What is LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED)?

Electronic device, the diode, that emits light by restricting electric current through it. LED-based lighting bulbs consume little current and last for decades. Red or green came from older LEDs made from semiconductor material such as gallium arsenide. Any color emits from newer LEDs made from synthetic materials like phenylenevinyl.

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