The Fundamentals and Applications of Light-Emitting Diodes

  • 6h 28m
  • Govind B. Nair
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2020

The Fundamentals and Applications of Light-Emitting Diodes: The Revolution in the Lighting Industry examines the evolution of LEDs, including a review of the luminescence process and background on solid state lighting. The book emphasizes phosphor-converted LEDs that are based on inorganic phosphors but explores different types of LEDs based on inorganic, organic, quantum dots, perovskite-structured materials, and biomaterials. A detailed description is included about the diverse applications of LEDs in fields such as lighting, displays, horticulture, biomedicine, and digital communication, as well as challenges that must be solved before using LEDs in commercial applications. Traditional light sources are fast being replaced by light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The fourth generation of lighting is completely dominated by LED luminaires. Apart from lighting, LEDs have extended their hold on other fields, such as digital communications, horticulture, medicine, space research, art and culture, display devices, and entertainment. The technological promises offered by LEDs have elevated them as front-runners in the lighting industry.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Luminescence
  • Fundamentals of LEDs
  • Semiconductor LEDs
  • Phosphor-Converted LEDs
  • Advanced Variants of LEDs
  • General Lighting
  • Digital Communications and Display Devices
  • Biomedical Applications
  • Horticultural Applications
  • Current Trends and Innovations