Thursday, December 18, 2014

LED Art Inspires Wonder And Philanthropy

The Bay Bridge Lights will now become a permanent part of San Francisco's night time scenery. How much funding did it take to make the 25,000 lights live on?  

To commemorate its 75th anniversary, San Franciso’s Bay Bridge was artfully illuminated with a 25,000 LED light sculpture that reached 1.8 miles.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Just How Much Does It Cost To Deck The Halls?

Are American consumers spending a lot on extra energy costs when decorating their homes for the holidays, and will that average amount change with efficient bulb options?  

Holiday lights are just as trendy as they’ve ever been, from public lighting displays, massive tree lightings, and home decorations that seem to get bigger and brighter every year. But as we set up and enjoy such traditions, should we also consider the bottom line when it comes to energy bill jumps? Just how much does it cost us to enjoy bright lights during the longest nights of the season?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

LEDs For Safer Cycling, Driving, And A Greener City

Through a system of lights and sensors, Copenhagen hopes get closer to carbon neutrality. How does it work and will it make the city more efficient? 

In an effort to become the world’s first carbon neutral city by the year 2025, Copenhagen is working to implement a sophisticated system of sensory lighting that will make it a more efficient and safer place to travel, live, and work. Through a complex network of public outdoor lighting and sensors, drivers, city workers, pedestrians, and especially bikers would be able to better interact and move within their city.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Using LED Bulbs To Carry Data

Have you heard of Li-Fi? It may be soon enhance or replace Wi-Fi as a means of transmitting data and connecting devices, and it could change lighting hardware as we know it. 

LEDs connected to the web for remote controlled illumination is one thing, but what if you could actually strengthen or completely replace your current wireless internet connection with a new technology called Li-Fi?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

1.2 Million LED Bulbs For A Good Cause

...As well as a stunning Christmas light display. It will take a lot to top this record-breaking LED display, which is creating a stunning experience in Canberra, Australia. 

When you’re willing to set up a home holiday display that uses 502,165 bulbs and sets a world record, it may seem hard to top yourself next year, but that’s what a Canberra, Australia man has done. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Different Type Of Stage Lighting

The Brooklyn Ballet is now home to some unique costume and lighting effects. Motion sensors, processors and LEDs are used to enhance dancer's movements and result in dynamic visuals. 

Advances in lighting and technology have changed the way designers and directors can illuminate a performance venue, but apart from lighting the entertainment space, they can actually create visual effects that become one with the performers.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Record Breaking Illumination From A Turn-Of-The Century Bulb

This bulb proves that incandescent light can have impressive longevity. What design factor has enabled it to burn for over 110 years? Scientists can't confirm so long as it's lit. 

There’s an incandescent lightbulb in Livermore, California that’s been burning since 1901, with the exception of a few power outages and moves when it was temporary switched off. While its brightness has waned from 60 watts now to 4 watts, it still remains lit and functional for over a hundred years.