Brains! Physicists Bag Nobel Prize For LED Light Bulbs

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Three scientists, an American and two Japanese, won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday. They were awarded the prestigious prize for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs.

According to Reuters, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and Japanese-born U.S. citizen Shuji Nakamura bagged the prize for inventing the blue light-emitting diode (LED), the “missing piece that now allows manufacturers to produce white-light lamps.”


The development of such lamps is “changing the way homes and workplaces are lit, offering a longer-lasting and more efficient alternative to the incandescent bulbs pioneered by Joseph Swan and Thomas Edison at the end of the 19th century.”

Chioma Halima Olabode

Chioma Halima Olabode

Chioma Halima Olabode is born of an Igbo dad and Yoruba mum in Jos, Northern Nigeria. An avid lover of Nigerian music and PS games. Deputy manager in an IT firm during the day and Vodka lover at night. Follow me on 360nobs for THE PILL on my precise thoughts on all sorts of Nationwide or Worldwide silliness.

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