Then and Now: The History of LED

Then and Now: The History of LED

XXI century may surely be called “The Century of LED”. The technology enters new facets becoming more and more popular each day. Millions of people are fascinated by this new trend.

But it is not as new as it seems. LED’s history dates back to the beginning of XX century when one little discovery was made…

The History of LED

These are not all the people who contributed into LED lighting development. For over a century dozens of tractates, papers and inventions were created. Each one was a little step to the day when LED lights left the laboratories to enter our houses.

Nowadays the technology evolves even faster. Engineers and physicists work hard on LEDs brightness improvement and production costs decrease. And their offers bear fruits: year by year LED production becomes more affordable and fine.

Roland Haitz has even established a law, which states that every decade, the cost per lumen falls by a factor of 10, and the amount of light generated per LED package increases by a factor of 20.

Haitz Law

If the forecast is true our future is gonna be bright in every sense of the word. Wish for more? Read about the future of LED industry in our article Global LED Lighting Market Forecast.

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