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

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Lightweight and efficient LED lighting displays are showcased for the eventual integration into commercial overhead lighting.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
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
Investing in LED lighting could cut electricity use and reduce the US dependence on fossil fuels. The major problem is that LEDs are still too expensive for widespread consumer adoption.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
Organic LED light bulbs are being researched extensively due to their long lifetime, energy efficiency, and diffuse light. Consumers have mostly been receptive to the technology, the only major roadblock being economic large-scale production.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED lighting has improved significantly over the past few decades. As the price continues to drop and the quality continues to increase, LED lighting is becoming more practical for consumer use.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Dutch start-up Lemnis Lighting announced it is going to begin selling it's residential 5-watt LED light bulb, that produces the equivalent light of a 60-watt incandescent bulb and saves an estimated $280 over it's 25 year lifespan.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The Energy Department has concluded in an internal audit that it does not properly track whether manufacturers that give their appliances an Energy Star label have met the required specifications for energy efficiency.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
A big change in lighting is about to take place as LEDs become cheaper, governments regulate lighting use more, and consumers become more receptive different light sources.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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