LEDs are a 'no-brainer'; Switch the Lights support
November 29, 2014
LEDs are a 'no-brainer' Sir: The Grocer's 'Switch the Lights' campaign (see p30) is a fantastic initiative, which shows how small changes can make a big difference when it comes to energy consumption.

LED = QED: the business case for switching the lights to LED
November 29, 2014
Talk about shocking. Electricity bills are forecast to rocket 47% by 2020. So what are you going to do? Where better to start than by switching to LED lighting? Smart retailers already are, say lighting specialists, though some are further ahead than others. It's now common practice to specify LED for new stores, such are the savings. No questions asked.

Deere introduces three small-frame 6R models
November 28, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Deere & Company, a provider of agricultural, construction and forestry machinery, has introduced three small-frame 6R models for 2015.

November 28, 2014
The following information was released by Imperial College London: Postgraduate students Alexandre Kitching and Sheana Yu took home two awards in the LotusPrize competition. An innovative idea to help long distance partners, families and friends feel closer led an Imperial student team to success in a global competition. Postgraduate students Alexandre Kitching and Sheana Yu, who are enrolled on the Global Innovation Design Engineering course jointly delivered by Imperial and the Royal College of Art , won gold in their category and took home an overall prize for Best Intelligent Design in the LotusPrize International Industrial Design and Innovation Competition 2014.

Mitsubishi Electric to unveil Diamond Vision display
November 27, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that it will unveil Diamond Vision, a 77.69 inch x 329.65 inch display, using Real Black LED technology, at 1535 Broadway in New York City's Times Square that exceeds 4k ultra-high-definition pixel density.

Philips coating dims LEDs to a 'cozy, warm glow'
November 27, 2014
SPIE has issued the following news release: Human preference for red low-light may have developed long ago, when we experienced "daily rhythm of sunlight". When dimmed (left) the coated LEDs emit a When dimmed (left) the coated LEDs emit a "cozy", warm glow. Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a novel way to ensure that LED lamps emit a cozy color spectrum, when dimmed. “We have demonstrated a seemingly simple – but sophisticated – way to create LED lights that change brightness in a natural way to a cozy, warm white color when dimmed,” said Hugo Cornelissen, a principal scientist in the Optics Research Department at Philips Research Eindhoven, Netherlands.

The 10 Best HDTVs
November 26, 2014
ZIFFROUNDUPTABLE sectionid="26635" articleids="327238,311393,328089,322794,327780,324687,329138,328747,323397,323186"/ The HDTV market has been changing, both in technology and price. New types of screens with organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels and Ultra HD (UHD, or 4K) resolutions are popping up everywhere. Big, 50-plus-inch HDTVs that once cost thousands can be found for around $500. If you want an HDTV, you have more options than ever. First, you need to determine what type of HDTV to get. How big is your budget? How big is the room in which the HDTV will go? The plasma-versus-LCD question isn't quite as big a deal as it was, since plasma screens are becoming increasingly rare. You'll still get the best performance from a high-end plasma, but be prepared to hunt for it. Meanwhile, while OLED has shown some of the most impressive performance we've tested, it's not an option unless your budget brushes up near five digits. Most HDTVs are LED-backlit LCD screens, and they're available in all sorts of ranges of price, features, and performance.

Pakistan: 'Energy savers can save 810MW a day'
November 26, 2014
LAHORE, Nov. 26 -- The usage of energy savers can save nearly one thousand megawatts of electricity a day, energy expert Ghalib Atta said on Monday. On use of 10 hours of electricity a day, the present saving in daily electricity consumption comes around at 450 watts, or 13.5 units/month, he said. "If all the 18 million electricity consumers (domestic, commercial, industry and bulk) around the country replace 60-watt incandescent light bulb with energy saver, the saving is likely to reach 810 megawatts a day," Atta estimated. "And, if 100-watt bulbs are replaced, the saving may go up to 1.35MW/day."

UAZ launches new PATRIOT
November 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Ulyanovsky Avtomobilny Zavod, or UAZ, an automobile manufacturer, has launched the updated model of UAZ PATRIOT.

ON Semiconductor introduces NCV78763 and NCV7691 for vehicle lighting systems
November 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor Corporation has introduced the NCV78763 and NCV7691, the two new devices for use in vehicle lighting systems.


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