The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. LEDs are opening a new way to be eco-light, that is, to save energy when you are lighting a specific space. LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. When designed well, LED lighting systems are more efficient, versatile, and lasts longer.
For this reason, regarding the electrical aspect, there are two areas to be engrossed in; reducing electricity consumption and optimizing resources. Through the use of LED lamps, both of the above can be met. The reduction in energy consumption is obvious and perhaps the most outstanding advantage. The reduction of consumption of a single LED bulb (4W), can be more than 12 times compared with traditional bulbs (50W) and more than 3 times compared to the so-called “low” (4W). But in addition, especially in public buildings where there is a proliferation of fluorescent lamps, maintenance is also reduced, since the life of this new enlightenment is considerably higher.
LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Key differences include the following:
- Light Source: White light is typically made through a mix of red, green and blue LEDs. Equally important, LEDs are the size of a fleck of pepper.
- Direction: LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. This feature makes LEDs more efficient for many uses such as recessed downlights and task lighting. On the contrary, in other types of lighting, light must be reflected in the desired direction and more than half of the light may never leave the fixture.
- Heat: LEDs emit very little heat. In comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat. On the other hand, CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat.
LED lighting systems are currently available in a wide variety of home and industrial products, and the list is growing every year. The rapid development of LED technology leads to more products and improved manufacturing efficiency, which also results in lower prices. LED is a highly energy-efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting.
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