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The super strong material Graphene, which was discovered in Manchester University, integrated into LED light bulbs will be available in the market soon. The light bulb is said to be cheaper than other LEDs in the market, and is said to last longer as well. 

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year. The dimmable bulb contains a filament-shaped LED coated in graphene. It was designed at Manchester University, where the material was discovered. It is said to cut energy use by 10% and last longer owing to its conductivity. The National Graphene Institute at the university was opened this month. Prof Colin Bailey said the graphene light bulb was just the beginning The light bulb was developed by a Canadian-financed company called Graphene Lighting - one of whose directors is Prof Colin Bailey, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Manchester. It is expected to be priced lower than some LED bulbs, which can cost about £15 each. Read the whole story at BBC.com.


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