Chancellor George Osborne and Sir Kostya Novoselov with the graphene lightbulb
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University of Manchester partnership launch graphene lightbulb

A University of Manchester research and innovation partnership has commercially launched a graphene lightbulb.

The new lightbulb developed by Graphene Lighting plc has lower energy emissions, a longer lifetime and lower manufacturing costs.

The graphene lightbulbs, believed to be the first commercial application of graphene will be on the shelves in the next few months.

Professor Colin Bailey, deputy president and deputy vice-chancellor of The University of Manchester said: “This lightbulb shows that graphene products are becoming a reality, just a little more than a decade after it was first isolated – a very short time in scientific terms.

“This is just the start. Our partners are looking at a range of exciting applications, all of which started right here in Manchester.

“It is very exciting that the NGI has launched its first product despite barely opening its doors yet.”

Graphene business director, James Baker, said: “The graphene lightbulb is proof of how partnering with the NGI can deliver real-life products which could be used by millions of people.

“This shows how The University of Manchester is leading the way not only in world-class graphene research but in commercialisation as well.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Sophia Taha .

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