This video was shot by myself and my friend, Brennan Kelley, for GE. Photo is mine as well. They’re one of our biggest clients and always give us the most interesting assignments.
Reblogged from txchnologist :
This is Nick Holonyak, the man who invented the first practical visible light-emitting diode in 1962.
Originally dim and used primarily as indicator lights and for alphanumeric displays, LEDs have grown brighter and become ubiquitous light sources. Their surge to the front of the pack in the race to be king of future lighting technologies is the result of their energy efficiency, long life and low heat output.
At the time of his discovery, Holonyak was working as a scientist for GE, which sponsors this magazine. Today, at age 83, he holds the John Bardeen Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.