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Smart lamps and luminaires partner project launched in Frankfurt

Smart lamps and luminaires partner project launched in Frankfurt
After its recent presentation of its ‘WiZ Pro’ range for professional users, WiZ has launched its ‘WiZ Connected’ OEM partnership programme, unveiling dozens of WiZ Connected smart lights implementations already in use by established brands such as AEG, Brilliant, iDual, Lutec, Trio and more.
28th March 2018

Smart range dedicated to residential and commercial lighting

Smart range dedicated to residential and commercial lighting
A powerful combination of hardware and software solutions, WiZ Pro is dedicated to residential and commercial lighting. Thanks to WiFi connectivity, thousands of luminaires within a building can be networked. The addition of Bluetooth technology in all products, which can communicate with accessories and beaconing capability, allows users to embrace the real challenges of enterprise lighting.
8th March 2018

D.I.S.C.O with LED dachshund dog vest

D.I.S.C.O with LED dachshund dog vest
What happens when you combine adorable dachshunds and cool technology? The world’s first smartphone controlled LED dog vest is born. Named Disco Dog, the vest contains 256 LEDS which you can flash, create patterns, or have words scroll across it by using your smartphone. If your dog strays too far, a ‘Lost Dog’ message will flash up to alert passers by.
3rd November 2017


Let's cut costs in half with new wireless lighting

Let's cut costs in half with new wireless lighting
There are as much as 20% of building operations costs that could be saved simply by turning the light off when it is not needed, or at least reducing the time that lights are left on when no-one is there. Lighting accounts for around 40% of building operation costs, and this can be a huge financial drain for companies.
1st August 2017

The new Vertex camera unveiled at Siggraph 2017

The new Vertex camera unveiled at Siggraph 2017
The availability of a new camera, the Vertex has been released by motion capture technology specialist, Vicon. Integrating seamlessly with Vicon’s existing cameras ranges Vantage and Vero, the new camera is compact, lightweight and easily mounted – making it suitable for tracking in small and complex environments.
1st August 2017

f.lashes: the product that combines fun and lashes

f.lashes: the product that combines fun and lashes
The term 'futuristic' is thrown around very lightly nowadays, as when you think about it we are living in the future, and for 2017 people would argue our technology is very advanced. Some extremely futuristic technology as an example is these incredible LED eyelashes that light your eyes up. Named f.lashes and designed by Tien Pham they were showcased earlier this year at Maker Faire. Overwhelmed by positive reactions he has launched a kickstarter page for the wearable lash electronic.
4th July 2017

I want a photography tutorial... and make it snappy!

I want a photography tutorial... and make it snappy!
If you take a look at Apple’s YouTube account you will find in its most recent uploads, the company is trying out something a little different, but so exciting. Rather than adding more videos and ads about how great the iPhone is, there are a series of short tutorials that have been published about how to actually use the camera.
17th May 2017

The future of laser cutting technology

The future of laser cutting technology
Laser technology has transformed every facet of life as we know it, including influencing electronics, medical practice, printing and now manufacturing. In the manufacturing sector, laser cutting is one of the most revolutionary cutting methods to have been introduced in the last few years. Here, some of the major developments that can be expected in laser cutting technology in the near future are examined.
30th March 2017

The world’s first luminescent LED mermaid tail

The world’s first luminescent LED mermaid tail
  Walt Disney’s little mermaid, Ariel, wanted nothing more than to be part of our world, but as it happens, now it seems that we want nothing more than to be part of hers. But while Ariel trades her voice for legs, what would you be prepared to part with for your very own mermaid tail?
10th February 2017

Light up your life at Surface Design Show 2017

Light up your life at Surface Design Show 2017
Light School will be hosted within the Surface Design Show 2017 at the Business Design Centre in London from 79th February. For over ten years Surface Design Show has been the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces, connecting innovative and exciting materials with a specifying audience of architects and designers. 
22nd November 2016

Optical inspection machines aim to be essential to manufacturing

Optical inspection machines aim to be essential to manufacturing
Launching its new range of automated optical inspection (AOI) machines, Industrial Vision Systems' (IVS), IVS-PCBi has been created to inspect and measure components, connectors, solder, and pins on PCB assemblies. The automated IVS-PCBi machines utilise artificial intelligence machine vision algorithms combined with the latest optical systems to provide fully automated inspection at a much lower price point than traditional AOI systems.
3rd November 2016

Advances in optical materials

Advances in optical materials
Japanese scientists have reviewed recent progress in advanced optical materials based on gadolinium aluminate garnet (GAG), while pointing out the knowledge gaps that need to be filled to improve their optical performance.
24th March 2016

Technique uses UV-lit fingerprints to fight crime

Technique uses UV-lit fingerprints to fight crime
  Have you ever watched one of those crime series on television? If so, you've probably seen the traditional methods of fingerprinting. A scientist has developed something a little different.
22nd October 2015

Flashlight only needs body heat to generate light

Flashlight only needs body heat to generate light
  New York engineer Ross Zhuravskiy created the Touch Lumen flashlight with a simple principle. So it doesn't need any batteries - only the touch of your hand. 
21st October 2015

Near-infrared device makes it easier to find veins

Near-infrared device makes it easier to find veins
A device that allows medical professionals to see exactly where a patient’s veins are has been introduced by Christie Medical Holdings. The VeinViewer Vision2 works by projecting near-infrared light onto the patient’s skin, which is then absorbed by the blood. The information captured is processed and projected back onto the surface of the skin in real-time.
20th August 2015

Light-emitting device sets new speed record

Light-emitting device sets new speed record
  Duke University researchers achieved a new fluorescence speed record that could replace lasers with LEDs in optical computing chips or use in optical communication between ordinary electronic microchips.
28th July 2015

Sunglasses tint on demand

Sunglasses tint on demand
Sunglasses with electrochromic lenses that allow users to manually switch between clear and tinted modes have been introduced by Skugga Eyewear. The user can manually adjust the Skugga sunglasses with the companion app, which allows them to monitor the level of their UV exposure. Users can also switch between auto and two user-defined tint presets by flipping the right arm of the glasses. 
24th July 2015

Tip-to-tip optical cabling system features a Base-8 design

Corning Incorporated announced its latest optical cabling innovation for data centres and Storage Area Networks (SAN), EDGE8solutions. EDGE8 is the industry’s first modular, tip-to-tip optical cabling system to feature an eight-fibre (Base-8) cabling design that maximises per rack unit density for better network scalability and improved link performance.
8th July 2015

Changing the rules for LEDs

GaN and Silicon really shouldn’t go together but several companies are making it work in order to reap the cost benefits, as Sally Ward-Foxton reports.
7th July 2014

Driving LEDs With NXP Sensorless Sensing

Driving LEDs With NXP Sensorless Sensing
An innovative technique for driving LEDs could expand their appeal and energy-saving potential, as Electronic Specifier's own Sally Ward-Foxton discovered when exploring the latest dimming solutions in greater detail for ES Design magazine.
16th May 2013


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