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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
asphalt road
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have identified a number of ways to harvest waste heat from asphalt roads, including embedding water filled pipes or thermoelectric semiconductors in or under the roadways.
Date: 11/15/2010
Type: Blog
white light LED
Startup EcoSpark believes it can produce a white light LED using zinc oxide. Unlike blue, gallium nitride LEDs, EcoSpark's bulb doesn't require any phosphorus coating to achieve white light, making the device cheaper and more efficient.
Date: 11/12/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
ESL bulb
New bulbs created by Vu1 Corporation that use electron stimulated luminescence are cheaper than LEDs and 70% more efficient than incandescent bulbs.
Date: 11/11/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
CNN Video: LA's Lighting Revolution
Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars are featured in a CNN video on L.A.'s investment in energy-efficient LEDs.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Video
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

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