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Dec 31, 2014

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Nobel Prizes Illuminating a New Year of Fantastic Light!

“Incandescent light bulbs lit the 20th century;  the 21st century will be lit by LED lamps,” according to members of the Nobel committee while announcing upcoming Nobel award winners: Japanese researchers Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and naturalized U.S.  citizen Shuji Nakamura.–The Star-Ledger 10-8-14

Although red and green light-emitting diodes have been used globally for the past 30 years, the Nobel Laureates discovery of blue LEDS has finally allowed for a fusion of red, green and blue to deliver a usable, energy-efficient white light source.*

LED light sources are revolutionizing the way we illuminate our homes and offices, and Nobel Prize winners are elated that their discovery will bring energy-efficient illumination to new heights.

See our top picks for LED lighting designs that promise to ring in the New Year with award-winning illumination…

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“Lattice” chandelier from Sonneman Lighting

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“Georgian Court” chandelier from ELK Lighting

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“Pandora” chandelier from ET2 Lighting

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“Magic Forest” chandelier from Lladró

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*NOTE:  Nick Holonyak, Jr. is considered by many to be the “Father of LED” for discovering the first visible-spectrum (red) LED in 1962.

About the Nobel Prize

The Nobel Laureates shared the limelight in Stockholm, Sweden, as they receive the Nobel Medal, Nobel Diploma and a document confirming the Nobel Prize amount from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. December 10th– A Magic Date

Since 1901, Nobel Prizes have been presented to the Laureates at ceremonies.  The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway and the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature and the Prize in Economic Sciences are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden.