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

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Unite to Light demo in classroom
A solar-powered LED light developed at UC Santa Barbara does more than reduce energy consumption.
Date: 05/19/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. In his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: Replacing a substantial portion of indoor lights, and the archaic bulb and socket infrastructure on which they depend, with lasers.
Date: 11/13/2013
Type: Article, News
Watch out for greater market penetration but also shortages, says Keith Scott at Bridgelux.
Date: 01/13/2010
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED
Fred Wudl, professor of Chemistry and Materials and Co-Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) at UCSB, discusses the design and synthesis of organic molecules and polymers for applications in organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Many LED companies are reporting large profits as the technology improves and energy efficient lighting becomes more widely adopted.
Date: 12/15/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
GE jet engine LED bulb
General Electric is reducing the power consumption of its LED bulbs by using dual cool jets to lower the ambient temperature. The company says this technique increases the heat transfer rate by a factor of ten.
Date: 10/21/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
General Electric today showed off a LED light bulb that will fit into a regular light socket but consume far less power than an incandescent bulb.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
GBI Research has released a report that cites organic light-emitting dioides (OLEDs) as as one of the most promising display technologies in recent years.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: Report
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
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO, have made a yellow-green LED that could be combined with other colored LEDs to yield white light, potentially increasing efficiency by 20 percent.
Date: 04/12/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, NREL

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