Deck the Halls with LED Lights!

Deck the Halls with LED Lights!

'Tis the season for trimming the tree and putting up those holiday lights, but for some stringing of lights can be a real bah-humbug to holiday decorating. Now you can take the extra sting out of decorating for the holidays by making your light displays more energy efficient. Many homeowners choose to use LED holiday lights in their displays now that LED string lights are standard in nearly all retail stores.

There are several excellent reasons to switch from incandescent to LED holiday lights; the first is the reduced electrical usage. LED string lights use about 80-90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last up to 100,000 hours versus 3000 hours for an incandescent, which takes the pain out of the post-holiday energy bills. In addition, most LED's light strands burn just as bright as incandescent bulbs, if not more brightly, but make sure you buy LEDs in the color you want as some can give off a bright bluish glow.

One of the most popular reasons buyers will choose to migrate to LEDs is that LEDs do not burn out; they simply fade over time, so gone are the days of trying to find those small replacement bulbs and plug them into a strand of dead lights. The hassle of trying to determine which light is the 'dead light' when the whole strand goes out is now in the past. The bonus is that LEDs are solid-state lights (SSLs) that are difficult to damage with physical shock than its fragile bulbs of its predecessor, which uses a filament encased in a glass bulb.

So this year, as you untangle your lights and light up your snowman, step back and admire your decorations with a hidden satisfaction that you made a small difference not only to the environment and reducing your energy bills but also to make your future decorating years that much easier.

It is critical to use the appropriate LED measurement equipment and accessories when evaluating a LED various photometric and radiometric quantities. Learn more about LED's measurement accessories offered by Konica Minolta Sensing and Instrument Systems, including, but not limited to, our CAS 140D spectroradiometerOptical Probes, and Ledgon 100 goniometer ideal for automatic determination of all the relevant photometric parameters of single LEDs or small LED modules. Besides the visible range, its usage extends from 200 nm in UV to 2150 nm in IR.

Instrument Systems has LED test sockets that can meet your requirements, whether you are looking to measure the average LED's intensity or high-power LEDs.

Introducing Progressive CA-410 Probes for Measuring ⌀2.1mm, ⌀4mm Small Spot Areas and Viewing Angle Characteristics of Displays at Vehicle Display 2020 Expo

October 2020 - Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (Konica Minolta) highlights its progressive technology within its display measurement product line at the Vehicle Display Virtual 2020 Expo scheduled for October 14th through October 15th, 2020. The presentation of Konica Minolta’s latest probes used in measuring ⌀2.1mm (model CA-VP402), ⌀4mm (model CA-VP404) and viewing angle characteristics (CA-VP410T) of displays is the first of its kind available to the display industry will be available for review. These progressive instruments for AR/VR head-mounted displays and curved OLED displays for luminance, chromaticity and flicker (in JEITA, VESA and FMA) use the new CA-410 probes to measure ⌀2.1mm, ⌀4mm and viewing angle characteristics.

The Small Spot Probe, CA-VP402 has a measuring area diameter of ⌀2.1mm. The dedicated optical system and operation algorithm provides both guaranteed accuracy at low luminance and small measurement area. Suitable for applications requiring small-area measurements ranging from low luminance measurements, such as for gamma adjustment of micro OLED, to that of high-speed, high-accuracy measurements. An additional Small Spot Probe, CA-VP404 has a measuring area diameter of ⌀4mm. The guaranteed accuracy from 0.004 cd/m2 enables high-speed, high-accuracy measurements of small areas such as smartwatch OLEDs, smartphones, and small APL (average pixel level) windows.

Also available in the collection is the high sensitivity probe (⌀27mm, ⌀10mm) which is primarily used for OLED displays and offers superb chromaticity repeatability, particularly on lower level luminance displays. The ⌀10mm Long-Working Distance Probe (CA-VP410T) has a measurement distance of 200mm to the sample and is extremely valuable in viewing angle measurements with the same ability as other CA-410 Probes in measuring luminance, chromaticity, and flicker. Its ability to take multi-angle measurements of in-vehicle displays or smartphone OLEDs is due to its ability to measure displays regardless of its directionality. In addition, the long working distance probe allows it to be used in applications when distance from the item being measured is important. This valuable feature is often used in production measurement systems when the need to avoid collisions with the item being measured is imperative.

Konica Minolta’s Display Color Analyzer CA-410 series is used for high-speed measurement of precise luminance, chromaticity and flicker of any types of HDR displays. CA-410’s highly-accurate sensor technology allows users to be able to accurately measure and adjust the chromaticity and white balance of displays that have a recent wide color gamut. It can also easily integrate into an existing automatic measurement system using a complimentary SDK (Software Development Kit) and capture flicker measurement with high sampling rate and wider frequency measurement range that covers all types of displays. Konica Minolta Sensing Americas prides itself in offering exceptionally advanced optical technology that precisely measures color and light. Its light and display measurement instruments provide reliable results in research, quality control, and display performance industries. Its instruments are used in labs to measure luminance, illuminance, chromaticity, color temperature and flicker of light sources for quality control, government testing, photography and cinematography worldwide.

About Konica Minolta Sensing

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Inc., Sensing Business Unit is recognized as the international leader of industrial color and light measurement. The company is responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual perception is measured by the world. KMSA’s corporate headquarters in Ramsey, New Jersey is fully equipped with a state of the art service center, technical support center, and a focused sales force dedicated to both the North American and South American regions.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc. is ‘The Standard in Measuring Color, Light, and Display’. Konica Minolta provides advanced optical technology that precisely measures the elements of color and light. Our products are a staple in research and manufacturing environments, helping organizations to meet product quality and operational goals with less waste, time, and effort. This commitment to creating value for customers is the core principle behind the Konica Minolta brand. It’s also the driving force behind the high level of quality and precision built into each of our products and why we’re the technological leader in color and light measurement solutions today.

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