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UGA Researchers Invent New Material for Warm-white LEDs

January 18, 2013

single-emitting-center-converted LED Light emitting diodes, more commonly called LEDs, are known for their energy efficiency and durability, but the bluish, cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting. Now, University of Georgia scientists have fabricated what is thought to be the world's first LED that emits a warm, white light using a single light emitting material, or phosphor, with a single emitting center for illumination. Photo by University of Georgia Full Story

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