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GE Opens a Pricing War Over the Connected LED Light Bulb

July 4, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Just over a year ago, the emergence of a sub-$10 light-emitting diode (LED) bulb was big news for the lighting industry. The same pricing trends are headed for smart bulbs too. Now, for just a few dollars more, consumers can buy a GE LED light bulb for their homes that can be controlled from a smartphone.[read more]

LED Lighting: Have You Made the Switch?

April 28, 2014 by Chris Riso

LED Lighting Switch

A recent trend has been the growing popularity of LED lighting. Each year, upgrades utilizing LED technology represent more and more of lighting retrofits. LED project proposals went from 16 percent of lighting upgrades fellows recommended in 2012 to nearly half of all lighting projects in 2013.[read more]

Spring Energy Fix: Lower Your Bills with LED Light Bulbs

April 2, 2014 by Peter Lehner

LEDs and Lower Bills

Spring is here at last, bringing relief from a seemingly endless winter and the painfully high energy bills that went along with it. Not needing to turn on the heat is a surefire way to bring down your energy costs. Another simple fix you might want to try this spring is upgrading your light bulbs.[read more]

Will That $25 Light Bulb Really Save You Money?

February 13, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia
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So you go to the store to replace a couple light bulbs that burnt out and you’re faced with an entire aisle of options: incandescents, LEDs, CFLs, halogens. Which one to buy? There are many factors that will influence your decision, but you’ll probably go for the one that will offer the best economic value.[read more]

How Much Should You Pay for LEDs and CFL bulbs?

February 6, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson
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Energy Efficient Bulbs

As the incandescent bulb is gradually phased out in many countries around the world homeowners need to get familiar with CFLs and LEDs. In today’s post I want to dig deeply into just how much you should actually be paying for those bulbs.[read more]

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Know your LEDs: Light-Emitting Diode Bulbs Set to Go Mainstream in Households Globally

December 17, 2013 by Jim Pierobon
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LEDs and Global Growth

If you’re not up to speed on LED bulbs, the time to get smart is now. Light-emitting diode bulbs are set to become household words in the U.S. and much of Western Europe, and soon will be in China and other countries, as competition heats up below the $10 (U.S.) price point.[read more]

LED Holiday Lights Are Brighter, Safer, and Save Money Over Time!

December 14, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Holiday Lights

There’s plenty to be excited about as we wrap up the holiday season this month. One of the things I always make time to do this time of year is take a drive around the neighborhood when it’s snowing (for extra festive appeal) and check out the Christmas lighting displays from house to house.[read more]

Street Fight: LED Street Lighting, the Newest Challenge to Old Utility Business Models

December 5, 2013 by Dan Cross-Call
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A lot is being said about various threats to the electric utility business model. At their root, many of those threats are really a fundamental misalignment between utilities’ revenue model and their customers’ own financial needs and service preferences.[read more]

New York City Takes 250,000 Steps Toward Energy Efficiency

November 2, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

NYC Streetlight Efficiency

Last week NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a new effort to replace the city’s current amber streetlights for white, more energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs throughout the five boroughs.[read more]

Energy Efficiency: Driving on LEDs

September 14, 2013 by Lou Grinzo
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I think it’s absolutely crucial as we deal with energy and environmental issues that we recognize the interactions between pieces of systems, and between subsystems within our entire biosphere. With this mindset, I found one a “city X is using LEDs” articles very interesting.[read more]

Urban Energy Efficiency: Street Lights and the Networked City

April 12, 2013 by Jeff St. John

networked streetlights?

Networked street lights are a fascinating space where the latest in city-scale, energy efficient lighting and digital networking combine. Street lights have also been a focus of the early adoption of LEDs.[read more]

The Future of LED Innovation: An interview with the DOE’s Jim Brodrick

October 21, 2012 by Carrie Nash
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Dr. James Brodrick, manager of the Department of Energy Solid State Lighting programAs the DesignLights ™ Consortium (DLC) gears up for the 2012 Stakeholder Meeting October 28-31 in Atlanta, GA, we had a chance to sit down with the meeting keynote speaker, Dr. James Brodrick, manager of the Department of Energy Solid State Lighting...[read more]

LEDs: Welcome To The Mainstream

May 27, 2011 by Marc Gunther
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 Writing in the Reader’s Digest in 1963, a scientist named Nick Holonyak Jr. , who then worked for General Electric and is now a professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics at the University, predicted that light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs, would replace the incandescent light bulb of GE’s founder, Thomas...[read more]

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Energy Efficient Appliances To Become Lighting Market Standard

January 13, 2011 by Antonio Pasolini
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A new report by Pike Research, a market research and consulting firm focused on global clean technology markets , predicts that by 2020 fluorescent and light emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies will become the standard lighting types in the Unites and will account for over three quarters of the market by 2020. “Fluorescent...[read more]