(Reuters) – An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs.
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and Japanese-born U.S. citizen Shuji Nakamura won the prize for developing the blue light-emitting diode (LED) — the missing piece that now allows manufacturers to produce white-light lamps.
The arrival of such lamps is changing the way homes and workplaces are lit, offering a longer-lasting and more efficient alternative to the incandescent bulbs pioneered by Joseph Swan and Thomas Edison at the end of the 19th century.
Frances Saunders, president of Britain’s Institute of Physics, said the shift offered the potential for huge energy savings.
“With 20 percent of the world’s electricity used for lighting, it’s been calculated that optimal use of LED lighting could reduce this to 4 percent. Akasaki, Amano and Nakamura’s research has made this possible and this prize recognizes this contribution,” she said.
“Red and green LEDs have been around for a long time but blue was really missing. Thanks to the blue LED we now can get white light sources which have very high energy efficiency and very long lifetime,” Per Delsing, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, told a news conference.
.The award is a notable example of a practical discovery winning the prize, in contrast to last year when the physics prize went to scientists who predicted the existence of the Higgs boson particle that explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
“Incandescent light bulbs lit the 20th century; the 21st century will be lit by LED lamps,” the academy said in a statement awarding the 8 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize.
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On April 12th, 2015, the shovels hit the ground on new real estate in Winkler, Manitoba. This sod turning event marked the first stages in moving the Gospel Mission Church from its Pembina Ave. location after 11 years to 15th Street. From the first service in a shared building in April 2005 with Emmanuel Mennonite Church, to holding their first service in their new building on April 24th, 2016 – the changes were welcomed.
Driving onto the gravel parking lot to meet for the first time, Electra Sign provided a detailed presentation using the EMC Demo Truck to visualize the technologies available in an electronic messaging centre(EMC). How these technologies would enhance the communications of the Church and the surrounding communities. With more than 250 members and service attendance of over 800 regularly, Gospel Mission Church has become a recognized gathering with members(partners) growing constantly.
Capturing the unique beauty of the Church, Electra Sign’s team custom designed, manufactured and installed a 14-foot-high, double-sided 12mm electronic messaging centre. Boasting full colour high resolution imagery and animation, this structure compliments the building and its shape.
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Gospel Mission Church
855 15th Street
Phone: (204) 325-6388
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