We all know It's not exactly easy going green. For home lighting applications, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) hold the promise of being both environmentally friendly and versatile.
Smartphone snapshots could be instantly converted into perfectly-lit professional-looking photographs, thanks to a processor chip developed at MIT.
The lighting, based on field-induced polymer electroluminescent (FIPEL) technology, also gives off a soft, white light, rather than the yellowish tone of fluorescents or LEDs' bluish tinge.
Vision researchers - rather than lighting engineers - say they've made a discovery that could save the US billions of dollars in electricity costs per year.
Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have created a remarkably effective fluorescent blue OLED.
LEDs are one of the few types of lighting that actually give you enough light to see by, while still being good for the environment... or maybe not.