A unique approach for obtaining bright and efficient saturated green phosphors for alternating-current thin-film electroluminescent (ACTFEL) device applications is presented. The approach involves color-shifting blue SrS:Cu,F ACTFEL phosphors into the green region of the spectrum via the incorporation of alkali metal ions into the SrS lattice. Alkali metals are incorporated into SrS:Cu,F phosphors by using LiF, NaF, KF, RbF, or CsF coactivators. The best result to date is obtained by using a KF coactivator and results in a saturated green brightness and efficiency of 52.7 cd/m² and 0.973 lm/W (at a frequency of 60 Hz and an overvoltage of 40 V). In addition to providing a color shift, the alkali-metal fluorides improve the overall performance of the ACTFEL device by increasing the magnitude of the electric field and its uniformity across the phosphor through suppression of positive space charge.