Wondering what is LED? LED stands for Light Emitting Diode
The best part about LED lighting is yet to come. Do not get worried over having to change the sockets of your previous lighting system. Because, you can replace your old fluorescent, incandescent and halogen lights with LED lights right away. It is not required for you to change your existing lighting system. Many people only consider the initial price or the upfront price of switching to LED lights. However, the true cost related to light is not in the upfront cost, but in the cost that includes the consumption of energy of that light, the replacement cost as well as the maintenance cost. LED lights consume less energy than the traditional lights. It has been seen in research that they can help you cut the energy expenses to half. Even though the initial cost of such lights is a bit expensive, LED lights can help its users to bring back the cost by cutting on the energy bill cost in just two years' time. Another fact is that the LED lighting systems have longer life span. Whereas conventional lights have a life time of five thousand hours, LED lights can stay up to thirty thousand to fifty thousand hours. It means that you would not need to replace your lights for a decade and half. And you were worried about the initial cost? Think about the long term advantage that it provides.
Not only can LED lightings be used for home, it can also be applied in commercial aspects. Think of how much it will help you to cut expense in your organization that are related to replace and maintain the traditional lighting system. As they produce very little amount of heat in comparison to the conventional lights, you will also be able to cut the air conditioning cost as it will consume less energy. They are safe for human body as well as for the environment as there is no mercury or any other kind of toxic material in it. They are safe to dispose too.
LED lightings produce light by affecting the electroluminescence. Electrons recombine with the holes of a turned on semiconductor diode and thus discharge light. LED lights come in various colors, such as warm white, daylight white, cool white etc. The color of the lights differs depending on the amount of Kelvin produced. LED lights are also highly efficient. The fluorescent lights are fifteen to twenty percent energy efficient and the incandescent lights are two to three percent energy efficient. In comparison to that, the LED lighting systems are about fifty percent energy efficient. They are also better for the eyes as the LED lights do not produce any flicker and flickers can cause eye damage.