NEMA Sides with Consumers on Keeping Diverse Bulb Choices in U.S.

In written comments filed with the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), U.S. lighting manufacturers reaffirmed their position that consumers should have multiple options when selecting the type of light bulbs to purchase. NEMA's comments took issue with requirements in a Department of Energy (DOE) proposed energy efficiency rule aimed at forcing the exclusive adoption of LED bulbs, thereby denying consumer choice and disrupting the ongoing and rapid market transition to energy-efficient lighting.
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Indian Government Ends Subsidy for CFL-based Solar Lights

The Indian government is halting subsidies to CFL-based solar lights to encourage the adoption of LED solar lights, reportedLive Mint.
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India's Monthly LED Lamp Production Volume up 30 Times

The India market’s demands for star labelled efficient products has doubled with falling prices and increased participation of private companies, as the country follows its commitment to lower carbon footprint ahead of climate change talks to take place in Paris later this month, reported the Economic Times.
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Too Much Blue Light Can Damage Your Eyes

Blue light is important for the body to regulate the circadian rhythm, but too much exposure can cause permanent damage to the eyes, reported Pocono Record.
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More Filipino Consumers Switching to LEDs, says Philips Lighting

Declining LED prices are driving more Filipino consumers to convert from conventional CFL lights to LEDs, reported BusinessWorld Online.
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Meijer Partners with GE Lighting to Educate Consumers about Energy Efficient Lighting

Shoppers who get ready for their annual trip to buy light bulbs due to the end of daylight saving time may be in for a surprise this year as traditional incandescent light bulbs begin to disappear. To help its customers through this transition, Meijer has partnered with GE Lighting, America's most trusted lighting brand, to create a new shopping experience to help its shoppers navigate the many options as they prepare for the longer winter nights.
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Ceylon Electricity Board Cautions Users to Choose Energy Efficient Lights Carefully

State-owned power company Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) issued a notice asking consumers in Sri Lanka to choose LED bulbs and Compound Fluorescent Lamps wisely, according to a Sri Lanka Broadcast report.
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LED Industry Sees Silver Lining as CFL Prices Soar in China

LED luminaires in the Chinese market might see a glimmer of hope for larger market shares as Compound Fluorescent Light (CFL) prices soar, according to a report by Chinese-language media Kyushu Building Network.
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LED Overtakes CFL Installation in U.S. Market for First Time in 2014

Precision Paragon, a U.S. energy efficient luminaire manufacturer, recently released its fourth annual state of the lighting industry survey. The survey was distributed to over 5,000 energy-efficient lighting industry professionals in December 2013. 
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With Incandescent Bulb Being Banned, Consumers Should Jump Straight to LED and Avoid CFL's

With 40 and 60-watt bulbs effectively banned on January 1st, consumers are left with two choices: LED (light emitting diodes) and CFL (compact fluorescent lamps).
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Osram Sells Chinese CFL Factory to Super Trend Lighting Group

Osram has agreed to sell its production site which mostly produces CFLs at the factory in Shaoxing, China, as part of its plan to save €1 billion (£864.5 billion) by 2015. The factory employs 2,000 workers. And the Hong Kong-based company Super Trend Lighting Group has bought the plant and will continue running it. Both companies are keeping the details of the transaction confidential. Osram says it is already more than halfway towards its target of making 8,000 job cuts in its traditional lighting business by 2014. Wolfgang Dehen, CEO of Osram said:...
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Be Careful of a Mercury Poisoning Disaster Caused by CFL Lightbulb

CFL bulbs contain mercury and when they break in your home a tiny amount of mercury will be released and become a more or less permanent part of your environment. Here’s a little taste of what Health Canada has to say about the dangers of mercury: If mercury is burned, heated, sprinkled or spilled in the home, a poisonous gas can be produced, requiring a clean-up procedure. Your first instinct when you break one of those coiled CFL light bulbs will be to get out the vacuum cleaner. Don’t. Here’s what Health Canada suggests: The amount of mercury found...
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How to choose light bulbs that aren't terrible

Energy-efficient light bulbs can be far from perfect. CFLs can take minutes to achieve full brightness compared with LEDs that brighten instantly, but in tests, one LED was dim and emitted a ghastly, bluish light color, and others couldn't cast light in all directions. Consumer Reports has identified four light bulb letdowns and ways to prevent them. Dim bulbs: Opt for more lumens. Check the lighting facts label on the packages of CFLs and LEDs for the number of lumens. The higher the lumens, the brighter the bulb. Weird light color: Choose the r...
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Report: LED light bulbs do least environmental harm

LED light bulbs have a slight environmental edge on compact fluorescent bulbs and both trump traditional incandescent bulbs by a wide margin, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory says in a new report. PNNL, a U.S. Department of Energy lab based in Richland, Wash., compared the environmental footprint of the three bulbs, including mining of raw materials, manufacturing, disposal and electricity use. It's the first public report to examine the impact of LED manufacturing in depth, the lab says. Among the study's conclusions: * Both LEDs and CFL...
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Six Tips about LED Bulbs

1. Incandescents are dead. As manufacturers phase out traditional light bulbs that don't meet new federal standards for efficiency, the first to go are 100-watt bulbs in 2012. The phase-out continues with 75-watt bulbs in 2013 and 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs in 2014. You could substitute halogens or compact fluorescents CFLs, but LEDs will take you straight into the future of lighting. LEDs have been used in flashlights and reading lights for years. 2. Long live LEDs. Well-designed and -manufactured LED bulbs are rated to last 25,000 hours, or at least 22 yea...
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Follow-up Consumer Reports: LED Bulb’s Potential Advantages

Consumer Reports has show that 3 out of 4 Americans prefer CFLs to LEDs, mainly based on LED’s high cost. In spite of current expensive price, LED bulbs have their advantages as following. Keeps strong when turned on and off frequently Consumer Reports put CFLs and LEDs side by side and turned them on and off every two minutes. Some CFLs burned out, but all the LEDs were still going strong after 200,000 cycles. Dimmed as low as an incandescent bulb Unlike CFLs, some LEDs can be dimmed as low as an incandescent bulb. Additionally, they co...
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Consumer Reports Study shows that Americans Prefer CFLs to LED

A Consumer Reports study released Thursday has shown American consumers’ attitudes toward LEDs. Only 25% use LEDs According to the study, of the 90% of Americans who have used LED or CFL light bulbs to save energy and cut costs most use CFLs. Almost 75% of consumers who have switched from incandescent bulbs currently use CFLs. In spite of LED features such as 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, last as long as 25 years, brighten immediately and often offer better light quality than compact fluorescents, only 25% use LEDs. Pr...
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Lighting Systems – Useful Info

Since the invention of light   by the famous scientist, Edison, several  improvements have been made  in the area of lighting.  Several lighting sources and systems have been invented.  Edison gave the world the very first incandescent bulb after he  made several attempts.  His invention   saw  the world depart from the use of candles and kerosene lamps.  His invention also  awakened the giants in the minds of many other scientists.  Several variations of  incandescent light bulbs  were invented after that...
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Usha plans foray in LED lighting products segment

The Rs 220-crore Usha Shriram Ltd, plans to enter the LED lighting products segment. It proposes to import such lighting products from Europe and market them under its own brandname. Usha Shriram's mission is to position its LED portfolio in the consumer segment and launch them at more compelling rates than the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) range. LED lighting products are more energy efficient than CFL items.
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Phillips to set up LEDs manufacturing base in India

It’s reported that Philips has plans to manufacture LEDs lighting products in India in future. Philips, the largest player in the Indian lighting market, also intends to enhance the production capacity of its compact fluorescent light (CFL) plant based in Mohali (Punjab) by 50-60% by 2010.
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GE Ends Development of Incandescent Bulbs, Focuses on LEDs and OLEDs

General Electric has decided to end all plans for revitalizing their century-old incandescent bulbs. Instead, it plans to focus on LEDs and OLEDs.
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Z-Powers LED from Seoul Semiconductor proclaimed the world's brightest

Recently, Seoul Semiconductor releases the ultra bright Z-Power P7 LED Series, and claims to deliver the world’s highest brightness of 900 lumens at 10 W to replace the conventional bulbs.
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Lighting In The Future

Lighting in the future, as far as fact is concerned, is heading in the same direction. Ten to 15 years from now incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes and CFLs are going to be lightings of the past because of rapid advances in the field of organic light emitting diodes, or OLEDs. These are electronic devices made by placing a series of organic thin films between two conductors that begin to emit a bright light when an electrical current is applied.
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King of the green lighting choice – LED Light Bulb

LEDs have been used widely for decades in other applications—forming the numbers on digital clocks, lighting up watches and cell phones and, when used in clusters, illuminating traffic lights and forming the images on large outdoor television screens. Until recently LED lighting has been impractical to use for most other everyday applications because it is built around costly semiconductor technology. But the price of semiconductor materials has dropped in recent years, opening the door for some exciting changes in energy-efficient, green friendly lighting options.
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Zumtobel targets to sell 50,000 Cree LED lighting fixtures in Europe

It’s reported that Cree and Zumtobel Group, the Austrian professional lighting company, have announced a “long-term strategic agreement” that will see Zumtobel sell Cree’s recessed downlights in the European market. The first-year sales target is 50,000 units of the 230V version of Cree’s LR6 luminaire.
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The Great Future of LED TV(4): The Trend and challenges of LED TV

The main issue LED TV faces is still high costs, therefore the manufacturer usually place LED TV at the top class of TV products. Besides, with more than 1000 LEDs being the backlight, how to maintain the equality and reliability remains a big issue.
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LED Firms Push towards Lighting Focus

It’s reported that India's US$1.5 billion lighting industry is growing 15% a year and bringing in new technologies. At the Light India International Exhibition and Conference early in 2008, the focus was on saving energy in lighting and the spotlight was on LEDs.
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GE Creates New Printed Sheets of OLED Lights

It’s reported that General Electric has created a giant OLED panel printer to be specifically used for lighting.
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Cree and Zumtobel team up to supply LED Downlights in Europe

Recently, Cree Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, announces a long-term strategic agreement with the Austrian Zumtobel Group, a global market leader in the professional lighting industry and listed on the Vienna stock exchange, to supply LED downlights to the European market.
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The Great Future of LED TV(3)--Thinner、Better Picture Quality and More Energy Saving

Observing the strategies of those main LED TV manufacturers one can find that all LED TVs are made with 40-inch or larger panels. This is because the price of the U-shape CCFL for 32-inch panels is very cheap, which is half or two-third lower than the price of the LED back-light. Therefore the manufacturer is more willing to  adopt LED back-light in the big-screen TV, in this way they can aim at the top layer of consumers .
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Seoul Semiconductor's future vehicle display LED technology unveiled at SID (Graphic: Seoul Semiconductor) SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ:046890), a global optical semiconductor company, will participate i... READ MORE

ALIYOS™ technology pushes boundaries of multi-segmented area lighting and enables customization of light emission patterns Characteristics such as transparency, thinness, 2.5D bendability and freedom to create new lighting effects enable... READ MORE