Using nanophotonics to reshape on-chip computer data transmission
A team at Stanford's School of Engineering has demonstrated an ultrafast nanoscale light emitting diode (LED) that is orders of magnitude lower in power consumption than today's laser-based systems and able ...
Physicists observe 'campfire effect' in blinking nanorod semiconductors
When semiconductor nanorods are exposed to light, they blink in a seemingly random pattern. By clustering nanorods together, physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that their combined "on" time is increased ...
Quantum-dot LED screens may soon rival OLEDs and LCDs
Breakthrough research produces brighter, more efficiently produced lighting
By determining simple guidelines, researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & Energy Center (SSLEC) have made it possible to optimize phosphors –– a key component in white LED lighting –– ...
Kickstarter project team claims its LED bulb world's most efficient
Li-Fi: Edinburgh prof seeds LEDs for communication
Student's flashlight works by body heat, not batteries
Researchers develop tool to predict the level of driver discomfort caused by LED lighting
(Phys.org) —Long hours of nighttime driving can cause eyestrain because while our vision adapts to the surrounding darkness, the sudden stabs of brightness from streetlamps can be irritating, distracting ...
Lighter, cheaper, LED light bulbs are starting to enter the marketplace
Just when you were finally warming up to the idea of swapping out your old light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones, you may soon find a new alternative at your local hardware store.
New LED streetlight design curbs light pollution
Streetlights illuminate the night, shining upon roadways and sidewalks across the world, but these ubiquitous elements of the urban environment are notoriously inefficient and major contributors to light ...
New material for warm-white LEDs invented
Light emitting diodes, more commonly called LEDs, are known for their energy efficiency and durability, but the bluish, cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting.
New kind of ultraviolet LED could lead to portable, low-cost devices
Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology.
Sky light sky bright - in the office
Working under the open sky it sounds enticing, but its seldom really a practical option. Now, a dynamic luminous ceiling brings the sky into office spaces by creating the effect of passing clouds. ...
Optical wireless may be the answer to dropped calls, and more
Anyone who has tried to make a cell phone call from a crowded football stadium has had a taste of what engineers call spectrum crunch.