marți, mai 20, 2014

LED filament lightbulbs

Unlike the usual LED bulbs, in which the LED chips are packed flat in a square metal plate, the LED chips of FiLED bulb are encapsulated in a transparent column of glass or synthetic sapphire, coated with phosphor. This new packaging technology with phosphor molding is called “chip-on-glass” (COG). The column of glass or synthetic sapphire is very tiny, with a diameter of only 1.5mm(0.06inches), but with a length of 30mm(1.18inches). The LED filament is formed after the COG encapsulation process. Using this technology, the LED filaments emit light in all directions, and produce nearly the same full illumination and warm glow of the traditional incandescent light bulbs that people have come to enjoy and appreciate. Using 4 filaments containing 3.6W LEDs(in series or parallel), a brightness of 350 lumens can be achieved. The light efficiency is as high as 100 lumens/w. Using the color rendering index of lighting quality, the FiLED score is 90, which compares well with the benchmark daylight score of 100.

miercuri, februarie 05, 2014

The cheapest PC - $179 fanless ASUS mini-desktop

The base model includes a 1.4GHz dual-core Celeron 2955U based on Intel's Haswell architecture, integrated Intel graphics, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of solid-state storage, dual-band 802.11n with Bluetooth 4.0, and an SD card reader and Kensington lock slot. AnandTech reports that the Chromebox will also be available in higher-end variants with a 1.7GHz Core i3-4010U and a 2.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) Core i7-4600U and up to 4GB of RAM across its two DIMM slots.