New polarization-matched LED realizes 20% light output improvement

A polarization-matched LED co-developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Samsung Electro-Mechanics has exhibited a 20% increase in light output and a 25% increase in wall-plug efficiency. And smart LEDs with the function of emitting light and handling date is in vision in the future, according to Professor Fred Schubert, the leader of the project.
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RPI researchers use streamlined polarization to boost performance of LEDs

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed and demonstrated a new type of LED with significantly improved lighting performance and energy efficiency. The researchers worked in collaboration with Samsung Electro-Mechanics to develop the new polarization-matched LED that they say exhibits an 18 percent increase in light output and a 22 percent increase in wall-plug efficiency, which essentially measures the amount of electricity the LED converts into light.
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