György Szigeti

Physicist, Inventor

1905 – 1978

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Who was György Szigeti?

György Szigeti, also known as Gyorgy Szigeti, was a Hungarian physicist and engineer who developed tungsten lamps.

In 1923 at Tungsram Ltd., a research laboratory was established for improving light sources, mainly electric bulbs. The head of that laboratory was Ignácz Pfeiffer, whose research staff included Szigeti, along with Zoltan Bay, Tivadar Millner, Imre Bródy, Ernő Winter, and others.

Szigeti worked together with Zoltan Bay on metal-vapor lamps and fluorescent light sources. They received a U.S. patent on "electroluminescent light sources" that were made of silicon carbide; these light sources were the ancestors of light-emitting diodes.

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Born
1905
Nationality
  • Hungary
Profession
Died
1978

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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