The new low-cost LED can revolutionize lighting technology
Energy-saver light bulbs are about to become the next big thing. And
Experimenting with a combination of organic and inorganic materials, researchers at
"It can potentially revolutionize lighting technology. In general, the cost of LED lighting has been a big concern thus far. Energy savings have not balanced out high costs. This could change that," said assistant professor
Published in the journal Advanced Materials, the research stated that the new material, which dissolves and can be applied like paint, shines a blue, green or red light and can be used to make a light bulb.
The team of researchers claimed that it is far simpler to manufacture than existing products on the market.
Most LED materials require engineers to put four or five layers of material on top of each other to create the desired product or effect. However, Yu team used only one layer to come up with this innovation.
The research has been awarded by the