UH Chemist Focuses on Materials for LED Lighting

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LED lighting offers huge advantages in energy efficiency, lasting far longer and requiring 90 percent less power than incandescent bulbs. But the light-emitting diode bulbs aren’t perfect, and researchers continue to search for more efficient phosphors and other materials to improve performance.

Jakoah Brgoch, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Houston, has received a five-year, $656,000 NSF CAREER award to pursue answers.