LED light - updates

Rappler's latest stories on LED light


LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns

May 15, 2019 - 9:03 PM

New findings by ANSES confirm earlier concerns that 'exposure to an intense and powerful [LED] light is 'photo-toxic' and can lead to irreversible loss of retinal cells and diminished sharpness of vision'

LED Christmas tree gives joy to shoppers in SM Mall of Asia

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Firefly’s 75-ft tree makes use of 200,000 energy-saving LED bulbs

Why LED lights are becoming a big problem

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health

EARTH AT NIGHT. This composite image shows a global view of Earth at night, compiled from over 400 satellite images. NASA/NOAA

Iloilo officials share new plans to ensure road safety

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Projects include the Iloilo City traffic handbook and the intelligent traffic system

PROJECTS. Local officials shares projects in Iloilo City aimed at ensuring road safety. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Change.org petition to LTO: Suspend LED light 'ban'

Mar 28, 2016 - 5:42 PM

What do you think of the LTO policy on LED lights? Would you like to sign the peition?

Online uproar: Riders reject LED ban

Jan 29, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Those for and against LED lights are concerned about road safety

LED LIGHTS. Although they are on different sides of the issue, those for and against LED lights feel safety is a major concern

Arbitrary? Motorcycle riders protest LED light policy

Jan 28, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Vague Land Transportation Office guidelines result in arbitrary apprehensions and double standards in implementation riders say

This light bulb stays on even when the power is out

Dec 20, 2014 - 11:22 PM

The SmartCharge works just like any other light bulb except that when the power goes out the light bulb keeps working for up to 4 hours

SMARTCHARGE. This light stores power in itself, letting it turn on when the electricity goes out. Screen shot from website.

LEDs: A light-bulb moment that is changing the world

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Achievements in the lab by 3 Japanese scientists – now Nobel Prize winners – are being turned into benefits for Earth s beleaguered climate system

Photo taken on June 11, 2008 in Taipei shows a vistor walking past a Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights pannel displayed at the World Trade Center during the Photonics Festival. Sam Yeh/AFP

Japanese trio awarded 2014 physics Nobel for energy-saving LED tech

Oct 07, 2014 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED When Isamu Akasaki Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura produced bright blue light beams from their semi conductors in the early 1990s they triggered a fundamental transformation of lighting technology

NOBEL AWARDEES. (L-R) Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki, and Hiroshi Amano. Nakamura photo by Michael Nelson/EPA; Akasaki and Amano photos courtesy Nagoya University