LED connectors are not the “sexiest” of design components in a lighting fixture, but they can have a major impact on thermal path design, efficiency of production, and LED fixture certification time. Avnet’s Mark Mousseau shares design tips for better LED connector selection. Design decisions in the eco-system of an LED fixture are numerous and have Read More >>
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ERNI compact cable connectors for lighting are ideal for compact as well as electrically and mechanically sophisticated designs. With the MaxiBridge (2.54 mm pitch) and MiniBridge (1.27 mm pitch) cable connector families, ERNI Electronics offers ideal solutions for compact as well as electrically and mechanically sophisticated designs, such as those found in modern lighting technology. Read More >>
The functional viability of wind turbines ultimately depends on the robustness and reliability of the interconnect systems that are designed into them. Here are Smiths Connectors’ tips on how to specify wind turbine connectors. This information was provided by Smiths Connectors. Today, more than ever before, the world is racing to develop alternative sources of Read More >>
November 2013 – Amphenol Aerospace now offers hermetically sealed assemblies and bulkhead feed-thrus in the ARINC 801 circular connector format for fiber optic interconnects.
September 2013 – Choosing a new wire cutting and stripping machine can be like shopping for a new car: With so many choices, where does one start? A nice little sports car might be fun to own, but how often will it just sit in the driveway because it can’t carry a load of kids or some odd-sized goods from the home improvement store? Schleuniger’s Pete Doyton walks us through the steps to follow when choosing a new C&S machine.
LED Light Governments, energy producers, and environmentalists around the world have been on a mission to kill the incandescent light bulb. A very small percentage of the energy these lamps consume is actually converted into visible light; the majority ends up generating wasteful heat. The emergence of more efficient alternatives means obsolescence appears to be inevitable Read More >>
May 21, 2013 – We have been besieged by stories of misfortune and turmoil in the solar and wind industry, caused by overcapacity, regulatory issues, US sequestration, bankruptcies, and the lure of other cheap energy solutions. While this news has been unsettling, it also indicates a healthy shakeout is coming to the renewable energy industry.
April 2, 2013 – The main focus of the ITS strategy is aimed at reducing travel time; easing delays and congestion; improving safety; and reducing pollutant emissions without the need for new roadway construction. ITS strategies that contain electronic surveillance, communications, and traffic analysis and control technologies bring about benefits to transportation system users and managers. Lane Latto looks at how these initiatives will affect the connector industry.