The Lighting Revolution

International Year of Light Blog

Light-Emitting Diodes are ubiquitous in our daily lives, helping to provide light in our homes as well as give a crisp display in TV and smartphones screens. But if it wasn’t for the pioneering work of three researchers in Japan — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano from Nagoya University and Shuji Nakamura then based at the Nichia Corporation — it might have been different.

Shuji Nakamura. Credit: Randall Lamb Shuji Nakamura. Credit: Randall Lamb

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