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…)
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…)
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…)
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
A previous post discussed Everlight Electronics’ patent suit against Nichia in which the Taiwanese company is seeking a declaratory judgment that two LED patents owned by its Japanese rival are not infringed, invalid, and unenforceable due to alleged inequitable conduct by Nichia before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). (more…)
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
The incandescent light bulb, in use for more than a century, will be officially banned across the European Union on September 1. Over the past three years, the EU has been phasing out 60-watt and 100-watt incandescent bulbs, and on Saturday retailers will no longer be allowed to sell 40-watt and 25-watt bulbs. (more…)
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…)
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, 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…)