This observation may be useful in demystifying LEDs for lighting designers and engineers who are learning about solid-state lighting. However, it comes with a hidden danger. If we repeat the phrase often enough, the idea permeates our thinking about solid-state lighting design. In turn, this may cause us to neglect the unique attributes of LEDs and so overlook the obvious in our problem solving.
Two examples serve to illustrate this point: a solution to the problem of color-binning of LEDs for LCD television backlighting, and an approach to generating white light with variable color temperature.
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