Latest Dimmer Stories

2010-01-19 15:11:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton Manufacturing is launching at the 2010 International Builders' Show® the industry's first slide dimmer specifically designed for use with a wide variety of dimmable CFL bulbs. The Leviton Decora® CFL Slide Dimmer optimizes the performance of dimmable CFL bulbs and works with the widest range of dimmable CFL bulbs available. In auto mode, the dimmer detects whether the bulb is an incandescent or a dimmable...

2009-06-25 04:00:00

Thin, Low-Cost, 5x3-Inch Module Ideal for ADA-Compliant Wall Fixtures; One-Fourth the Power of Standard Incandescents SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- OptoElectronix today announced a unique LED-based lighting module that enables luminaire manufacturers to accelerate adoption of SSL (solid state lighting) for commercial lighting fixtures. It delivers the same light output as a 60-watt incandescent bulb at just one-fourth the power and has a 50,000-hour life. (Logo:...

2009-04-07 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NXP Semiconductors announces the following TechOnline Webinar: What: NXP Semiconductors Webinar When: Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 11:00am EDT (8:00am PDT, 16:00 GMT) Where: http://seminar2.techonline.com/registration/distrib.cgi?s=1362&d=2958 How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the address above. Contact: Rebecca Samuel, Media Relations, NXP Semiconductors, +1...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- APPLIED POWER ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced a new constant-current controller that enables off-line, uniform, flicker-free dimming of high-brightness light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with a conventional TRIode for Alternating Current (TRIAC) forward or reverse phase-control wall dimmer. The LM3445 TRIAC dimmable LED driver enables a full 100:1 range of dimming capability and can maintain...

2008-12-30 07:50:00

New Year's Eve is marked by constant celebration and time spent with friends, but if you find yourself straining to hear, it's your brain - not your ears - that could be to blame. Scientists are now learning why and how age affects the brain's dimmer switch for controlling the level of input from your ears. Researchers say if you have trouble understanding conversation in a noisy room, you're experiencing what's sometimes called the cocktail party problem. It's just one of the first signs...

2008-06-30 09:03:28

Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced a series of design ideas to help designers of LED driver circuitry benefit from the company's recently introduced LinkSwitch-II family of AC-DC power conversion ICs. The new design ideas (DI-184, DI-185 and DI-186), demonstrate that LinkSwitch-II ICs are well suited for power supplies and ballasts driving high-brightness LEDs. The devices' highly accurate...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'