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A team of students from UC Santa Barbara's Department of Film and Media Studies are seeking to provide a secondary light source to the people of Macha in the form of high-efficiency, solar-powered LED lamps developed by John Bowers, director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency.
Date: 12/10/2013
Type: News
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years.
Date: 01/04/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
A U.S. Department of Energy report finds that the energy lights consume during operation makes up the majority of their environmental impact, compared to the energy consumed in making and transporting them. The report came out with many other findings and predictions.
Date: 07/05/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The spice and seasoning company now generates more energy than it consumes. McCormick & Company built a solar array, and it reduced its energy consumption by installing many building upgrades. The company added energy efficient lighting and a HVAC system, among others.
Date: 04/17/2012
Type: Article
Unite to Light demo in classroom
A solar-powered LED light developed at UC Santa Barbara does more than reduce energy consumption.
Date: 05/19/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
CNN Video: LA's Lighting Revolution
Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars are featured in a CNN video on L.A.'s investment in energy-efficient LEDs.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
There is great potential to reduce energy consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies—and without changing the everyday habits of consumers.
Date: 01/26/2010
Type: Article
LED lighting has improved significantly over the past few decades. As the price continues to drop and the quality continues to increase, LED lighting is becoming more practical for consumer use.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Organic LED light bulbs are being researched extensively due to their long lifetime, energy efficiency, and diffuse light. Consumers have mostly been receptive to the technology, the only major roadblock being economic large-scale production.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Modular system allows for the addition of other energy-saving features when utilities raise electricity prices or enact real-time pricing.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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