Understanding LEDs and how they are used – podcast

If you’re trying to ease your way back into work after a Christmas and New Year break and you’re looking for some inspiration and a motivational kick-start, give this a try.

We are surrounded by LEDs. The next time you are in a major shopping complex, department store or the lobby of your local cinema multiplex, make a note. But have you ever wondered how they actually work? Possibly not, but it’a something worth knowing.

Nora Young

CBC Radio‘s Nora Young presents Spark, a focused but accessible, relatable and entertaining listen that examines “how new technology shapes the way we understand ourselves and the world around us”. Butterfly On The Wheel is a set of programmes “about technological advancements that had a much larger impact than most people anticipated”.

Click here to listen to The Butterfly Effect Part 4: The LED on CBC Radio

In the first part of this edition, with guests Carrie Meadows, managing editor of LEDs Magazine and Zheng-Hong Lu, a materials science and engineering professor at the University of Toronto and the Canada Research Chair in organic optoelectronics, Nora discusses the origins of light-emitting diodes as a light source and developments that have resulted in the use of LED screen technology in high-end content production .

Click here to listen to The Butterfly Effect Part 4: The LED on Apple Podcasts

Nora then goes onto to talk to Kevin McGeagh, the head of virtual production at Toronto’s Virtual Production House about how LED screens have helped to revolutionise high-end content production before returning to Carrie and Zheng for a wrap-up on how LEDs and screens are going to become more commonplace in our lives.

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Source: The Spark