Wake Forest University researchers have developed a lighting solution based on FIPEL technology that gives off a soft white glow, and is still sustainable.

Wake Forest University researchers have created a new type of lighting that doesn’t buzz or flicker like fluorescent office lights. Based on field-induced polymer electroluminescent (FIPEL) technology, the shatterproof alternative gives off a soft white light similar to sunlight rather than a garishly bright glint.

It is made of three layers of moldable white-emitting polymer blended with a small amount of nanomaterials that glow when stimulated. This new lighting solution is at least twice as efficient as compact fluorescent bulbs and on par with LEDs. David Carroll, professor of physics and director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, said:

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