lighting energy Articles

  • Modified Sine Wave Inverters vs Pure Sine Wave Inverters

    Most everyday appliances and commercial tools run on AC power. This is fine if you’re connecting the device to a wall outlet that provides AC power. But what if you want to use power from a DC source, like a solar-powered generator or a car battery? In such cases, individuals need to use an inverter – a device that converts DC power to AC power. There are several types of ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case study - Regulatory reporting done accurately and fast

    Bellatrix Exploration Bellatrix Exploration Ltd is a Calgary, Alberta based intermediate energy producer focused on exploration and development of light oil and liquids-rich natural gas opportunities in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Looking for an Easier Way Bellatrix initially contacted Chemscape as they were looking for an easier way to ...

  • UV LEDs making waves with clean water

    Oxford Instruments systems now facilitate water purification technology With World Earth Day last week I’ve decided to make this weeks blog about how new technology is being used to enhance people’s lives in a fundamental way. The UN recognises that clean drinking water is a global issue with over ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Oil Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: Waste oil recycling contributes very much to climate protection through (CO2) energy saving. Compared to the production of base oil the re-refining of waste oil uses 34 % less resources. In the sixties the German government was subsidising the re-refining of waste oil. Because of that the use of waste oil as a fuel was neglected. The used oil re-refining is the ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • What if the light bulb produced more than light?

    Talk about a light bulb moment. A professor of engineering at Edinburgh University recently demonstrated for the first time to a wide audience his technology that uses common every day lights to transmit data. Harald Haas streamed a video through a desk lamp at Ted Global 2011at Scotland’s Edinburgh International Conference Center in July. If commercialized, the technology not only ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • 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

  • 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

  • Savings and Incentives for Lighting Upgrades

    One of the biggest obstacles to performing upgrades of existing lighting systems is the oftentimes high initial cost. Although new energy standards that affect the availability of older lighting types still in use will force the decision for many, those who act before a particular lamp type becomes unavailable stand to gain the most benefit. ...


    By Larson Electronics 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

  • Breaking light bulb myths

    I have to agree with the Tea Party; the US government should not choose the light bulbs I use in my home.  And fortunately, it does not. Yet that’s the spin being pushed by those who want to roll back federal lighting performance standards. An odd mythology is  ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Types of Solar Outdoor Lights

    Solar outdoor lights are slowly being taken up as a great alternative to grid lighting. This is actually a very good investment because it is very durable and provides good quality lighting for much less over time. It is also a green source of lighting since there are no emissions into the environment associated with solar lighting. Some people think that outdoor solar lighting is a ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The definition of solar street lights

    Defining Solar Street Light Solar street lights are gradually replacing widely used traditional public street lights. They have a crystalline silicon solar battery to supply power, a maintenance-free controlled battery to store electricity, a ultra-bright LED lamps as light source. And they are controlled by a smart charging and ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

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