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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area opened a new net-zero visitor center -- the first of its kind. The building is equipped with LED lighting and solar panels. The article also includes other LED news.
Date: 10/08/2012
Type: Article
With a little more fundamental research, Gallium Nitride LEDs could spark a lighting revolution, reducing lighting electricity use by 75%.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LEDs are more durable and use less energy than conventional lighting, making them a particularly promising technology to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 06/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Startup Soraa thinks its new LED bulbs are efficient enough to replace regular bulbs.
Date: 02/16/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Soraa thinks it can make LEDs cheap enough to replace regular bulbs. The company was founded by Institute faculty Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Dr. Steven DenBaars, and Dr. James Speck.
Date: 04/05/2012
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED
LED prices have dramatically fallen causing an increase in LED sales. According to Navigant Research, this will promote the adoption of lighting controls and drive technological advancement for lighting controls.
Date: 08/23/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Major retailers -- including IKEA, Home Depot, Best Buy, among others -- have vowed to phase out all incandescent and fluorescent lights in their stores and on their shelves to LED-only lighting.
Date: 10/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara say that they have discovered how to formulate LED phosphors for better efficiency, while Cree has announced a licensing agreement with NNCrystal covering remote phosphor IP.
Date: 11/04/2013
Type: Article, News
Participants from government, academic, business, and industry discuss possibilities to fact-track widespread adoption of LED lighting, how to overcome current policy inhibitors of adoption, and create new solutions for accelerating adoption of this energy saving technology.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Philips has teamed up with Desso, a leading carpet and flooring company, to create "light transmissive carpets."
Date: 11/20/2013
Type: News

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