Even surrounded by the visual overload that is Times Square on New Year’s Eve, the Ball is hard to miss. Yes folks, not only is it big — 12 feet in diameter and weighing 11,875 pounds — it’s also very, very bright. Now, thanks to Philips, the supplier of its lights, you also know exactly how many […]
Top 10: Most popular ecoINSITE posts of 2010
It’s that time. Before we welcome a brand new year, here are 2010’s most popular posts according to you! 1. Stats of the Day: BP Oil Spill Google Results Back in June, I ran a little experiment. In terms of Google search results, how did BP’s recent oil spill compare against the previous top environmental […]
Green gift guide 2010: Five last-minute green gadget ideas
In case you haven’t noticed, the clock is ticking on getting your 2010 holiday shopping done. Here are some great last-minute gift ideas that are still in stock (at least of this writing) and are sure to delight the green geek in your life. Curl up with a good e-book this Christmas: Amazon Kindle Smaller, […]
Rise of the solar-powered gadgets: Is the Energizer Bunny facing joblessness?
Solar-powered devices are nothing new, but they typically reside in the lonely fringes of the gadgetsphere (Yay for made-up words!). Admit it. Given the choice of a sleek iPhone or a Samsung E1107, which would you choose? Lately, however, some electronics makers have been making a concerted push to move beyond niche status and bring […]
Philips: LED lighting market to reach 5 percent in 2010
Sure, five percent of the global lighting market might not seem like a lot, but when you consider that LEDs only snagged just 2 percent of the market in 2009, it’s a sign of healthy growth. And it’s only going to grow bigger from there. According to this DigiTimes report, Philips expects LED lighting to […]
Philips Lumileds: 1 billion LUXEON LEDs shipped
Philips Lumileds — the San Jose, Calif.-based company LED lighting company owned by Philips– today announced a big milestone. The company shipped its one billionth LUXEON LED last quarter. LUXEON LEDs, like the Rebel ES pictured above that generates more than 300 lumens of white light, can be found in cars, consumer electronics and general […]
Philips LivingColors Hits the U.S.
Last year around this time, I bemoaned the lack of availability in these parts. Soon after, Philips PR told me to wait until Q3 2009, but the summer came and went without the color-changing goodness. It may have taken…