Three scientists recently were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for what now seems like a ubiquitous invention: blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura were selected by the committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to share the honor, which led to a cost effective and environmentally friendly source of light.
LED, which can produce four times the light of a fluorescent bulb and nearly 20 times the light of a standard incandescent bulb, are used in a number of different ways in a wide range of products – including Code Blue’s emergency communication solutions.
Many of Code Blue’s industry leading Help Points® come equipped with the S-1000, a high intensity, energy efficient light the shines bright even in direct sunlight. At 270 Lumens (92 candela) of light, the S-1000 is one of the brightest on the market, providing high visibility that can improve safety and security at virtually any location, while also possessing low power consumption to save both money and the environment.
Additionally, the A-700 area light provides a highly visual light source that surrounds our Help Points and ensures rapid location in open areas, while LEDs also illuminate the faceplates that can house hands-free emergency speakerphones, card readers, cameras, directory listings or other security devices.
And speaking of Code Blue’s sophisticated speakerphones, LEDs are used for the call indicator lights, providing people with comfort of knowing contact is being made with first responders.