Thursday, July 17, 2008
A solid-state, white-light source that is said to be brighter on a per-watt basis than incandescent bulbs has been described by a University of Michigan researcher. White organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are already producing more light per watt than incandescent bulbs, according to engineering professor Stephen Forrest, but it is trapped inside the device. By fabricating a tandem system of grids and micro lenses on a white OLED, the device can achieve a brightness of over 70 lumens per watt, compared with 15 lumens for incandescent bulbs--almost as much as fluorescent tube lights (90 lumens).
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 3:16 AM