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Biomimicry & Light Bulbs

Biomimicry & Light Bulbs

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Wednesday, May 22, 2019/Categories: sustainability, art and design

                                                      Firefly Bioluminescence (credit: Why is that?)

Electroluminescent light bulbs (LED's) can be annoying. The light can be to harsh, to bright, or emit a garish color. Taking a page out of biomimicry, by using fireflies as a bio-luminescent model, a novel solution for 'light emitting diodes' may be at hand. Just by changing the diode's design, lighting capacity was increased by 50%. The BBC created a short video to explain the discovery.

Such intelligent designs using biomimicry models are another important reason why protecting species of wild plants, animals, and insects is so critical.

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