These versatile strings or LED lights are made for signs, displays, entertainment venues, emergency exit lighting and other applications. The LEDs run off 12V dc current, and last longer, use less power, and put out less heat than standard incandescent bulbs. The modules can work alone or in groups of up to 100 units. They are impervious to shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental conditions. They can be attached to a surface with either double-sided tape or with two screws per module (not included). Each 1.17 x 0.90 x 0.50-in (29.70 x 22.80 x 12.40mm) module has four sealed wide-angle SpiderLEDs. They come in green (525 mm, 2000mcd), white (7000K, 1300mcd), blue (470mm, 550 mcd), yellow (592mm, 800mcd) and red (636mm, 750 mcd).
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.