New Concept Paints Your Ceiling in Light

March 5, 2010 / No Comments

Lighting has always been a major issue when it comes to conserving energy. The currently used methods all have their disadvantages in some way, and the biggest one seems to be related to placement - you're fairly limited in moving your lights around after placing them.

Sensitile Terazzo Tiles Bring LED-Lit Style to Your Floor

December 21, 2009 / No Comments

LED lights are finding their way into our households in more and more items. While Sensitile isn't exactly an example of green technology, it's still a curious insight into the future of LED lighting. Those fibers have the capability to be lit from any source - even a solar one. They transfer light around the panel's surface randomly, causing interesting ...

LEDs to Soon Become Popular for General-Purpose Lighting

December 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

LED technology has been developing very rapidly lately, and it's nearing the point where we'll be using LED-based lightbulbs for most of the lighting in our homes. ISuppli, a semiconductor research company have predicted a growth in their LED lights sales for the next three years that goes into the double digits.

LED Traffic Lights Become Useless in Heavy Snow

December 14, 2009 / 2 Comments

LED traffic lights are great and a prime example of green technology - they last longer, don't need a lot of service, use less electricity, and can be somewhat easier to see. However, all of these benefits can come at a cost. High energy efficiency is a great thing, but it can sometimes turn against you - during snow storms, ...

Big Apple’s Tidal Docks to Help Supply Energy

July 15, 2009 / No Comments

New York is one of the most glittering places in the United States, not just for its opulence, but for the glowing lights as well. What is hurting though is the large chunk of energy consumed on a daily basis to power those lights. With the judicious use of energy becoming a priority to help cool the earth it is ...

7-Eleven’s Convenient Truth

November 16, 2008 / No Comments

Seven Eleven Japan, the convenience store plans to equip all its new stores with LED-based signboards and outdoor lighting. The effort is to reduce emissions of global warming gases. LEDs will likely be able to allow 7-11 to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 3%, or 1.8 tons per store per year times 1000 new stores each year. The Seven & ...

LED Light Bulbs That Will Last 30 Years

October 27, 2008 / 4 Comments

If you are in search of an energy efficient but smart looking replacement for your CFL light bulbs, then you can end your hunt here. Frog Design has come out with an innovative LED bulb which is shaped like the conventional bulb instead of a LED, and what is more interesting is that it lasts for a good thirty years. This ...

LED Light Bulbs to Enable Wireless Technology

October 13, 2008 / No Comments

As the world is stepping towards the future, people have begun to realize how fast they are exhausting their natural resources. Every effort is being made to conserve all kinds of energy, and so is it for non-renewable energy sources. A technology is being developed which would help us reduce our great dependence on non-renewable energy resources, thereby cutting down on ...

GreenPix – Zero Energy Media Wall in Beijing

May 5, 2008 / 1 Comment

After seeing the green wall in Madrid I expected to see more and more walls being covered with plants, but this one does it as well. In China at the Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing, they've created this massive and astounding self-sustaining color LED display wall that is completely powered with photovoltaic cells. They also claim that the GreenPix wall ...

Luxim’s plasma lightbulb, tiny and ultra-efficient

March 24, 2008 / 3 Comments

A new technology that promises to deliver ultra-efficient plasma light-bulbs, better than LEDs was developed by Luxim of Sunnyvale, California. At the size of a Tic-Tac this tiny lightbulb can provide as much light as a street lamp. The technology seems to be simple, at least for them. It's partially packed in a dielectric material, has argon gas inside and a ...