Job Creation Through Revival of Growth, Investment, Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing, 'Make in India'.
February 28, 2015
Feb. 28 -- To promote domestic manufacturing and 'Make in India' for creation of more jobs, the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley announced a series of cuts in Customs and Excise duties in the Union Budget 2015-16 presented in Parliament.

Trio Electric Finalizes LED Project for Star Furniture
February 28, 2015
Houston-based Trio Electric reported that it recently completed a lighting retrofit of nine locations for Star Furniture, converting the retailer's showrooms to LED lighting to increase energy efficiency and light quality.

TI drives energy management and digital power innovation at APEC 2015; TI unveils breakthroughs in energy efficiency, power density and new tools to speed power supply design
February 27, 2015
 Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN), the worldwide leader in power management integrated circuits, will demonstrate how its analog technologies and embedded processing are driving innovation in energy management for next-generation power designs at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), March 16-18, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

TCPI is Evaluating Claims Filed on February 26th, 2015
February 27, 2015
 TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI) today announced that claims were filed in Cuyahoga County, Ohio against the company and its CEO, Ellis Yan, alleging misconduct by the CEO and related matters.  TCPI is currently in the process of evaluating these claims and intends to vigorously defend itself.

Solar lights a healthy – and empowering – path in disasters.
February 27, 2015
Science Communication Network has issued the following press release: When disaster strikes, survivors have a few basic needs: food, water, shelter, blankets. But energy quickly becomes just as fundamental a need – and that is often lacking, or very dirty. Breakthroughs in low-cost, solar lighting and mobile charging can improve the quality of disaster relief and refugee life around the world as never before, aid and development experts say. Rapidly falling prices and improved efficiency of three key technologies – solar photovoltaic cells, batteries, and LEDs (light emitting diodes) – have put renewable energy solutions within reach to improve health and welfare for millions of people. "There has been an unprecedented scaling of access to energy for the under-served," said Russell Sturm, head of the energy access advisory for the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC). Portable solar There has been an unprecedented scaling of access to energy for the under-served. - Russell Sturm, World Bank

Bright Idea: Breckinridge Hall Saving Energy, Money With LED Upgrade
February 27, 2015
University of Kentucky has issued the following news release: While the many new facilities being constructed on the University of Kentucky campus are utilizing cutting edge green building techniques, some of these advances can also be used to illuminate the charm of existing buildings. This is the case with Breckinridge Hall, an 85-year old building that recently received a complete overhaul of its lighting system.

New street lighting toolkit gives Scotland’s councils power to save millions
February 26, 2015
The Highland Council, UK Government has issued the following news release: Across Scotland, there are nearly 900,000 street lights costing local authorities £41 million in annual electricity charges. The street lights also impact on the environment by releasing 199,091 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

An LED with 250% peak quantum efficiency
February 25, 2015
SPIE has issued the following news release: Although LEDs based on gallium nitride are widely available for lighting, they show disappointing high-power efficiency. In an ideal world, every injected electron results in the emission of a photon, giving 100% quantum efficiency. However, the transfer of electrical to optical energy is always accompanied by losses both of electrons and of photons. Accordingly, the total (external) quantum efficiency (EQE) is split up into the internal quantum efficiency (IQE) and the photon extraction efficiency (EXE). It is generally believed that electron (and hole) losses are the core reason for the efficiency reduction (droop) at high light power, reflected by a strong reduction in IQE for higher injected current.1

February 01, 2015
FULL TEXT Peristaltic Pump Ensures Repeatability Watson-Marlow's 120 cased peristaltic pumps are designed for single-use systems that require no contamination. The 120 pumps are compact and stackable and can be used for multiple feed applications such as pH control, antifoam, and nutrient and buffer addition. The 120 pumps offer accurate and repeatable pumping with a speed range of 2000:1, speed accuracy of ?1%, and a selection of USP Class VI tubes.

Three Japanese Scientists Receive Nobel Prize Medals For Blue Leds
December 16, 2014
Here is the text of news released by official news agency Bernama on its website: Three Japanese-born inventors of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were among laureates honoured at the 2014 Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday, Japan's Jiji Press news agency reports.


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