EcoLEDs.com introduced what it calls “the brightest LED light bulb ever made available to consumers in the United States.” Using just 10W and a single LED component made in the U.S., the EcoLEDs’ light uses just 1/10th the electricity of an incandescent light bulb, thus reducing CO2 emissions by 9,070 lb over its life.
Incandescent lights are falling out of favor because of their energy waste. Australia has banned incandescent bulbs and California is considering a statewide ban.
Fluorescent lights have gained in popularity for their energy savings, but they come with recycling challenges due to their mercury content. LED lights are environmentally attractive because they save energy and are easy to recycle. But they cost more. Advocates of LED lights argue the bulbs repay their high cost through energy savings in one to two years.
Using just 10W and a single LED component made in the U.S., the EcoLEDs’ light uses just 1/10th the electricity of an incandescent light bulb, thus reducing CO2 emissions by 9,070 lb over its life.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
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