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Central Hudson to offer option to lease streetlights using LED technology
March 26, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Central Hudson & Electric Corp. has announced plans to offer the option to lease streetlights using light emitting diode, or LED, technology, in July 2015.

-Kenworth Launches ICON 900 Limited Edition
March 26, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky., - Kenworth announced a customized limited edition, premium truck today at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Kenworth will offer the ICON 900 in a limited production run and is already accepting orders.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Perovskite PVs and LEDs (Fixed Term)
March 26, 2015
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom has issued the following job vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Associate Perovskite PVs and LEDs (Fixed Term) Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Colloidal Nanocrystal PVs and LEDs (Fixed Term)
March 26, 2015
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom has issued the following job vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Associate Colloidal Nanocrystal PVs and LEDs (Fixed Term) Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1.5 years in the first instance.

SUNON Low-energy Eco Ventilation Fans
March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015 SUNON launches its new product range, the Eco DC Brushless Ventilation Fans with an integrated 12W LED down light and a high airflow of 120M3/h. The fans are ideal for residential applications, providing the best energy-saving solution to improve indoor air quality in every room of the home.

Cree to provide LED lighting for new Habitat for Humanity homes
March 25, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Cree, Inc., a provider of LED lighting and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency applications, has expanded its $1.5 million commitment to provide LED lighting for new Habitat for Humanity homes built in the US.

Glass and plastic optical components
March 25, 2015
SPIE has issued the following news release: Moulded Optics GmbH is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global OEM optics supplier headquartered in Schoeffengrund, Germany who offers many different configurations of STANDARD molded Aspheric Lenses, in diameter sizes from 4 mm to 80 mm and High Power LED Half-Ball Lenses, in diameter sizes of 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm and 6 mm, all of B270, F2 and Borosilicate GLASS materials, as well as, CUSTOM molded GLASS and PLASTIC optical components in sizes from 3 mm to 100 mm, uncoated, or UV (120 nm) to IR (3000 nm) coated, including singlet, aspheric, bubble, CPV secondary optics, cylindrical, fly's eye array, free-form, integrator plate and wedge, lens arrays, light pipe and tunnel, multi-array, plano, prismatic, relay and spherical LENSES; glass element center mounted within plastic housing HYBRID OPTICS; aspheric, free-form and spherical MIRRORS; dispersing, dove, folding, penta, porro, roof, TIR and wedge PRISMS, and SPECIAL SHAPED elements for opto-electronic and opto-mechanical subassemblies, in Prototype and Production volume quantities, for most types of illumination applications.

Wisconsin: Discovery could yield more efficient portable electronics, solar cells
March 25, 2015
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, The State of Wisconsin has issued the following news release: By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass — the materials at the heart of some electronic displays, light-emitting diodes and solar cells — a team of chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has set the stage for more efficient and sturdier portable electronic devices and possibly a new generation of solar cells based on organic materials. Writing this week (March 23, 2015) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team led by UW-Madison chemistry Professor Mark Ediger describes a method capable of routinely imposing order on organic glasses by enabling their production so that the molecules that make up the glasses are ideally positioned.

2015 Ford Edge
March 24, 2015
When the Ford Edge was introduced in 2007, it hit the market just in time to take advantage of the burgeoning crossover craze. But due to a surplus of new competitors and an aging design, sales of the Edge were down last year while the overall CUV category was up. For the all-new 2015 model, the Edge receives a more refined exterior and interior, revised drivetrains that increase both performance and fuel efficiency, and an extra helping of driver assist systems. Unfortunately, the car'sin-dash tech in the form of MyFord Touch is carried over. How Much? The 2015 Ford Edgestarts at $28,100 for the base-level SE trim. It goes up to $31,500 for the SEL, $35,600 for the Titanium, and $38,100 for the flagship Sport model. We tested the Titanium AWD with a base price of $37,095, and the addition of the $5,645 Equipment Group 302A option bumped the final sticker to $42,940.

Why Smart Bulbs Are Quietly Becoming the Most Exciting Thing in Tech
March 23, 2015
Over the last two years, I've received various press releases from light bulb companies hyping their latest bulb to be hooked in to the Internet of Things (or IoT). Initially, I was underwhelmed by this phenomenon since most of them appeared to be little more than app-controlled lights that would allow you to switch them on or off or alter the hue from your smartphone. If you wanted to stretch the definition of smart products to include anything with a digital connection, then I guess these were indeed part of the IoT or-as they've come to be branded-"smart bulbs." However, I always thought there had to be more to this category. I felt they could be smarter.


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