Saturday, December 22, 2012

Houston, We have a Problem!

Being sleep-deprived makes a person cranky, moody and just affects a whole bunch of body functions. It is a rubbish feeling but for astronauts who dedicate most of their lives in space, it is one of the worst feelings. A number of astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) are suffering from insomnia. Though there are medications, we certainly do not want drug-induced astronauts to work on the future of our planetary system.

Astronaut Michael Fincke showing off one of the LEDs

NASA thinks so too, which is why they came up with the idea of using LED lights to produce moods that can induce natural drowsiness. This is similar to the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) where light therapy is used to improve the mood of those affected with the disorder. Blue light is used to enhance energy in those affected with SAD where in the astronauts with insomnia will be treated with red lights to induce sleepiness.

The lights are still subject for testing and hopefully, we won't be worried about the future of our Universe being dealt with zombie-like astronauts.

News and images here.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Making San Francisco Bay Bridge Glow like a Star

When we think of San Francisco, an iconic bridge pops into our mind. The iconic San Francisco Bay Bridge has long been providing about 270,000 vehicles everyday to and from the bridge. Marking its 75th Anniversary, the bridge will be made into a star and will glow even brighter during evenings using 25,000 LED Lights.

Though the grand unveiling of the lights will take place in March next year, Ben Davis, chairman of Illuminate the Arts, the group who's in charge of the project is very excited to talk about the lights.

Leo Villareal, the lighting designer, famous for his lighting designs of museums and the Burning Man, will take charge of the lights.

The Bay Lights will not be completely finished and is estimated to take two years for completion but Davis and his group are very enthusiastic about it and has even showed what the Bay Bridge will look like with 25,000 LED lights glowing brightly along the span of the bridge.

News here Video courtesy of YouTube.

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Partying and Clubbing the Cool LED Way

No matter what the occasional, people always have this urge to stand out in a crowd. When you go clubbing, you don't have to wait anymore for men or women to come to you because this time, you are the one who will be calling out for their attention with LED light-up skirts and tube tops.

The Senorita LED mini skirt and the Maria LED boob tube are sold separately but each piece comes with their own set of lights in colors of red, green, blue and white. And if you still think you're being ignored, the LED lights can go party mode too with effects such as static, strobe, flashing and graded.

The LED lights on these two pieces of clothes are said to last for eight hours long, all set for partying all night.

So the next time you think you are being taken for granted in a club, don't just sit and sulk in that corner. Turn the lights on and party harder and we mean that literally.

Full news and video here.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Freerunning + LED Lights - A Whole Lot of Awesomeness

LED Lights have always been cool. The fact that these lights come in different shapes and sizes and that it consumes less energy than traditional incandescent lights makes it so awesome and not to mention, so green. Mix it up with some freerunning or otherwise known as parkour and you have the complete definition of coolness.

Team Farang members Jason Paul, Shaun Wood and Anan Anwar or otherwise known as the Light Emitting Dudes ran (jumped, tumbled, rolled etc.) through the streets of Bangkok visible only through the use of LED lights. The fast-paced video was taken and directed by Frank Sauer.

Imagine some colored dudes suddenly running and whooshing past you. These dudes just made the streets of Bangkok even more vibrant, colorful and interesting.

It makes people aware of both the sport and LED lights which are both not yet fully recognized by a lot of people.

Complete news here. Video uploaded by Team Farang.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In the Empire State of Lights

Something's new in New York. Could it be a new restaurant? Or maybe just another one of those signature clothing shops but no it isn't. Clue: It's so noticeable and it's tall! Yes, you've got it right. The iconic Empire State Building has unveiled its new LED lights just in time for Christmas.

The new LED lights of the Empire State Building boasts of several different special effects like ripples, waves, strobes and many more which is so unlike the old LED lights that only showed ten colors.

Alicia Keys sang her all time theme for New York, "The Empire State of Mind" while the lights were being unveiled to the public for the first time. 

Anthony Malkin and his family who control the iconic skyscraper, beamed with delight as he proudly said that it was well received by a lot of the locals and even those from other places like New Jersey because it was clearly seen from the area as well.

The building was interesting before and it became even more eye-catching. Bet next election would really be a blast as it will again show the tally of votes just as it did with Obama and Romney.

Full news and image here.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it's LED Lights!

The airplanes taking off and landing is really a sight to behold and it makes watching someone you love go away more dramatic. But behold! It's not just airplanes you are going to watch anymore. Heathrow Airport has finally unveiled its latest project, an LED lighted ceiling that is designed to mimic daylight.

The ceiling used 800 LED lights and the mood it creates will let passengers relax while waiting for their flight. Heathrow Airport in London was originally opened by the late Princess Diana but has been dubbed as one of Europe's worst airport.

The design has been receiving good reviews from passengers rating the terminal as excellent. Princess Di was beautiful, both inside and out, and her projects should not be ignored just because she's gone. 

The Airport will soon see other improvements and hopefully they'll again employ the use of LED lights.

Full news and image here

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tacoma Zoolights, 25 Years and still Glowing

Lighting up trees and surroundings has always been a tradition in many towns and cities. In Tacoma, the Zoolights of point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium have already been included in their tradition. The place glows and shines with about 500,000 lights all around.
Adding the final touches to the tree.

It’s a yearly event that attracts millions of people around the country and even tourists from different countries. The Zoolights started in 1987 and began to use LED lights in 2003 to save more. To the many people of Tacoma, the Zoolights is not only an attraction but something more meaningful. It is where couples have met, dated and created their future. Some have even been visiting the event since they were little up to now that they have a family of their own.
The Zoolights has quite a wonderful history eventually coming up with more and more ideas as the event got older. One of the highlights is the orange and purple octopus who stands 100 feet high. It’s been brought back in from the year 1988.
For many living in the region, the Zoolights have already become a part of their lives and would not feel Christmas without it.
Full news here.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Big Lights will Inspire You, Let's Hear it for New York

Bet that title made you sing eh? It's true in a way that bright LED lights are now inspiring New Yorkers to change into greener options. Central Park has installed 1,600 LED luminaires throughout its walkways. This is a joint project between the New York Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Energy in order to test and demonstrate the effectivity of LED lights in terms of energy consumption and costs.

It is expected that the lights will cut down its consumption of energy up to 62% which is calculated to be $30,000 of savings every year which is really a whole lot. The lights are positioned in such a way that it will cast light in both directions, upward and downward providing safety and lighted walkways for people even at night.

The next time, you drop by Central Park, take a look at the lights and appreciate it for it;s not just ordinary lights, it's LED lights.
Full news and image here.
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The Light at the Beginning till the End of the Tunnel

They say that the light at the end of the tunnel signals a new hope but in Japan, Nabana No Sato’s Botanical Garden signals not only hope but a whole lot of brightness. This tunnel is lighted by seven million LED lights.
This tunnel is just a part of the other lighted features of the garden. Visitors are stunned by the millions of lights and have reportedly described it as if being in another world. The garden also features a mini replica of Mount Fuji surrounded by lights.
Beautiful Tunnel of Light

If you could visit Japan at this time of the year, do visit this marvellous tunnel of lights. You will be lucky if you happen to chance upon it when there are little or no visitors around. The calming silence combined with the glow of the millions of LED lights will really make you feel as if you are in another world.
The display will be open to the public until March 2013, plenty of time for visitors to appreciate this technological beauty.
Full news and image here.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lady Liberty Shines her Beacon Again

The Statue of Liberty, a powerful figure, a reminder of the friendship between France and USA and the symbol of freedom. It has always greeted visitors upon entering the city of New York. She stands on her own island, Liberty, watching over New York. Yet, the island has been badly damaged by the super storm Sandy and has been closed to visitors since October 29.

Liberty's lighted crown and torch

But Lady Liberty is strong and has once again shone her light on the city of New York just a week after the storm. LED lights were used to light her crown and torch. 30 million dollars were spent to fix the damages on the island and on Liberty herself.

Although the lights are temporary, it’s a stepping stone to fixing the damages left by Sandy the hurricane. Lady Liberty is not only the symbol of freedom but also a symbol of hope for those recovering from the damages inflicted by Sandy on New Yorkers. 

Full news here.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Walking in the Lighted Wonderland

Japan, the land of cherry blossoms and all things “kawaii” or cute, has once again come up with something for their locals and tourists alike. The Nabana no Sato botanical garden located in Nagashima has lit up like a fairy wonderland filled with fireflies.

The garden even has a mini replica of the famous Mt. Fuji also covered in LED lights. Every year, Nabana no Sato covers the garden with lights in preparation for the upcoming holidays. The event starts on November and lasts up to March so visitors can still get a glimpse even if the holidays are over.
For this year’s holidays, the theme is nature, truly fitting for the use of LED lights that not only saves energy and money but is also good for the environment.

Every inch of the garden is covered with LED lights and any visitor will feel as if they have stepped into the world of lights and enchantment.

News here.

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Lights on for Obama!

Currently, everybody is celebrating the historic win of Barrack Obama for the second time around. Even one of the most iconic landmarks in the US, the Empire State Building, is celebrating the results of the much awaited election.

The building displayed the tally of the votes previously marking Obama’s with blue LED lights and red for Romney. Think of it as if you’re playing streetfighter in the arcade except that the life is going up rather than down.

The Empire State Building showing the tally of votes

The tower is very well known for lighting up in celebration of different events such as Christmas and Halloween. This time it lit up for Obama and its supporters. And if you are far from New York, don’t worry, you’ll still be able to see a live broadcast by CNN. Truly a historic and unforgettable day for everyone, the Empire State Building will not just be remembered as being climbed up by King Kong or destroyed by Godzilla. Today it lit up for a well-known icon and the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world.

News here.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

A Light of Hope

What would the world look like if everything was dark? No one will ever know since no one will be able to see anything at all. Not all places in the world are blessed with light. In some rural parts of India, there are those who suffer from electricity deprivation.

To finally put an end to darkness, India’s government has planned on providing LED lights to those who crave for light. The government’s goal is to light up all rural areas that are electricity deprived by 2017.

They have decided that LED Lights are definitely better than CFL’s being 80% more energy efficient than ordinary CFL.

The government’s aim is not only to provide light for these people but to also provide solar powered electricity that can power other electrical devices. It is still undecided whether they will provide it individually or as a whole for the entire village.

The program is quite ambitious but let us hope that they will be able to push through with this project in hopes of providing better life for the deprived.

Complete news here.

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"You Look Absolutely Glowing in your Gown, Dear" Yes, Literally

Nicole Scherzinger, no doubt about it, looks hot. Yes, she again managed to look hot and glowing at the EE (the first 4G network of Britain) Launch last night. And by glowing, we meant LED Lights filled gown. No, we are not talking about some kind of robot here. We are talking about a real dress dubbed the “Twitter Gown” another first for the UK. Strut, strut, strut and pose for the camera and bam! There goes the lights on her gown. Bet nobody expected that.

Extra Stunning Nicole

The gown displays real live tweets from EE’s Twitter and shows itself on Nicole’s gown. The dress is filled with 2000 LED Lights which are the ones that display the tweets of fans. Technology just got a whole lot sexier and if everyday technology is presented like this every day, surely they’ll be sold out. Let’s just hope that no one tweets harsh words. But even if they do, Nicole would surely just bat her eyelashes, walk the walk and flip her dark locks over paparazzi. 

News and Images here.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fireflies: An Inspiration for Budget Friendly LED Lights

What if ten million fireflies did light up your world? Impossible as it may seem but South Korean scientists are coming up with something similar. We have all heard of scientists and inventors studying the behaviour or anatomy of different plants and animals and actually coming up with something. Those things actually become something that we use in everyday life. If you really want to know, the birds for example, are the inspiration of the Wright Brothers’ airplane invention.

Firefly's Light Structure on the left.

Fireflies are one of the most beautiful insects that light up those dark, lonely nights and they are now helping us live a better world with friendly glows of LED lights. South Korean scientists got up close and personal with these glowing insects to study the structure of their lighting. To us it may seem that fireflies have glowing butts but to those scientists, they were able to study and invent a budget-friendly LED light by mimicking the firefly’s light structure.

Talk about taking science to the next level. Not only did they manage to come up with a pocket-friendly LED Light but they are studying on how to further increase the glow of the lights. So, the next time you see fireflies in your backyard, thank them, because they have proved to be a useful tool in creating LED Lights.
More info about this here.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Buckyball: The New LED Star of Madison Square Park

Dogs being walked by dog owners, joggers running around and couples making out are the usual scenes in a park. If you’re tired of the usual scenery around parks, then feast your eyes on the new star of Madison Quare Park, Leo Villareal’s sculpture which he has given the name Buckyball.

A Buckyball is a spherical molecule but now is not the time to get geeky. The sculpture is made up of 180 color changing LED tubes which make it a sight to behold for many park visitors. Visitors have even claimed that the 30-foot tall sculpture is actually calming.

The Buckyball

But of course, Leo Villareal built it with a purpose. It’s not just a piece that will gather ooh’s and aah’s from people. It was meant to trigger the brain’s neurological processes and by the reaction and responses of visitors, it looks like it’s working. Pretty amazing huh? It was accompanied by sci-fi music on its opening night but even without music, the sculpture is a sight to behold. The sculpture will be on display until February 2013.

You too can build your own sculpture using LED Tubes. It may not be as marvelous as Villareal’s sculpture but who knows what you can come up with?

More info and images here.

Monday, October 29, 2012

LED Lights – A New Method of Art Preservation?

The next time you visit a museum, don’t just look at the art on the wall, look at the ceilings too. That is if you ever drop by Indiana University’s Art Museum. The museum houses several original oil paintings done by IU Professor, Barry Gealt himself.

Instead of the usual glare and unwanted light effects we usually see in museums, Rob Shakespeare, who created the Light Totem placed in front of the museum, used his theater and lighting expertise in creating a smarter lighter system using LED Lights for Barry Gealt’s art exhibit.

Visitors viewing Barry Gealt's Art Exhibit lighted by LED Light Bulbs

As Shakespeare would describe it, incandescent lights give off an “apricot soup” effect. According to Shakespeare, LED lights, aside from helping conserve energy, are also able to preserve the artwork itself. The infrared rays produced by incandescent lights can destroy the pigments of the artwork thus ruining the piece.

The LED lights are expected to last 50,000 hours thereby decreasing the need to change it every now and then. Furthermore, the lights produce a more natural lighting allowing the artwork to show and express its true colors.

Who’d have thought that LED lights could do such things? If you were amazed, then it’s about time you change your lights too. Check out LED bulbs here

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Breakthrough to LED Lights Technology: Wi-Fi Controlled LED Light Bulbs

This smart kit combines energy saving, a well-known quality of LED lights, with convenience making you aware of your electricity bills in advance by letting you keep track of its usage. And if you think this is going to be a complicated installation full of wires, think again. Of course the company had convenience in mind which is why it will only take a few minutes to install. Install the LED lights as you would ordinary lights and then just connect the adapter to your router and voila, you have technology at its finest. Another advantage? It’s all in your hands. You can either control it using the mobile app or the remote that comes with it. The kit costs $200 and contains 4 bulbs.

Hold your horses before you head out to the store. Greenwave Reality will be selling them not directly to consumers but to lighting companies. Just wait for your turn to get it at a reduced price. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

LED: 50th Year of Discovery

Did you know that last October 9 marks the 50th year of discovery of LED?

Fifty years ago, GE scientist Dr. Nick Holonyak Jr. (who was then 33 yrs. old) invented the very first light-emitting diode (LED). GE colleagues used to call it “the magic one” since it’s light, visible to the human eye, and unlike infrared lasers.

Dr. Holonyak is now 83 yrs. old and he recounted the competitive forces that drove him into a moment of discovery in a GE laboratory. He said that if others can make a laser, he can definitely make a better one because he have made an alloy that is in color red. Thus, visible and would let him see what’s happening, while others are stuck with infrared.

Today, LEDs are being used in countless applications from mundane to mission critical. Dr. Holonyak calls LED as the “ultimate lamp” because “the current itself is the light”. Hence, lower losses and higher efficiencies than other lighting technologies.

To read more about Dr. Holonyak’s amazing discovery, click this link.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

War Memorial now uses LED Lights

When visiting War Memorial next time for a Crunch game, Disney on Ice, or any other else, I bet you’ll notice a big difference. Thanks to the new LED lights that have been installed! The LED lights helped make the arena seem to look newer. Aside from being able to help the environment, county money will be saved. The LED lights consume less energy up to 90% compared to the old lights that they use.

Some of the interesting features of the new lighting system are the abilities  to turn it on and off, then on again in an instant, being able to dim it, and being able to control each light using an iPad since there’s an antenna on each of the fixture.

It is also expected to get savings from the building’s cooling system since the new LED lights won’t melt the ice at all unlike the old lights did that consumed  more energy in keeping the ice cold.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tons of Energy and Maintenance Savings for Public Storage with GE LED Lighting

The world’s largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities, Public Storage will expectedly save up to $1.9 million in their  yearly lighting costs after they have changed their exterior signage. They have replaced their T12HO fluorescent lamps with GE Lighting’s LED sign lighting solutions at their 2,000 plus locations. The bright orange and purple box signs and pole signs helped the company stand out.

The company chose GE Tetra® PowerStrip LED sign lighting to replace the T12 fluorescent tubes of their single- and double-sided box signs of their more than 2,000 properties. The company has now standardized signage lighting on all of their locations, and there is also now an ability to track the warranties. 

The project would surely be a success because the maintenance costs will be greatly lowered, and the brand consistency will be maintained.

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 Happy weekend everyone! :)