Thu 13 Apr, 2006 06:34 pm
US scientists produced a new type of lightbulb recently. One that doesn't heat up.
he organic light-emitting diode (OLED) emits a brilliant white light when attached to an electricity supply.
The material, described in the journal Nature, can be printed in wafer thin sheets that could transform walls, ceilings or even furniture into lights.
The OLEDs do not heat up like today's light bulbs and so are far more energy efficient and should last longer.
They also produce a light that is more akin to natural daylight than traditional bulbs.
"We're hoping that this will lead to significantly longer device lifetimes in addition to higher efficiency," said Professor Mark Thompson of the University of Southern California, one of the authors of the paper.
But how many blondes does it take to screw one in?
uhhhhmmm...... none if it hangs in a sheet on the wall.
Well okay then. Mr. B can probably figure it out!
It is cool news. If it mimic sunlight those things should sell like hotcakes in Oregon. I would have paid any asking price for a wall of sunlight this winter.