Plastic bulbs promise better light

Plastic bulbs promise better light

BBC: Researchers have developed a new type of plastic lighting that could be more efficient and produce a better quality light than fluorescent bulbs.

The scientists behind it say they believe the first units will be produced in 2013.

The new light source is called field-induced polymer electroluminescent (Fipel) technology. It is made from three layers of white-emitting polymer that contain a small volume of nanomaterials that glow when electric current is passed through them.

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