World’s first (nearly) unbreakable LED light bulb can be dropped off the side of a building and still work

October 19, 2016 by  
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“Lighting Science is committed to creating products that promote sustainability and low carbon economies,” said Pete Rumsey, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Lighting Science . “By choosing the lightweight Durabulb instead of other LED bulbs, Americans have the opportunity to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with LED lights by 20,000 tons a year. That’s the equivalent of driving a car across the United States 16,213 times.” The secret behind the Durabulb ‘s shatter-proof design is its flexible, bouncy polycarbonate plastic shell. Rumsey explained that the LS team had quite a good time testing out the Durabulb by dropping it off of an eight-story building and bashing it with a tennis racket. “We even mailed it unpackaged through the U.S. postal system, with nothing but a label on it, and it still worked,” he said. RELATED: HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out Because it’s so hard to break, the Durabulb needs much less packaging than other similar products. Unlike other bulbs, it can be shipped in bulk in plastic tubs using about 30 percent less material than other bulbs. In addition to its durable, waste-reducing design, the Durabulb boasts omni-directional amber light and lasts up to 10,000 hours. Lighting Science also plans to offer a take-back program where consumers will be able to trade in the Durabulb for a 50-percent-off coupon after its three-year warranty ends. The Durabulb is set to launch for sale soon on HSN and at Menard’s and Home Depot for approximately $30/bulk tub of 20 bulbs. + Lighting Science

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Battery-free Lumir C is an LED lamp powered solely by candle flame

February 3, 2016 by  
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Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun is an Affordable Solar-Powered LED Lamp

March 1, 2012 by  
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These fantastic solar-powered LED lights by LittleSun are designed by German Artist Olafur Eliasson and innovator Frederick Ottesen to provide a practical, safe, and efficient source of artificial light for some of the 1.3 billion people worldwide who live without electricity. The light’s durable, versatile design includes a 6 cm x 6 cm single cell mono-crystalline solar module that when exposed to four hours of sunlight will yield five hours of bright LED illumination. Designed to survive three years of continuous usage, Little Sun’s neat construction and ingenious shaping allow it to be “used as a table or pendant lamp or as a hand-held lantern” at night, and to be easily carried during the day as it charges. Read the rest of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun is an Affordable Solar-Powered LED Lamp Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , affordable solar , eco friendly light , energy poverty , frederick ottesen , kerosene lamps , led lamp , LED lantern , little sun , Olafur Eliasson , portable solar , solar lamp , sub-saharan africa

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