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A research team in Japan have developed a system that used LED lighting to disable camera functions on smartphones.
In 2012, smartphones were used to commit 30% of offences such as taking inappropriate photos. Secret photo taking has become a rising problem in Japan due to increased smartphone usage.
Expanding on their decision to merge their Automotive and LumiLeds divisions, Philips are now creating a separate lighting company as well as merging their consumer and healthcare divisions to make another separate company. Both 'new' companies called Lighting and HealthTech will still be part of the Philips brand.
The International Energy Research Centre Conference recently released a report saying that Europe could use contracts to help companies become more energy efficient.
The IERC promotes the idea of paying no upfront cost but paying back the payment from the money they save in energy bills. The IERC call them Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs).
A church in South Yorkshire has changed all of its lighting to LED to save energy.
Cawthorne Church in Barnsley is hoping to save energy and cut their energy bills with their new LEDs. The lights will be switched on ceremonially during the church's Festival of Light service on October 5th.
John Lees of Cawthorne Church said: "The church had last been rewired in the 1960s and rewiring was well overdue. Great care was taken in selecting light fittings that would be keeping with the character of the listed building."
First the Sistine Chapel and now churches are making the switch to LED. Will more religious buildings follow suit?
The lightbulb ban took place in 2009 and so began the phasing out of incandescents.
EU phased out the incandescent bulbs in a move to make Europe more energy efficient. With the ban in place it's even more reason to go LED.
The latest addition to the ban is the filament reflector bulb meaning that since the 1st of September, they stopped producing that type of bulb. However, there is an LED version available.
The dark mornings have started and it's just going to get darker, making those Monday mornings even harder. You may have found yourself looking for the light this morning and if not, you will soon.
In a poll, involving 100 UK energy professionals, "LEDs were the most popular choice for energy professionals to save energy over the last year - and they look set to remain favourites for the next 12 months" according to Energy Live News (ELN). Continue reading
The PNC Arena in America is the first National Hockey League arena to incorporate LED technology into their buildings.
The Centennial Authority, who own the PNC Arena, have invested $650,000 in the new lighting system. The new system will help the Centennial Authority to meet its sustainability goals and to coincide with the 2014 NHL Sustainability Report.