LED lighting companies are embracing new business models that go beyond just the sales of LEDs, bulbs and fixtures, and LEDs are slowing starting to occupy a spot in the widening web of Internet-dependent goods and services.
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Filed under: Investing Normally, you don't think of your lighting choices as an investment, but when the government is handing out $10 million in prizes so companies can develop $60 light bulbs, you better crack open your piggy bank (and break into Fort Knox) if you want to light up your house. But last year's L prize winner, Koninklijke Philips Electronics , says it also...
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Tech companies want to build smartphones that can stretch, twist and fold, so scientists have been working on developing components that are equally flexible.
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Optogenetics is the process by which genetically-programmed neurons or other cells can be activated by subjecting them to light. Among other things, the technology helps scientists understand how the brain works, which could in turn lead to new treatments for brain disorders. Presently, fiber optic cables must be wired into the brains of test animals in order to deliver...
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Filed under: Investing Cree Introduces XLamp XQ LEDs Delivering Breakthrough Size and Light Distribution DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cree, Inc. (NAS: CREE) announces the availability of a new product family, the XLamp® XQ LEDs, featuring a unique combination of small size, novel light distribution and high reliability design. This combination of features enables the...
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Way back in September of 2010, Sony unveiled a flexible E-paper screen that it had been working on. At the time, Sony said that it had no plans to commercialize the large flexible e-ink display, but it appears things have changed. Knowing that Sony has been working on these flexible screens since at least 2010 ...
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Energy-efficient lighting, namely LEDs, is the next major market to reap the benefits of going digital.
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Now maybe LED lighting will take off in more than just traffic lights and gadgets. LEDs should be lighting the way to a greener future: They use 75 percent less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs, and they do so at a cooler temperature. But right now, we mostly use LEDs in electronics, because they have a bit of a drooping problem: at higher...
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A research team from the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria has developed an image capturing device using a single sheet of polymer that is flat, flexible and transparent. The researchers say the new image sensor could eventually find its way into devices like digital cameras and medical scanners, and that it may help to usher in a new generation of...
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