What are LED Lights?
LED lights are fast becoming the most popular lighting solution around the world due to their high impact resistance, long lasting nature and amazing energy saving properties. Having said that, what are led lights and how do led lights work?
LED Lights Explained
A ‘light emitting diode’, more commonly referred to as an LED, is a semiconductor which is a material that conducts electricity. In the past, LED lights were not very suitable for day to day lighting requirements as they could not accurately produce white light without grouping together red, blue, and green LED chips which only produced a light that appeared white.
As with all technology, advancements in LED lighting allows modern LED lights to come in a variety of warm and cool whites, just like incandescent and halogen bulbs, as well as in a variety of colours including green, red, blue, orange purple, yellow and aqua to name a few.
Uses for LED Lights
LED lighting technology has improved tenfold since then which means they can be used for a wide variety of applications. LED lights are also much more resistant to damage than other types of bulbs which opens up a world of possible uses including:
- Indoor lighting
- Outdoor lighting
- Garden lighting
- Decorative lighting
- Strip lighting
- Christmas lights
LED Lights - Long Lasting and Energy Efficient
LED lights are increasingly becoming the popular lighting solution for both home and business applications because of their amazing energy efficient properties. LED lights use much less power than traditional forms of lighting in order to produce a comparable bright glow.
LED light bulbs can also be expected to last for upwards of 30,000 hours or more which is much longer than standard bulbs which have a much lower lifespan of roughly 1100 hours. Basically once you install an led light, you should not have to think about it for years as most bulbs will last for over 10 years of normal use.
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