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Longevity of light bulbs and how to make them last longer

By Damir Beciri
15 Comments8 June 2012

light-bulb-longevity-robaidEverybody would like to buy a light bulb which lasts at least as long as the box you bought it in claims it will. However, as I mentioned in the definite guide for declaration found on light bulb packages, the longevity of light bulbs is usually much shorter than it is declared on their package…. »

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More affordable LEDs manufactured on silicon

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments7 February 2012

led-emitting-light-on-a-6in-silicon-waferLight-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are envisioned as replacement for incandescent light bulbs, which are being phased out by the EU. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a new technique that could lead to production of more affordable LED light bulbs. Aside making them more affordable, the researchers claim their discovery could have a… »

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Siemens green LED provides more lumens for LED projectors

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments1 April 2011

siemens-green-ledProjectors in conference rooms have to be very bright for viewers to easily see the large images even in daylight. So far, light-emitting diode (LED) light sources have been used primarily in pocket projectors, cell phones, or home cinema systems, but the folks from Osram Opto Semiconductors came up with an extremely bright, green LED… »

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GE announced production of Energy Smart LED bulbs

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments13 April 2010

ge-energy-smart-9w-led-bulbGE Lighting’s new Energy Smart LED bulb – a 40-watt replacement is expected to consume just 9 watts, provide a 77 percent energy savings and produce nearly the same light output as a 40-watt incandescent bulb, while lasting more than 25 times as long. GE will put prototypes of the bulb on display at two… »

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Green architecture – Bardessono luxury resort in Napa, CA

By Damir Beciri
11 February 2010

bardessono-3Bardessono, a 62-room boutique luxury inn and spa in Yountville, California, received the LEED Platinum certification. Destination design firm WATG provided complete architectural design services for the project. Bardessono, located on a 4.9-acre site in the heart of Napa Valley, was developed by Phil Sherburne, who also developed Willows Lodge in the Seattle area and Inn… »

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Nanosys nanotechnology improves ordinary LED lighting

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments12 January 2010

nanosys-quantum-dot-remote-phosphorAfter the huge fall, the folks from Nanosys decided to R&D and focus on some of their more promising projects instead only researching a large number of various nanotechnologies. One of their potential projects is using nanotechnology in order to make more efficient LED lights. Ordinary white LEDs generally consist of a blue light LED… »

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Ultrathin LEDs for new lighting and display systems

By Damir Beciri
19 September 2009

ultrathin-led-printed_array2A new process for creating ultra-thin, ultra-small inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and assembling them into large arrays offers new classes of lighting and display systems with interesting properties, such as see-through construction and mechanical flexibility, which would be impossible to achieve with existing technologies. Applications for the arrays, which can be printed onto flat or… »

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NEC announces LED light bulb production

By Damir Beciri
5 Comments26 August 2009

nec-led-light-bulbMany companies that produce light bulbs are slowly changing their production lines due to new laws that ban ordinary, incandescent, light bulbs. There are many alternative technologies as white-light LEDs, oLEDs (we wrote about those in one of our previous articles), plasma light bulbs, CFL’s, etc. NEC Lighting Ltd announced their release of two types… »