Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has combined its edge-lit LED light guide technology with
its mass production capabilities to create a new troffer downlight that is slim, light, efficient, and can be
cost effectively manufactured in high volumes.
backlight utilizes advanced light extraction technologies to extract light
precisely where needed, providing bright, uniform light in a thinner form
factor without hot spots or dark areas. The LEDs are spaced along the edge of
the troffer assembly against the light guide to create an assembly measuring
23.5 x 23.5 inches, with a thickness of only 0.35 inches, and a weight of less
than 3 kg (6.6 lbs.).
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.