Posts Tagged ‘LEDs’

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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Cree LEDs Appease Fans in Dallas

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

American Airlines ArenaCree, Inc. announced its LEDs are featured in the new HD video screens recently installed in the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.

Home to both the Mavericks (NBA) and Stars (NHL), the American Airlines Arena is now equipped with Cree’s versatile 3-in-1 high-brightness LEDs that are delivering crystal-clear, high-definition images to fans throughout the arena.

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New Article: Innovations in LED Lighting

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Coast recently published a new article called Innovations in LED Lighting. The article explores the recent popularity of the LED, briefly examining the technology’s historic roots and speculating where it may lead us in the future.

As I read through the article, I was struck by the extremely long incubation period for LEDs. The technology sat virtually disregarded for close to 50 years before it was given due attention. After that, it still took another 50 years to develop the technology to be used in the way we see it today, when LEDs practically exploded onto the scene not even ten years ago.

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LEDs 2009: Year-in-Review

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

The year has been a good one for LED technology — from new innovations to adopted policies — 2009 has been a banner year for the light-emitting diode. Take a look at the following list of achievements for LEDs.

LED Wallpaper — It’s exactly what you think it is.

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Thanksgiving Fun with LEDs

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

LED Turkey CenterpieceJust thought we’d brighten your Thanksgiving day with a do-it-yourself LED turkey centerpiece, courtesy Sparkle Labs.

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LEDs: To Infinity and Beyond

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

LEDs in SpaceIf something’s good enough for NASA, isn’t it good enough for you, too? I mean, if something can withstand the demands of space travel, it should stand to reason that it will thrive in your home. Well, then, it’s time to start the countdown for LEDs.

NASA recently announced its intention to partner with an LED manufacturer to work on implementing LED technology into the space program, specifically developing a “high illumination and good color rendering LED light fixture for space exploration.”

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Starbucks Goes LED

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

StarbucksStarbucks Coffee Company recently announced its intention to implement LED technology into a large number of its locations worldwide. Under the banner of its LED Lighting Conversion Program, the coffee giant has initiated the conversion of incandescent and halogen bulbs to LEDs in all company-owned stores in the U.S. and Canada, and has already completed installation in more than 1,000 U.S. locations, according to a company press release.

Furthermore, Starbucks will expand the program to international markets in March 2010, aiming to complete installation in more than 8,000 company-owned stores around the world by the end of 2010. Following global implementation, Starbucks projects a 7 percent per-store reduction in energy use. This improvement will contribute toward the company’s goal of achieving a 25 percent reduction in energy use by the end of 2010.

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