EarthTalk: Light bulbs
News from San Jose Mercury News:

By E/The Environmental Magazine editors
Contra Costa Times correspondents

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As the future gets dimmer for traditional incandescent light bulbs, and compact fluorescents (CFLs) fall out of favor due to their toxic mercury component, light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are beginning to come on strong. LEDs, which are clusters of small bulbs that come in many shapes and sizes, last five times longer than CFLs and 40 times longer than incandescents, and use much less energy. Geoffrey Landis, Wikipedia

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Wellypower showcasing new LED light bulb at FPD International 2011
News from Digitimes:
Yenting Chen, Yokohama; Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES [Friday 28 October 2011]

Taiwan-based LED firm Wellypower is currently showcasing the new Ceres LED light bulbs with a 270-degree emission angle at FPD International 2011 in Yokohama, Japan. The firm plans to mass produce the product in first-quarter 2012.

Since the earthquake in March, Japan has been demanding products that can conserve energy.

According to Wellypower, traditional LED light bulbs only have 150 degrees of directional angle, but the Ceres light bulbs have an emission angle that is much wider. The emission LED color blue will go through the yellow surface of the light bulbs to present white light. The light can also be designed to show warm yellow.

Sales of LED lighting currently account for 10% of total revenues, according to Wellypower. The firm has been eager to enter the markets of China and Japan. Hopefully in the future, sales of L…………… continues on Digitimes
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