Imagine a home without lightbulbs. How would you see at night? Why, with “glowing paper” on the walls.
That’s the game plan of a company called Nth Degree Technologies. Their “glowing paper” is actually thin sheets of a substance called gallium nitride onto which the company would “print” millions of tiny light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
An LED looks kind of like a dimple on a golf ball. Most LEDs today are replacements for ordinary lightbulbs, but Nth Degree plans to make them so small that millions could be stamped or printed on a flat thin surface, creating a kind of “glowing paper.”
As noted in this Technology Review article published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the company believes it has created a “new kind of lighting.”