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  • LED Lights Dazzle at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

    For what the US is lacking in cold weather these days, China’s got plenty. That’s a good thing, considering the annual Harbin Snow and Ice Festival commenced on Thursday, January 5th. What began 10 years ago as a small ice sculpting competition between local artisans has now turned into an in...

  • LED Lights Simulate Sun, Clouds and Sky in German Cubicles

    If your new year’s resolution is to get outside more but you work an office job, you may want to move to Germany.  There, developer Fraunhofer IAO is using wall LED panels to create a “virtual sky” ceiling for cooped-up workers. Just like billowing vapors in the real sky, LED lights help t...

  • Happy New Year! Here’s To a Green, LED-Filled 2012

    New Year’s Eve is upon us and I’m happy to report that once again, Times Square’s iconic ball will feature more than 32,000 waterproof LED lights. A few years ago, the ball drop was exciting, sure. But today, it’s downright mesmerizing, thanks to color changing LEDs, which will dazzle onl...

  • Despite Defunding of Incandescent Ban, Efficiency Movement Prevails

    January 1st, 2012. That day has been looming large in the lighting industry since 2007, when Congress voted into law the eventual phase-out of energy inefficient incandescent light bulbs. Both parties supported the decision at first, but as time wore on, conservative pundits argued that banning...

  • Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Donates 25 Million Meals to the Hungry

    If you are a collage football fan you know that the names of bowl games have been changing because of corporate sponsorships.  For many, the changes seem like a corruption of the sport, but a new change towards sustainability is occurring for the bowl game San Francisco.  The second annual Kraf...

  • LED Lights to Ignite Ho Chi Minh for Lunar New Year Celebration

    For most of us, the holidays are winding down, but in Ho Chi Minh, things are just getting going. The city is busy installing thousands of color-changing LED lights in preparation for its New Year Festival 2012, celebrating the Lunar New Year, which falls on January 23rd, 2012. The decorations wi...

  • My Favorite DIY LED Holiday Light Shows that You Won’t Believe

    No, these are not your typical throw-some-lights-on-a-bush-and-call-it-a-day holiday displays. These DIY hackers, geeks and freaks have taken the “festival of lights” concept to a whole new level. Combining high tech LED lighting systems with audio/visual choreography and a healthy dose of ...

  • LED Christmas Towers Shine Hope on N. Korea After Jong Il’s Death

    In the wake of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s death, the global community is openly speculating about what might happen next for North Koreans, who have existed under one of the world’s most oppressive and dangerous regimes since the 1950s. South Korea’s response is an important part of ...

  • LED Lights at Invesco Field Ease the Pain of Tebow Defeat

    Tebowmania. Tebowing. Tebow Time. If you haven’t heard one or all of these phrases by now, you’re missing out on a national phenomenon involving one very controversial-albeit-likeable NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow.  Tebow is in his second year on the Denver Broncos, but his popularity (stemmi...

  • Artists Create Lighting Paintings with LEDs and Vacuum Cleaners

    Talk about multi-tasking! Some creative German artists have taken that idea to heart with psychedelic, colorful art works they’re calling “Roomba Light Paintings.” By attaching color changing LED lights to a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner and letting the thing run wild in an empty room, the ...

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