New LED lighting concept unveiled

Dec 15, 2005

A lighting concept unveiled Wednesday at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., uses modular LED panels to allow instant room lighting changes.

The design by the institute's Lighting Research Center integrates light-emitting diode technology with building materials and systems to create electronic walls and ceilings. The design includes interchangeable, modular panels that "snap" in and out of an electrical grid. Occupants can change the location of light fixtures to instantly satisfy their needs or their mood, researchers said.

"The transformation from gas lighting to electric lighting called for a quantum leap in infrastructure change, but people embraced the new system because the technology allowed for better lighting, flexibility, and a host of additional technological advances," said Russ Leslie, LRC associate director and practicing architect.

"Our proposed concept," Leslie added, "is an equivalent leap in technology and infrastructure change, and one that promotes a 'tunable' lighting environment for improved vision, mood, productivity, health, and aesthetics."

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Sony's PlayStation offline, Microsoft's Xbox restored

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Continental works on infrared for car multi-touch

Dec 23, 2014

Using infrared technology, gesture-control features might find their way into the "affordable" market segment. Automotive supplier Continental, with an eye on the future, is working on intelligent infrared ...

Laser technology aids CO2 storage capabilities

Dec 23, 2014

DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory is attracting private industry attention and winning innovation awards for harnessing the power of lasers to monitor the safe and permanent underground storage ...

Recommended for you

Taxi app Uber defies ban in Spain

22 hours ago

Smartphone car-ride service Uber vowed Friday to keep operating in Spain despite a ban following a lawsuit by taxi drivers and said it would fight the case in court.

Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap

Dec 26, 2014

Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.