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Auger coefficient figure
UC Santa Barbara theorists say that the nitride semiconductor LED lighting performance problem, commonly referred to as ‘efficiency droop,’ is caused by Auger recombination.
Date: 04/20/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Americold storage
Digital Lumens' LED Lighting Systems--which save up to 90 percent of lighting energy--have been installed in Americold facilities in three states.The fixtures also reduce AC and chiller power consumption in cold storage warehouses by 20-40 percent by eliminating heat transfer to chilled food.
Date: 03/29/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Cree TrueWhite LED bulb
Cree recently announced a new product: the TrueWhite LED bulb, which will provide 800 lumens of light (equivalent to the light output of a standard 60 watt incandescent bulb), use only 10 watts, and likely last over 25,000 hours.
Date: 01/27/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Intematix's ChromaLit
Intematix has developed an LED product that separates blue and white light; the design allows for more flexibility with lighting quality and color, as well as potentially resulting in LEDs that are both cheaper and more efficient.
Date: 01/18/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Unite to Light
The Institute's Unite to Light Program is featured by the Santa Barbara Independent.
Date: 01/17/2011
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
ESL bulb
New electron stimulated luminescence (ESL) bulbs that use phosphors are as efficient as LEDs but cost half as much.
Date: 01/06/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED video
Greentech Media provides a video roundup of its 2010 reviews and news on LEDs.
Date: 01/03/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Purpose-Built Solar Reading Light designed at UC Santa Barbara
UCSB's Institute for Energy Efficiency has designed high-efficiency solar-powered LED lamps for schoolchildren in developing countries.
Date: 12/21/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED
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
Quantum dot display
A new display technology that uses quantum dots for pixels could be easier to manufacture, brighter, and possibly more energy-efficient than OLED-based displays.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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