Will LED Light Bulbs beat Solid State Lighting Advances?

Seems Matsushita Electric Works Panasonic announced details of a new solid state lighting product line and the research that surrounds it to the general public during the 21st International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference held in Poland last month.

Though the company claims their new silicon light bulb technology might one day be as important as LED and OLED lighting, it appears unlikely as Panasonic's BSD(Ballistic electron Surface-emitting Device)lighting technology doesn't currently have the potential to upset the lead that LED Lighting has, given the usable life (10,000 hours) and lumens per watt (100 lumens per Watt) that the data claims, not to mention the price point for LED Light Bulbs has been falling very fast.

This was developed in cooperation with the Graduate School of Engineering at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and most likely uses licensed technology from Group IV Semiconductor (in Canada)- which has developed a silicon chip that excites Xenon gas to emit UV light from within the vacuum bulb which in turn causes the phosphor to fluoresce.

Any Solid State Lighting technology, Silicon based or otherwise that can push forward Solid State Grow Lights is always a positive.