What is Solid-State Lighting?

According to Wikipedia, Solid-state lighting (SSL) refers to a type of lighting that uses semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), or polymer light-emitting diodes (PLED) as sources of illumination rather than electrical filamentsplasma (used in arc lamps such as fluorescent lamps), or gas.

In other words, when you hear about LED lighting, it is a form of Solid-state lighting.

While incandescent bulbs use thermal radiation, Solid-state lighting creates light with less energy used and a reduction in heat generation. If you’d like to learn more about Solid-State Lighting, use the resources below.

Solid-State Lighting Program at the LRC

OLED Lighting

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