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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
incandescent light bulb
The Natural Resources Defense Council provides a counter-argument to Representative Joe Barton's bill to save the inefficient incandescent light bulb.
Date: 10/20/2010
Type: Article
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
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
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
Intematix's ChromaLit
Intematix has developed an LED product that separates blue and white light; the design allows for more flexibility with lighting quality and color, as well as potentially resulting in LEDs that are both cheaper and more efficient.
Date: 01/18/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Scientists at Sandia National Labs have developed a diode laser with lighting quality comparable to incadescents and the new lights could compete with LEDs once cost competitive.
Date: 10/26/2011
Type: News
Improved light controls
In addition to its 50 LEED-certified facilities, the University of California system has implemented a number of programs to improve efficiency. These programs include energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources, and efficient laboratory ventilation systems, to name a few.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Article
Americold storage
Digital Lumens' LED Lighting Systems--which save up to 90 percent of lighting energy--have been installed in Americold facilities in three states.The fixtures also reduce AC and chiller power consumption in cold storage warehouses by 20-40 percent by eliminating heat transfer to chilled food.
Date: 03/29/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Cree TrueWhite LED bulb
Cree recently announced a new product: the TrueWhite LED bulb, which will provide 800 lumens of light (equivalent to the light output of a standard 60 watt incandescent bulb), use only 10 watts, and likely last over 25,000 hours.
Date: 01/27/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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