Vu1 Documentary – Electron Stimulated Luminescence

I wrote about a company called Vu1 a while ago – Vu1 has the ESL technology lamp, which stands for Electron-Stimulated Luminescence.  It’s an interesting concept that tries to replace the idea of the light bulb into something completely different yet stunningly similar.

Reader Chinco Erai posted about a documentary video in the comments recently – it was an excellent look at the ESL technology – check it out!

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    • Jim
      Jim says:

      Nick – I think it’s about 6000 hours. Not nearly enough, but I am still unclear at why it’s such a low number. I’m still trying to figure that out.

  1. James Kelley
    James Kelley says:

    If this lives up to its full potential, this could be, how do they put it, a disruptive technology? Well, a game changer anyway. If it does everything they are claiming, just the novelty of it producing light from a glowing bulb will be enough to pique people’s curiosity and with that going for it, it will sell itself. I wish this company the best of luck. It’s always a wonderful thing to witness a great idea coming to fruition. Please keep following this company for us. Thanks, Jim.

  2. Kit Valo
    Kit Valo says:

    CFL in the movie has really poor color rendering qualities, although today we have quite a range to choose from: Ra 60 to 90 per cent. Besides there are different color temperatures so a user now does have options (2700K, 3000K 4000K), even if we speek about E27 socket.

    But interesting video! Jim, thanx for keeping us updated on what’s going on!

  3. Eric
    Eric says:

    I just came across this. I am very interested in lighting issues, and this seems like it could hold promise. It looks like the spectral output is superior to fluorescent or LED lights. I do wonder if there are any emissions such as electron/beta radiation that should be taken into consideration. Anyway, I will be looking into further. Thanks.

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