Benefits of Using LED Lights
, by Chas Waters, 9 min reading time
, by Chas Waters, 9 min reading time
The incandescent light bulb era is now over, and savvy consumers have moved on to the superior LED light — the future of household lighting. LED lights are as versatile as old-school incandescent bulbs, but they last much longer, stay cool to the touch and boost your energy efficiency.
LEDs — which stands for “Light-Emitting Diodes” — provide lighting up to 90 percent more efficiently than incandescent lights by passing an electrical current throughout a microchip. The moving current forces small, light-emitting diodes to illuminate, casting brilliant light throughout your space.
With LEDs, you can have a brighter tomorrow and flip the switch on what’s considered “standard” lighting today.
While you may have only been using LED lights for the past two decades, LED technology is older than you might expect.
LEDs were initially developed in the early 1960s by scientist Nick Holonyak as a new type of laser, not as a replacement for traditional incandescent lighting. Holonyak used gallium arsenide phosphide to color the laser red so he could easily see the light emitting from the diode. Later, Holonyak realized this LED laser could be utilized as an effective light source.
In its early development, LEDs were used in circuit boards, digital watches, calculators and, later, as traffic and brake lights. Nearly 20 years ago, more stores started carrying LED bulbs ranging from elegant chandelier bulbs to versatile bulbs for indoor lamps and large outdoor floodlights. Its unique design features a current moving through a microchip that forces light-emitting diodes to light up. This makes LEDs eco-friendly and helps them last three times longer than incandescents.
Watts are the measurement we typically reference when buying lightbulbs. But wouldn’t it make more sense to purchase light bulbs based on how much light they provide? It isn’t traditionally a popular method to measure the light output of a bulb by lumens, but it is the most appropriate method for determining LED light output.
A watt is a unit of power that measures the number of joules produced per second by the bulb. Higher wattages produce a stronger light because they use more power to function. Lumens measure the actual light produced by the bulb when it’s set on its highest brightness setting. The higher the lumen count, the brighter the lightbulb.
There’s nothing worse than changing an incandescent bulb that’s gone out, only to burn your fingers on the burning hot glass. When you make the switch to LED bulbs, you’ll never have to worry about burnt fingertips again.
LEDs use advanced light sinks to absorb the heat produced by the LED, dispersing it into the nearby surroundings. LEDs use a variety of different heat sink designs to manage the heat output, but the most popular types mimic the shapes and sizes of standard incandescent bulbs.
When you stop by your local hardware store, you may find the selection of different light bulbs and lighting solutions overwhelming. With cheaper and familiar incandescent bulbs neatly lining the shelves, why should you consider making the switch to LED bulbs?
By swapping out your incandescent bulbs with LEDs, you can experience a range of useful advantages:
With LED bulbs in your favorite light fixtures, you can also embrace your inner flower child. Along with the significant advantages of LED lights, LEDs are also an eco-friendly lighting solution. Some of the unbeatable benefits of LEDs for the environment include:
Make your home or organization feel like new with LED lights. When replacing your incandescent light bulbs, think outside the box and embrace creative solutions and installations for exceptional LED lighting. LED bulbs are incredibly versatile, and with their variety of sizes and color options, they’re the perfect illumination tool.
Start placing these around your favorite living spaces and in cramped, hard-to-see areas like closets, bookcases and drawers. Consider these other brilliant LED installation ideas too:
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