Firefly-like structure brightens LEDs

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Fireflies Inspire Brighter LEDs – using the jagged scales on a firefly’s abdomen as a guide, researchers from Belgium, France, and Canada have developed an overlay for LED’s that increases light output by 55%.  Via ThomasNet’s Industry Market Trends.


… the jagged-scale modification can be made post-production on conventional LEDs. “One advantage of [our] technique is that it can be coated on nearly every commercially available LED,” says Bay [Annik Bay, a grad student at the University of Nimur in Belgium and lead author].

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