LED lamps and lightbulbs are solid-state devices that use light-emitting diodes as the source of light. LED lighting offers longer service life and high energy efficiency than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs, but as an emerging consumer technology, remains more expensive than both.
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2 | May 9, 2013 3:54am |
Thousands of Philips LED bulbs now light up -- and help preserve -- the masterful paintings at Amsterdam's famous Rijksmuseum. Controlled by an iPad, no less.
9 | April 3, 2013 3:11am |
Company claims to cut electricity use in half for already highly efficient bulbs. Could LEDs finally crack the vast commercial office market?
8 | April 11, 2013 3:39am |
Now you can set your home light bulbs to flash or change color when your sports team scores. Tunable to any alert - stock prices, weather forecast, traffic reports, social media - through the Net.
5 | May 14, 2013 3:43am |
A team of scientists has outlined a new LED street lamp design that could help reclaim the luminosity of the heavens.
10 | April 25, 2013 6:55pm |
Average consumer can't afford the energy-savers he says, hinting at price cuts soon amid a corporate-wide quarterly loss. There's light at the end of the 2012 tunnel, even for LED profits.
4 | January 30, 2012 8:32am |
LED based, of course. Crowd funded, too!
2 | March 11, 2013 5:19am |
Osram Sylvania, Philips and GE all join the 100-watt equivalent LED club. Want one? It might cost you the equivalent of dinner for two. Your choice - filet mignon, or a lightbulb.
6 | May 15, 2012 4:05am |
LEDs are almost certainly the future of lighting. Among their advertised advantages: They slash electricity consumption. Do they?
60 | November 29, 2012 5:00am |
Philips CEO Frans van Houten reveals an LED price cut, as SmartPlanet's Mark Halper poses a series of questions to him. Read the first of Halper's reports from their conversation in Frankfurt.
5 | April 18, 2012 6:01am |
Beware unintended consequences! Pervasive use could undermine efficiency gains.
85 | December 5, 2012 4:14am |
There's no end to the wonder material's uses. Now it attacks LEDs' troublesome heat and makes them brighter, scientists from S. Korea and Vietnam report. Add sapphire first.
1 | February 7, 2013 5:32am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about LED lighting design and uses.
February 11, 2013 12:50am |
Arnie's Terminator once declared "I'll be back." The muscle man, actor, governor, businessman, low carbon guy has made a career out of keeping that promise. Now he's pushing LEDs with Philips.
8 | February 1, 2013 5:37am |
Just when LED bulbs were catching on, along comes a technology that could trump them: Plastic. Will you flip for "Fipels"?
14 | December 3, 2012 3:43am |
The CEO of Austin, Texas-based Illumitex says his company's light emitting diodes aren't just energy-efficient -- they're optically efficient, too.
5 | September 28, 2010 7:00am |
One day, 'LED lightbulbs' will simply be 'lightbulbs.' No prefix. But for now, 'LED' might as well stand for 'less eating dinner,' because that's one way to afford them. We're not buying.
8 | January 12, 2012 7:23am |
Leaking current could turn housing "live" after 30 minutes.
4 | December 22, 2012 3:58am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reding about LED lighting uses.
3 | October 5, 2012 12:12am |
Not the scandal it appears. Find out how to deliver and fund LED lighting for architectural gems. See dazzling photos of London's Tower Bridge. Does it look good in 'control panel blue'?
1 | June 25, 2012 4:56am |