LED Hourglass Lamp to be Showcased at NYC Design Week this Month

May 9, 2013 / No Comments

Green imagination comes in different shapes and sizes. Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe has been inspired by one such imagination and has come up with a new series of off-the-grid LED lighting fixtures that are illuminated by the power of falling sand. Going by the shape of the hourglass, the new lamps need to be flipped for continuous work. This requires a ...

Kenyan Teen Invents LED System to Protect Livestock

March 12, 2013 / No Comments

Thirteen-year-old Richard Turere and his family live near the Nairobi National Park, Kenya and raise livestock. The boy has been helping his family protect their cattle herd from lion attacks since age nine. But he had always been frustrated because lions managed to steal their livestock. But last year after participating in a global talent search last year he found ...

New LED Lights Recreate Sun’s Healing Effects

July 27, 2012 / No Comments

Years of research has given us many lighting solutions. From older incandescent  bulbs to the modern LEDs, we have managed to extend our day. However, all these lights are artificial and they emit, what researchers call, cold light. They don't have sunlight's soothing effect on our senses. That could change soon. For the first time, Italian designer Stefano Pertegato has created ...

Now, Control INSTEON Dimmable LEDs With a Smartphone

June 29, 2012 / 1 Comment

Smartphone controlled or enabled devices are no longer news. But, for the first time you can use an app on your smartphone to remotely control an LED bulb. We already have light fixtures, plug-in lamp modules, wire-in switches and keypads along with thermostats and energy management systems, which can be controlled and monitored using handsets. The new LED lights called INSTEON, ...

Panasonic Energy-Efficient LED Bulb Looks Like an Incandescent Bulb

November 16, 2011 / No Comments

With the government already in a stalemate between energy efficiency and utility standards, it seems that Panasonic has come forward with a solution. They have revealed a high-tech LED alternative that looks similar to the age -old incandescent bulb. Though Panasonic’s new LED bulb avatar resembles the old-fashioned bulb with a clear glass and visible filament, it will have improved power usage ...

Nissan Leaf Prices for Canada Announced; Starts at $38,395

March 31, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan Canada has announced the price of the Nissan Leaf and you can now own one by parting with an amount of $38,395. The zero emission car offers safety, style and performance in the urban lanes. The 24 kWh battery powering the Nissan Leaf, qualifies for a provincial discount of $8,500 to $8,000 in Ontario and Quebec. As you know, ...

Solar Pyramids to Power Abu Dhabi’s Homes

February 8, 2011 / No Comments

The project entitled Lunar Cubit develops pyramid shaped solar complex which can develop enough power to thousands of homes. The project is based in Abu Dhabi and the motto of the project goes “Renewable Energy Can Be Beautiful”.

Green Pavilion at Rotterdam Football Club

September 10, 2010 / No Comments

The football club of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will get noticed for its new pavilion which could be considered as a different venture in eco-architecture and green living. This striking building features a translucent cantilevered roof, specially designed canopy and grass-covered slopes.

Solar Lighted walkway tiles ensure alighted footsteps in the dark

May 24, 2010 / No Comments

Day in and day out, we come across designs, which try to make our lives greener than never before. Ever since we started harvesting solar energy to meet our energy requirements, we have seen an entire array of products based on this principle, penetrating our lives to make it more energy efficient. The solar-lighted walkway tiles are the next in ...