Cod LEDs have their plaice in energy efficient fishing?

Green or blue LEDS could replace energy-intensive incandescent lighting used to lure fish towards bait

Londoners – stop leaving the lights on!

The capital’s inhabitants are the nation’s most likely to leave lights and appliances turned on when not in use

LED market to grow 21.7% per year to 2020

The LED industrial lighting market is forecast to grow by 21.7% per year until 2020. That’s according to the ‘Global LED Industrial Lighting Market 2016-2020 report’, in which experts cover the market landscape and its growth prospects in the short term. It analysed big firms such as GE Lighting, OSRAM, Samsung Electronics and LG Innotek. The report found […]

Festivals told to pick energy saving light towers

Anyone who’s picked their way through a field full of tents after a music festival knows how tricky campsites can be in the dark. But temporary lighting at festivals can be wasteful, powered by inefficient diesel or petrol generators. The European Festival Association has in the past issued a guide about going green and festivals […]

LED tennis court light prices drop – to $20k

An American maker of lighting systems for sports courts is touting advances in technology which have let it drop prices. LED technology is “constantly improving” in energy efficiency, lumen output and module life while the cost is falling, according to the firm. But tennis players shouldn’t hold their breath – even with the new lower […]

Shopping centres save £1m with LED lights

A group of car parks and shopping centres has dramatically slashed their energy use to make savings of £1 million over 2013. The giant roll-out of energy saving lights involved installing nearly 57,000 LED (light emitting diode) light bulbs. Improving the lights at 13 shopping centres around the UK – such as Eldon Square in […]

New London street lights could slash 40% of energy use

London’s street lamps could use 40% less energy by 2016 as new plans are afoot to replace them with energy saving, light emitting diode (LED) lights. In three years’ time Transport for London hopes to save £1.85million a year with the scheme. The lighting system will also become centrally controlled.  In the process this should slash CO2 […]

Council timetables efficient lighting rollout to 50 schools

The Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is planning to roll out energy saving lights to as many as 50 of the schools in its borough. Schools within the South Yorkshire council’s jurisdiction make up roughly 52% of the council’s carbon dioxide emissions – around 21,396 tonnes of CO2 every year. After cutting its energy use by […]

‘UK should copy French late night energy ban’

It would ruin the Blackpool illuminations (pictured) and rid London of Soho’s neon signs – but this week it was proposed the UK should follow the lead of the French and bring in a ban on leaving lights switched on overnight. Last month France’s rule outlawing lights not being used at businesses, shops and public […]

Red, Amber, Green! LED traffic lights save county £60k

Traffic lights in the county of Lincolnshire are giving new meaning to the phrase ‘Red, Amber, Green’. The Lincolnshire Highways Alliance is installing more than 1,400 new low-energy LED light systems in traffic lights and at pedestrian crossings across the county. Tim Clark, traffic signals manager believes the new bulbs will save the council thousands of […]