Browsing the "LEDs" Tag

Understanding the Benefits of LED Lights for Industrial Needs

April 17th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

This guest article from UK-based Catherine Dickinson explores the evolution of the LED light and its emerging place in the industrial sector. The initial price point for LED bulbs is considerably more expensive, however, when analyzing the lifecycle picture, the energy savings and projected lifespan are rather convincing.


Scientists Mimic Fireflies to Make Brighter LEDs

January 9th, 2013 | by pressroom

Fireflies create light through a chemical reaction that takes place in specialized cells called photocytes. The light is emitted through a part of the insect’s exoskeleton called the cuticle. Light travels through the cuticle more slowly than it travels through air, and the mismatch means a proportion of the light is reflected back into the lantern, dimming the glow. The unique surface geometry of some fireflies’ cuticles, however, can help minimize internal reflections, meaning more light escapes to reachthe eyes of potential firefly suitors


Lighting News Roundup (9 Stories)

May 15th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Thanks to Zach Shahan at Clean Technica, this is a good roundup of news on lighting. Photo:  loufi [repostus hash=48c03cea44d847ca549ff840235a9fda title=Lighting+News+Roundup+%289+Stories%29 [&hellip



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