07 Oct '16, 9pm

LEDs Find a New Light - Green Building and Design

The phenomenon of electroluminescence–the heart of light emitting diodes, or LEDs–was discovered in 1907. And while research in the 1950s focused on how diode structures can be short-distance communications devices, it still took decades for the actual illumination benefits to be explored and appreciated. But of course LEDs are the transformative element of a whole new world of lighting today. The technology is rapidly changing homes, workplaces, spaces for learning, healthcare environments, retail settings, hotels, bars, restaurants, and even sports stadiums and how they look on high-definition TV. Navigant Research, which analyzes global clean technology markets, projects that by 2021, 63 percent of lamps sold to retrofit projects worldwide will be LED-based. “The long lifespans of LED lamps will change how lighting designers and installers think about the integration of...

Full article: http://gbdmagazine.com/2016/leds-find-a-new-light/#.V_gYE...

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