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LED droop
Institute faculty members' research featured on DOE energy blog.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Switch75 Bulb
A new LED bulb technology by Switch fills the bulb dome with a nontoxic liquid to draw heat away from the LEDs housed inside. The bulbs will sell for one-third to one-half the cost of existing high-end LED bulbs.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Google LED bulb
Google is teaming up with Lighting Science to develop a bulb that is controllable from an Android phone. The bulbs will communicate through a wireless network anchored by a home router and will allow users to dim, shut off, or program their lights remotely.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article
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
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
Philips LED bulb
Energy-efficient LED bulbs have been improving in terms of brightness, color and price, but do the efficiency savings pay for themselves? This blog post provides an analysis of the costs and benefits.
Date: 11/19/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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