Tag: LED

Nanomaterial That Emits Ultraviolet Light Can Replace Mercury In UVC Lamp

Norwegian researchers have successfully created LEDs capable of emitting ultraviolet light. The team hopes the new process can lead to more affordable and energy-efficient lighting for general use.

Material Science April 26, 2019

Old 386 Case Gets Modern Internals For Gaming, Including An Arduino-Powered Front LED

One user restored and rebuilt his old 386 CPU with new hardware. This includes an Arduino-powered LED display, an SSD, and more.

Computers February 13, 2018

LED Lights Were Supposed To Solve The Light Pollution Problem, But They Made Things Worse

Outdoor LED lights, with their energy-saving capabilities, were supposed to help solve the light pollution problem. However, the technology has backfired and made things worse, with the Earth slowly losing its nights to artificial light.

Earth/Environment November 22, 2017

Detroit Crews Install 65,000 New LED Streetlights

The mayor of Detroit has just revealed the new streetlight system of the city, which is entirely LED-based. The $185 million project is aimed at making the city safer and more accessible.

Security December 17, 2016

LED Display Lights Can Help Milk Taste Better: Study

Replacing fluorescent lights with LED lights on retail milk display outlets not only reduce energy bills but also improve the taste of milk and enrich the flavor profile. This was revealed in a new study by Virginia Tech researchers.

Life & Style December 7, 2016

New Perovskite With Unique Properties May Herald Next-Generation Hard Drives

Scientists have developed a new perovskite material that has the properties of a magnetic photoconductor. The discovery shows promise in the development of a new generation of magneto-optical data storage devices.

Material Science November 28, 2016

US Cities Reconsider LED Streetlights After AMA Warning

Cities in the United States are likely to reevaluate their use of high-intensity LED lights after a warning in June linked the bulbs to several health conditions. Others, however, are not convinced of the light's negative effects.

Public Health September 26, 2016

The Moto G4 Plus Comes With A Hidden LED Light And No One Knows What It's For

The Moto G4 Plus just entered the Indian market, but a tiny detail about the device escaped reviewers. The handset sports a discrete LED light that puzzles handset users, but it is not the first of its kind.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 23, 2016

Ilumi’s BR30 Outdoor Wants To Be The Ultimate Smart LED Bulb For Your Yard

Users can set the BR30 bulb to work according to sunrises, sunsets and music on their smart device.

Start Ups April 21, 2016

E-skin Technology Turns Your Body Into Screen With Digital Display

A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a high-quality film that produces electronic displays on the human skin. The wearable tech is ideal for a wide range of biomedical applications.

Wearable Tech April 16, 2016

Forget Labels: Consumers Could Interact With Electronic Screen On Packaging In The Future

Interactive electronic screens on packaging may spell changes of how manufacturers will brand their products. The technology allows companies to uniquely brand their products, while allowing consumers to get more information about the products.

April 11, 2016

Revolights Eclipse Smart Lighting System Gives Your Bike Headlights And Turn Signals

Revolights smart lights provide a legal headlight and brake light for cyclists' bicycles, which increase visibility for night riding.

Gadgets October 26, 2015

A New Hybrid Solar Energy System Maximizes Sun's Radiation, Producing More Energy As A Result

Scientists have found a way to use polymer films to garner energy from the sun's light radiation, which is often lost with commercial solar cells.

September 11, 2015

Adafruit's Limor Fried Ushers In A Cool New Age for Hobby Electronics

Not Just For Nerds: Adafruit Industries is infusing new life in the fusty world of hobby electronics.

Gadgets September 11, 2015

New LED Technology Uses Materials That Can Be Applied Like Paint: How It Can Revolutionize Lighting Technology

The material used in the new LED technology can be dissolved and applied as paint. This could affect the processes and costs associated with manufacturing LED lights.

Energy September 1, 2015

Museums Are Starting To Use LED Lights To Preserve Their Paintings

Studies show that UV-lights often used in museums can be harmful for paintings in the long run.

Energy August 11, 2015

Set The Mood By Changing The Color Of Room Lighting With The Ilumi Smartbulb

Use your smartphone as a remote to adjust the color of lighting in a room with the new 'smart' lightbulb and app from ilumi solutions.

Gadgets July 17, 2015

That Salad You Love Might Soon Come From Philips' Indoor Farm Using LED Lights

Philips has opened GrowWise City in the Netherlands, where researchers are working on LED technology that can grow plants and crops without the need for soil and water.

July 8, 2015

Get Wireless Internet Through LED Lightbulbs

Wi-Fi is the universal standard method of wirelessly connecting to the Internet, but it doesn’t work that well. Researchers have now discovered a faster way to connect using light rays from LEDs.

Internet July 6, 2015

Let There Be Light ... And Sound: Sony Unveils LED Light Bulb With Bluetooth Speaker

Sony Japan has announced the release of an LED bulb that has a built-in Bluetooth speaker that will cater to customers who want to listen to music and have good lighting anywhere in the house.

FUTURE TECH May 13, 2015

New Research Tags Artificial Lights In Coastal Areas As Pollutants Harmful To Marine Life

A study revealed that artificial light pollution greatly affects marine ecosystems near the coasts. With the development of LED lighting, brighter lights influence colonization of invertebrates in newly available habitats.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2015

Cree Outs Wavemax Technology And This Is How Office Lights Should Look Like

Cree's believes that with its new WaveMax technology, featured in the new LN Series of lighting fixtures, more offices in the United States will adopt LED lights.

Gadgets April 29, 2015

Philips Wants You To Buy LED Bulbs: Who Can Ignore $5 Two-For-One Offer?

Philips has just released a 60-watt equivalent LED bulb that costs under $5. Consumers can also enjoy not just one but two LED bulbs per pack for a limited time offer.

FUTURE TECH April 22, 2015

AVG Privacy Glasses Remove Fear Of Facial Recognition

AVG is showing off a pair of "privacy-glasses" at MWC that emit infrared light, which can be picked up by cameras, essentially distorting the face of the wearer of the glasses.

Wearable Tech March 3, 2015

Tiny Semi-Transparent LEDs Could Be Used To Make Transparent Flexible Devices

LEDs are already widely used in electronics. Researchers have now found a way to improve them, making transparent flexible devices possible for various applications.

February 4, 2015

Nanotextures Inspired by Moth Eyes Prevent Reflection for Better Solar Panels

Solar cells are more efficient when they reflect less light, a quality usually improved with coatings. A new self-assembling copolymer can now layer cells, improving performance.

January 21, 2015

US-Japanese physicists win Nobel Prize for inventing energy-saving blue LED

This year's 2014 Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to a trio of physicists who changed lighting technology with their invention of the energy-efficient blue light-emitting diodes. LED technology is now widely used in data storage, high-speed networking and water purification, as well as consumer electronics.

Energy October 9, 2014

Philips puts spotlight on LED innovation as share price dips

Philips sheds light on its plans to restructure. It says it will pour even more money into its LED lighting and health care divisions.

Business July 22, 2014

LG goes OLED with new table lamp design, eliminates the light bulb entirely

LED lighting is so 2013 now that LG has introduced its OLED Table Lamp. The lamp takes advantage of the OLED panel's flat nature to deliver a neat design that is incapable using any other technology.

Gadgets April 1, 2014

Samsung's bright idea: a Bluetooth-controlled LED light bulb

How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb? Still just one, but now that single person can also control up to 64 different bulbs if they are installing one of Samsung's new Bluetooth-enabled bulbs.

Gadgets March 27, 2014

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