On the Catwalk: LED Technology and High Fashion

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Future, LED | 0 comments

Fedoras. Meat dresses. Handlebar mustaches. Full-body sweaters. Whatever these are. The world of fashion has been known to make some wild (see: questionable) decisions, and I won’t pretend to be able to keep up with every new trend that hits the runway. However, there is one brilliant fashion choice that has grabbed my attention: LEDs. Believe it or not, there is actually remarkable work being done out there to make...

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LEDs in Cars Will Communicate via the LiFi Lighting Network

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in General Lighting, Future of technology, LED, wireless technology | 0 comments

Usually, when I talk about LED light bulbs, I focus on their luminary benefits—how they offer some of the most natural and most energy-efficient lighting solutions available today. However, I sometimes overlook the totally geek-out-worthy fact that LEDs are able to serve as communication points, too. But . . . who cares? I’m so glad you asked! One of the reasons this is so exciting for me (and you), is that...

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How Many US Navy Sailors Does It Take to Change an LED?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in General Lighting, Future, Green Lighting, LED | 0 comments

To preserve its status as the world’s best, the US military must remain efficient and keep its maintenance costs as low as possible. There are a number of ways to do this; one they’ve recently discovered is to upgrade and replace outdated lighting sources. Tens of thousands of US businesses and homeowners have already made this shift; now the Navy is climbing on board. LED Lighting: The Clear Choice for the US Navy US...

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The New Longest-Ever “Smart Tunnel” Lit with LED Lighting

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in General Lighting, Future, Future of technology, LED | 0 comments

LED Tunnel Lighting Comes to Norway Tunnel LED lighting has reached another milestone—this time in Norway. The newly opened Toven Tunnel in northern Norway has become the longest tunnel to be completely lit by LED lighting. The tunnel, which links the towns of Leirfjord and Vefsn, opened in November of 2014. It is 10.7 kilometers (6.6 miles) in length, surpassing other tunnels lit by LEDs in China, Italy, and the...

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Tribute to Founding Father of LED: Roland Haitz

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in General Lighting, Future of technology, LED | 0 comments

The lighting community lost one of its most brilliant minds this past summer when solid-state lighting advocate and researcher, Roland Haitz, passed away in his California home. Haitz was active in the world of light-emitting diodes until his final days, having signed on to work with QuarkStar four years ago, at the age of seventy-six. As an early supporter of LED technology, Haitz predicted that LED lighting would become...

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The Benefits of Human-Centric Lighting

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in General Lighting, Human Centric Lighting | 0 comments

Studies about lighting have traditionally focused on issues such as energy use, cost, and visibility. Only recently have we begun to understand the effect of lighting on the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of humankind. The development of lighting technology has exposed humans to unnatural light patterns that interrupt our circadian rhythm (sleeping patterns) and can negatively affect our moods and cognitive...

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