light-emitting diode

noun
light-emit·​ting diode

Definition of light-emitting diode

: led

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Samsung, which supplies the organic light-emitting diode screens used in Apple iPhones, is also developing a clamshell-like foldable phone and has already created dozens of prototypes, one of the people said. latimes.com, "Samsung completes folding phone redesign after screen failures," 4 July 2019 Prospective investors in Japan Display are worried that Apple may drop liquid-crystal display models from its iPhone lineup in 2020 and switch entirely to organic light-emitting diode panels, a newer technology already used in some iPhones. Kosaku Narioka, WSJ, "Apple Looks Willing to Help Struggling iPhone-Display Maker," 18 June 2019 Both states effectively prohibit the use of any lighting technology that draws more power than efficient light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, Milton says. oregonlive.com, "Oregon and other states fail to require energy efficiency rules for legal pot grows," 30 June 2019 These include making organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) in a way that allows the pixels to bend without degrading and creating a hinge that won't cause the screen to pop off. Ahiza Garcia, CNN, "Why it's so hard to make a foldable smartphone," 26 June 2019 In these TVs, the LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, function as a backlight, which transmits the image through the LCD (liquid crystal display) screen. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "OLED or QLED: Which TV Is Right for You?," 4 June 2019 The team observed how bats responded to streetlights powered by either ultraviolet light (UV) or light-emitting diodes (LEDs). National Geographic, "Light pollution hurts urban bats. Trees can help.," 17 Apr. 2019 Most smartphones use organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) in their digital displays. Ahiza Garcia, CNN, "The iPhone's new dark mode: Why you should care," 5 June 2019 Now, perovskites are turning the tables, converting electrons into light with an efficiency on par with that of the commercial organic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) found in cellphones and flat screen TVs. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "LEDs created from wonder material could revolutionize lighting and displays," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of light-emitting diode

1968, in the meaning defined above

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