The Graphene Light Bulb will Go On Sale later This year
Graphene is often been labeled a “wonder material” and since its discovery in 2004 many experts believe this futuristic nano-material will revolutionize the world. Able to be made stronger than steel and with incredible properties there are a wealth of possible applications from aircraft frames to false teeth, however it’s not really been used for much. That is until now.
A new grapheme light bulb developed by Canadian-financed Company Graphene Lighting is due to go on sale soon and is expected to retail at around £15, Which is comparable to many LED light bulbs available today.
Prof Colin Bailey, deputy vice chancellor at the University of Manchester UK, and also a director of Graphene Lighting was quoted by BBC in their report as saying, “The graphene light bulb will use less energy. We expect it to last longer. The manufacturing costs are lower and it uses more and more sustainable components”
The National Graphene Institute was opened at the University of Manchester earlier this month thanks to help from government investment and the European Regional Development Fund. With more than 35 companies already partnered with them the future looks bright for graphene in the UK and it will be interesting to see what commercial uses they can develop for this wonder material.
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