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Energy Efficiency News: Blue LED Wins Researchers Nobel Prize in Physics

LED lightingThe 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three Japanese researchers whose work produced the blue LED (light-emitting diode).

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura received the prize for creating diodes that emit blue light. With the introduction of the blue LED, it was finally possible to create LEDs that produce the type of white light used in most commercial and residential applications.

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