New LED technology

KeyGrip

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As long as they can keep the efficiancy the same, the biggest effect will be lower prices, especially among smaller manufacturers like McGizmo and Elektrolumens who can't realistically order emitters in the same volume as SureFire or Maglite. As for how soon; it's still at the university level and I would guess that it's going to take a few years to "get right" before the big companies pay attention. I hope I'm wrong, though, it looks very cool.
 

McGizmo

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That's cool! It seems the emphasis is on cost reduction here and not necessarily improvements in efficiencies or efficacy over the present LED's. In terms of quantity and quality of light, who know how this technology will compare to current devices. :shrug:
 

TONY M

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I reckon that the main demand in the near future will be for cheaper LED lighting in housing rather than high efficiency just yet. Even substandard LED lighting beats still beats old age incan.
I can't wait to finally eliminate all of the incan lighting from my house. I'm getting closer.
 

Juggernaut

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I reckon that the main demand in the near future will be for cheaper LED lighting in housing rather than high efficiency just yet. Even substandard LED lighting beats still beats old age incan.
I can't wait to finally eliminate all of the incan lighting from my house. I'm getting closer.

I thought LED lights dim with long time use "like in years"
 
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