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jamesp

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Accidental invention could light up the future

Quantum dot mixture takes LED lighting to a new level

The main light source of the future will almost surely not be a bulb. It might be a table, a wall, or even a fork.

An accidental discovery announced this week has taken LED lighting to a new level, suggesting it could soon offer a cheaper, longer-lasting alternative to the traditional light bulb. The miniature breakthrough adds to a growing trend that is likely to eventually make Thomas Edison's bright invention obsolete.

LEDs are already used in traffic lights, flashlights, and architectural lighting. They are flexible and operate less expensively than traditional lighting.

 

meh_it_all

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Crazy, I just read this story.. It's pretty impressive!
 

Darklight

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yes but will it bring the price of a flat panel tv down? :D
 

Icarus

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That's awesome. Bush will probably try to bring back oil lamps when he hears this.
 

Fire_ze_Missles

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Icarus said:
That's awesome. Bush will probably try to bring back oil lamps when he hears this.
You mean, people aren't still using oil lamps?:confused:

I really need to move out of Georgia. :)
 

jamesp

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I thought you lived in the Mid-West, remember I couldn't go to NOLA because sinamon wasn't going, and I had no ride....:(
 

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Darklight said:
yes but will it bring the price of a flat panel tv down? :D
OLED is a more likely successor to LCD and Plasma TVs. But the price of flat panels is already pretty damn low right now. Even if some new technology did come out, it would be more expensive, and probably just make prices on the older technologies drop.
 

Darklight

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OLED is a more likely successor to LCD and Plasma TVs. But the price of flat panels is already pretty damn low right now. Even if some new technology did come out, it would be more expensive, and probably just make prices on the older technologies drop.
seen a flat panel I super liked yesterday but it was $900... a conventional set next to it of the same size was $199...