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Washington: Scientists give LEDs a warm glow
November 23, 2014
The Institution of Engineering and Technology has issued the following news release: Scientists working for lighting giant Philips have discovered a novel way of making the light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) warmer, a longstanding challenge for designers.

NH Electrician Gus Rainone Says Now is the Time to Let Floodlights Illuminate Winter's Darkness
November 22, 2014
Farmington, NH, November 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- New Hampshire electrician, Gus Rainone (www.rainoneelectric.net) says that, with winter days getting shorter and nights getting longer, now is the time to have old flood lights repaired or new floodlights installed.

SREDA to 'formulate Master Plan' for efficiency in energy use
November 22, 2014
Dhaka, Nov 22 (UNB) - Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) has initiated a move to formulate an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Master Plan (EECMP) to improve the overall efficiency of energy use in the country. Official sources said SREDA has already outlined its focused areas of the energy efficiency and conservation where it will work with utmost importance.

University of Tartu and Samsung developing new materials for LED lighting
November 22, 2014
Government of the Republic of Estonia has issued the following news release: The joint research project between the Samsung R&D Institute in Japan and the Institute of Physics at the University of Tartu aims to find more efficient materials for white light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Solvay Unveils Second-Generation High-Performance Polyester Compound for LED TV Applications
November 20, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga., November 21, 2014 - Solvay Specialty Polymers has unveiled an enhanced version of its Lavanta® High-Performance Polyester (HPP) for production of light-emitting diodes (LED s) for televisions and backlight unit (BLU) applications. The second-generation product - Lavanta® 5115 WH 224 - provides significantly improved processability while maintaining its high heat and light stability. "This second-generation material is an important achievement because it exceeds the processing requirements of the LED industry, enabling molders to maximize productivity and achieve greater efficiencies," said Glenn Cupta, global business development manager for electrical/electronics for Solvay Specialty Polymers. "The enhanced processability is achieved without sacrificing the excellent initial whiteness and whiteness retention of the material."

CITY LED STREETLIGHT CONVERSION PROJECT LIGHTS THE WAY FOR LONG TERM ENERGY SAVINGS
November 20, 2014
ODESTO, Calif., Nov. 20 -- The office of the Modesto mayor issued the following news release: The City of Modesto's Department of Public Works recently launched a Citywide Light Emitting Diode (LED) Streetlight Conversion project. The objectives of the project are to replace approximately 9,500 High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights with LED fixtures, save energy and money, reduce greenhouse emissions and improve safety. The project was awarded to Tanko Lighting of San Francisco, CA. Tanko Lighting is scheduled to conduct a Geographic Information System (GIS) audit that will identify the precise locations and characteristics of the City's existing streetlights. This audit phase should be complete within thirty (30) days and installation of the new, energy efficient LED streetlight fixtures is expected to be completed by July 2015. The Citywide conversion will deliver long-term energy and cost savings by reducing power consumption. The project has the potential to save the City as much as $528,000 annually in energy costs alone. The City tested several LED lights at numerous locations within the City and asked for feedback from the community with an online feedback form.

Avago Technologies introduces ACPL-K30T photovoltaic driver device
November 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Avago Technologies Limited, a designer, developer and supplier of analog semiconductor devices, has introduced the ACPL-K30T, an optocoupler-based photovoltaic driver device.

TI unveils DLP LightCrafter Display 3010 evaluation module
November 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Texas Instruments Incorporated, or TI, a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, has announced the availability of the DLP LightCrafter Display 3010 evaluation module.

LEDMAS.com Identifies How LED Lighting Efficiency Increased to 50% Since 2012
November 19, 2014
Studies show that good quality lighting at home and in offices affects people positively in numerous ways. More people tend to work and function effectively on well-lighted rooms and office spaces compared to those with dim lights. A well-design illumination can also be correlated to worker satisfaction and productivity based on recent studies. Good lighting also enhances peoplersquo;s mood and desirability of office and home spaces. It also contributes to peoplersquo;s well-being. Since 2007 the use of Tube Fluorescent LED lights (TubosFluorescentes LED) have been gaining much advantage since its new incandescent technology wastes less energy while providing excellent and efficient lighting options.

Work-from-Home Solutions Are Transforming Call Center Operations
November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT AT-HOME AGENTS CAN BE AS PRODUCTIVE, IF NOT MORE SO, AS THOSE IN THE CONTACT CENTER Like many companies, COLA, a nonprofit firm that offers accreditation, consulting, and education services to clinical labs, was initially apprehensive about positioning its entire contact center staff to work from home, even if it was temporary. Larry Senior, COLA's director of network services, was concerned that the 80 employees who normally worked out of the company's Columbia, MD, headquarters would not be able to do the same work at home as they do in the office during a four-month renovation, but of equal concern was the data security issue. As is the case with so many at-home agent deployments, recent technology advancements ameliorated his concerns. "There are so many solutions available today that lock down equipment, applications, and data, and even monitor employee navigation during the course of the day," observes Michele Rowan, president of Customer Contact Strategies, a consulting, training, and research firm. "Security is no longer a barrier to entry in the work-athome [area] for contact centers. It's purely a matter of choosing the strategies and technologies that meet individual business objectives."


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