When attending a rock concert, the show’s lighting effects are sometimes as notable as the musical performances. Shifting beams of vibrant, ever-changing colored light and the blaze of precision spotlights add energy and excitement to musical concerts, particularly when the colors are rich and dynamic, and mix and blend organically to form their own spectacular dance.
A lot has changed for brick-and-mortar retail in the last decade, but contrary to rumors, traditional storefront retail is not dead. According to payment services company Fiserv, total retail sales during the 2019 U.S. holiday season grew 3.8 percent over 2018. While online sales in the U.S. are growing at faster rates than sales in physical stores – eCommerce sales during the 2019 holiday period grew 8.1 percent over the previous year – brick-and-mortar sales over the holidays posted growth of 1.4 percent over 2018.
Even when we can’t accurately describe quality of light, we know it when we see it. The longstanding challenge for the lighting industry is to replicate the experience of natural illumination with artificial light. Today, LED innovators and scientists are not only capable of reproducing natural light as we see it throughout the course of a day, they are engineering light to provide healthful, manageable, full-spectrum illumination.
In the near future, our vehicles will drive us unaided from point A to point B. This impending revolution will also affect automobiles’ exterior lighting, whose role will expand from visual aid to a means of communicating with other road users.
Want to replace a car’s original halogen bulbs with a higher-performance option? Philips LED upgrades provide superior lighting and a sharper look with a simple twist of the wrist.
Although safety demands that a car’s lights meet tight legal requirements, vehicle manufacturers can still use lighting to make their models look distinctive and give them personality. LED technology plays a major role in adding this extra bit of soul to car design.
Artificial intelligence is everywhere – in our cell phones, our computers, our homes and our cars too. Sensors and cameras are creating genuine personal assistants that turn motorists into super drivers.
Infrared (IR) emitters enable unique capabilities including night vision, depth sensing and 3D imaging. Utilizing radiation that is beyond the visible red part of the spectrum, IR emitters bring expanded functions to everything from surveillance cameras to facial recognition. Here are five interesting things to know about infrared emitters and how they use invisible light.
“Behind the wheel, seeing means surviving.” This road-safety slogan was originally aimed at getting drivers to test their eyesight. It applies equally well to automobile lighting. Seeing and being seen are two key safety considerations for car-users. We run through the details.
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between your new smartphone's camera and your older camera? Not only do the newest phone cameras enable higher resolution, faster focusing and enhanced processing, the latest phone models equipped with state-of-the-art LEDs can improve how your photo subjects look. Find out how.
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