AND IT’S ADVANTAGES
What is LED?
LED, which means light-emitting diode, has been introduced as a practical electrical component in 1962, and since then LED Lighting has seen many uses in the modern world including televisions, DVDs, players and others commercial products.
Till lately, LED lighting has been impractical for most applications because it is built around expensive and advanced semiconductor technology, but their prices have dropped in recent years making LED lighting the best option for energy efficient, eco-friendly lightning. The advantages of LED lighting are profound, making them much more popular in the latest years than CFLs and Incandescent lights.
Advantages of LED lighting
The main advantage LEDs have, is that they generate miniscule heat. A higher percentage of the electrical power is going directly to generating light, which cuts down on the electricity demands considerably. For one, there are LED bulbs that require less than 2 watts to generate the same amount of visible light that a 20 watt light bulb would produce.
In addition, LEDs are more all-around efficient than Incandescent lights and CFLs. They do not contain any filament that would burn out, which makes them last a lot longer; these lights can last from 50,000 to 100,000 hours. Incandescent light bulbs usually last around 1,000 hours and CFLs are good for about 10,000 hours.
What this means for you
Replacing your standard light bulbs with much more energy efficient LED lighting bulbs, you will end up saving a lot of electricity. While LEDs currently cost more than incandescent bulbs, they will last a lot longer-thus saving you money in the long run, and you won’t have to worry about replacement bulbs. Also, as stated above, for the eco-conscious people, LEDs give no emissions and have no mercury or any other toxic substances other bulbs have.
How to use LED lighting
LED lighting is commonly used in flashlights, car lights, reading/desk lamps and more. They are also directional, which makes them ideal for highlighting a specific area, such as steps, exits, doors or if you are looking to decorate your house with directional lighting, you must definitely use LED lighting bulbs, such as the MR16. This will enable you to highlight art, paintings or anything you like; it can also make rooms appear bigger. The efficiency and durability of LED lighting bulbs make them ideal to install in places such as floor boards and other locations throughout your home.