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

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Investing in LED lighting could cut electricity use and reduce the US dependence on fossil fuels. The major problem is that LEDs are still too expensive for widespread consumer adoption.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
By combining the flexibility of organic LEDs with the stability of inorganic light-emitting material, MIT faculty has developed a method of lowing the fabrication cost of robust LEDs.
Date: 06/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
An LED source lasts for a very long time and is ideal for controlled lighting, like beam lighting.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Lightweight and efficient LED lighting displays are showcased for the eventual integration into commercial overhead lighting.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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
LED sources are attractive to Hollywood due to their durability, portability, and low energy use.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, 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
LEDs are more durable and use less energy than conventional lighting, making them a particularly promising technology to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 06/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
With a little more fundamental research, Gallium Nitride LEDs could spark a lighting revolution, reducing lighting electricity use by 75%.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers have found a new material that emits bright white light, using nanofiber DNA strands coated with a fluorescent dye.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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