A Grocery Store 'GPS' That Cuts Energy Consumption

Contributing writer Cara Miale Goman takes us inside a supermarket in France where a kind of LED-based navigator cuts energy consumption and creates personal shopping maps for customers. Ever feel like your trips to the grocery store are more like an episode of Supermarket Sweep? From the disorienting buzz of the fluorescent lighting to the … [Read more...]

Why We Hate Monday Mornings? Philips Reveals it May be the Quality of our Lighting  

Have you ever wondered why you always hit the snooze button for an extra 15 to 30 minutes of sleep in the morning? A whitepaper by Royal Philips  has compiled insights from over 10 years of ongoing research on the effect of light on our sleep/wake cycle or circadian rhythm. It reveals that the amount and quality of light you are exposed to every … [Read more...]

Can LED Lights Be Used for All Applications Now?

With California's strict new guidelines for LED lighting, manufacturers are working to come up with lights that provide both energy savings and lighting quality. As they work to improve their technologies, we're seeing LED lights that can be used for many, if not all, applications. That's the word from Mike Watson, vice president of corporate … [Read more...]

Trillion dollar answer to Bachmann’s light bulb question

By Elisa Wood March 8, 2012 US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann often asks why government should tell us which kind of light bulb to choose. Turns out it’s a question with a trillion dollar answer. We will save $1.1 trillion through 2035 because of existing energy efficiency mandates for light bulbs and appliances, according to a report issued … [Read more...]

What if the light bulb produced more than light?

By Elisa Wood Aug. 4, 2011 Talk about a light bulb moment. A professor of engineering at Edinburgh University recently demonstrated for the first time to a wide audience his technology that uses common every day lights to transmit data. Harald Haas streamed a video through a desk lamp at Ted Global 2011at Scotland’s Edinburgh International … [Read more...]

Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Part 1

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Brian Owen, program advisor for greenTbiz and columnist and editor for LEDs Magazine. He discusses what options exist for businesses today to use energy efficient lighting to reduce energy use and save money. Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Part 1] … [Read more...]