Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Differences between OLED and LEDs ?

With crazily low price for flat panel TVs, we are hearing OLED technology more these days.

SO what is OLED compare to LED?

Using the popular flat screen TV as an example, we have the following;

1. LEDs lighting devices are generally a solid state semiconductor or object where people can see and touch. (We all probably imagine a diode to be a solid state item.)

2. OLEDs are organic compounds that generally human eye is unable to detect unless put under a chemically treated film. (Recall your chemistry lesson in secondary school where you mix elements to derive SALT e.g. copper sulphate etc...)



LED is just an abbreviation for 'light emitting diode'. It does not refer to the state matter (Solid, liquid or gas) in the above comparison, though we generally take it to be a solid object.

The power of OLED;

Refer to our post on 31/10/14 where it can be applied on the cabin of an airplane that mimics the night sky outside. 

OLED being organic compound is so thin (Thin as a plastic film, since it is sandwich between) that it can eliminate a hugh problem when it comes to creating space for your lights. Current LED strips are about 2-3mm in height. OLED is definitely less than 1mm.

OLED lights up when electricity is pass through it similar to LEDs. In relation to TVs, OLED is the display itself while LED acts as a lighting instrument for our LCD screen. 


The above points are based on personal research and should not be relied upon solely as definitive. We stand to be corrected and would love to bring the discussion forward with whoever is interested.

References:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OLED
2. http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/oled-vs-led-which-is-the-better-tv-technology/

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chinese Government Clamps down on Local Government LED Subsidies

Source: http://www.ledinside.com/news/2014/12/chinese_government_halts_led_subsidies
December.23, 2014 - 16:14 — judy.lin

“Large LED manufacturers will be speeding up expansion plans, and enter a last production expansion peak,” said Roger Chu, Research Director, LEDinside. "The new subsidiary regulations will raise the bar for future subsidiary applications, and prevent potential new players from entering the market," said Figo Wang, Senior Analyst, LEDinside China.

The Chinese central government’s policy to terminate LED industry subsidies will be extended to local governments, according to a latest Chinese-language UDN report.
....
... analysts noted the reduction of subsidiaries in the LED industry would benefit the LED market, as uncompetitive LED players are removed from the industry. This perspective was also shared by other industry players that believed the policies will aid the Chinese LED market to eliminate manufacturers without the technology capacity. An LED package manufacturer even projected 85% of Chinese LED epiwafer companies will become insolvent without government subsidies.

Our thoughts on above:
The high level of subsidies for LED industry has definitely led to a hugh take up rate for LED lighting. This might seem a good thing for both sellers and adopters of LED as it lowers electrical consumption. The subsidy is probably also the catalyst that made the price of LEDs fall drastically over the last 2 years.

As LED lights become cheaper, it also made it easier for any seller (specifically those without know-how and lacks resources to build it up) to enter the market. While many of us only see the successes of people / institutions implementing LEDs; we as a top specialist in South East Asia also notice an alarming defect rate /  failures from people buying from cheap sources. Things can be cheap and good, but we should first learn to value the worth of an LED. 

The hugh amount of subsidies had resulted in a depressed price level, which might not be achievable with existing demand. The previous situation may have contributed to the hugh disparity in quality and performance of the LEDs. Removing the subsidy should lead to a more stable quality supply of LEDs in time to come.

Stanley
Managing Director for IASPL

Top 5 IASPL selected interior design

A big thank you to all our clients and visitors for year 2014.

Our technical capabilities and consultancy (LED lighting and manufacturing) has grown much stronger with your support. Light is just a bright source. Light fixtures will complement your ideal home/office. Together all 3 elements should flow to create your desire FEEL.

The recognition of our ELEKTRA and DUNAMIS brands for LED downlights and LED tube series are also getting more international calls. This is through quality, durability and strong after sales support. But, we aim to share more information with our supporters!

Our latest development: A special monthly edition of interior design homes. We will select a specific colour theme for each month and January 2015 will start with ORANGE.

Bright mandarin orange colour is bold, jubilant and inspires positive energy. With natural sunlight and suitable LED or artificial lighting, the bright orange will give occupants a lively atmosphere. 

Ranking not in any particular order:
1. Using different shades of Orange mosaic tiles on the wall

2. Simple orange energy that contrasts and add life to kitchen

3. Array of Orange cabinets in an open kitchen concept

4. Simple cost effective Orange wall paneling


5. Loft concept with Orange feature wall in living room

Design by CG Monkey

References:
1. http://www.decorating-design.com/modern-kitchen/top-5-orange-kitchens-fresh-and-odd-2697.html
2. www.decosee.com
3. http://www.home-designing.com/2012/06/spacious-modern-living-trends

Disclaimer: We are merely sharing some nice ideas seen online and do not claim ownership of the design and pictures.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Favourite Christmas tree design with LED lights

LED Lights is the mainstay these days in X'mas decor and set up.
Here, we share some of the Great Christmas tree setup in a wonderful bless Christmas setting!

1. New York City:

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting


The angels bathed in golden warm white lighting is splendid.

2. Germany

Giant Christmas Tree In Germany 


How big can a Christmas tree grow? Its a sky scraper Xmas tree with lights. Grandiose

3. Italy

Monte Ingino Christmas tree on mountain slope***


This is definitely our favourite. It is so inspirational; imagine you are a resident in the valley below. Looking up every night in the cold winter to the colourful lighted tree. Such tranquil view that provokes reflection.


Reference to where we found such beautiful lighted Christmas trees. We ought to share!

http://www.luvwii.com/search/awesome-christmas-tree-on-monte-ingino-italy-with-sparkling-lighting-design-ideas/



Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas and Lights in Singapore 2014

A merry merry Christmas in Singapore 2014!

Every year, Singapore's famous Orchard road will burst out with colourful lights for Chirstmas. This year is no different. With the easy installation and bright sparkle of LED lights,  these have help made our fame orchard road shimmer in multiple soothing colours to welcome the festival.

Kudos to Orchard Retail management for having this every year to brighten the Christmas season for Singaporeans!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dimmable LED; is that possible?

DIMMABLE LED LIGHTING; is that possible?
A common problem is the flickering of that dimmable LED lighting when you try to dim it to a low brightness.

There are just too many stories about its stability and compatibility issues with existing dimmers. As end users, we just want the LED to work with existing dimmers in our place. This eliminates any additional labour or electrical work required.

Attached picture describes how a typical dimmer will work for incandescent.

The key lies with the LED DRIVER. Generally, we have tested that the LED driver has to be constant current for it to work well with existing dimmers*. Take a look at the video we made to show dimming does work with our Elektra series downlight with a standard dimmer.



*Disclaimer: This is based on the test conducted with our constant driver and available dimmers in our showroom. The effect may differ on a case by case basis for each situation.

Reference:
Picture above adopted from: http://ecmweb.com/lighting-amp-control/led-dimming-dilemma

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Elegant, sophisticated, High quality luxurious Black LED downlight

LED recessed ceiling downlight that complements modern and Manhatten style.

Using high quality LED chipset from Japan Sharp, Lifud drivers and a crisp finishing, the is the top of the line for recessed ceiling lighting. Has a highly adaptable dimming function that is without flicker. For a luxurious living environment and with durability in mind, the Chandelle series donwlights will be your most trusted choice!

Suitable for modern homes with a stylish theme, hotels, event halls.