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

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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
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
LED start-up Illumitex launched its first product line earlier this month, a redesigned LED that emits a much more narrow and uniform beam of light than currently available.
Date: 04/16/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
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
Antique fans.
The lighting industry is in the midst of a transformation to an energy-efficient LED future--thanks to innovators like Nuventix, a company that has improved the efficiency and lifetime of LEDs using a unique cooling technique that reduces excess heat from the bulbs.
Date: 08/26/2010
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
Sales of bulbs using light-emitting diodes are expected to increase sharply -- partly because some consumers complain about the bluish light produced by another energy-saving variety, compact fluorescents.
Date: 11/01/2013
Type: Article
LED bulbs
As of January 1, incandescent light bulbs can no longer be made in the U.S. or imported. The good news is their replacements can save you lots of energy.
Date: 01/07/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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