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CFL
European researchers examined the entire production-to-disposal life-cycle of different lighting methods to find out which is most efficient. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) came out on top, although LEDs were notably absent from the study.
Date: 10/25/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
GE jet engine LED bulb
General Electric is reducing the power consumption of its LED bulbs by using dual cool jets to lower the ambient temperature. The company says this technique increases the heat transfer rate by a factor of ten.
Date: 10/21/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
incandescent light bulb
The Natural Resources Defense Council provides a counter-argument to Representative Joe Barton's bill to save the inefficient incandescent light bulb.
Date: 10/20/2010
Type: Article
US Army prototype of a flexible display worn on the wrist
The U.S. Army is evaluating full-color flexible displays that can be worn on the wrist. The prototypes are built on foil-backed amorphous silicon electronics and use efficient organic light-emitting diode materials that consume one-fourth the power of a conventional OLED.
Date: 10/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Prototypes of the e-Display technology
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and start-up Gamma Dynamics have developed a new e-display design that combines the high-speed, high-color-saturation capabilities of cell phones and laptops with the low-power electrofluidics of e-readers.
Date: 10/11/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
CFL
New labels for light bulb packaging will arrive in 2011 with the emphasis on Lumens instead of Watts as the measure of brightness. The effort will help in the marketing and comparison of CFLs and LEDs to the old incandescent bulbs that are being phased out.
Date: 09/28/2010
Type: Blog
CFL
In partnership with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Office of Naval Research Global has developed a device for harvesting residual magnetic power from electrical currents. The technology could reduce the energy used for lighting by up to 39 percent.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Caveats lighting control.
Compression algorithm technology used in MP3s and online video may help reduce power consumption and improve energy efficiency in commercial fluorescent lighting.
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED bulb from Lemnis Lighting.
Greentech Media's Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos compares Lighting Sciences' LED bulb with one from Lemnis Lighting.
Date: 09/13/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The grating filters different colors of light.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed an optical film that promises to boost the efficiency of liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) by up to 400 percent.
Date: 08/30/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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