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At the Light Fair conference, General Electric introduced a LED light bulb that "breathes." The companies, GE and Nuventix, developed "synthetic jet cooling technology." This means that the LED has a diaphragm embedded in the bulb that vibrates and helps keep the bulb cool.
Date: 05/08/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
By combining the flexibility of organic LEDs with the stability of inorganic light-emitting material, MIT faculty has developed a method of lowing the fabrication cost of robust LEDs.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED start-up Illumitex launched its first product line earlier this month, a redesigned LED that emits a much more narrow and uniform beam of light than currently available.
Date: 04/16/2010
Type: Blog, 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 Department of Energy Awards over $37 million in stimulus funds for the advancement of LEDs.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: ARRA, DOE, LED
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 put a ban on incandescent light bulbs. The 100-watt light bulb was phased out last January. Starting this week, the 75-watt incandescent is being taken off shelves.
Date: 01/08/2013
Type: Article
Solid-state lighting holds the promise of huge energy savings and long-lasting light sources. But before it comes to market, the products, like LED lights, have to get better, cheaper and easier to make.
Date: 01/27/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: ARRA, DOE, LED
Unite to Light, a nonprofit co-founded by UCSB Engineering professor and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, John Bowers, will send hundreds of solar-powered LED lights to the Philippines.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Modular system allows for the addition of other energy-saving features when utilities raise electricity prices or enact real-time pricing.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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

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