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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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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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Cree EasyWhite Versus LumiLEDs

Resource Tags: LED Selection

A question we are often asked here at Forge  is how do the MacAdam-Step binning regimes of Cree and Lumileds compare?  This brief article […]

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Energy Efficient LED Amenity Lighting

Resource Tags: LED Selection

Outdoor amenity lighting is one of many applications where LED technology can deliver significant energy savings and a profound reduction […]

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Chip On Board LED Arrays

Resource Tags: LED Selection

Chip-on-board (COB) LED arrays represent a cost-effective route to deliver performance, colour quality and reliability to an LED based lighting […]

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