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  • LED Lights Dazzle During Super Bowl Half Time Show

    If you watched the Super Bowl yesterday, you probably saw Madonna take center stage at half time, along with some other big names, like Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., LMFAO and Cee-Lo Green. And you most likely also noticed that a large portion of that star-studded stage was comprised of color-changing LED...

  • OLEDs to Overtake Incandescent Bulbs in Warm, White Light

    A cozier LED bulb may be available in the near future, thanks to German researchers. Scientists from Dresden University of Technology in Germany are striving to create energy efficient organic LED (OLED) lights that could rival incandescent bulbs in white-light color quality. One of the major com...

  • Showering With a Partner: A Great Way To Conserve Water

    Hello Eco Friendly Bay Area.  Here is a fun sustainability tip that all of us in a relationship can benefit from.... well, some of us. For those of us living with our significant other it can often feel as if the only alone time we get alone is while we are in the bathroom.   But, if yo...

  • Mutating RGB LED Wallpaper Stuns at Maison de Objet in Paris

    A good friend of mine, interior designer Erinn Valencich, recently went to the Maison de Objet (Home and Fashion) show in Paris. (I’m totally not jealous, I promise.) Keep in mind that in her line of work, Erinn is regularly exposed to cutting edge home décor products and trends; she’s a b...

  • Japan Creates Smartphone-Controlled LED Lighting System

    I knew it was only a matter of time. In a few different blogs over the past year, I’ve covered incredible advances in smart LED bulb technology (the Google smart bulb, and LED light bulbs encoded with WIFI signals, for instance). And now, Net LED Technology Corp, a Japanese LED lighting compa...

  • LED Lights Steal the Show in Audi Super Bowl Ad

    The Super Bowl is looming (February 5th, 2012), and no matter which team you’re rooting for (or even if you’re not rooting at all), you may want to keep an eye out for an Audi advertisement that will air during the game’s first quarter. The 60-second spot will unveil the 2013 Audi S7, but m...

  • Research Shows LED Lighting Extends Shelf Life of Meat

    Beef: it’s what’s for dinner…or so the adage goes. And while it’s true that many Americans consume beef on a daily or weekly basis, it’s also true that most shoppers turn their noses up to beef that looks brown in its packaging. Kyle Steele, a recent master's graduate in animal scienc...

  • San Francisco Green Film Festival - March 1st

    All you eco friendly, sustainably minded, environmentally conscious San Franciscans now have a place to congregate for an entire week and bask in your own glory as you watch every single film in the 2nd annual San Francisco Green Film Festival.  It looks like a great event this year. You can see...

  • CE Pro Names LED Lighting as Top Trend of 2012

    CE Pro, a leading audio/visual trade publication for the lighting and performance industry, recently named LED lighting as a top trend for 2012. I can’t say I’m surprised, as it seems that LED fixtures—from color-changing LED installations to puck lights and LED wall lights—have become ...

  • Sierra Club To Appeal America’s Cup Environmental Impact Report

    In October I wrote about the America’s Cup sustainability plan and how eco friendly the America’s Cup event would be.  However, it seems that they cannot please everyone.  The Sierra Club just filed an appeal against the America’s Cup environmental impact report with specific attention to t

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