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

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Participants from government, academic, business, and industry discuss possibilities to fact-track widespread adoption of LED lighting, how to overcome current policy inhibitors of adoption, and create new solutions for accelerating adoption of this energy saving technology.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Philips has teamed up with Desso, a leading carpet and flooring company, to create "light transmissive carpets."
Date: 11/20/2013
Type: News
The price of LEDs has dropped significantly over the past two years. Now the question remains: will the price of LEDs continue to drop, increase, or plateau? The article looks at three market drivers to answer this question.
Date: 08/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
A new study gives evidence that manufacturing LED light bulbs is significantly less energy intensive than the manufacturing processes associated with other lighting types.
Date: 11/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED bulb from Lemnis Lighting.
Greentech Media's Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos compares Lighting Sciences' LED bulb with one from Lemnis Lighting.
Date: 09/13/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Greentech Media features the Santa Barbara area's leadership in energy efficiency technology, mentioning Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Umesh Mishra: Nakamura for his LED research and Umesh Mishtra for his startup company Transphorm.
Date: 01/06/2012
Type: News
New labels for light bulb packaging will arrive in 2011 with the emphasis on Lumens instead of Watts as the measure of brightness. The effort will help in the marketing and comparison of CFLs and LEDs to the old incandescent bulbs that are being phased out.
Date: 09/28/2010
Type: Blog
New white paper summarizes the status of LED technology, evolving LED markets and options for greater market penetration.
Date: 05/12/2010
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), led by material scientists Kristin Denault and Michael Cantore, have combined laser diodes with inorganic phosphors to create efficient, stable sources of white light
Date: 11/07/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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