Moors Law and Buckminster come to play on LED

The Chirk lantern with its three year old LED

The Chirk lantern with its three-year old LED looking resplendent if a little out-dated… but let’s leave this as it is for now

Moors Law roughly translates as computer processing power doubling every two years and Buckminster Fuller Curve predicts that human knowledge will double every two years give or take …and according to IBM when the internet of things gets into its stride this couple of years could be every 12 hours. Well… for those following the blog have seen our quest for better and better for LED lighting the fast improvements in performance, efficiency and even look of LED lighting seem to be on the same curves

this simple chart is already out of date with 150 lumens per watt now normalised and CREE claiming to have reached 300 lumen per watt

this simple chart is already out of date with 150 lumens per watt now normalised and CREE claiming to have reached 300 lumen per watt which in the above comparison would mean a 1600 lumen output can be reached with 11 or 5.5watts of energy input. I wonder what 2 years from now would look like? (bright I take it!)

The National Trust across Wales is revising its lighting and looking at those difficult to treat areas where LED tech was not up to scratch especially in the small and intimate lighting plus the overall gain over flourescent have reached such a stage as it’s now worth changing. Its survey, survey, survey at the moment to build the case for another mass change. We are working with European Lamp Group to work on the best solutions from the new generation of filament LED through to the smallest intimate candle bulb for a C18 sconce on wooden paneled room. the pace of tech development is jaw dropping. I think we have a lamp for all occasions and if not it’s not too onerous now to develop a new bulb.

this graph is allready looking quite old. the bench mark used to be set by socium lamps whih ironically are one the olders electrical light emitteds around dating back to

I have borrowed this graph but it is is already looking quite old. the bench-mark used to be set by sodium lamps which ironically are one the oldest electrical light emitters around dating back to 1930 for LPS and 1955 for the HID lamp and we are now passed the 150 lumens already for LED

But I have not forgotten why we do this! We are looking after the landscapes captured by the image below for future generations. Use less, Use better and then make your own (energy that is)

this was last sunday looking at Gallt y Wenallt on Snowdon with a temperature inversion in the valley. I am lucky!

This was a week  last Sunday looking on Gallt y Wenallt on Snowdon with a temperature inversion in the valley. I am lucky!

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