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

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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
A U.S. Department of Energy report finds that the energy lights consume during operation makes up the majority of their environmental impact, compared to the energy consumed in making and transporting them. The report came out with many other findings and predictions.
Date: 07/05/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Ed Mazria
An award-winning architect, author and educator, Mazria presents the 2030 Blueprint, a simple, yet powerful approach to solving our energy, climate change and economic crisis through the building sector, the largest energy consumer in the United States.
Date: 01/26/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A recent report by the National Academies of Science and Engineering had some interesting things to say about America’s energy usage.
Date: 04/16/2010
Type: News
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
Two separate research groups have developed light-harvesting filters that can be added to LCD displays to recharge batteries in portable electronic devices.
Date: 08/16/2011
Type: Article
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
Restrictions on the sale of incandescent bulbs begin going into effect across most of Europe today.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: News
Falling LED prices are yielding an unexpected bonanza for system developers: a “virtual” gain in device efficiency, which can be as much as 50 percent, or even more in some cases.
Date: 09/26/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A product of the one-day workshop held in February 2010 by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, this new white paper summarizes the status of light emitting diode (LED) technology, evolving LED markets, and appropriate actions to support and facilitate market penetration.
Date: 05/12/2010
Type: Report
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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