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Everlight Introduces IR LED Ambient Light Sensor for Wearables

Taiwan: Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, introduces the ALS-PD50-42C. The sensor operates at a 550nm and has a very low signal calculation failure rate and a high current efficiency which is an ideal application for medical purposes such as heart rate detection, wearable electronics industry and health and fitness industry. ALS-PD50-42C series features a very efficient current transmission. A current signal output of 0.8 μA at a light current of 100 Lux from a white LED (Vr = 5V) improves detection on capillaries resulting in overall accurate signal strength. The device's coating design effectively reduces the interference from UV light below 400nm and infrared light above 650nm, thereby decreasing the effect of strong sunlight from outdoor exercise to ensure accurate measurements.

The ALS can be operated within a supply voltage range from 0 to 5V in a temperature range from -25°C up to +85°C. This device is rated to be RoHS compliant, Pb free and halogen-free. EVERLIGHT’s ALS-PD50-42C series is a simple and convenient way to obtain heart rate information. With the increasing demand for health-awareness, more people manage their health and progress through their own daily activities. Advanced technology plays an important role in the growing market for fitness and wellbeing. Currently these advanced sensors are the most innovative and a convenient way to measure one’s heart rates.

TechSci Research depicts that with continuous research and development in Infrared LED products, the company has generated a significant market for its innovative products. With increasing demand for IR LED in consumer electronics and healthcare sector, the company’s product is expected to generate a significant amount of sales thereby benefiting the company and helping the company increase its market share in the untapped application areas of Infrared LED market.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “Global Infrared LED Market By Application (Imaging, Lighting, Surveillance, Automotive & Others), By Region (Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe, and Middle East and Africa) and Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2010 – 2020’’, the global infrared LED market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% during 2015-2020. Major factors propelling growth in the global infrared LED market include rising use of infrared LEDs in smartphones for iris recognition, and increasing use of these LEDs in CCTVs and surveillance systems. Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for infrared LEDs in the world, due to the increasing penetration of these LEDs in smartphones, automotive, surveillance systems and other segments. Epistar Corporation, Nichia Corporation, Everlight Electronics, High Power Lighting, etc. are among the major Infrared LED companies involved in manufacturing infrared LEDs for various end user applications.