Not everyone is pleased with the switch to energy-efficient lighting

In Europe, the incandescent light bulb has largely been removed from the market, but this is not true everywhere. Christa Marshall writes on the Greenwire website about the reaction to the phase out in the US. There is even research underway to see if the incandescent light bulb can be kept. This is an interesting … Continue reading Not everyone is pleased with the switch to energy-efficient lighting

Understanding why New Zealanders are reluctant to switch to LED lighting

There is no doubt that in the past couple of decades we have seen many alternatives to the incandescent light bulb. Rob Stock on the Stuff.co.nz website provides an excellent article about the reasons why the uptake in New Zealand is going more slowly than expected.   Households slow to switch to energy efficient LED … Continue reading Understanding why New Zealanders are reluctant to switch to LED lighting

Now we are even phasing out CFLs

The lighting industry is going through an interesting period with great technological developments that are having an important impact on overall consumption. Diane Cardwell writes in the New York Times about the decision by General Electric to stop manufacturing CFLs in favour of LEDs.   G.E. to Phase Out CFL Bulbs Just a few years … Continue reading Now we are even phasing out CFLs

Eureka! Everything you need to know about lightbulbs

Hope you enjoy this great graphic from PartSelect together with Ghergich & Co. The light bulb was only one of Thomas Edison's 1,093 patents, but some would argue that it is the most important. Anyone who has ever experienced a power outage would be inclined to agree! The immediate plunge into darkness makes you realize … Continue reading Eureka! Everything you need to know about lightbulbs

A new kind of incandescent light bulb could shake up the lighting industry

Certainly nothing is standing still these days. One minute we are banning incandescent bulbs, the next we find scientists finding challenging ways that could allow incandescent bulbs to return. Peter Dockrill explains the recent developments on the Science Alert website.   New "light recycling" incandescent bulbs could outperform energy-efficient LEDs The traditional incandescent light bulb … Continue reading A new kind of incandescent light bulb could shake up the lighting industry

Making a convincing argument for investing in LEDs

For retail businesses, lighting is crucial to provide the right shopping environment for customers. Julia Raish, writes on the Chain Store Age website that advancements in LED lighting controls and connectivity are convincing businesses to make the switch to the more energy-efficient lighting.   LEDs: Benefits Extend Beyond Worth Energy Savings Retail facilities are making … Continue reading Making a convincing argument for investing in LEDs

Lighting is starting to become part of the “internet of things”

Chris Bryant writes a good article in the Financial Times about how LED lighting is making important inroads but also creating major changes in the industry.   Industrial giants caught in LED headlights Shoppers at the Carrefour hypermarket in Lille no longer have to ask for help to find items on special offer — instead … Continue reading Lighting is starting to become part of the “internet of things”

LEDs are now competing more effectively with CFLs

Diane Cardwell writes a good article in the New York Times about the competitive edge that LED lights are gaining. While this is an article about the US, is the same true elsewhere? Lower-Cost LEDs Offer Some Competition to Compact Fluorescent Lights For years, lighting manufacturers have labored to make LED lights mimic the warm … Continue reading LEDs are now competing more effectively with CFLs

Saving energy raises many complications in New York City

Matt Flegenheimer writes a good article in the New York Times about what the impact of limiting internal and external lights in the city in order to save energy will have. Do you have any thoughts on this?   New York Plan to Save Energy May Mean a Dimmer Skyline The Manhattan skyline — glimmering, … Continue reading Saving energy raises many complications in New York City

Safety concerns hampering the use of LED lights for vehicles in the US

Eric Taub writes an important article in the New York Times about LED lighting innovations for vehicles that are common in Europe and Asia but are having a harder time being deployed in the US.   With LED Lights, Automakers Reveal All the Road We Cannot See Automotive lighting is undergoing a quiet revolution, leading … Continue reading Safety concerns hampering the use of LED lights for vehicles in the US