Post-doctoral fellow Wanyi Nie, inspecting a FIPEL light
David Carroll (right) and graduate student Greg Smith, with a couple of the FIPEL lights
Fluorescent lights are one of those things that you see everywhere, but that nobody likes. They flicker, they hum, they produce a rather unattractive light, plus they’re fragile and contain toxic substances. They may also be on their way out – scientists from North Carolina’s Wake Forest University have created a new form of lighting that they say could be used in the same large-scale applications as fluorescent bulbs, but that lacks their shortcomings.
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