Monday, September 18, 2017

iPhone X to make impact on LED industry

On Sept. 12, Apple excited audiences with the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 3, 4K Apple TV, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the long-awaited iPhone X. It’s no surprise that Apple brings around the best of the best, setting the industry standard in every way when it comes to smartphones, and the iPhone X is no exception to this. In fact, this phone will be the first of Apple’s iPhones to use a full-screen OLED display.
Previously, Apple used an LCD display, but with their goal of an all-display smartphone, engineers switched to OLED materials. This switch with the iPhone X will have a significant impact on the LED backlight business.
Photo courtesy of Apple

Previously, Apple used an LCD display, but with their goal of an all-display smartphone, engineers switched to OLED materials. This switch will have a significant impact on the LED backlight business, because while the market of mobile LED backlight is shrinking, it will be eventually be replaced by OLED. By 2017 end, the percentage of OLED display adoption will increase from 22% to 27%.

Now with Apple’s intro of 3D sensing technology with the iPhone X, other companies will make the switch as well, in order to keep up with the industry leader. Research experts expects that the market for 3D sensing solutions used for mobile devices will also significantly grow in 2017, with the estimated market value to reach $1.5 billion this year, expecting to grow to $14 billion by 2020.
Previously, Apple used an LCD display, but with their goal of an all-display smartphone, engineers switched to OLED materials. This switch with the iPhone X will have a significant impact on the LED backlight business.
Photo courtesy of Apple


The iPhone X sports Quad-LED True Tone flash, and its light sources are CSP LEDs. As this new type of smartphones are becoming thinner, the area for the LED light sources will be smaller. Only a few LED manufactures can downsize their product without resulting in less-bright LED, which means there will be a growth in the value of the flash LED market to $811 million in 2017.


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(Source: LEDinside)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Fixing LED Lighting Glares

Lights that produce a glare are quite irrigating. Whether you experience them at work, at the grocery store, or even at home, they cause distraction and discomfort to all. Most of the time, this is due to improper installation techniques for LED lighting. Designers and interior decorators face this problem often. They deal with the challenge of having enough light for illuminating an object or for reading, without producing any discomfort.

 Lighting designers explain that unless shielded, a light source will cause a glare.

The best lighting isn’t the source, but more of where the light is casted. Lighting designers explain that unless shielded, a light source will cause a glare. This is why spotlighting is so challenging for designers.

And even if you’re not a designer and run into these problems, we have some tip son how to cut down on glare if you run into a unshielded lighting fixture.

1.     Be mindful of the width of the beam angle. It shouldn’t be too wide, in order to control the light from hitting eyes directly. Instead, with a small width of beam, it will illuminate the object it is supposed to, and only that object.
2.     Choose a fixture and bulb that allows you to place the LED deep within it. This will keep the lighting from spilling out too much.
3.     If not able to find a deep fixture/bulb, you can put a tube on top of the fixture to create the same effect.
4.     Use a honeycombe louvre to hide the LED from the eye which prevents glare.
5.     Opt for smart LED lighting and controls to dim the lights when required.


Eliminate the glares which LED lights produce around your home and work space with these simple industry tricks.


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(Source: BizLED Magazine)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lighting Art: Professional Tips

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when trying to light the perfect piece of art, whether in your office or your home. When attempting to light a piece of art – there are several pitfalls that you can encounter if you’re not careful. Follow these expert tips to accurately execute the perfect way to illuminate your piece of art.

There's no one-size-fits-all approach when lighting art.


Ceiling mounted accent lights
Either recessed or surface-mounted, ceiling mounted accent lights are great because they can be adjusted to direct light wherever you may need it. They can also come with a variety of light-beam spreads, so in the case of a large art piece, it can be lit in its entirety.

Track lighting provides easy install, flexibility, and easy to move or take off if you move your art.Track lights
Track lighting has evolved over the decades into a very minimalistic feature that have a clean look. As long as you have the appropriate lamps, track lights have the same functionality as ceiling-mounted accent lights, but definitely have more advantages such as easy install, flexibility, and easy to move or take off if you move your art.


Wall washers
Wall washers are a casual approach to lighting a wall and indirectly lighting a room.Not every painting needs its own lighting. That’s where wall washers comes in. These take the form of recessed, surface-mounted, and track-mounted fixtures that distribute light in a wide range. Wall washers are a casual approach to lighting a wall and indirectly lighting a room. When you light the entire wall, it doesn’t matter if you want to switch up which art piece because the wall is evenly lit.



Picture Lights
Usually either mounted on the wall or the frames of art pieces, picture lights illuminate the art up close with very low-wat lamps. The intimate vibe these create add to the d├ęcor of the room.

Usually either mounted on the wall or the frames of art pieces, picture lights illuminate the art up close with very low-wat lamps.

Conservation

To minimize light damage onto art, keep the lamps a safe distant from the art itself and use LED bulbs to illuminate UV and heat.


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(Source: architecturaldigest.com)