Even camping lanterns are going green. Rather than burning camp fuel, camping lanterns from Favour Light Enterprise Ltd. of Dongguan, China, illuminates campsites with low-power LEDs powered by batteries. Favour, one of the largest flashlight makers, employs Cree’s XLamp XR-E power LEDs for camping lanterns and numerous flashlight models. The white Cree XR-E LEDs produce typical luminous flux of 80 lumens at 350 mA, yielding 70 lumens per watt.
The implementation of a new diesel fuel standard in the US has considerably improved the environmental performance of diesel vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the new ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel has combined with other improved technologies to reduce diesel's particulate matter (PM) emissions by 99%.
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