Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Cooler Light Source Saves Money, Saves the Planet
A spin-off company from Wake Forest, PureLux Inc uses nanotechnology to produce visible light directly without heating a filament or gas. Unlike other new lighting solutions such as compact fluorescents, PureLux technology requires no warm-up period – it’s bright as soon as you turn it on. “If you have a lighting source that does not create heat as a byproduct and can illuminate a space as well as or better than any other solution, think about how much it can lower costs – and environmental impact – in every office building,” David Carroll, the lead researcher for Purelux and Director of the Center of Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials said.