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

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A material containing electroluminescent liquid crystals could be used to make new kinds of OLED and LCD displays.
Date: 11/09/2009
Type: News
Tags: LED, OLED, photons
Researchers have found a new material that emits bright white light, using nanofiber DNA strands coated with a fluorescent dye.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED technologies not only give 80% energy savings, but are also cheaper, having a possible price reduction by a factor of 20 when compared to conventional lighting.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Microsoft has pledged to reach net-zero emissions with its operations in over 100 countries. They will retrofit offices, data centers, and software development labs with the latest energy-efficient technologies.
Date: 05/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC, Data Centers
Engineers find a new way to make nitride semiconductors more efficient, opening the door to more effective UV lasers and LEDs.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The future looks bright to advocates of solid state lighting, a technology in which semiconductors called light-emitting diodes (LEDs) take the place of incandescent or fluorescent bulbs.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Lighting pioneer Shuji Nakamura of UCSB receives the 2009 Harvey Prize for advancements in science and technology.
Date: 01/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The Navy is retrofitting the lighting at two bases in California, in what is being called possibly the largest lighting retrofit in Naval history.
Date: 02/24/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED
The US Navy is investing heavily in LED lighting due to their low energy use and durability. $2.4 million dollars have been invested through Energy Focus to provide the navy with the lighting.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura enabled an entire industry based on high-brightness LEDs by developing a practical way to manufacture efficient blue and ultraviolet LEDs, which are the basis for “white” LEDs.
Date: 11/25/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, UCSB

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