Frequently Asked Questions
What is Graphene?
Graphene is an isolated version of graphite, first discovered by two researchers, Prof Andre Geim and Prof Kostya Novoselov, from The University of Manchester in 2004. It is due to its remarkable physical properties that cause the pair to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, in 2010.
Scientists always knew that a two-dimensional crystal graphene existed, but no one knew how to extract it from graphite. It was During “Friday Night Experiments” that the pair regularly carried out that lead to the discovery of how to extract this thin layer of Graphite.
Science Fridays – The discovery of an efficient energy saving light bulb.
During one of these Friday sessions, the pair removed flakes of graphene from graphite, using sticky tape. While inspecting these flakes, they noticed some of the attached flakes were thinner than others, and so, graphene was born. It was from this Friday night experiment, which was usually a bit of fun, lead to the discovery of a material that can and will be used in a wide variety of industries.
The Production of low energy bulbs
The process used to first extract graphene from graphite is still very much used today. However, new and more effective ways are being researched to better improve the manufacturing process of this incredible mineral.
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What is Graphene LED and why is it such a low energy bulb?
A graphene LED light bulb is simply an LED light bulb where the base of the filament has been coated in graphene. Graphene helps to disperse heat, which makes the LED Bulb much brighter. This means a graphene LED light bulb requires a lower wattage in order to produce the same lumens output as a standard LED Bulb but for much longer, which is what makes the graphene LED range such a great low energy bulb.
With the addition of this graphene layer, LED lights are able to last even longer. LED lights already boast the benefit of lasting longer and using less energy. Graphene energy saving light bulbs, further enhance these benefits thus saving time, money and energy.
What makes Graphene a low energy bulb?
Wattage used to generate lumens output. In comparison to regular LED lighting, which by its own standards is very energy efficient already, graphene helps take LED lighting that next step forward in helping households reduce their carbon footprint and energy wasted year on year.
How long it lasts. It is well known that LED lights are already very energy efficient and longer life spans than traditional fluorescents or incandescent light bulbs. The introduction of Graphene to LED has helped supercharged the efficiency and lifespan of LED Lighting by 10% on average. Making it the most energy saving light bulb range, currently on the market with a lot more being spent on its further development.
Why should I buy a low energy bulb from LEDClever?
Situated in Manchester, we are at the heart of where this technology is being developed. It is due to where we are located, that has allowed us to produce a range of low energy bulb.
LEDClever is committed to further developing and introducing low energy bulb options, for domestic use. It is due to this that has helped us provide cost-effective lighting options, along with, a variety of products and brands. We endeavour to continually put the needs of our customers first when researching and developing new products, which is why we welcome any communication with us to better improve our range.