India to boost demand-side energy efficiency by selling $6 LED lamp for $0.16


India plans to offer subsidized LED lamps to households to reduce power demand and improve energy efficiency.

Measures have been initiated by the ministry of power in India to keep the promise of Prime Minister Modi to provide electricity supply and lamps to all households in the country by the end of the decade. The latest measure is aimed at households and energy efficiency.



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LED Teeth Are the Latest Trend in Japan


A man shows off his stick-on lights, a new idea in teeth fashion.

Technology and the height of fashion don’t often go hand-in-hand. Apple devices, smartphones, and PMPs may count as a fashion accessory, but the latest processor, fastest SSD, or a next-gen graphics card don’t. That hasn’t stopped the Japanese trying to think of novel ways to make certain components fashionable, though. While the well-known bits of a PC don’t fit the bill, those little LED lights that appear on most home electronics devices apparently do. (videos)


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Wild Ideas Light Company – Retro-fit For Industrial Street Lights Utilizing LED Technology

retro fit street light

Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase

Wild Ideas Light Company specializes in the custom design and manufacturing of high-intensity, long-life, light-emitting diode (LED) modules. The modules consist of color-specific LED’s that provide the most natural-looking light.


NYC Sky-Scrapers Dim Lights To Help Migratory Birds

The Lights Out initiative in New York City is entering its fifth year

A growing number of New York sky-scrapers are switching off their lights to help reduce the number of birds hitting the high-rise buildings.

The “lights out” project – organised by NYC Audubon – runs until 1 November, when migratory birds are expected to have completed their autumn migrations.

The Empire State and Chrysler buildings are among those dimming their lights.

An estimated 90,000 birds each year are killed in the city as a result of striking glass-fronted buildings…

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Haiti Earthquake Relief – Solar Panels To Help Light The Night


Sol Inc. solar panels

The Jan. 12 earthquake that hit Haiti has mobilized relief agencies, who are working around the clock to aid survivors. One thing lacking is electricity. There are reports of people burning tires to light up the night. Solar-powered lights that charge during the day are a better idea, a Florida company says.


LED Traffic Lights Causing More Accidents


Photo of snow covered LED traffic lights was taken after a fatal crash in Oswego, Ill. on April 6

Cities around the country that have installed energy-efficient traffic lights are discovering a hazardous downside: The bulbs don’t burn hot enough to melt snow and can become crusted over in a storm — a problem blamed for dozens of accidents and at least one death.


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Holiday Lights: The Brief and Strangely Interesting History


Thomas Edison was known for his wacky publicity stunts, but during the Christmas of 1880 he went for the sentimental rather than shock value. That year, instead of electrocuting an elephant, he brought us the first electric Christmas light display.

By the time 1880 rolled around, Edison had his incandescent light bulbs pretty well figured out, and was on the lookout for a way to advertise them. To display his invention as a means of heightening Yuletide excitement, he strung up incandescent bulbs all around his Menlo Park laboratory compound, so that passing commuters on the nearby railway could see the Christmas miracle. But Edison being Edison, he decided to make the challenge a little tricker by powering the lights from a remote generator eight miles away.

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Bright Lights At Night Could Be Leading To More Depression

bright lights

For many, the harsh, bright glare of fluorescent street lights or office blocks which remain lit overnight has led to sleepless nights and subsequent bad moods.  But now psychologists from Ohio State University in the US, say that being unable to escape to the dark can affect personality, a person’s health and could lead to depression.


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