Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Straits Times: Taiwan tech lights up African homes

Schoolchildren in Africa reading their books using a solar powered LED lamp made by Goldenwell, a manufacturer of rechargeable lithium-iron batteries based in the Taiwanese city of Taichung. PHOTO: TAIWAN COUNCIL OF LABOUR AFFAIRS

Key points on LEDs industry extracted from the article:
1. The ability for LED technology to be assembled with other electronic components to help improve lives
2. Taiwan generated  NT$141.7 billion worth of LED products in year 2011 - becoming top producer and no. 3 in revenue.
3. Current world LED market was computed to be US$16.7 billion.
4. World LED market is expected to double to US$35 billion by 2014.

Reference:
The Straits Times Article by Lee Seok Hwai
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?sec=2&id=40277
http://article.wn.com/view/2012/09/24/Status_of_the_LED_Industry/

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

20,000 LED Lights in Japanese rice paddies!

This is yet another note worthy LED lighting project in the world. Japanese rice paddies are illuminated with 20,000 solar powered LED lights. It must have been a sight if you are there to witness it at night.

Do visit the links below for a more detailed introduction of the place.


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231891/Japanese-rice-paddies-twinkle-darkness-20-000-pink-LEDs-spread-terraced-fields.html