The UK Technology Strategy Board understands that LED light sources are the future in efficient lighting and if they want to be ahead of the competitioin when it comes to energy-efficient technologies they better start investing now. That’s why they’ve recently announced they would be funding twelve innovative research projects to accelerate the development of lighting, lasers and displays that could revolutionize the way UK residents live. The twelve projects cover a range of development ideas including efficient LEDs, laser diodes and holographic optics. The government’s Technology Strategy Board putting forward over 7 million pounds to the estimted total cost price of 15.5 million pounds.
Some of the development projects include:
1. A general LED lighting application capable of 95% light extraction being conducted by the University of Cambridge and PhotonStar LED
2. A study of LED arrays used for high efficiency backlights being conducted by a variety of companies including GE Aviation Systems and Design LED Products Ltd.