The Pegasus Lighting Roundup for Feb 8 to Feb 12

In lighting news…

75 percent of Americans are unaware of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs that will start in two years, according to a study by GE Lighting. Check out our blog post explaining the energy efficiency standard changes if you missed it.

A company that develops organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology put a date on the expected market availability of light-emitting wallpaper: 2012.  LED-powered wallpaper uses a chemical coating to produce a glow that mimics natural sunlight on the walls.  It may be considered an alternative to light bulbs in the future.

Evans Wadongo, named a 2010 CNN Hero, distributes solar-powered LED lanterns to rural homes in Kenya with the help of a nonprofit organization.  The money the Kenyan villagers save on kerosene and firewood will reduce poverty and hunger.  This is an amazing story.

In lighting tips…

This article outlines eight steps to figure out what kind of lighting you need for your kitchen.

LED is the better choice for any outdoor lighting projects: you save on energy, it’s safer due to minimal heat emission, and is also more reliable in cold weather.

Other cool sites…

Check out this Waterfall LED Curtain.  The beautiful effect is created when tiny LEDS installed in the curtain rod bounce off the reflective fabric.

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.