Quantum Dot and Control Systems
- Sep 05, 2019-
As the current flows through the LED material, atoms in that material release electrons which interact with a second material to generate light. Advances that are leading to next generation led instrumentation are arriving in lighting fixture design, thermal management, control systems for LEDs, and retrofitting that is allowing traditional incandescent lighting to be replaced by LED systems.
Quantun Dot LEDs are one of the more significant new generations of lighting to be used in residential and small-scale LED systems. Quantum Dot LEDs have been available since the mid-2000’s, but new manufacturing techniques and materials have led to orders of magnitude increases in the emission efficiency of Quantum Dot LEDs. The efficiency is coupled with lower power consumption, making Quantum Dot LED systems ideal for end users that are concerned with developing “green energy” and ecologically-friendly systems. Quantum Dot LEDs also provide a larger active lighting area with a product thickness of less than 0.5 mm. Samsung introduced the first television using Quantum Dot LED technology in 2015, continuing the industry drive to produce ever thinner and more flexible display screens.
LED control systems are reaping the benefits of mobile and wireless technology. These new systems allow banks of LED lights to be monitored and controlled in ways that achieve better efficiency and energy savings. Manufacturers are also incorporating smart technology into these control systems that allow them to read and react to ambient conditions without human intervention. The costs of these systems have dropped dramatically while their capabilities continue to expand.