Monday, July 16th, 2012
Lighting Science Group (LSG) is a Florida-based designer and manufacturer of LED lighting products, including retrofit lamps, luminaires, and lighting solutions for architectural and design projects.
LSG has been marketing its products under the brand name Lighting Science for about eight years, (more…)
Monday, June 25th, 2012
We all know someone who always seems to have it before you can buy it. My best friend, Joel, is a prime example. From backpack-sized car phones and the Turbografx 16 (although the gaming system was an epic fail, Bonk’s Revenge was the jam) to Reebok pumps and a portable mini-disc player, Joel has been first in line for a lot of stuff. Joel is a classic example of (more…)
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Improving the energy efficiency of a building is a quick and economical way to mitigate the impact that a building has on the environment.
The infographic below offers some tips on the planning of an energy efficiency project. First of all, define the goals of the project. Next, choose the right (more…)
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
The presence of artificial street lights can alter the behavior of ground-dwelling invertebrates and insects and ultimately change the structure and function of some ecosystems, according to a new study.
In a series of tests in Cornwall in western England, researchers from the University of Exeter used 28 (more…)
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
We have seen several initiatives regarding the use of solar power to help people who live in off-grid regions to have access to modern electricity services. LuminAID, Solar Pebble, and the amazing work that SELF does to bring solar power to emergency areas.
Now, Olafur Eliasson, an Icelandic artist known for his (more…)
Friday, May 11th, 2012
Thanks to a recent upgrade, the “World’s Most Famous Office Building” will be a showcase for the world’s most advanced LED lighting system.
The Empire State Building is one of the most iconic members of the New York City skyline. It’s always fun to see the massive building lit up with colorful lights (more…)
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
There have been several green patent complaints filed in the past several weeks in the fields of biofuels, LEDs, lithium ion batteries, and industrial water purification.
Gevo, Inc. v. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC and (more…)
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
All CFLs contain mercury, typically about 4 mg. Some manufacturers have reduced the amount to as little as 1 mg in some types of CFLs, and more manufacturers are following suit. Today, very few household products contain any mercury. Before the 1980s you could find mercury in paint, pesticides, dental fillings and fever thermometers. (more…)
Friday, March 9th, 2012
US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann often asks why government should tell us which kind of light bulb to choose. Turns out it’s a question with a trillion dollar answer.
We will save $1.1 trillion through 2035 because of existing energy efficiency mandates for light bulbs (more…)
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Lighting has been one of the great success stories in energy efficiency of the last quarter of the 20th Century. And it could become another great success story of the next few years as we proceed further into the 21st Century.
During the years following the oil crises of the early (more…)