Modern Off-Grid Lighting Could Create Two Million Jobs in Developing World

Tue, 07/19/2016 – 3:59pm 3 Comments by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting—such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns—to solar-LED systems. While this trend has tremendous environmental benefits, a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) […]

Scientists Use Silver to Make Lights Shine Brightly

Tue, 06/07/2016 – 9:38am by University of Queen Mary London The toxic and expensive phosphors used widely in fluorescent lighting could be eliminated thanks to a new study conducted by a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Writing in the journal Nature Materials, the international group of scientists modified a mineral called zeolite, […]

Brilliant street lighting, the Smart City’s new nervous system

Eyes on stalks! This graphic representation shows how GE is enabling streetlights, an essential civic service, with intelligent sensing capabilities that minimise city power bills and simultaneously make cities more liveable. Well, how happy will you be to be directed via GPS or smartphone to the nearest available parking space, to have streets optimally lit […]

CAT DELIVERS POWER GENERATOR FOR LIGHT FESTIVAL IN SMALL CHINESE VILLAGE, WATCH VIDEO

In the latest instalment of Caterpillar’s (NYSE:CAT) now famous “Built For It Trials” series of short films, the equipment giant brings the Lanter Festival to a remote Chinese village located at 7,900 feet (2,408 meters) of elevation. The flick follows the residents of Yuhu, an isolated community in Yunnan Province, as they prepare to celebrate […]

US$3 LED light bulb lasts 60 years, maybe this will solve which bulbs to buy

February 2, 2009 Cambridge University researchers have developed cheap, light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs that produce brilliant light but use very little electricity. They will cost just GBP2 (USD2.80) and last up to 60 years. The gallium nitride based bulbs are 12 times more efficient than conventional tungsten incandescent bulbs and three times more efficient than […]

ENERGY EFFICIENT L.E.D. LAMPS ARE A CONCERN AS CARCINOGENS

LED bulbs not as eco-friendly as some might think By Ben Coxworth 12:55 February 14, 2011 A new study from the University of California indicates that LED lights contain toxic metals, and should be produced, used and disposed of carefully (Photo: Geoffrey A. Landis) LED light bulbs are now becoming increasingly popular with designers and consumers […]

QLD GOV HAS QUALIFIED SPEAKERS ON ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING – HEAR THEM HERE

Don’t be left in the dark: Energy efficient lighting e-Bulletin On 21 July 2010 QWESTNet held its second lighting forum in Brisbane. Held in association with the Illuminating Engineering Society (ies), the forum focused on energy efficient lighting technologies including LEDs, lighting controls and the use of daylight. Click on ‘listen to presentation’ or the […]

LIGHTING EFFICIENCY FORUM TO BE HELD – YOU’RE INVITED

LIGHTING EFFICIENCY FORUM WORKSHOP Join QWESTNet in Brisbane to find out how effective and efficient lighting can transform your business’ energy use and costs. Network with industry professionals, businesses and suppliers of innovative lighting technologies. Topics discussed: LED lights Lighting controls Natural lighting Latest innovations in lighting technologies Who should attend? Facility managers Office managers […]