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Archive for October 2013

LED lighting is the next big investment

LED lighting

Energy-efficient lighting solutions, specifically light-emitting diodes (LEDs), is the next major market to experience significant growth, according to a recent report by CleanTechnia. The LED industry will open new markets, encourage new business models and increase product capabilities.

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A look at the history, present and future of the lighting market

lighting market

The number of light bulb and other lighting products has expanded exponentially over the years. Earlier generations only had to choose between different types of traditional incandescent bulbs, and those choices rarely had anything to do with better technology or efficiency, but were instead essentially based on which manufacturer they liked better. But over the past 25 years, lighting has become one of the most complex markets in the world.

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Colorado Springs installs LED streetlights

Colorado Springs, Colo., is moving forward with its second installation of LED streetlights. The city previously replaced 370 high-pressure sodium and mercury vapor cobra head streetlights with solid-state fixtures and saved 50 percent on energy costs. The next installation will include 95 LEDs in Colorado Springs’ downtown area.

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Energy Department announces investments in energy-efficient lighting

energy-efficient lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy announced five manufacturing research and development projects it plans to invest $10 million in to support energy-efficient lighting products. According to the release, the projects not only focus on reducing manufacturing costs but on the continued improvement of quality and performance for light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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