InfoOctober 15, 2014 · Consumer
TurboFlash LED Headlamp, Congratulates Nobel Prize Winners for Blue LED Light
Ted Roberson, TurboFlash LED Headlamp Marketer and successful Amazon distributor, expresses sincere congratulations to Japanese researchers Isama Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and naturalized US citizen Shuji Nakamura on the Nobel Physics Prize for their development of the blue LED light and their contribution to making a huge change to future LED technology and lighting capabilities.Press Release VideoLoading the player...Details(prREACH)
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the award of the Nobel Physics Prize to three innovative researchers. Three researchers share this prize: Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University in Japan, Isamu Akasaki of Japan’s Meijo University and Shuji Nakamura of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Nobel Committee said in its announcement that the award was for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED).
In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of the greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED lamps, we now have more long-lasting and more efficient alternatives to older light sources.”
The committee also said, “Incandescent light bulbs lit the 20th Century; the 21st Century will be lit by LED lamps”. In early December the three will travel to Stockholm to receive their Prize in an awards ceremony; the Committee said, “They will hardly fail to notice the light from their invention glowing in virtually all the windows of the city.”
Ted Roberson, LED marketer and personal user of LED illumination sources such as the TurboFlash LED Rechargeable Headlamp and TurboFlash LED Mini Flashlight, understands the importance of this LED technology development. Every cellphone, many computer monitors, tables, TVs and many other devices use LED lighting as do many of the lamps, light bulbs and portable light sources that we use on a daily basis.
He extends his heartfelt gratitude to Nakamura, Akasaki and Meijo for their breakthrough. Over 30 years of research led to the new Nobel Laureates creation of blue LED. Red and green LEDs have been around for a long time but blue LEDs were needed to make white light by combining the three colors, allowing LED lighting to potentially replace incandescent and fluorescent home lighting.
It is currently estimated that about 10 percent of home lighting is provided by LEDs but that percentages will likely soar in coming years as blue-based lights are developed and prices of LED bulbs become more affordable.
Roberson said, “Right now, LED lights are about 50% more efficient at electrical energy conversion when compared to incandescent light bulbs and they last 10 times longer than fluorescent lights. I believe that energy-efficiency LED lighting solutions will become standard in homes around the world in the near future.
The development of the blue LED by the three Nobel Prize winners will make this become possible.” America could reduce energy use by 20 percent by replacing all lights in use today with LEDs. It would also reduce waste since the bulbs last so much longer; therefore, there would be fewer bulbs disposed of in landfills. It is also more practical to power LED bulbs with solar power because they use far less energy.
This could bring lights to regions of the world with limited power sources. The blue LED has led to higher-energy LEDs, ultraviolet LEDs that can sterilize water, potentially solving another problem for regions with limited clean drinking water.
The blue LED has been so elusive because the right materials were lacking. Akasaki, Amano and Nakamura discovered that the more available resource, gallium nitride, was the key. This led them to success where big companies and other researchers had failed.VideoLinksImagesContact
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