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Super Efficient LED's

Discussion in 'LEDs and Optoelectronics' started by GreenGiant, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. GreenGiant

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    I came across a story the other day about researchers making some LED's that are more than 100% efficient. The initial story didn't explain much about it and I thought that it was a hoax or something, looking deeper though I found this article that explains it.
    I personally think that this is a good step forward, both with efficiency and power consumption. To find something that is more than 100% efficient (230% to be precise) that's pretty awesome.

    I just thought you guys would appreciate this story, even with all the stagnation in new developments in the past few years there are still new things.

    -Green
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Yeah, in this case they exploited thermal energy from the environment and the experiment is only valid for extremely low powers.
     
  3. GreenGiant

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    true, but it's still impressive, you get a bank of these large enough and youll be creating light, cooling the air, and using a tiny amount of power, its a triple win.

    Yes I understand that it would be difficult if not impossible, but a man can dream right?
     
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