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LM79, LM80, TM21 and L70 … Confused?

Resource Tags: LED Standards

The LED lighting industry is awash with confusing jargon and abbreviations.  Here’s four for starters:- L70, LM79, LM80, TM21.  So what do they […]

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LED Terminology

Resource Tags: LED Terminology

There are many technical terms that cover the measurements and characteristics of light. Here’s a selection of the essential terms. Beam […]

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LED Lighting Standardisation – Hit or Miss?

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David Scott-Maxwell, our Managing Director, discusses the merits of LED light source standards. The world of LED lighting continues to […]

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LED Failure Modes

Resource Tags: Electronics , LED Handling

LED lighting is incredibly robust and reliable. However, the performance of LEDs can be reduced and even fail if the LED module […]

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LED Colours You Never Thought Possible

Resource Tags: LED Selection

The Forge  Design Team enjoy an unrivalled perspective of up and coming LED developments and have noted a recent widening of availability of […]

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Chemical Compatibility

Resource Tags: LED Handling

The LED Lighting industry has come a long way in the last 10 years. And the LEDs themselves have got better […]

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Human Centric LED Solutions

Resource Tags: LED Selection

For a few years now we’ve been reading various articles and studies regarding LED light for horticulture, horses and livestock. […]

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High Intensity LEDs

Resource Tags: LED Handling

Stadium lighting, stage lighting, flashlights and retail spotlights; these are all applications that require high intensity light sources and that […]

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Electrostatic Discharge

Resource Tags: LED Handling

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a sudden transfer or ‘discharge’ of static charge from one object to another which can cause […]

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Electrical Safety

Resource Tags: Electronics

Rules and regulations covering electrical safety have been developed by the EU to prevent the hazard of electrical shock in […]

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LED Driver Failures

Resource Tags: Electronics

LED components can be designed and selected to offer reliability and long life. However it is also critical to consider […]

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LED Overheating – Causes and Fixes

Resource Tags: LED Selection , Thermal Management

High power lighting-class LEDs can run at impressively high temperatures.  But there’s a limit to how much power LEDs can […]

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