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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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Lightweight and efficient LED lighting displays are showcased for the eventual integration into commercial overhead lighting.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LEDs are significantly more energy efficient and last longer than incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescents, but LEDs' upfront cost deters many buyers. A leading LED maker, Osram Opto Semiconductors, says it can significantly reduce the cost of LEDs.
Date: 08/01/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED lamps embedded within a flexible, printed solar panel could potentially replace the kerosene lamps still used around the developing world.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
Tags: LED, solar pv
Shuji Nakamura, inventor of blue LED, and Jaap Haartsen, inventor of Bluetooth, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 12, 2015.
Date: 05/11/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A Denver-based inventor aims to eliminate the use of kerosene for lighting in developing countries with his solar-charged light bulb.
Date: 01/25/2012
Type: News
Philips Electronics announced its plans to pursue the Department of Energy's L Prize, an award to the first company that can create an an energy efficient, commercially-scalable incandescent light bulb. The L prize awards $10 million and potentially lucrative federal purchasing agreements.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
An LED source lasts for a very long time and is ideal for controlled lighting, like beam lighting.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Prototypes of the e-Display technology
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and start-up Gamma Dynamics have developed a new e-display design that combines the high-speed, high-color-saturation capabilities of cell phones and laptops with the low-power electrofluidics of e-readers.
Date: 10/11/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Fireflies have inspired scientists to modify an LED, so it is more than one and a half times more efficient than the conventional LED.
Date: 01/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Philips LED bulb
Energy-efficient LED bulbs have been improving in terms of brightness, color and price, but do the efficiency savings pay for themselves? This blog post provides an analysis of the costs and benefits.
Date: 11/19/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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