May 24, 2017

Lumileds Solid State Lighting Fellow George Craford Awarded IEEE Edison Medal

Category: Automotive, Display, Flash, Illumination

George Craford was selected for the prestigious IEEE Edison Medal for “a lifetime of pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of visible LED materials and devices.” Craford’s career spans from the early days when LEDs were first developed to delivery of high brightness LEDs suitable for commercial use in a variety of applications, including LED bulbs. He is best known for his invention of the yellow LED in 1972.