21 Feb '12, 7pm

Jevons Paradox in Action: An LED Covered Snowsuit

Jevons Paradox in Action: An LED Covered Snowsuit

One of the wonderful things about new technologies is that creative people use them in so many remarkable and unexpected ways. It is sort of an example of Jevons' Paradox, which suggests that as energy efficiency increases, then people will respond by using more of it. So, now that LEDs are so efficient, you can cover a snowboarder in them or fill a ceiling with lights , burning energy in ways it has never been burned before. It really isn't very TreeHugger, but I am always excited in seeing how LEDs are changing the way so much is being done. It is also an absolutely beautiful bit of filming by Jacob Sutton of a wonderful pro boarder, William Hughes, shot over three nights in -25C temperatures. The filmmaker is interviewed on the Nowness page of Facebook: I've always be excited by unusual ways of lighting things and it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of t...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/jevo...

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An LED snowboarding suit lights up the nighttime slopes in southeastern France

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ecouterre.com 21 Feb '12, 2pm

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electronicdesign.com 24 Feb '12, 3pm

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