The most sophisticated and energy-efficient light source currently available is LED. LED technology is evolving at a rapid pace, with color and brightness continually increasing while costs continue to fall. LEDs are extremely energy efficient, emit little heat, and may last up to 5 times longer than the next closest light source. LEDs used to only be found only in things like TVs and toys that light up. Nowadays, many are switching to LEDs as their main source of overhead lighting at home and in the workplace.
What are LEDs and how do they work?
The light emitting diode (LED) is a type of electronic device that emits light. In comparison to incandescent light bulbs, LED lighting products provide up to 90% more light. What is the mechanism behind them? A microchip receives an electrical signal that ignites the small light sources known as LEDs, resulting in visible light. Heat generated by LEDs is collected into a heat sink to prevent performance concerns.
The pros of LED lights
- Energy Efficient + Long-Lasting: There’s no denying that the rise in popularity of LED bulbs is linked to efficiency compared to incandescent, compact fluorescent (CFL) and fluorescent bulbs. It takes less energy to illuminate small LEDs, which means lower energy consumption, reduced energy bills and better for the environment (since many products can be recycled).
- Environmentally Friendly: They last longer, don’t result in the emissions of as much CO2 and normally don’t contain any toxic materials, like the mercury vapor in CFL.
- Low fire risk: Typically, led lights have lower infra-red and ultraviolet output. This can also mean a lower fire risk, especially compared to halogen downlights.
- Easier to Control: When comparing a light with an LED flashlight, you’ll see that the LED flashlight generates a very brilliant, concentrated beam, while the other light produces a broad, dull beam. A mirror is required to expand and project the light from an incandescent bulb, but LED beams may be directed anywhere without the necessity of mirrors or casing. The difference you’re noticing is due to the controllability of each beam from the light.
Upgrade to a more energy-efficient LED the next time you need to update your light bulbs. With the assistance of Comet Electric, you can brighten up your house and the future of the planet.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]