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ESL bulb
New electron stimulated luminescence (ESL) bulbs that use phosphors are as efficient as LEDs but cost half as much.
Date: 01/06/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED video
Greentech Media provides a video roundup of its 2010 reviews and news on LEDs.
Date: 01/03/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
LED
Starbucks has replaced every incandescent and halogen bulb in their US coffee stores with LEDs; company-wide, the switch has reduced lighting energy consumption by 80 percent and total store energy consumption by 7 percent.
Date: 12/10/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Quantum dot display
A new display technology that uses quantum dots for pixels could be easier to manufacture, brighter, and possibly more energy-efficient than OLED-based displays.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Philips LED bulb
Energy-efficient LED bulbs have been improving in terms of brightness, color and price, but do the efficiency savings pay for themselves? This blog post provides an analysis of the costs and benefits.
Date: 11/19/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
Schematic of quantum dot LED
A recent report from Lux Research (”Nanotech’s Answer Key to the Energy Problem”) suggests that six different nanotechnologies could project energy efficiency savings and energy consumption reductions that are the equivalent of shutting off all the coal-fired power plants in the United States.
Date: 11/03/2010
Type: Blog, Report
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

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