New LED brightens cameraphone flashes

18 August 2004 by axxxr
Lumileds Lighting has announced the availability of a reference design for rapid development of LED-based camera phone flash applications utilizing Luxeon LEDs, the world's brightest light emitting diodes

Luxeon Flash, a new line of ultra-bright light-emitting diodes (LEDs) designed specifically for camera phones.The new LEDs are up to 12 times brighter than most current camera phone flashes, allowing consumers to take high-quality photos in low light at distances of 1 to 2 meters. The first camera phone utilizing a Luxeon Flash was recently introduced in Europe, and major manufacturers are expected to roll out models in the U.S. and Asia before the holiday season.

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