The Role of Sapphire in LEDs

High-brightness LEDs are replacing incandescent bulbs in many architainment applications, but did you know that blue, green, and white LEDs rely upon sapphire materials for their production? At the mention of sapphire, a majority of the population might immediately conjure up images of fine jewelry; yet this very same material is a critical component in the optoelectronics industry, enabling production of high-brightness LEDs used in an increasing number of end-use applications.

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