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How to get the best from energy efficient lighting in your living room

• Part Two in our lighting series with design expert • Creating a liveable lounge with LEDs • Simple effects and more control can be key In the first part of our series of blogs with lighting designer Graham Festenstein , he talked us through the initial things to consider when changing to low-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 07/02/2018 - 14:16

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How to get the best out of energy efficient lighting

• LEDs becoming the norm - but questions remain • What are the best light effects to use around your home? • We speak to lighting design expert on the options out there LEDs are becoming the dominant energy efficient lighting option – but for many, they remain a new and quite daunting technology...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:53

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Energy efficient lighting: A Nobel cause

LED lighting is a technology making a reputation for itself - so much so, in fact, that it’s now got a Noble Prize for Physics to its name. Well, sort of; Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamur received the accolade for developing the blue LED which ultimately made white light LED lamps...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency is big business

It’s been a long time since energy efficiency and renewable energy was the domain of ‘deep green’ early adopters, but now, there are signs that serious money is starting to get behind it across the globe. In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business , Chris Hummel from Schneider Electric cites a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 08:45

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Art meets infrastructure: lighting the way ahead

Recently a 500 metre stretch of road in Holland received the kind of attention unheard of for highways. But this is not an ordinary bit of road, but a glow in the dark road. There’s something about glow in the dark that really encapsulates a sci-fi, futuristic vision. But the developers of this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/04/2014 - 08:45

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Looking on the bright side

Perhaps the most telling sign of the transition to low energy lighting across the world was the recent re-opening of the Thomas Edison Monument in New Jersey, US, (pictured in construction). It's no longer lit by his own incandescent bulbs, but LEDs. It’s easy to see how this could be seen as a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/03/2014 - 08:45

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The future of LED lighting gets brighter

We revealed last week that the UK is in the top five nations in Europe for buying energy saving light bulbs, but lagging behind in the purchase of ‘next generation’ lighting such as LEDs. More testing, information and certification of the kind we’re involved in through the PremiumLight scheme...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/01/2014 - 08:45

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NYC goes LED

New York, New York may well be wonderful, but it’s also set to become a more energy efficiency place too, after the city’s officials announced plans to replace all of its quarter of a million street lights with LEDs. The potential cost and carbon savings are being widely recognised by governments...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/11/2013 - 08:45

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Supermarkets look to take up energy challenge

In a sense, supermarkets are the ideal test bed for energy efficiency and carbon reduction. High levels of energy needed for lighting and refrigeration, plus long and complex supply chains mean there’s a lot of costs to save and a lot of carbon to reduce if this staple industry is to call itself '...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 08:45

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