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Humpback whale pens with a built in LED torch. These beautiful writing instruments are to complement our ocean awareness efforts and help us raise funds to get a well written script for a Kulo Luna film proposal. They will be available in royal navy and ocean blue colours as per these samples. Copyright © Jameson Hunter December 16 2018.

 

 

Pens and other memorabilia will be available at selected outlets once this ocean awareness adventure is released. All proceeds are to go to help fund ocean conservation and renewable energy research.

 

These pens could form part of Crowd Funding packages to include ceramic mugs and T shirts, should the Foundation need additional help to raise monies for future ocean awareness campaigns. It's not easy coming up with an event to draw attention to the state of our oceans. We believe that a film that focuses the audience up on climate change and marine litter will herald another notch on the belt in the fight to save our marine life. 

 

These pens are so beautiful you will want to write with them. What you write with the will be inspired in part from what they stand for. They are a guiding light at night when you can't find the keys or the lock. They say something about you, that you care about the environment and marine life.

 

Kulo Luna is the humpback whale that stands her ground against pirate fishermen. These pens carry a picture of the giant whale so that you are connected to the ocean and this heart warming story wherever you are.

 

 

 

HENRY FORD: Just like the Model T Ford, you can have these pens in any colour you like, so long as it's blue. Copyright © Jameson Hunter December 16 2018.

 

 

A pen with a built in torch

 

 

 

LEDs - Light emitting diodes have revolutionized the way we use energy to see in the dark. Copyright pen designs © Jameson Hunter and Cleaner Ocean Foundation November 28 2018. All rights reserved.

 

 

Thomas Edison (USA) and John Swan (UK) came along to give us the incandescent bulb, which made it possible to light our homes without flames, drive fast cars at night safely, guide aircraft to a safe landing and show ships a safe passage.

 

John Swan is thought to have beaten Edison to the punch, but mysteriously fell from a train, leaving the path clear for the well known American inventor, though the High Court ordered them to work together. Hence the Edison Swan Lighting Company. Today we have LED lighting, which is not only brighter and smaller for the same light output, but also more efficient. LED lights are replacing fluorescent tubes as well as halogen and other incandescent filament bulbs. 

 

 

Diagram of an LED light emitting diode

 

 

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ABOUT LIGHT EMITTING DIODES - LEDs

 

A light-emitting diode (LED) special (two-lead) is a kind of diode that glows when electricity passed through it; it is a semiconductor light source. An LED resembles a basic pn-junction diode, which emits light when activated. When a fitting voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. This effect is called electro-luminescence, and the color of the light (corresponding to the energy of the photon) is determined by the energy band gap of the semiconductor.

 

 

 

An LED is often small in area (less than 1 mm2) and integrated optical components may be used to shape its radiation pattern.

Appearing as practical electronic components in 1962, the earliest LEDs emitted low-intensity infrared light. Infrared LEDs are still frequently used as transmitting elements in remote-control circuits, such as those in remote controls for a wide variety of consumer electronics. The first visible-light LEDs were also of low intensity, and limited to red. Modern LEDs are available across the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared wavelengths, with very high brightness.

 

Early LEDs were often used as indicator lamps for electronic devices, replacing small incandescent bulbs. They were soon packaged into numeric readouts in the form of seven-segment displays, and were commonly seen in digital clocks.

Recent developments in LEDs permit them to be used in environmental and task lighting. LEDs have many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved physical robustness, smaller size, and faster switching. Light-emitting diodes are now used in applications as diverse as aviation lighting, automotive headlamps, advertising, general lighting, traffic signals, and camera flashes. However, LEDs powerful enough for room lighting are still relatively expensive, and require more precise current and heat management than compact fluorescent lamp sources of comparable output.

LEDs have allowed new text, video displays, and sensors to be developed, while their high switching rates are also useful in advanced communications technology.

 

 

 

 

DOMESTIC POWER CONSUMPTION & SUSTAINABILITY

Efficient lighting is needed for sustainable architecture. In 2009, a typical 13-watt LED lamp emitted 450 to 650 lumens, which is equivalent to a standard 40-watt incandescent bulb. In 2011, LEDs have become more efficient, so that a 6-watt LED can easily achieve the same results. A standard 40-watt incandescent bulb has an expected lifespan of 1,000 hours, whereas an LED can continue to operate with reduced efficiency for more than 50,000 hours, 50 times longer than the incandescent bulb.

 

 

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

In the US, one kilowatt-hour (3.6 MJ) of electricity currently causes an average 1.34 pounds (610 g) of CO2 emission. Assuming the average light bulb is on for 10 hours a day, a 40-watt bulb will cause 196 pounds (89 kg) of CO2 emission per year. The 6-watt LED equivalent will only cause 30 pounds (14 kg) of CO2 over the same time span. A building’s carbon footprint from lighting can therefore be reduced by 85% by exchanging all incandescent bulbs for new LEDs if a building uses only incandescent bulbs.

In practice, most buildings that use a lot of lighting use fluorescent lighting, which has 22% luminous efficiency compared with 5% for filaments, so changing to LED lighting would give only 34% reduction in electrical power and carbon emissions.

The reduction in carbon emissions depend on the source of electricity. Nuclear power in the United States produced 19.2% of electricity in 2011, so reducing electricity consumption in the U.S. reduces carbon emissions more than in France (75% nuclear electricity) or Norway (almost entirely hydroelectric).

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE LED HEADLAMPS

 

Automotive headlamp applications using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been undergoing very active development since 2004. The first series-production LED headlamps were factory-installed on the Lexus LS 600h / LS 600h L presented in 2007 for 2008 models. Low beam, front position light and sidemarker functions are performed by LEDs; high beam and turn signal functions use filament bulbs. The headlamp is supplied by Koito. Full-LED headlamps supplied by AL-Automotive Lighting were fitted on the 2008 V10 Audi R8 sports car except in North America. The Hella headlamps on the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Platinum became the first US market all-LED headlamps.

 

Designs as of MY2010, such as those available as optional equipment on the 2010 Toyota Prius, give performance between halogen and HID headlamps, with system power consumption slightly lower than other headlamps, longer lifespans and more flexible design possibilities.

 

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Humpback wales are dying from plastic pollution

 

MARINE LIFE - This humpback whale is one example of a magnificent animal that is at the mercy of human activity. Humans are for the most part unaware of the harm their fast-lane lifestyles are causing. We aim to change that by doing all we can to promote ocean literacy. The Kulo Luna story is one of our initiatives to promote ocean issues.

 

 

 This website is provided on a free basis as a public information service. Copyright © Cleaner Oceans Foundation Ltd (COFL) (Company No: 4674774) 2019. Solar Studios, BN271RF, United Kingdom. COFL is a charity without share capital.

 

 

 

 

KULO LUNA HUMPBACK WHALE TORCH PENS by JAMESON HUNTER COPYRIGHT