LED Improvements Spark Cameraphone Flashes

While some parts of the phone are currently on technology plateaus – notably battery life, others are steadily moving ahead. LED technology is one such component that seems to have take a quantum leap over the past few years. It would be hard to ignore the rapid entry of LED-based flashlights into the camping aisle, or LED based traffic lights on our streets. Now, these brighter LEDs are set to improve the flash performance on camera phones. The initial flashes that were offered on camera phones were often rates as “good for up to 2 feet”, but Lumileds, a company out of San Jose, says their new LEDs are 12 times more powerful. This would actually make the flashes useful for indoor photos in low light.

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