Tagged with lighting

The light bulb has become an icon of innovation

The light bulb has become an icon of innovation

Tim Harford, often known as the Undercover Economist, has provided a delightful article on the BBC World Service website about the evolution of the cost of providing light for our domestic needs. This is perfect weekend and winter reading. EiD is certain you will enjoy. It also brings some interesting points that will give you … Continue reading

Beware what glows in the dark

Beware what glows in the dark

The Internet of Things, activated through apps, promises tremendous convenience to homeowners. But it may also prove irresistible to hackers. John Markoff writes a good article in The New York Times that should give you plenty to think about as we design our sustainable energy policies.   Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker … Continue reading

Now we are even phasing out CFLs

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

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

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

Making a convincing argument for investing in LEDs

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