Company Logo
Internet Explorer

Sorry! Your browser is not supported.

To view this site you can download a newer version of Internet Explorer.

badge-efficient badge-lifespan badge-quality badge-safety caret-downcaret-leftcaret-right cart chevron-down download envelope-outline envelope facebook googleplus hdr-search-magnify hdr-search-x home key-outline key lg magnify map-icon-cluster map-icon map-pin minus-thin minus pdf plus-thin plus print refine-search resources-archives resources-catalogues resources-faqs resources-sdocs twitter user-outline view-map x-circle x-square x

Inventors of Blue LED win Nobel Prize in Physics

Back to all news

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura have been rewarded for inventing the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel, the Prize awards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; by using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED lamps we now have more long-lasting and more efficient alternatives to older light sources.

Blue LEDs – Filling the world with new light

Inventors of Blue LED win Nobel Prize in Physics