones and tablets, as this set-top box teardown makes obvious.

2021-05-17 - Yoelit Hiebert

Tunable lighting systems rely on sensors

Tunable lighting systems rely on sensors to perform reliably over the lifetime of the system.

2021-05-12 - Vijay Deshpande

Build a low-cost solar day lamp

This Design Idea presents inexpensive design features that expand the solar day lamp's usefulness for several applications.

2021-04-26 - Xavier Ribas and Tomás Hudson

NTC-based circuit extends automotive LED life expectancy

A simple, low-cost NTC-based circuit with linear dimming can drive current according to the temperature for automotive LED lights.

2021-04-23 - Brian Dipert

Amazon Echo Dot gets improved sonic performance

What’s behind the improved sonic performance in the third-generation Amazon Echo Dot?

2021-03-19 - Richard Quinnell

Organic light cell harvests indoor lighting

An organic light cell is now available that can glean power from lighting as low as 20 Lux, opening the…

2021-03-18 - Yoelit Hiebert

LEDs being used in health-related applications

Here are a few examples of LEDs being used as part of new developments in health-related applications.

2021-03-10 - Jason Ngai

LED boost devices improve display efficiency

New LED boost devices lower form factor, operating temperature, and EMI for LCD panels serving mobile computing applications.

2021-03-09 - Stephen Woodward

Circuit powers off optical reflex sight automatically

This Design Idea presents an improved version of the automatic brightness adjustment circuit used in optical reflex sights.