Read posts on technology, gadgets, science and lot more!

By mimicking the jagged structure of a lightning bug’s “lantern” in a layer on top of existing LEDs, the amount of light from the semiconductor device can be increased up to 55 percent.



Much of the light produced by LEDs gets reflected back into the device due to large differences between how light travels through the LED materials compared to air. This reduces “drastically the efficiency of LEDs,”

Here is the interesting part, similarly jagged material that they added to a standard gallium-nitride LED increased the amount of light that shone from the device by up to 55 percent!

You may like the following categories:

Greener technology

Comments on: "Better, brighter LEDs- inspired by fireflies." (5)

  1. I could not resist commenting. Perfectly written.

  2. Brilliant article you have written thank you so much for taking your time to do so!

  3. i have heard this before but can’t recall where i did, still interesting though,

Let the words roll off your mind!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: