Zhibin Yu's Light-Emitting Diode is Cheaper Than Other LED Lighting

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 30, 2015
References: news.fsu.edu & springwise
This LED paint is less expensive and more energy efficient, making the environmentally friendly product more accessible. While LED lighting earns people lots of savings in the long run, their high manufacturing cost prevents many consumers from getting on board. A discovery by a Florida State University professor could change this.

The light-emitting diode developed by Zhibin Yu consists of single-layer LED technology made from a mix of organic and non-organic components. Applied like paint in the form of a thin film, it also dissolves. This allows the LED paint to work in a lightbulb and glow as a red, blue or green light. The one layer means it's much cheaper to produce compared to the five layers in other LED lighting.