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Revolutionary LEDs

The MIT Technology Review published on June 13, an article regarding a new revolutionary area for LEDs. We´ve been spoken about how much you can save by changing your normal bulbs to LED, and this article report an area we haven´t thought of. The Greenhouse Farming. It turns out that farmers have been afraid of the high initial cost of the LEDs and the possibility of being able to recoup that, and therefore haven´t made the change from the high pressure sodium lamps. But it turns out (as you might guess) that there is no problem, in fact, they will also save a lot of money. The main reason is that the sodium lamps need to be changed every year, the LEDs only once every 16 years.

Follow the link for the whole article.

Posted on August 4th, by Joanna in Articles, Energy saving, Lighting, Media.

Green Week Conference 3-5 June 2014

“The 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 3 to 5 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels.
The theme will be Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste.

Green Week is open to the public and participation is free of charge. Green Week also has an area for exhibitors and satellite events take place all around Europe.”

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! As we can’t participate in Brussel we will partake in the satellite events that will be hold across Europe.

If we would be able to be in Brussels, we find the Side Event  “Ecodesign as a Tool for Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy”  especially interesting.

To find out more about the Side Events click here.

To see the program for the Satellite Events, click here.

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China takes a step forward

For the first time in 25 years, the Chinese legislature has voted in favor of changes to its environmental policies.
We think its a very good step forward towards a much better climate in China.  Let´s just hope they really go through with it.

To read the article, click here.


The Guardian: “Superior lighting design”

The prestigious newspaper The Guardian published in February this year, an article highlighting various initiatives around lamp designs with less impact on the environment including the RecycleLED luminaire, ReadySet from designer Mike Lin, GravityLight and Liter of Light – also known as the Solar Bottle Bulb.

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Signed by renowned journalist Martin LaMonica (@mlamonica), a specialist in energy, technology and business, the article explains the RecycleLED’s features, and how the light fixture consists of a series of cubes made from recycled PET, the plastic used for bottled water and soft drinks.

The cubes can be rotated on a stem to alter the light direction and consumers can choose how many cubes to include. In addition to choosing recyclable materials, the product was designed so it can be assembled with clips rather than screws, making it easy to disassemble and recycle when the led lamp doesn’t work anymore.

The original article can be found here.