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GT BiomeScilt Light – A final good bye to Thomas Edison!

The Gebrüder Thiele Group has decided to take the next step building its environmental division GT BiomeScilt by developing “green” lighting products using the latest LED technologies. After successfully entering the water treatment market in China this step is a natural progression in order to build presence in a promising but yet infancy industry. Mr. Sidney Chu a Master of Engineering (Msc) with a Major in Semiconductor and Signal Processing has been attracted to be responsible for this challenge and opportunity. GT BiomeScilt Light’s vision of LED lighting is to bring new design, products and concepts to various market segments; such as street lighting, hospital and commercial markets and retails applications.

About LED

Light Emitter Diodes (LEDs) have been around since the 1960s, but have mostly been relegated to showing the time in an alarm clock or the battery level of a video camera. They haven't been used as sources of illumination because they, for a long time, could not produce white light — only red, green and yellow. In 1993, when it started producing blue LEDs, which combined with red and green produce white light, opening up a whole new field for the technology. And the industry has been quick to exploit it. LEDs are based on semiconductor technology, just like computer processors, and are increasing in brightness, energy efficiency and longevity in a way that's reminiscent of the way each year's new generation of processors is faster and cheaper than last year's. Current white LEDs will dim only 50% after 50,000 hours, about 50 times as long as a 60-watt bulb. That's almost six years if they're on constantly.

LEDs are also durable. Being solid-state, LEDs can resist the vibrations in aircraft, cars and outdoor climates.

From bulb culture to digital light

In addition to the energy saving, the value proposition of LEDs enable a whole new set of uses and experiences compared with the set of traditional artifacts in the lighting industry as such as bulbs and fixtures.

LED has the ability to experience light at the scale of the building and the relationship with the illuminated object; to introduce dimming and to color control; and to enable interactivity between the human and the light source. For example, with LED technology, we can incorporate the light inside the building materials, such as wood, fabric and glass where we need the light close to our work surfaces, rather than having the light shining down from a single fixture on the ceiling.

 


 
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