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A revolution is occurring in the lighting aisle: long-lasting, energy-saving light bulbs that cost more than $25 each when introduced years ago can now be found for $5 or less. While LEDs may currently fill just a few percent of America's screw-based sockets, that's about to change dramatically.
Date: 06/09/2015
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Switch75 Bulb
A new LED bulb technology by Switch fills the bulb dome with a nontoxic liquid to draw heat away from the LEDs housed inside. The bulbs will sell for one-third to one-half the cost of existing high-end LED bulbs.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
white light LED
Startup EcoSpark believes it can produce a white light LED using zinc oxide. Unlike blue, gallium nitride LEDs, EcoSpark's bulb doesn't require any phosphorus coating to achieve white light, making the device cheaper and more efficient.
Date: 11/12/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers at UCLA are on their way to developing the first OLED display screens that can stretch, shrink and fold.
Date: 08/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Steve DenBaars, head of the Lighting Solutions Group at the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discusses the inefficiency of the incandescent light bulb.
Date: 06/20/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Susan Sanderson discusses findings on the development, commercialization, and diffusion of solid state lighting (SSL) technology in a global context.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Strategies Unlimited
According to The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications report, revenues for LEDs in lighting applications, which includes both replacement lamps and luminaires, are expected to have a CAGR of 30% and reach a total value of $13 billion by 2017.
Date: 01/27/2014
Type: News
Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies are a more favorable alternative to conventional lighting sources.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Starbucks has replaced every incandescent and halogen bulb in their US coffee stores with LEDs; company-wide, the switch has reduced lighting energy consumption by 80 percent and total store energy consumption by 7 percent.
Date: 12/10/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Soraa, a LED company founded by leading Institute Faculty, has asked the EPA to address lighting color quality in the next ENERGY STAR standards. Left unaddressed, this lack of high color quality lighting products will lead to a stalling in consumer adoption of energy efficient lighting, says Soraa.
Date: 05/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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