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Friday, October 21, 2005

Quantum dots and hybrid LED may replace common light bulb

Take an LED that produces intense, blue light. Coat it with a thin layer of special microscopic beads called quantum dots. And you have what could become the successor to the venerable light bulb. The resulting hybrid LED gives off a warm white light with a slightly yellow cast, similar to that of the incandescent lamp. more @ eaurekalert.org