Archive for February, 2011

FutureLight Article Claims LEDs Gaining in Popularity

February 28, 2011
LED lighting solutions may become more popular with consumers seeking low-energy bulbs than compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) alternatives, it has been suggested.

Speaking to the Lewiston Sun Journal, lighting store manager Ron Dumais explained that the positive aspects of the products and an increasing range of options may see them take over CFLs as a primary light source.

“The benefits of LEDs are many. They reduce energy up to 80 per cent when compared to standard incandescent and last up to 50,000 hours or 30 times longer than the equivalent,” he explained. [read full story at FutureLight.

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The World’s Largest LED Animatronics Show

February 21, 2011

The Crane Dance is the largest animatronics show of its kind and is the pride of The Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, China. 

Barco, a global leader in entertainment lighting solutions, has provided the LED screen technology for ‘Crane Dance’, one of the most spectacular fixed performances ever put together. The show, located at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, features the world’s largest pair of animatronics figures dancing on a barge 60 meters out at sea. The challenging conditions of the show, including the rapid movements of the structures and their height, required a totally unique solution. This involved Barco’s FLX-24 LED modules and DX-700 image processing units, resulting in truly astounding visual effects.  [More at Barco]

 

Below are a few facts from The Resorts World Sentosa website; this isn’t Chuckie Cheese hardware.

DID YOU KNOW
  The whole Crane Dance structure weighs 500 tons. Each crane weighs 80 tons – as heavy as 10 adult African elephants.

 

 
 

 

The attraction took over 36 months to develop.

 

 
  The cranes operate in 6 axes of movement utilizing top of the line motion control systems to prevent collision – similar to those used by Japanese bullet trains.

 

 
 

The cranes are powered entirely on four giant hydraulic power units, totally 5,000 horsepower – each HPU is good enough to fly a small aircraft.

 

 
  36,720 litres of sea water is used in each show to form the 25-metre ‘water wings’ – the same volume of fresh water can sustain an average person for 50 years.

The World’s Largest LED Animatronics Show

February 21, 2011

The Crane Dance is the largest animatronics show of its kind and is the pride of The Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, China. 

Barco, a global leader in entertainment lighting solutions, has provided the LED screen technology for ‘Crane Dance’, one of the most spectacular fixed performances ever put together. The show, located at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, features the world’s largest pair of animatronics figures dancing on a barge 60 meters out at sea. The challenging conditions of the show, including the rapid movements of the structures and their height, required a totally unique solution. This involved Barco’s FLX-24 LED modules and DX-700 image processing units, resulting in truly astounding visual effects.  [More at Barco]

 

Below are a few facts from The Resorts World Sentosa website; this isn’t Chuckie Cheese hardware.

DID YOU KNOW

  The whole Crane Dance structure weighs 500 tons. Each crane weighs 80 tons – as heavy as 10 adult African elephants.

 

 
 

 

The attraction took over 36 months to develop.

 

 
  The cranes operate in 6 axes of movement utilizing top of the line motion control systems to prevent collision – similar to those used by Japanese bullet trains.

 

 
 

The cranes are powered entirely on four giant hydraulic power units, totally 5,000 horsepower – each HPU is good enough to fly a small aircraft.

 

 
  36,720 litres of sea water is used in each show to form the 25-metre ‘water wings’ – the same volume of fresh water can sustain an average person for 50 years.

LED Creepy!

February 12, 2011

DIY Type Builds LED Aircraft

February 12, 2011

Intelligent Lighting

February 8, 2011

 

Ledalite is pioneering the smart lighting arena and the example above is clear evidence.  The Airwave system makes energy decisions based on an array of sensors, photodetectors, and solor panels.  The intelligent design and multiple sensor integration spells out the advantages of LED lights over others. If the system detects enough ambient light, then it will dim or shut down to conserve power.  In the mean time solar power is being collected for later use.

A similar scheme using incandescent or CFL lighting would require extra hardware and increase the wear and tear on the bulbs due to constant power sourcing. 

Ledalite isn’t the only company using sensors to wirelessly monitor the ambient conditions and actively make smart energy decisions.  I’ve included the Ledalite’s spec sheet below for their Airwave system pictured above.  It’s truly fascinating.  Imagine this or something like it in your home or office.

It is becoming common place to see such concervation methods being employeed in office buildings.  Soon, though, we’ll begin seeing LED light for homes managed the same way.  I’ve included the Ledalite’s spec sheet below for their Airwave system pictured above.  It’s truly fascinating.  Imagine this or something like it in your home or office.  Imagine the savings on your electric bill.  Hmmm?  How about that now?!

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Philips’ Intro to OLED Lighting

February 4, 2011
Below is Philips’ intro to OLED lighting.  OLEDs is an established technology but the application for large scale lighting is still emerging.  OLEDs are widely used in TVs and consumer electronics.

“Euronews visited Philip’s Aachen OLED center and produced a nice short video about Philips OLED Lighting research and commercial Lumiblade panels. It’s a nice introduction to OLED Lighting technology and how OLED panels are made today.” [via Philips]