Why LEDs?

Profile image for dusktrading

By dusktrading | Friday, January 03, 2014, 09:53

LED stands for light emitting diode and is light produced using the movement of electrons

LEDs have been the talk of the lighting world for quite some time now. Each day seems to bring about a new LED story in the media – from their use in domestic energy efficiency upgrades to their role in illuminating some of the world's biggest stadia.

LEDs played a played a prominent role in the London 2012 Olympics no less.

Indeed, while LED's represented 7% of the worlds' total lighting market in 2008 the US Department of Energy predicts a significant rise in market share to around 50% by 2027. Suffice to say, they're becoming increasingly popular.

What is so special about LEDs?

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.

In fact, LED lights are reputed to be around 300% more efficient than fluorescent lighting and up to 1,000% more efficient than a standard incandescent bulb.

What are the other benefits of LEDs over conventional light sources?

- A longer operational life. LEDs have a life of about 50,000 hours.

- More compact. No other lamp possesses such small dimensions for a comparative light output.

- Do not emit ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) radiation. LEDs do not radiate heat in the direction of the illuminated object; they can therefore be used to illuminate materials that fade easily, food, works of art etc.

- More durable against impact and vibration.

- They produce effective coloured light. More than 16 million colours.

The surge in popularity of LEDs has met with a dramatic increase in the variety of LED light options available around the home. They also handily fit easily into contemporary electronics circuits.

Please take time to look at our wide range of LED Lamps & Bulbs, LED kitchen lighting, bathroom lighting and lounge and hall lighting.

      

Comments

       
max 4000 characters
        
   

Latest Stories in Exmouth

       
      

Local Vouchers

       
  • Let us clean your home!

    Clean Sweep SW Ltd

    Established for 8 years, we specialise in professional domestic cleaning, and work closely with our clients to make their lives easier. Call Clean Sweep on 01392 832969 for more details.

    Contact: 01392346660

    Valid until: Friday, October 31 2014

     
  • We Buy Used Motorhomes

    North Devon Motorhomes

    We buy used motorhomes, best cash prices paid.
    Tel: 01271 866333 - Mobile: 07769 754968

    Terms: www.NDMH.co.uk

    Contact: 01271 866333

    Valid until: Friday, October 10 2014

     
  • Up to £450 off Neff appliances when you buy a System Six Kitchen

    System Six Kitchens

    We are delighted to announce an exciting new Cashback offer on Neff appliances. Available until 31st Oct 2014 System Six Kitchens Customers will be able to receive either £150, £300 or £450 Cashback.

    Terms: For Terms and Conditions please visit https://www.systemsixkitchens.co.uk/news/view/?rid=100254

    Contact: 01392349730

    Valid until: Friday, October 31 2014

     
   

Local Jobs

       
   

Search for...

       
        
Min price is bigger than Max price
        
Min price is bigger than Max price
        
Min rent is bigger than Max rent