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Thru March 29, IKEA Donates 1€/$1.35 Per LED Sold To UNHCR

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Angelina Jolie has worked with UNHCR since 2001 — you may read more about her Field Missions here. IKEA is well-known for the company’s sustainability practices and it currently has a campaign to provide solar lighting and fuel-efficient cooking stoves in UNHCR refugee camps. It started on February 3 and is running through March … [continued]

Control Your Bulbs with Your Smartphone

  Home automation technology manufacturer INSTEON has introduced the world’s “first-to-market networked remote control dimmable LED light bulb.” “For years, home automation has controlled light fixtures with plug-in lamp modules, wire-in switches and keypads. But, until now, no one has controlled the bulb itself. It’s exciting to be the first … [continued]

Philips Wins Prestigious Department of Energy L Prize

The traditional incandescent light bulb has been the market staple for more than a century. Unfortunately, this light source uses 10% of its energy output for light and wastes the other 90% as heat. The the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized that energy efficient alternatives needed to be made readily available and become the new standard for Americans. On August 3, 2011, DOE officially announced Philips Electronics North America as the first winner of the L Prize competition with an LED replacement for the 60-watt incandescent bulb.