Posts Tagged: sustainable materials

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waarmakers cardboard LED lamp

I was in the cool Local Goods Market store in De Hallen in Amsterdam this weekend and saw this amazingly simple fixture by local Amsterdam design shop Waarmakers (who I posted about previously here). Talk about circular economy design at its finest!!!  Why are

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waarmakers cardboard LED lamp

I was in the cool Local Goods Market store in De Hallen in Amsterdam this weekend and saw this amazingly simple fixture by local Amsterdam design shop Waarmakers (who I posted about previously here). Talk about circular economy design at its finest!!!  Why are

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apple’s recycling robot

At the latest Apple media event, the company presented a robotic rig  named “Liam” that they’ve developed for tearing apart iPhones at EOL for recycling. It’s definitely a step in the right direction towards a circular economy (and terrific to see

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apple’s recycling robot

At the latest Apple media event, the company presented a robotic rig  named “Liam” that they’ve developed for tearing apart iPhones at EOL for recycling. It’s definitely a step in the right direction towards a circular economy (and terrific to see

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the next evolution of light: introduction

The Next Evolution of Light: Introduction A View from the Year 2020 Let’s take a trip in our time machine 5-years ahead to the year 2020 and check out the evolution of the lighting industry. The lighting industry continues to face

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the next evolution of light: introduction

The Next Evolution of Light: Introduction A View from the Year 2020 Let’s take a trip in our time machine 5-years ahead to the year 2020 and check out the evolution of the lighting industry. The lighting industry continues to face

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U.S. DOE includes sustainability in R+D roadmap

There is far more to sustainability in lighting technology then merely reducing energy consumption — so I’m thrilled to see that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solid-State Lighting group has included a new section exploring the broader topic of sustainability in

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U.S. DOE includes sustainability in R+D roadmap

There is far more to sustainability in lighting technology then merely reducing energy consumption — so I’m thrilled to see that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solid-State Lighting group has included a new section exploring the broader topic of sustainability in

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ninebyfour by waarmakers

Ninebyfour is a beautiful, elegantly minimal linear pendant design that uses a unique material source:  Felled urban trees gathered from within the city of Amsterdam .  Designed by local design shop Waarmakers — they’ve tracked the location of where the tree originally

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ninebyfour by waarmakers

Ninebyfour is a beautiful, elegantly minimal linear pendant design that uses a unique material source:  Felled urban trees gathered from within the city of Amsterdam .  Designed by local design shop Waarmakers — they’ve tracked the location of where the tree originally

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LEDs Magazine: OP-ED regarding investment in sustainability

Updated:  Here is the link to the online article. LEDs Magazine has just published an opinion piece I authored urging the U.S. DOE and other groups to invest in R+D focused on Circular Economy strategies for the lighting industry.  Follow

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LEDs Magazine: OP-ED regarding investment in sustainability

Updated:  Here is the link to the online article. LEDs Magazine has just published an opinion piece I authored urging the U.S. DOE and other groups to invest in R+D focused on Circular Economy strategies for the lighting industry.  Follow

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1.6 hours/day: do consumers need durable LED lamps?

Our friends at the U.S. DOE Solid-State Lighting group just released a new study called the “Residential Lighting End-Use Consumption Study“. I’ll get to the punchline right away: A lamp in the average U.S. household typically runs only 1.6 hours

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1.6 hours/day: do consumers need durable LED lamps?

Our friends at the U.S. DOE Solid-State Lighting group just released a new study called the “Residential Lighting End-Use Consumption Study“. I’ll get to the punchline right away: A lamp in the average U.S. household typically runs only 1.6 hours