LED Lighting Designed for Developing Countries

Jan 24, 2011

The initial costs of solid state lighting has unfortunately turned customers to CFLs or other inexpensive lighting alternatives until prices come down, which they are forecasted to in the upcoming year. We are lucky to have the decision of what kind of lighting we buy,...

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New Sustainability Radio Show Broadcasted in Arizona

Jan 20, 2011

A new radio show focusing on sustainability will be launched this week in Arizona! The Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization comprised of business organizations, students, and other individuals who support green practices in the community, will air its “Green Business Radio”...

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Incandescent Ban, LEDs are the Best Alternative

Jan 17, 2011

In less than a year, 100-watt incandescent lamps will no longer be produced in or imported to the United States per the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 in order to reduce energy waste. IKEA, a home décor and furniture company, and the state...

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LED Lighting Used to Transmit Wi-Fi Data

Jan 07, 2011

Light Visually X-Transcending System, a startup company also known as LVX System, has built the first few lighting systems that will transmit information through flickering LED lights. You may say, well, flickering lighting in office buildings is annoying and causes eye strain, headaches, and is...

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LED Lighting Paired with Solar and Wind Power Equals More Savings

Jan 04, 2011

Yet another exciting development in the solid state lighting world has been made, but this time, combined with wind turbine power. Urban Green Energy, a leader in small wind energy and leading manufacturer of vertical axis wind turbines, announced a new street light product combined...

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Cree Habitat for Humanity House Completed

Dec 30, 2010

In the beginning of September, we blogged about the ground-breaking of the first all-LED Habitat for Humanity home. In case you missed the blog, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing ministry that builds homes for families in need. The family helps the volunteers build...

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City of Pasadena Going Green with LEDs

Dec 28, 2010

Pasadena, California is making some big changes by installing solid state lighting in some of its public places. One mixed-use complex parking structure is replacing their 32-watt T8 fluorescent fixtures with 11.6-watt 4-foot LED tubes. The old fluorescent fixtures gave off an orange-greenish hue, while...

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Recycling Tips for Incandescent and Fluorescent Lamps

Dec 13, 2010

It is just as important to recycle your old incandescent and fluorescent lamps as it is to purchase new, energy efficient and environmentally safe LEDs. Millions of light bulbs end up in landfills every year, and the toxins from the lamps contaminate the soil and...

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New Tariff Saves New York Even More with LEDs

Dec 09, 2010

In the state of New York, Central Hudson Gas & Electric applied and were approved for a tariff that will help the state save more money by installing LED lighting. Previously in New York, and currently in other states, the electric companies don’t necessarily meter...

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Renovation Projects in Arizona Choose LED Lighting

Dec 06, 2010

Many solid state lighting projects have been popping up all over cities in Arizona! As cities start to renovate and redevelop areas, they are choosing to replace their old lighting systems with LEDs, along with other “green” alternatives. Central Station at Central Avenue and Van...

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