Light recycling technology prevents incandescent bulbs from wasting energy

Researchers may have found a way to make traditional light bulbs more energy efficient. Scientists at MIT and Purdue University have created a new recycling technology involving incandescent lights that enables this type of light to be more energy efficient. These warm glowing conventional light bulbs, which were first commercialized by Thomas Edison, have fallen out of favor over the past several years because they are far less efficient than compact fluorescents and LEDs. However, researchers have created a super-efficient two-stage incandescent bulb that reuses the heat it emits, allowing…

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Super Bowl XLIX uses green energy to save power

LED Lights save energy during America’s most popular sporting event. The most recent Super Bowl (Super Bowl XLIX) may not have been the first time the New England Patriots won the Nation Football League (NFL) championship, but it was the first time that this event was played under LED lighting; green energy that saved a surprising amount of power. The LED lighting system used 75 percent less energy than the previous system. The most recent Super Bowl was held at the University of Phoenix Stadium. With the help of Cree…

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Green technology used to create huge indoor farm in Japan

Ten thousand lettuce heads are produced daily using LED lights. What was once a Fujitsu semiconductor factory, has been turned into one of the largest indoor farms in the world by Japanese plant experts, who wanted to explore green technology methods that could be used to help keep up with growing food demands, but that would sidestep the risks caused by crop disease, drought and natural disasters. The farm opened in July and is almost half the size of a football field. The bacteria-free indoor farm churns out 10,000 heads…

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