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city: liverpool (new york)

ge electronics park (former)

from light emitting diode (led) posted in technology by pete_nice

Back in 1962, this was the campus for the Syracuse wing of General Electric. Constructed in 1945-1946, the original buildings housed a number of research facilities.

In 1962 at Electronics Laboratory Building #3, Nick Holonyak did the initial work and created the first light emitting diode (or LED). Fifty years later, the LED light bulb is now the most energy efficient light bulb on the market: LED light bulbs take 6-8 watts to power, versus 60 watts for an incandescent and 13-15 for a comparable CFL. Also, they are supposed to last for 10 million years.

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