Posts Tagged ‘Dean Kamen’

LEDs Power Entire Island

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will be the exclusive source of artificial lighting on a small private island off the coast of Connecticut. As a result, the three-acre island will achieve net-zero energy, meaning its energy use will be negated by its energy generation.

The island, North Dumpling,¬†is owned by Dean Kamen, a prolific and eccentric inventor, who decided to convert the island to LEDs when the US Coast Guard cut electrical connectivity to the island’s lighthouse.