Edinburgh Grads Look to Innovate LED Lighting with LED Bulbs with Incandescent Design


Four graduates from the University of Edinburgh are finding success with their own take on LED lighting, designed to look just like classic light bulbs. 

Dawson and his co-founders – William Symington, Joshua Ward and Maxwell Wood – spotted a gap in the market for LEDs that mimic the aesthetic of vintage incandescent light bulbs.“Most people think of LEDs as bulky, expensive and producing cold, white light, so we wanted to bring to market a product that would plug that hole,” Dawson said.Tala’s lights feature filaments comprising layers of tiny LEDs built onto a sapphire substrate, and went on sale in September after a year of prototyping.Dawson said: “They have absolutely flown off the shelves and we’re now starting to talk to some of the larger retailers in the UK, and international ones are showing interest too.” 

Read more at The Scotsman.


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