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Hybrid LEDs pave way to new lighting applications

  • Autori: Mosca, M.; Caruso, F.; Zambito, L.; Macaluso, R.; Cali, C.; Feltin, E.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2013
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Many analysts agree that the global lighting market is close to a real revolution: the LED revolution. One of the most widespread solutions for the production of white LEDs is the conversion of a part of the light, coming from a known source, by exciting one or more materials that emit at a longer wavelength. The result is an emission spectrum given by the superposition of the single source and the photoexcited material; the big advantage is that the phenomenon of photoluminescence replaces the further integration of other solid-state devices of different colors. The photoluminescence of a perylene-based polymer dye turned out to be a good substitute for conventional inorganic color conversion. The dye used was Lumogen, a product commercialized by BASF and often employed in graphic arts; it is available in a large palette of colors from the UV to the IR at the same low cost.