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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR LED USES MATERIALS THAT CAN BE APPLIED LIKE PAINT, THUS REDUCING COSTS
New lighting technology continues to amaze us, and the rest of the lighting world. We at City Lighting Products are always looking to stay on top of the newest and most effective solutions for anyone’s retail space. Recently, LED lighting has allowed many companies to continue to light their spaces while reducing maintenance and energy costs. Next, a breakthrough was made where the lighting color spectrum was increased to over 16 million different color combinations. Now, it looks like we will soon have an inexpensive LED lighting solution due to painted materials.A LED paint substitute has been developed by a professor and his team out of Florida State University. Which could radically reduce the price of every LED bulb going forward.
The new LED technology the FSU team developed uses a combination of inorganic and organic materials that dissolve and can be applied like paint. The material shines a red, green or blue light and can be used for making a light bulb. What makes this LED technology different is that it foregoes the development processes that make traditional methods more expensive. Instead of using four or five layers of materials to achieve the product or effect needed, the new LED material only needs one layer, making LED easier to manufacture.
Simply put, this breakthrough can help LED lighting become the norm. As of right now, the biggest issue most consumers have with LED lighting is the high upfront cost. However, soon we may all be able to easily afford long lasting lighting.
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