LED displays enhanced by scientific research
A new project being conducted by the University of Florida in the US is aiming to improve the quality of the light emitting diodes that form the basis of all LED displays, which could result in a future generation of more efficient, engaging signage.
A report published in the journal Science, has outlined the nature of their work, which is being carried out in partnership with the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.
The technical details of the research are quite complicated, but the results which the scientists are hoping to achieve can be understood by anyone.
Basically, by creating a new form of nanorod, it should be possible to improve the efficiency of LED displays by up to 50 per cent.
LED displays are already known for their energy efficient nature, particularly when compared with older screen solutions. However, by boosting this even further, they will become all the more appealing.
The efficiency improvements are made possible because the new designs allow for more light to be emitted by the LEDs, with as little energy as possible wasted on the production of heat.
Most people realise that traditional lighting solutions are inefficient, because bulbs heat up significantly and an inappropriately small amount of electricity is converted into usable light.
LED solutions are gradually becoming more commonly used in order to cut down on energy consumption and present a better approach for the markets of both illumination and displays.
The growth of the LED industry has led to increased funding for this type of research. It is good to see that there is still room for improvement, so that the LED systems of the future will be as affordable and efficient as possible, offering a far better way to provide signage solutions to a tech-hungry market.