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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


GUEST POST: LED Lighting Rebates & DSIRE

May 9th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

An excellent resource for consumers and businesses looking for ways to save money is available online at the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) can help anyone save money by replacing inefficient appliances and lighting systems with those that are energy efficient or that use renewable energy sources


Advances in Homebuilding Packages – from Standard Electricity & Appliances to Net-Zero Energy

March 22nd, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

GE’s contributions to residential homes over the past 120 years make a long list. This dates back to that time when utility companies first provided businesses and homes with standard electricity – something we in the United States may take for granted, even though many parts of the world are without electricity, the light it provides, and the appliances it powers


LED Lighting Design Videos Now Available

November 17th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

Acuity Brands released five educational videos on lighting design using LED fixtures. The videos cover the benefits and drawbacks of LEDs, and how to integrate them into commercial projects



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