New material could slash LED costs

New material could slash LED costs

Researchers at Cambridge and Oxford universities have demonstrated a new way of making LEDs that could eventually slash manufacturing costs.

LED streetlights play digital detective in Denmark

LED streetlights play digital detective in Denmark

Ask the average person to quickly summarise the benefits of LED lighting, and the answer could well be energy savings. But the digital technology will soon strut its other stuff as it helps detect everything from air pollution to criminal activity in a streetlight experiment near Copenhagen.

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

Earlier this week we wrote that office workers confined to spaces away from natural light are tired and weary compared to their colleagues by the window, as a U.S. study observed. 

Now, like the proverbial string of buses, another study has come right along revealing the same general effect and more: People who work near the window laugh more.

Windowless workers are losing sleep

Windowless workers are losing sleep

More fodder for those who believe that exposure to the wrong kind of light undermines sleep: Employees who work in windowless areas rest poorly at night compared to their colleagues with a view.

Control lights with your mind!

Control lights with your mind!

With the days of the light switch supposedly numbered, Philips is now attempting to take lighting control into a whole new realm by allowing users to turn bulbs on and off just by thinking about it.

Nighttime light impedes cancer drug

Nighttime light impedes cancer drug

The latest twist in the good light/bad light health saga is an alarming one: Exposure to even low levels of bedroom light could stop a key breast cancer drug from working, U.S. research suggests.

Low quality imports harm India's LED market

Low quality imports harm India's LED market

With a population of over a billion people and with the government encouraging energy efficienct lighting, India would seem like a fertile market for LED bulbs – but low quality products from China and other countries are tarnishing the take-up.