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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 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
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
With the help of its local utility, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will launch a three-year energy efficiency project , "MIT Efficiency Forward," that will trim electricity use 15 percent and save the university $50 million.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
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
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
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
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
Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars are participating in LED research involving true green semipolar InGaN-based laser diodes beyond critical thickness limits using limited area epitaxy.
Date: 11/26/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Nth Degree Technologies is exploring the use of gallium nitride 'ink' to print flexible, paper-like LED lighting sheets.
Date: 10/28/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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