30 Aug

How LEDs Are Making Space Station Gardens A Reality


We need light to grow things, that’s a pretty fundamental part of farming -- and life. Which is why the notion of growing plants in the deep vacuum of space is such a tough problem to solve. 

When you’re an astronaut on a long expedition however, a replenishing supply of plant-based resources sounds much better than freeze-dried food, and may even be necessary as we embark on longer missions into deeper space. 

08 Jul

What is Ecotourism?


Ecotourism has become a worldwide traveling phenomenon for those desiring nature sights and experiences, and there is a reason for the rising popularity. Ecotourism pairs global travel and exploration with environmental conservation and protecting indigenous communities, with sustainability at its heart. This article explores a more comprehensive definition of ecotourism and the benefits of its impact on communities and destinations all over the world. 

21 Feb

The European Ban on Halogen Light Bulbs


If you don’t actively stay up-to-date with developments in the lighting industry or international news, you may have missed the recent ban on halogen lighting in Europe. On September 1st, 2018, the use of halogen light bulbs was banned by the European Union. All halogen light bulbs are now prohibited and will be substituted with environmentally-conservative, energy-efficient light-emitting diode technology and compact fluorescent bulbs.

20 Jan

The Various Light Bulbs and Their Advantages


Although it’s invention is credited to Thomas Edison in 1879, multiple iterations of the first light bulb have existed since the early nineteenth century. Edison did, however, create a light bulb that was powerful, efficient, and cost-effective. Since then, the light bulb has become an irrevocable necessity in our lives--never given a second thought. As time has progressed, so has technology. Lighting’s changed drastically over time and the lightbulb has seen several notable advancements, the most recent being the creation of LEDs.