(PRWEB UK) 15 March 2013
A US student has won $30,000 (£20,072) to develop a new way of manufacturing LEDs to make them even more efficient.
Ming Ma, who is studying at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State, has proposed changes to the way the surfaces of the diodes are designed. The invention opens up the possibility of allowing more light to be produced and reduce the environmental impact and overall cost of producing light.
Ming plans to do this by creating thousands of minute star-shaped pillars on the LED surface, composed of five nanolayers specifically engineered to help carry the light into the surrounding air.
The newly designed light bulbs could emit 70% of the light produced, as opposed to most current LEDs that emit 25% of the light produced.
A spokesperson from Lights 4 Living said:
“LEDs are being gradually introduced as an alternative to incandescent lights for home lighting as well as street and retail lighting because they are so energy efficient. If Ming successfully develops this new LED technology, we could see an even more efficient and cheaper light bulbs – meaning that lighting your home should be much affordable.”
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