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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
A revolution is occurring in the lighting aisle: long-lasting, energy-saving light bulbs that cost more than $25 each when introduced years ago can now be found for $5 or less. While LEDs may currently fill just a few percent of America's screw-based sockets, that's about to change dramatically.
Date: 06/09/2015
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
Roads that use solar power to melt snow, spell warnings for motorists, or connect to weight sensitive panels that illuminate a crosswalk when activated are one step closer to becoming a reality.
Date: 08/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
UCSB research team cracks root cause of "LED droop"
Date: 09/02/2011
Type: News
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
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
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
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
asphalt road
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have identified a number of ways to harvest waste heat from asphalt roads, including embedding water filled pipes or thermoelectric semiconductors in or under the roadways.
Date: 11/15/2010
Type: Blog

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