How do LEDs save energy?
By dusktrading | Thursday, September 12, 2013, 14:34
LED lamps & bulbs are very much the talk of the lighting industry at the moment – in fact they have been for quite a while now.
After all, these lights are extremely energy efficient and can shine for up to 50,000 hours.
And the good news is because of their popularity they are dropping in price and becoming more and more affordable.
Replacement LED lamps and bulbs can be retrofitted into existing fittings using 10% of the energy of incandescent lights.
So how do LEDs save energy?
Conventional incandescent bulbs and lamps, for example, generate a lot of heat when they light up (the filament must be warmed). So a high portion of the available electricity isn't going on producing visible light. LEDs, however, generate much less heat which noticeably cuts down the electricity demands.
LEDs are driven by direct current, and the amount of current determines the brightness. The brightness of the LED is proportional to the current flowing through the LED, more current, more light. So LEDs are energy saving lights.
The surge in popularity of LEDs has met with a dramatic increase in the variety of lamps and bulbs available – as you can see by our variety of products.