lighting energy Articles

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • A new light on saving energy

    Some 80,000 dynamic street lights have been installed in Europe over the past few years. Quite a modest number if you consider that there are some 91 million light points in Europe. The city of Oslo alone has 54,000 street lights. A dynamic street light is a system that tells you exactly how much energy each single luminary is using and when its lamp needs to be replaced. It adapts the light ...

  • Lethal light

    From radio signals to gamma waves, the electromagnetic spectrum offers considerable potential to prepare and preserve food products. Knowing precisely which wavelength in the spectrum to apply to a particular need is only the first step, however: scientists and engineers also need to fabricate systems that can withstand the rigors of an industrial environment. The application of UVC, short-wave ...


  • Turn the lights - on?

    How many times have we heard that what people at work need to do is : 'Turn the lights off'.  Whenever I run courses for managers on Environmental Management Systems (EMSs), 90% say what they want to communicate with their workforce is to 'Get them to save energy - turn the lights off'. Yet what we should be doing is getting people to turn the lights on in their minds - there is much greater ...


  • The Inevitability of Change and Resistance to Energy Efficient Lighting

    Change is inevitable. It is one of the only constants in life, and as the saying goes, nothing ever stays the same. Despite the truth behind this, most societies and cultures have historically demonstrated a resistance to change. Perhaps nowhere is this currently more evident than in global efforts to promote a change to energy efficiency awareness and the new technologies intended to speed the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The Canadian Energy Strategy: Big Ideas But Light on the Details

    Two weeks ago in St. John’s, the provincial and territorial Premiers struck a historic deal on a national Canadian energy strategy. While it’s a critical first step in establishing common ground across provinces, much needs to be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting and Technology

    In developed nations, lighting accounts for a large portion of the entire amount of electrical power consumed. In the United States, lighting is responsible for approximately 20% of total electricity consumption. In Canada, up to 50% of the electricity used in residential areas is consumed by lighting. In the US and Canada, lighting accounts for about 35% of the electricity used in commercial ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Starbucks to cut energy consumption by 80% with LED lighting

    Starbucks replaced its incandescent and halogen lighting with LEDs lighting in a move meant to save the company millions a ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Dark-sky Friendly Lighting for Reduced Light Pollution

    The night sky is one of the most spectacular sights to see and at no cost at all. The shining stars and moon over the dark canvas that is the sky paints a beautiful picture of nature and reminds you that the earth is a beautiful place. Over the years there has been an increase in the amount of outdoor ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Light Plants and Scene Lighting for Natural Disasters

    According to the Red Cross, the recent onslaught of persistent flooding in Louisiana has surpassed the devastating floods that came with Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Without warning, the state received a whopping 6.9 trillion gallons of rainfall in one week (based on a report from CNN). Over 40,000 homes were affected by the flood, resulting $30 million in damages. Scientists speculate that ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Measuring IR Light and Near-IR Light

    Infrared (IR) light emits a broad range of non-visible wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum. Applications for infrared, including near-infrared, are defined by the respective IR bands during output. For example, LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) equipment uses 1,000 nm and 1,550 nm IR bands while surveying an area. In the military sector, 850 nm, 1,060 nm and 1,500 nm (and up) are used ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • New technologies in LED lighting

    Nowadays there is a LED revolution in the lighting segment. In terms of energy efficiency LED luminaires are the most promising, as they can significantly reduce the energy costs, have high luminous ...


    By AtomSvet

  • Fluorescent lighting case study

    Installed Measures: T5 OSRAM Fluorescent Lighting Refurbishment, New diffusers, New T5 vapour proof fittings, CP Electronics microwave absence & daylight detection, new switching arrangements. History: The Alun and Maes Garmon Schools combined is the largest school in Wales. They had a yearly issue with electricity consumption in that when the darker evenings came in and the colder ...


    By Elite Energy

  • How a Solar Light Works

    A solar light is a light that has the ability to convert sunlight from the afternoon hours into electrical energy that eventually powers the light whenever it is required. It looks no different from a regular light but there are very many subtle differences in the background. A solar panel collects the sun’s radiation and then transforms it into electrical energy. The converted ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The Anatomy of an LED Light Bulb

    The Light Emitting Diode or LED light bulb is considered as the superior among all light bulb types. Apart from helping homeowners save money, one LED light bulb lasts about 15 to 20 years too! If you are an LED light bulb user, have you ever wondered how it works? Most people are so grateful of the introduction of the most energy-conscious light bulb that they really want to know the different ...


    By LEDsPlus.com

  • Safety Tips: Holiday Lighting

    The holiday season is upon us and nothing is more festive than outdoor holiday decorations. While the final look is certainly important, it is extremely necessary to guarantee that you don’t get hurt in the process of installing your decorations. The best outdoor decorations are gorgeous as well as safe. As a homeowner, safety should be the first priority when preparing your holiday ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Various Uses of Solar Lights

    Solar lights play a major role in this current age due to the numerous developments that have been made over time. They initially lasted less than a day or just for a few hours at night because there was minimal energy to go around. Solar lights right now can last a couple of days because of the solar unit’s ability to store electrical energy in the rechargeable battery. This has ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Goodbye Light Bulb Jokes?

    Once upon a time, joking about ‘how many it takes to screw in a light bulb’ was a great way to poke fun at people’s intelligence. After all, what could be easier than screwing in a light bulb? Any idiot could do it. Not so any more. Lighting has exploded into a sophisticated business. And for those who manage commercial buildings it can be downright intimidating. Figuring out ...

  • Better sight with natural light

    Since the invention of the light bulb in the late 1800s, the use of artificial light has swept the globe as a ‘must have’ in every home and office, largely due to the option for increased productivity. However, the result of having these luxuries so readily available has dimmed our desire to use natural light to the point where it has been largely neglected in the design of many of ...


    By green24

  • Hybrid powertrain for light aircraft

    In this paper, we evaluate the possibility of employing a hybrid powertrain to propel a light aircraft. The work suggests that the incorporation of a hybrid powertrain has little effect on fuel consumption for a light aircraft operating in a condition of straight and level cruise. However, there is a potential decrease in fuel consumption when a light aircraft operates either in climb or when ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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