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The Morning Briefing: LED advances

The Morning Briefing: LED advances

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about LED technology.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about LED technology.

1.) LEDs deliver better light, study says, but consumers buy CFLs. Of the 90 percent of Americans who have used LED or CFL light bulbs to save energy and cut costs, most use CFLs, according to a Consumer Reports study released Thursday.

2.) Shining a light on the LED opportunity. Smart investors know that, often, the biggest growth opportunities are the ones you can't invest in -- yet. New technologies typically have the most potential for growth when they are still under development or in the early phases of market penetration

3.) Touchless control sensor modules add multifunctional capabilities to LED lighting. Touchless sensor modules now available from Rapid Electronics, add multifunctional capabilities to LED lighting, allowing users to switch and dim lighting in response to hand gestures and proximity, without the need for physical contact.

4.) LED lighting: Challenges and opportunities. Driven by the need to cut energy costs, LED technology has been one of the fastest developing and growing areas in recent years.

5.) Top 6 benefits of using LED lighting.

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Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure