29 Jul '16, 11pm

LEDs will inherit the world:

LEDs will inherit the world:

, we look to the future of a technology that was invented in 1962, just 7 years after EDN published its first issue: LEDs. LEDs are already the brightest light source in the universe—upscaling the previous champ, the arc-lamp. By 2076 they will have not only replaced every other light source, but will also have replaced all other short-range communications (such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) with light-pulse encoded signals coming out of every SSL (solid-state light), from freeway lamps to automobile head- and tail-lights, to commercial and home lighting systems. Cheaper LEDs Source: Florida State University Now bright LEDs require single-crystal gallium nitride thin films deposited in ovens at thousands of degrees. However, long before 2076, inexpensive low-temperature organic thin films (see prototype in photo) will make LED lighting so cheap that it can be sprayed onto every ...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/design/led/4442454/LEDs-will-inherit-t...

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