According to ElectroniCast Consultants, the consumption of LED lamps in the US was US$592 million in 2011, an increase of 22% over 2010. The firm forecasts the consumption value will reach US$2.4 billion in 2016 representing an average annual growth rate of 32.4% (2011-2016).
RoadVista, a Gamma Scientific company, has announced the official release of their Model 933 Retroreflectivity Goniometer system for testing sign sheeting and high visibility clothing. The benchtop four-axis goniometer system serves as an inspection Quality Assurance (QA) instrument for quickly testing retroreflection at multiple measurement geometries.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium released an economic cost-benefit analysis tool to help cities and other organizations estimate the impacts associated with switching to LED street lighting.
Discover Magazine talks about Petridish.org, a new company which is aiming to be the Kickstarter for science. The company uses a crowdfunding model to provide money for new scientific projects.
When Mercedes wanted to promote its new fuel cell vehicle, instead of placing it squarely in front of everyone in the world, the company decided to make the car invisible.
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Gamma Scientific has developed a new spectroradiometer that is configured to quickly obtain detailed fluorescence data for any fluorescent or reflective material, including LED phosphors.
Ninth-grader Cary Huang has set out to make relative sizes in the universe a little more relatable with an online scale model of the universe.
Enjoy our favorite stories from the week of February 17, 2012 in lighting, LEDs, optics and physics.