Posts Tagged ‘LED lighting’

LED Popularity Growing In US, Japan and China

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Urbanization: world night lights map

The LED lighting market is looking good as governments are searching for innovative ways to reduce energy usage. According to LEDs Magazine, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) reported that high-brightness LED light (HB-LED) demand grew 4.3 percent over 2010. Market research predicts that the global demand for LED lighting will grow from $12 billion in 2011 to $16.2 billion in 2014.

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Halloween and LEDs: Safe and Scary!

Monday, September 20th, 2010
Even a small zipper pull LED light can help if you get lost in the woods after dark.

Even a small zipper pull LED light can help if you get lost in the woods after dark.

Halloween is one of this country’s most celebrated holidays. It is enjoyed by children and adults alike, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love an excuse to dress in an outrageous or elaborate costume and eat candy all night? There are, of course, a number of safety concerns one should consider when preparing for trick-or-treating, hosting a Halloween party or creating a haunted house. One of the main concerns is proper lighting. LED lights are a great way to light walkways, decorate and keep your children safe. Here are three of the best uses for LEDs this Halloween. (more…)

LEDs and Fashion: Target Says “Yes!”

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Who would’ve thought that high fashion and LED lights could go hand in hand? Why, Target, that’s who!

On August 18, Target hosted an opening party for its East Harlem store at the Standard Hotel, creating a giant exterior facade they used to preview its fall clothing collection. So what was the highlight of the show? Was it the clothes? The music? Of course not. It was the lighting.

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Mexico City Will Serve As Test-Run for Solar-Powered LED Street Lights

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

A superhighway in Mexico City will be the country’s first attempt at using solar-powered LED lights in streetlamps as a roadway lighting alternative.

The roadway-lighting project will run along the new 23 km. Viaducto Bicentario elevated superhighway from Lomas Verges to Tepotzotlan in Mexico City. The project is a joint venture by the Lighting Service Group (LSG) and BHP Energy Mexico and will use LSG’s Prolific DC series LED Roadway 100 watt bulb.

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LEDs Light Up Spain

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

LEDs in SpainOne thousand LED streetlights were recently installed in a resort town in Spain, reported Seoul Semiconducter, Inc. “Streets will be brighter, tourists safer, and electrical bills lesser,” their story begins.

Apparently, the new LED lights were installed in the municipality of Rafelbunyol and are part of a larger movement to replace existing light bulbs on streets and in public facilities throughout the country with high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting.

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“Female Friendly” LED Lighting Products…Seriously?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

An LED lighting manufacturer is preparing to “unveil female friendly lighting products” at an upcoming home and housewares show in March, according to a recent press release. Female friendly? Gimme a break. If that doesn’t shout, “Women are inferior!”, I don’t know what does.

Apparently, the company’s research shows females are expressing a growing interest in their LED lighting products, so they decided to develop a new line of products that cater to women. I’ll stop here and say, kudos — they’re analyzing the numbers and attempting to capitalize on a trend — but their delivery is downright degrading. I mean, doesn’t the term “female-friendly” imply that women have difficulties using conventional flashlights?

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Cree Breaks LED Record

Friday, February 5th, 2010

cree_logo.jpgResearch and development teams at Cree, Inc. have surpassed another standard of LED lighting, the company announced Wednesday. According to a press release, Cree successfully developed an LED white light that produces a record 208 lumens per watt.

Not to be outdone, Cree broke its own record previously held at 186 lumens per watt, a mark it set nearly two months ago. All tests were conducted under standard LED test conditions at a drive current of 350 mA at room temperature.

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Philips Makes Noble Gesture Despite Impracticality

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Solar PanelsThe pairing of two green technologies, solar power and LED lighting, has the potential to pay off in hugely practical ways. Yet, for one reason or another, the two have never been efficiently brought together, until now that is.

According to Philips Lumileds, a new solar-powered LED floodlight system has been made available for residents and communities who find themselves without electricity, particularly those on the African continent. At least, that’s how they’re billing the product.

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