Sapphire Industry Watch – September 26

  • 2015 Super Bowl to Be Played under LED Lights – High performance LED stadium lights have been installed in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, making this facility the first NFL venue to illuminate the playing surface exclusively with LED lighting. The stadium serves as the home field for the Arizona Cardinals and will be the site of the 2015 Super Bowl.
  • Lexus designs a brighter future for its NX300h with LED technology – Easier cars: Both the exterior lights and the lighting in the cabin of the new Lexus NX 300h crossover make extensive use of LEDs to improve safety, visibility and perceived quality. Among other places on the car, LEDs are used on the low-beam headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights and rear lamp clusters.
  • LEDs Are An Important Climate Change Solution – Huffington Post: One of the most promising and affordable technologies that will help save energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and start to reverse climate change is LED light bulbs. LEDs offer big benefits for people, the planet and our pocketbooks. LED bulbs are quickly building momentum as the most innovative and long lasting alternative to incandescent bulbs.
  • Glowing LED Hammocks for Adults to Play in Boston – psfk: An interactive playground in Boston called Swing Times features 20 illuminated swings that glow purple when they are in motion. Each glowing swing is built with an internal LED lighting that is controlled by a custom microcontroller. The elements of the LED swings allow people to interact with the environment and other people on the swings.
  • Wembley’s iconic arch to light up when goals are scored – The Guardian: The iconic arch at Wembley Stadium in London will be illuminated by LED lighting which will react to goals scored and crowd noises during games. The system is made up of 228 large-scale LED floodlights, said to create millions of color combinations, and will be up and running by 2015.
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