If you go to a store shelf in America, you won't find 100-watt incandescent light bulbs.
And starting this week, finding a 75-watt incandescent will be increasingly difficult as well. What you will find, as far as incandescents are concerned, are some dusty 3-ways, a few sad 71-watt bulbs, and some ornamental and specialty bulbs.
The effective ban on incandescents started with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
A lot of factors go calculating the extra costs, and extra benefits, of LED lighting over traditional incandescent or fluorescent lights. One of the key costs remains the challenge of integrating light-emitting diodes - semiconductors, with the fast development and tech turnover times of that #Industry - into a lighting #Industry that doesn't #Change much at all over the decades.
Bridgelux, the LED startup launched its new Vero product line on Wednesday meant to make LED lighting fixtures ...
General Electric Lighting has signed an agreement to acquire the Boulder startup Albeo Technologies.
The purchase will help GE boost its ability to offer all-LED solutions to customers, especially in the area of industrial lighting. "This acquisition is a big boost for GE customers moving aggressively toward an all-LED building envelope in new construction and retrofits, including retail, commercial and industrial high-bay applications," Maryrose Sylvester, president and CEO, GE ...
IKEA announced earlier this month that it will switch to selling only LED bulbs and lamps by 2016, becoming the first U.S. home furnishing retailer to go all LED.
The announcement is fitting as LED lighting technology celebrates its 50th anniversary. In October 1962, a scientist at General Electric, Nick Holonyak, invented the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode, commonly known as LED.
Four years ago, when Consolidated Edison was designing its commercial and industrial rebate programs, LEDs weren't mature enough to make it into the prescriptive program. Instead the solid-state lighting was lumped into the custom rebate program.
When the programs are redesigned next year, some LEDs will probably move out of the custom category. "In the past few years, the LEDs have come on fast," said David Pospisil, program manager of the Con Edison Commercial & Industrial Energy ...