LED Nobel Prize

LED Lighting is not a new concept – for years it has significantly helped lower energy costs and increased energy efficiencies. So as you can imagine, it was no surprise to us here at ProQuip to hear that the creators have finally been recognized by the Nobel Committee!

Recently, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan, and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics earlier this month for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes – a new energy efficient and environmental-friendly light source.

For decades, scientists have struggled to produce the blue diodes that are a crucial component in producing white light from LEDs, and these three colleagues made their breakthrough back in the early 1990s.

They have successfully changed the way we use electricity, thus making a pathway for LED lighting that are long-lasting and much more energy-efficient than halogen bulbs.

The Nobel Committee stated:

“They succeeded where everyone else had failed – Incandescent light bulbs lit the 20th century; the 21st century will be lit by LED lighting.”

The Nobel Committee has also said that LEDs contribute to saving the Earth’s resources due to the fact that a whopping 25% of the world’s electricity consumption is used for lighting purposes alone.

As Brantford’s leading LED lighting company, ProQuip specializes in LED retrofitting for commercial and industrial facilities and they are driven to continue using this breakthrough technology for years to come.

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