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So long everyone. Good lighting with LEDS!  

You can always find me on LinkedIn or at ReliaBulb.com

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@midori11 I believe they are using the same Phosphors.  Lasers have an exact freuency. Blue LED frequency can drift due to junction temperature and manufacturing variability. 

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Ron's first book on Power Supplies is more general. In the 2nd book he co-wrote with me, there are drivers for LEDs. What effects are you talking about?

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@drnap1  Driver part of the cost depends on a lot of factors, how many LEDs, voltage, isolation, etc, etc. If you have a more specific area, then I can give more details.  Typical cost reduction is about 30%. 

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@ledlighter   The light emitting part is usually AlGaN or GaN. These are being put on Silicon substrate for state of the art, low cost LEDs. Look for them in a year or so.

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Thanks for the talk Carol! I have heard that also phosphor converted Laser-diodes are now in development for automotive lighting. Are the requirements for those phosphors the same as for conventional high power pc-LEDs?

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Does Ron's book specifically talk about driving LEDs?  I heard in your talk that you were driving different frequencies into the LEDs.  I also know there is yet more that can be controlled about the drive to give specific effects.  Does he address that in his book?

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@AngleNeer  Ron and I wrote the book Practical Lighting Design with LEDs by John Wiley IEEE, available on Amazon.

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@syakovac There are many LED Driver ICs. For each IC, you can configure it into different topology, Buck, Boost, etc. Ron has a book Practical Design of Power Supplies. He also does consulting.

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Thanks Carol!  Interesting comment on drivers.  What typical percent of overall assembly costs are the drivers?  What type of reduction in cost has Ron been able to achieve?

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@hirokata  There's LED backlighting of LCD screens and there's Color LEDs for actual display. 

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@ Murry  LEDs will drop dramatically in cost in a couple of years. So yes, they should be everywhere in automotive.

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Thanks, Carol, for the presentation. Alex seemed to believe that some LEDs produce light from silicon junctions (rather than silicon being used only for a substrate). One of us (Alex or me) has a misconception; can you clarify the situation? Specifically, do any LEDs produce light from from a silicon junction?

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@drnap1 If your design allows multiple low power LEDs, and assembly cost insn't prohibitive, that's probably the way to go for lowest cost, at least for the near future, until high power LEDS come down in cost.   There are other advantages for multple strings of LEDs in terms of redundancy.  

I bet the driver has opportunities for cost reduction. This is a specialty of my partner, Ron Lenk. I've seen him improve on many power supply designs and reduce cost.

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Do you think LEDs for automotive are just marketing/concept car glitz or will we see wider deployment in the future?

Iron

Whats the name of your book again?

Iron

For the custom drivers you were referring to, how are they made?  Are they ASIC implementations or small PCB implementations.  What kind of data processing rates are required typically?

Iron

Hi Carol! Thanks for the radio talk. I'm interested in finding out the LEDs used for flat screen TVs. What is the type of LEDs typically used, cost, light output of them?

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Carol: The Holy Grail of automotive LEDs is the headlight. Do we foresee a day when headlights will universally use LEDs? Or is it too expensive for entry-level vehicles?

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When it comes to the cost of a rear LED lamp assembly, 50% or more of the cost is the electronics.  Is it cheaper now or will it eventually be cheaper to use few high power LEDs vs many low pwer LEDs and affect overall cost of lamp assemblies

Iron

Hi everyone. I know this show isn't ideal. But you've got me for 15 min. Any specific questions?

 

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Not everyone uses Outlook, your event posting is ineffective

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Alex Wolfe is continually asking basic elementary questions where the answers are so basic they have been on Wikipedia and numerous online sources. This "Live Chat" is a waste of time. I was led to believe I might here state-of-the-art and up-to-date cutting edge discussion of products and technology. Instead, the moderator acts like he is giving a tutorial to investors!!! And this is a Design News broadcast??? Wake up!!!!
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How about just one person speaking at a time. Alex says "go ahead," and then continues talking!

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Great, David - thanks for your persistence.

Iron

Thank you Joyce2. Yes, company blocks it.

It is working now.

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The whole process to get to the event is cumbersome, and then it does not work on all devices. Bad organization and logistics unless you do not want people to participate.
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Multiple LEDs for Headlights or Luminus Phlat LEDs i.e. single LED solution -- which?

 

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Hi David - Is it possible for you to try using a different browser, if your speakers volume is set high enough? It's streaming audio, and some companies do block streaming audio for bandwidth issues.

Iron

But can not hear anything.

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To clarify, this is an audio radio show - there are no slides or video. Alex and Carol are speaking now, and the instant chat will start at about half past the hour.

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Audi Headlamp uses Philips High power LED light - Luxeon Altilon

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I can't see anything either

Thank you. But those are not my problem.

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If you're not hearing audio, please hit F5 to refresh your browser and also check the volume level on your computer speakers.

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no slide dek. Carol will come on the live chat after our discussion

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Can not see or hear anything. Any help?

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Is there a slide deck to download?

The streaming audio player will appear on this web page when the show starts at 2pm eastern today. Note however that some companies block live audio streams.

Iron

The streaming audio player will appear on this web page when the show starts at 2pm eastern today. Note however that some companies block live audio streams. If when the show starts you don't hear any audio, try refreshing your browser.

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