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

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The four-part series "Lighting the World" by UCTV honors Institute Faculty Shuji Nakamura for his work on LEDs. The series shows how LEDs are transforming the world we live in.
Date: 05/31/2013
Type: Video
Video session from the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency discussing the current state of smart grid technology, integrating renewables into the grid, potential opportunities for energy efficiency, and issues including standards and security.
Date: 05/24/2011
Type: Video
Video session from the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency on The Department of Energy's newest program aimed at reducing the cost of solar power to $1/Watt.
Date: 05/24/2011
Type: Video
Texas startup Illumitex has devised a square LED bulb that directs light in a straight line, as opposed to a circular pattern. The company claims this development will reduce the cost, as well as improve the quantity and quality, of light from solid-state fixtures.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Article, Video
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
Steve DenBaars, head of the Lighting Solutions Group at the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discusses the inefficiency of the incandescent light bulb.
Date: 06/20/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
In this video, experts talk about the research and development behind lithium-air battery technology and why they feel it may represent the future of energy storage for electric vehicles.
Date: 07/08/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
Susan Sanderson discusses findings on the development, commercialization, and diffusion of solid state lighting (SSL) technology in a global context.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency 2011 video and presentation of Paul De Martini on "Powering End-to-End Communications".
Date: 05/26/2011
Type: Slides, Video
Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies are a more favorable alternative to conventional lighting sources.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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