Philips Lumileds Lighting Company is the manufacturer of Luxeon, a high-power light-emitting diode (LED). It is a division of Philips.
Luxeon is the trade name for high power LEDs that dissipate 1 watt or more. Models include Luxeon I, Luxeon III, Luxeon V, Luxeon K2, Luxeon Star, and Luxeon Rebel. Luxeon LEDs produce powerful light, and are a popular choice among flashlight manufacturers. They are available in many colors, including white.
The Nichia Corporation is a Japanese chemical manufacturing company that is most widely known for producing phosphors, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
The Nichia Corporation was founded by Nobuo Ogawa in 1956. One of his famous decisions was to support Shuji Nakamura (1954- ) to do research on gallium nitride light-emitting diodes when it was generally considered a very risky business. It turned out to be a great success. However, the company achieved a certain amount of notoriety for awarding a bonus of ¥20,000 Yen (US$180) to Shuji Nakamura for his invention of the first high brightness blue-light LED, which was based on gallium nitride. Nichia later settled out of court with Nakamura for ¥840 million Yen (US$7 million), in what was then the highest bonus ever awarded by a Japanese company.
The watt (symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI). It measures rate of energy conversion. One watt is equivalent to 1 joule (J) of energy per second.
Sandvik Materials Technology is a world leading producer of high technology stainless steels, special alloy materials and advanced value-added products, developed in close cooperation with customers. (http://www.smt.sandvik.com/)
Sufix's new 832 superline is out of the bag and expected to hit the stores by end of 2010.
This new superline is a combination of Dyneema Fibers & GORE® Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) with Sufix's R8 precision braiding process to produce a line with high abrasion resistance, noise & vibration reduction and higher knot strength.
The nickname '832' comes from its construction of 8 fibers at 32 weaves per inch - giving it the boasting rights of being the strongest, most durable small diameter braid in the market. This was based on tests comparing a 20lb competitor braid at 1000 cycles which resulted in 40% reduction in breaking strength, with 832 of 20lb breaking strain put through 1000 cycles with breaking strength retention of 95%. Interestingly, the former also showed significant visible abraision compared to 832 which showed no signs of abraision wear.
So what's up with using GORE® anyway? Most of us consumers would be more familiar with GORE-TEX® fabrics, a unique material that is waterproof and breathable. At the very heart of these innovative products is the versatile polymer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). According to the GORE® Website, founder Bob Gore discovered that rapidly stretching PTFE (expanded PTFE or ePTFE) under right conditions created a very strong, microporous material that has amazing properties of:
High strength to weight ratio
Chemical inertness (not degrading or losing strength after exposure to saltwater, solvents, lubricants, etc)
High thermal & chemical resistance
Low coefficient of friction (good news for those looking for a smooth, slippery feel line - good castability here!)
Low water absorption
And even immune to UV radiation!
Available in Neon Lime & Low-Vis Green
The composition of Dyneema (green) fibers & GORE® ePTFE (white) creates the strongest, most abrasion resistant, fastest sinking, UV protected, roundest braided line on the market today
Ethylene vinyl acetate (also known as EVA) is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. The weight percent vinyl acetate usually varies from 10 to 40%, with the remainder being ethylene.
It is a polymer that approaches elastomeric materials in softness and flexibility, yet can be processed like other thermoplastics. The material has good clarity and gloss, barrier properties, low-temperature toughness, stress-crack resistance, hot-melt adhesive water proof properties, and resistance to UV radiation. EVA has little or no odor and is competitive with rubber and vinyl products in many electrical applications.
A Ghillie suit, also known as a yowie suit, or camo tent, is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Typically, it is a net or cloth garment covered in loose strips of burlap, cloth or twine, sometimes made to look like leaves and twigs, and optionally augmented with scraps of foliage from the area.
Snipers, hunters and nature photographers may wear a ghillie suit to blend into their surroundings and conceal themselves from enemies or targets. The suit gives the wearer's outline a three-dimensional breakup, rather than a linear one. When manufactured correctly, the suit will move in the wind in the same way as surrounding foliage