New white LED technology with luminescent proteins
White light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the next big thing in lighting. They are now being used in a wide range of lighting applications from indoor to road lighting such as streetlights, flashlights, and vehicle headlights. Nevertheless, they still have room for improvement, as current manufacturing processes are either very expensive or based on unsustainable inorganic metals. The EU-funded ARTIBLED project will introduce a new, rather unusual manufacturing method to produce low-cost and highly efficient LEDs: using artificial fluorescent proteins. Scientists are planning to synthesise these proteins in bacteria by combining tailored natural and de novo protein scaffolds with synthetic LED emitters. Project achievements will keep Europe at the forefront of innovation in lighting.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action