LED Impacts

Early Development of the LED.

An early LED

Modern day LED

Modern LEDs in a TV screen

LEDs have come a long way since they were first invented by Nick Holonyak, Jr. We now find them throughout our everyday lives in a variety of appliances, ranging from lights, TVs, cell phones, traffic lights, and vehicles.

– Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory. This is where Holonyak’s office was located while a professor at Illinois.


Photo 1: Early Light Emitting Diode. (1962). Alumni and Faculty Biographical (Alumni News Morgue) File, 1882-1995. Record Series Number: 26/4/1, Box 1, Folder Holonyak, Nick Jr. , 1950, M.S. 1954, Ph.D. 1954 . University of Illinois Archives.

Photo 2: File:RBG-LED.jpg. (2017, October 26). Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Retrieved April 24,2015 from https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:RBG-LED.jpg&oldid=264650601. Retrieved April 24, 2015.

Photo 3: LED TV. Retrieved April 24, 2015 fromhttp://cdn.ndtv.com/tech/images/benq_l700_series_led.jpggure 4.