History of LED (Light Emitting Diod)

Jan 15th, 2024

History of LED (Light Emitting Diod)

It all started in 1907 when an Englishman H. J. Round started poking things with an electric current, and a rock lit up, discovering the phenomenon of ‘electroluminescence.'

Oleg Losev a Russian experimented for another decade and a half trying to light up ‘rocks,’ and finally succeeded in producing the first rudimentary LED, but no one thought

much about it. It wasn’t until 1935 when a Frenchman George Destriau electrified zinc sulfide, and it glowed that he became known as the inventor of electroluminescence. 

Needless to say, a whole lot of experimentation and research went forward in semiconductor physics, then in 1947, the transistor, a major scientific advancement in electronics,

was invented. For this achievement Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956. The transistor was a major factor for the first little LED to enter 

the marketplace over a decade later.

First Commercial LEDs

Originally, LEDs were only dim little lights in electronic equipment or in decorations, but in the last decade, research and development teams of major, global manufacturers 

have developed powerful light emitting diodes used in a multitude of industries, and having a variety of applications in electronics, sound systems, car lights, emergency lights, 

advertising, and so much more. That’s where Muye vehicle assembly comes in because we use only cutting-edge, high-intensity LEDs in the police lights that we sell; we won’t 

settle for less! Any LED we select for one of our products must meet our high standards; they must be high-performance, durable, stable, reliable, and BRIGHT, and must be able 

to be seen for miles!