Laser diodes are lighting’s future

says Nobel Prize winner Nakamura

In the next five years we can expect laser diodes to appear in lighting products, making them even more efficient than lighting based on traditional LED technology.

That’s according to Shuji Nakamura, who recently won the Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of blue LED. When asked by Lux Review what he hopes to achieve over the next half decade, the Nobel laureate and co-founder of GaN-on-GaN-based lighting manufacturer Soraa pointed to laser diodes as the next potential technological breakthrough.

“It’s a great opportunity for the next lighting products,” he said.