Happy New Year everyone! 2010 was a great year for LEDs. Everything from organic LED lights to the increase in LED street lighting programs, the field of LED technology was all abuzz this past year. As we look forward to 2011, we remind you of some eco-friendly, money-saving resolutions you can make by simply using LED flashlights and light bulbs. Enjoy!(more…)
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In its most recent issue, National Geographic magazine tackles energy conservation, stating plainly on its cover that saving energy starts at home. While the feature article focuses largely on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a follow-up article called “Changing Bulbs“ contrasts the differences of various lighting technologies.
Author Linda Kulman dubbs the light-emitting diode (LED) as the “eco-bulb of the future.” With the use of a microchip instead a filament, the LED consumes much less energy than other light-producing technologies. Though, the premium for taking advantage of the LED technology is significantly higher.
Are you ready for some football? Steelers, Cardinals, touchdowns, trophies, and…LEDs???
That’s right. According to Philips, Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium has been temporarily illuminated with state-of-the-art LED technology as part of a city-wide beautification effort for the Super Bowl championship game on February 1, 2009. Starting January 27 through game day, the stadium will be illuminated from dusk until dawn with Philips new LED floodlight, the ColorReach™ Powercore.
Approximately 70 Powercore LED fixtures were used in total, with just two required to evenly illuminate each 40 by 80 foot bay. Mounted on a concrete cross beam from within the stadium, the fixtures project light onto the underside of the stadium’s upper 30 rows.
Photos: Stephen Kovich