Nichia launches a 280 nm Deep UV LED
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Nichia launches a 280 nm Deep UV LED

Nichia Corporation is proud to introduce a new Deep UV LED, Part Number NCSU334A. Nichia has had significant success over the years with UVA LEDs, specifically in convention resin curing applications. Nichia’s new 280 nm UVC NCSU334A will be able to address mass market goals for...

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HP 5082-74xx 7-segment display revived
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HP 5082-74xx 7-segment display revived

A small interface board for the legendary HP 5082-7415 and 7405 DIP bubble display. by Yannick (Gigawipf): This project describes a breadboard friendly breakout board with 2 shift registers and resistors for these modules with dip socket to be gentle on these rare displays from the...

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1.5V battery powers white-LED driver
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1.5V battery powers white-LED driver

Although white LEDs are common in a variety of lighting applications, their 3 to 4 V forward-voltage drop makes low-voltage applications challenging. Charge pumps and other ICs are available for driving white LEDs, but they generally don't work with the low supply voltage of 1.5 V in...

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Homebrew DMX-controlled RGB LED light
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Homebrew DMX-controlled RGB LED light

Glen has written an article detailing his homebrew DMX-controlled RGB LED light: This project is a small DMX-512 controlled, color-changing RGB LED light. The light can be controlled via the DMX512 protocol or it can run a number of built-in programs depending on how the software is...

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USB Stack Light Controller based on PIC16F1459
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USB Stack Light Controller based on PIC16F1459

Glen Akins build a USB Stack Light Controller based on PIC16F1459 and documents the process on this personal blog. He writes: After using the PIC16F1459 to build numerous USB HID input devices including a giant keyboard, a tiny keyboard, and a big red button, it was time to see if the...

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Tiny IR LED outputs 1,300mW at 940nm
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Tiny IR LED outputs 1,300mW at 940nm

Providing up to 1,300 mW in an industry standard package, the new LUXEON IR 2720 is optimized for a variety of cost conscious infrared applications requiring high power outputs. Lumileds today introduced the LUXEON IR 2720 Line, high power emitters that set the standard for abundant...

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1mm height SMD LED can be placed upside down.
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1mm height SMD LED can be placed upside down.

Kingbright KPTR series, suitable for reverse mounting, makes it possible to achieve that the LED is hidden in the PCB. Naturally, manufacturing LED with a zero height is most likely unreal at the current physics status and 3D experience of the world. Nevertheless, it´s still possible...

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10 x 1W White LED Shield For Arduino Uno
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10 x 1W White LED Shield For Arduino Uno

This project includes 10 LEDs of 1W each, and provides high intensity lighting that can be used in various applications. The board is made in Arduino shield form and can be used with Arduino Uno or Mega. Each LED can be controlled individually connected to digital pins D2-D11 of...

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