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Lighting the way for the future

14 February 2001 Opto-Electronics

A light that is set to brighten the future for both manufacturers and users of an enormous variety of 21st century equipment ranging from mobile phones to laptop computers and roadside signs, has been developed by UK scientists. This invention exploits the technology of electroluminescence (EL), first used decades ago but which has now been given a bright new slant by a company called Elumin. It has developed a new polyester-based material coated with chemical compounds that combines to create a lighter and thinner foil, producing 30% more light than existing EL lamps. According to Elumin, the coating also produces a wider beam of light and ensures better durability.

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