Michigan State University Shining Brighter

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Michigan State University will be shining brighter this summer after switching to energy-efficient LED lighting at a cost of $910K. Following in the footsteps of Munn Arena who switched to LED last summer, the more versatile “white-light” will “enhance the environment,” according to Bill Whitbeck, project coordinator. Read more about MSUs’ LED project here.

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LED Color-Changing Vest Offers More Safety for Cyclists and Runners

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You Saw Me, Kickstarter Campaign has created the Verve vest in an effort to create more awareness for cyclists and runners. According to the article, the Verve vest “is an innovative safety solution that integrates 60 waterproof LED bulbs into a lightweight and minimalist design, and it claims to be visible from the front and the back from over one mile away.” With multiple light settings and battery power lasting over 30 hours, these multi-colored, waterproof, machine-washable vests also include multi-purpose pockets for ID, keys, phones, etc. Check out more about this innovative LED vest here.

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LED Lights May Aid in Skin Therapy

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LED Light Testing for Skin Therapy

With LEDs proven to be more energy efficient, cost-efficient, and growing in popularity, the question was raised if long or short-term direct exposure has an affect on skin. Chemical Engineering undergraduates at Stony Brook University, presented their findings at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers that helped to answer this. Exposing fibroblast cultures to multiple testing with different LED wavelengths led the students to some pretty compelling results.

 

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LED Smart iPhone Battery Case

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Charging your phone is now easier than ever! With this new “smart battery case” seen at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley, the Feeling Case senses when your battery is low and will automatically charge your iPhone. Don’t let that fool you as the only cool thing about this phone case though. An LED light located on the back of the phone will let you know when you have any incoming mail, alerts, or other activities! While it may not look like a typical phone case, it is a new look for smart and social smartphone accessories.

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How LED Lighting May Boost Lighting Control Adoption

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By developing LED lighting that has the potential of lasting for decades, manufacturers have created a new problem for themselves. Sales on replacement bulbs, lamps, and fixtures will go down! This presents a great opportunity to expand the functionality of LEDs with lighting control systems. Find out more in this article from CE Pro.

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Engineering Meets Art Using LEDs & Music

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Engineering meets art when a few students at Harvard’s SEAS (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences), designed a unique project involving music, LEDs and creative problem solving. The ES 50 project was shown this year at the Annual Design & Project Fair that highlights the interaction between art & science.

 

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Shading The numerouno LED Using Corrugated Cardboard

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There are so many unique and innovative materials paired with LEDs. As seen on designboom.com,” ‘numerouno LED’ conceived by Berlin-based designer Johannes Kiessler is a suspended light piece made from corrugated cardboard. The energy efficient product can be hung at varying heights from the ceiling, using wire, plastic and nylon thread. The project wanted to revisit the tradition of Berlin’s industrial past, and the lamp is manufactured and assembled in the central district of Charlottenburg. The ‘numerouno’ is available in four different colors, blue, red, mint and grey and uses just a 9W LED for illumination.”

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Not Your Average Book Lamp

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Lumio is a newly released LED lamp that looks like a striking, wooden covered book when not in use. It is collapsible, portable, and USB-rechargeable, all of which make it not only a beautiful lamp, but functional as well. Lumio automatically powers on and off when you open and close the “book”, and adjusts in brightness based on how far you open it – the wider you open Lumio, the brighter it gets. If you open it a full 360°, the front and back covers attach together by magnet. While you can sit it on a flat surface, a provided wooden dowel and leather strap allow you to hang Lumio wherever you wish. Learn more or get your own!

 

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LED Technology at Your (guitar playing) Fingertips

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Fretlight Guitar takes learning guitar to a whole new level. Through LED technology, the patterns that used to be on paper that you then had to translate to your guitar, are now right on the guitar itself! According to their website, “Whether you want to play easy songs, complex scales or anything in between, the Fretlight guitar is the key for you to unlock that ever long desire of playing guitar or getting better”. 

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Are You Ready For This?

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Are you ready? Hubbell Lighting is participating in 3 Lightfair Seminars.

The Hitchhikers Guide to The Economic Analysis of Lighting – Greg Ortt and Chris Bailey
Date: Tuesday, June 3rd | 4:30PM-6:00PM

Problematic Concepts, Software and Ethics in Lighting Calculations - Heather Johnson with Jennifer Jacques (LAS, LLC)
Date: Tuesday, June 3rd | 2:00PM-3:30PM

Pole/LED Luminaire Combinations and Wind Speed - Rebecca McCall with Mitch Spinler (Valmont) and Greg Mercier (HAPCO)
Date: Tuesday, June 3rd | 2:00PM-3:30PM

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