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The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto started the SSLNet to catalyze Canadian adoption of new Smart Sustainable Lighting (SSL) technology. The network is devoted to the advancement of Smart Sustainable Lighting in Canada, bringing together researchers, industries, end-users and agencies, to foster constant dialogues, knowledge sharing and facilitate collaborative projects between its members.
A recent CBC article highlights how the City of Calgary’s transition to LED lighting can be seen from space. Two pictures from the International Space Station (ISS), one taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in 2013 and another taken recently by American astronaut Scott Kelly, clearly shows how the streetlight colour has changed in neighbourhoods […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s GATEWAY program has released a report describing four exterior SSL projects that have been completed at Princeton University, which has long recognized SSL’s potential benefits. These projects show how the school’s approach to solid-state lighting has evolved as its knowledge has broadened and as the products available have improved in […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s GATEWAY program has released a report on a trial installation of LED apron lighting at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). In addition to reducing energy, PHL also hopes to reduce required maintenance, reduce light pollution, and increase safety with an improved lighting system. To minimize the complexity and cost of installing […]
Very high brightness quantum dot light-emitting devices via enhanced energy transfer from a phosphorescent sensitizer
Quantum dot light-emitting devices (QDLEDs) have attracted significant attention recently for utilization in flat panel displays. They are capable of producing purer and easily tunable colours, hence, a better image quality. However, when compared to other electroluminescent devices (such as inorganic and organic LEDs), QDLEDs exhibit very low efficiency. The low efficiency is caused in […]
Founded by graduates of the University of Toronto, Nanoleaf creates high efficiency light bulbs using the latest LED technology. The company has been awarded numerous awards, including the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal and the reddot design award. Now, Nanoleaf is launching a new product that allows the user to control home lighting with a smartphone […]
As a part of their 10 weeks course on Sustainable Lighting at the Impact Centre, the Youth Skills Connection trainees visited Allanson International’s manufacturing facility on 16th September 2015. The trainees were given an overview of Allanson’s rich 80 year old history and how the company reinvents itself with the ongoing transition to energy efficient […]
The second session of the Impact Centre’s Youth Skills Connection program is currently underway. Funded by the Government of Ontario, this program trains youth under 29 years of age on essential industry specific knowledge to prepare them for employment by the energy efficient lighting industry. The weekly sessions are delivered by Impact Centre researchers and […]
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