LINKS: LED Articles

Updated Dec 2013

LED Articles

Oct 2013 – EDN Network: That 60W-equivalent LED: What you don’t know, and what no one will tell you…

Oct 2013 – The safer, smarter future of light bulbs is here: The NanoLeaf LED light

Jun 2013 – Money Talks News: Is LED Lighting Really Worth It

May 2013 – Mail Online: Do ‘environmentally friendly’ LED lights cause BLINDNESS?

Jan 2013 – New research shows CFLs and LED light bulbs have higher toxicity and resource depletion than incandescent bulbs

Nov 2012 – Daily Herald: The new LED bulbs aren’t worth $50

Aug 2012 – New Light: DOE Caliper report indicates AR111 LED lamps not ready for prime time

Mar 2012 – Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag

Oct 2011 – LEDs LED-based products must meet photobiological safety standards: Part 1 + Part 2 + Part 3

Sep 2011 – LED Inside: Are LEDs really a suitable replacement for 40W incandescent bulbs?

Sep 2011 – Consumer Reports:  Shortage of rare earth metals results in higher CFL prices

Sep 2011 – Green Prophet: LED Lights Mess More With Our Biological Clocks?

Sep 2011 – Science The Dangers Of White LED Bulbs
Aug 2011 – 69News: Newer Traffic Lights Not Warm Enough To Melt Snow

Aug 2011 – Real Media News: “LED lighting enlightening the world”

Jun 2011 – Consumer Reports: How many years does it take to test a lightbulb?

Apr 2011 – The Orion (Ca): LEDs trade comfort for brightness

Mar 2011 – Lights of America Class Action Lawsuit: LED Lamps’ Claims Misleading

Mar 2011 – The Colombian (Can): Energy adviser: LED lighting not yet practical for many uses

Feb 2011 – University of California, Irvine: LED products billed as eco-friendly contain toxic metals, study finds

Nov 2010 – LEDs Light and human health: LED risks highlighted

Sep 2010 – LED light bulb maker misled consumers, FTC says

May 2010 – Modern Building Services: LED misrepresentations

Mar 2010 – So, what about LED flicker?

Feb 2010 – NY Times (US): “How Long Did You Say That Bulb Would Last?” !

Feb 2010 – Press of Atlantic City: LED traffic signals not so hot in a snowstorm

Jan 2010 – Journal of Energy Security: The Battle Over Rare Earth Metals

Oct 2009 – The Telegraph (UK): New low energy light bulb works with dimmer switches – but costs £30

Oct 2009 – LEDs: Throwing Some Light on the Hype

Aug 2009 IEEE Spectrum – The LED’s Dark Secret

May 2009 – LED lighting: panel debates quality versus cost

April 2009 – Nothing soft and warm about this $120 bulb

October 2008 – Low-tech MagazineViva Las Vegas: LEDs and the energy efficiency paradox

Philips L-Prize LED Lamp Info

Freedom Lightbulb has all the info and links to other articles, sites and official documents about its technical properties and how the $10 million prize was won:

May 2012 – US Government LED Prize: Certain test reports not released…

May 2012 – More Dim Issues with Philips new LED Bulb

May 2012 – The L Prize: Official Version of the Testing Procedure

Apr 2012 – Update: More Questions about the Quality of the Philips LED bulb, and its Prize Award

Apr 2012 – (S)tripping the Light Fantastic

Apr 2012 – More on Philips lobbying: for Ban (incandescent) and for Prize (LED)!

Apr 2012 – Freedom Lightbulb: Philips LED Bulb Prize Technical Review Document Copy

Apr 2012 – L-Prize Technical Review Summary

Mar 2012 – All about the new Philips LED Bulb, and how it won the L-Prize


Thanks to Freedom Lightbulb & Send Your Lightbulbs to Washington for some of the links.

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