LED Lights

Though many only remember LEDs as the small dotted lights used in high school technology classes, the little lights have gained more popularity in recent times, due to the long list of benefits they offer for engineers and interior designers in a myriad of applications. LED technology has developed rapidly and its unique features seem to motivate investment in this lighting alternative.

Physically, LED lights have the same interesting particularities that differentiate them from traditional lighting such as fluorescent or halogen lamps. LEDs, often assembled together in one light bulb, turn 90% of their energy into light. This means LED light bulbs produce significantly less heat and use their energy far more efficiently than halogen lights.

In addition to the higher productivity, LED light bulbs exceed greatly the life expectancy of a traditional light bulb, 50000 hours compared to 4000 hours for a normal light bulb. LEDs do not burst, but the light intensity slowly wears out after extended use. This feature makes LED lighting the preferred choice in modern applications such as traffic lights, public signalling and car lights.

LEDs normally produce a diffuse kind of light, not suitable for a spotlights. However, new technologies have focused on mirroring methods and LED light bulbs nowadays allow for precise and coloured light. Moreover, LEDs do not need a colour filter to colour the diffused light. You can also gather LEDs of different colours and thus produce an overlap of colours for a rich colour pallet.

LED light bulbs are generally more expensive to purchase but significantly reduce electricity bills as they allocate energy more efficiently. They also don’t contain Mercury, a polluting chemical present in traditional lighting, and allow for recycling. The combination of eco friendly materials and increased productivity make LED lights a viable lighting alternative for the future.

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