If you're planning to use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in your future products, then you'll want to take note of a Design News webinar, How LEDs Are Revolutionizing the Lighting Industry.
The live webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. PT), will look at the role of LEDs, with a special focus on such technical areas as drivers, control, and cooling. Our two panelists -- Dr. Jy Bhardwaj of Philips Lumileds and John Perry of Texas Instruments -- will examine the coming changes in the lighting industry and discuss what they will mean to engineers.
"LED performance is going up at about 15 percent, year on year," Bhardwaj recently told Design News. "Given that increase, the net cost is coming down at a rate of about 50 percent a year, which means that LEDs are beginning to enter the realm of consumer applications."
As that happens, design engineers will need to be ready to incorporate LEDs into a wide variety of everyday products, Bhardwaj added.
On Tuesday, the panelists will talk about what engineers will need to know as performance and costs continue to evolve. "There's such a plethora of options out there today, the folks who are doing the designs have a lot of ways to approach it," Perry told us. "If they're locked into believing that white LEDs will always operate at 2V and 350 mA, then they're probably missing out on a lot of vital information."
You can register for Design News' webinar here.