Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
It looks great and it’s also greener. Designed by Elie Ahovi, “Lit” combines LED (Light-Emitting Diodes) with optical fiber technology.
This means that the bulb will last much longer, besides offering dimmable light quality. It is a much more eco-friendly option to incandescent lights (more…)
Friday, April 12th, 2013
A previous post reported on GE’s patent infringement suit against AgiLight asserting several patents relating to LED string light engine structures and assembly methods.
In a recent decision the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted AgiLight’s motion for summary judgment on the remaining claims of two patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 7,633,055 (’055 Patent) (more…)
Monday, April 8th, 2013
These days we hear a lot about green light sources. Over 70% of households in the U.S. use spiral CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) to save energy. If you’re committed to going green in your home or business, you’re probably familiar with the LED (Light Emitting Diode) too. LEDs can be up to 90% more efficient than standard incandescent light bulbs. (more…)
Monday, March 4th, 2013
Pluritas, a San Francisco IP advisory firm, is handling the sale of an LED patent portfolio developed and currently owned by a company called Illumitex.
According to the press release, Illumitex has shifted focus from LED design to lighting fixtures and total solutions and is therefore putting its chip patents up for sale. (more…)
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
There have been a number of green patent complaints filed recently in such technology areas as compact fluorescent lamps, LEDs, and battery chargers.
Compact Fluorescent Reflector Lamps (more…)
Monday, February 25th, 2013
Much like finding the right romantic partner, finding the perfect lighting can be a difficult journey fraught with questionable choices, embarrassing miscues and impulsive decisions.
You could be attracted to the wrong type of light bulb or make the same bad choices in the lighting aisle. (more…)
Friday, January 25th, 2013
A number of green patent complaints have been filed in the last several weeks in the areas of biofuels, compressed air turbines, and LEDs.
Neste Oil, OYJ v. Dynamic Fuel, LLC et al. (more…)
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
SWITCH Lighting, a maker of Light Emitting Diodes lights to replace incandescent light bulbs, is now retailing at over 350 participating Batteries Plus stores across the U.S. The company’s LED lights, a more sustainable lighting alternative to incandescent bulbs, save up to 80 percent energy compared with traditional lights.
Another innovation behind SWITCH LED bulbs is that (more…)
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Drawing inspiration from the structure of a firefly, scientists say they have improved the efficiency of a light-emitting diode (LED) by 55 percent.
While studying the insects, the researchers noticed that a pattern of sharp, jagged scales on the fireflies’ bodies enhanced the amount of light emitted by the (more…)
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Advanced lighting has brought us not only energy savings, but also a slew of new screw-in-a-light bulb jokes. For LEDs, it usually goes something like this: How many people does it take to screw in a LED light? One. And a roomful of deep wallets to pay for it.
To be fair, the cost of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) has been falling dramatically and is now even (more…)