light-emitting diode

light-emit·​ting diode

Definition of light-emitting diode

: led

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Recent Examples on the Web Harvey officials also said the city has received grant money that will be used to replace 625 streetlights and 610 traffic signal lights with more energy efficient light-emitting diode technology. Mike Nolan,, 13 Aug. 2021 One hot item was 65-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs. Tim Hornyak/tokyo, Time, 11 Aug. 2021 Investors may want to pick up a few shares of the organic light-emitting diode expert for three reasons: 1. Dallas News, 6 June 2021 Here’s how the QRNG chips from ID Quantique work, according to the company: At its core, the QRNG chip contains a light-emitting diode (LED) and an image sensor. Chris Smith, BGR, 13 Apr. 2021 His research helped pave the way for a blue light-emitting diode and, in turn, the modern energy-efficient LED lightbulb. Chieko Tsuneoka, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2021 Yao and his team reported on 17 February in Nature that such a film can create enough power to light a light-emitting diode, and 17 such devices connected together can power a cellphone. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 19 Aug. 2020 By comparison, light-emitting diode (LED) flashlights—which emit light from tiny electronic chips—can provide a burst of light while using less than one-quarter of the power. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, 31 July 2020 On the other hand, organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, screens skip the backlight and instead use an electric current to light up the pixels one by one. David Nield, Popular Science, 28 June 2020

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First Known Use of light-emitting diode

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Light-emitting diode.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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