The inventors of blue LED lights recently won a Nobel Prize. What makes this invention so revolutionary? Tara explores the world of LED bulbs.
New light to illuminate the world
“This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED).”
The inventors of blue LED lights just won the Nobel Prize. Here’s why.
“The 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura – three scientists who helped develop blue light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, in the early 1990s.”
Bright Idea: How Blue LEDs Changed the World
“This year’s Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three Japanese scientists for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a technology that has touched society in innumerable ways and enabled technologies that Americans take for granted every day.”
How a new kind of bulb will transform the developing world
“We in the developed world are preoccupied with the consumer technologies of the 21st century — ubiquitous high-speed Internet, the iPad, and the Wii Fit.”
Household air pollution and health
“Around 3 billion people still cook and heat their homes using solid fuels (i.e. wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung) in open fires and leaky stoves. Most are poor, and live in low- and middle-income countries.”
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