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Organic LED light bulbs are being researched extensively due to their long lifetime, energy efficiency, and diffuse light. Consumers have mostly been receptive to the technology, the only major roadblock being economic large-scale production.
Date: 09/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
What are OLED's? Why aren't we seeing them in the market? This article provides a background of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and discusses barriers and competition.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, OLED
Antique fans.
The lighting industry is in the midst of a transformation to an energy-efficient LED future--thanks to innovators like Nuventix, a company that has improved the efficiency and lifetime of LEDs using a unique cooling technique that reduces excess heat from the bulbs.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Shuji Nakamura, the 2006 Millennium Prize winner, along with his colleagues James Speck and Steven DenBaars have created the "first LED on the market to be grown on a GaN substrate." Technology Academy Finland features an article on the researchers' latest LED innovations.
Date: 09/18/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers at South Dakota State University are working on a scanning probe microscope expected to play an important role in improving solar cell and LED efficiency.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: News
The Asia Lighting Compact (ALC), a partnership comprising governments, regional lighting associations and the world's largest lighting manufacturers, was launched today in Hong Kong to support the widespread adoption of high-quality, energy efficient lighting in Asia.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: asia, CFL
Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura enabled an entire industry based on high-brightness LEDs by developing a practical way to manufacture efficient blue and ultraviolet LEDs, which are the basis for “white” LEDs.
Date: 11/25/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, UCSB
Transistors for driving OLED displays.
A new type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) electronics that uses stacked component could reduce manufacturing costs, making energy-efficient OLED displays more affordable and better able to compete in the market with LCDs and other displays.
Date: 08/25/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The US Navy is investing heavily in LED lighting due to their low energy use and durability. $2.4 million dollars have been invested through Energy Focus to provide the navy with the lighting.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The Navy is retrofitting the lighting at two bases in California, in what is being called possibly the largest lighting retrofit in Naval history.
Date: 02/24/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED

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