Today, we are going to talk about one of the most significant innovations of our age in the lighting industry, and that innovation is light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, which has become quite popular in recent years. There is a good chance that you have seen a good number of them in your own house, on the street, in stores, in the garage, and in most other locations; nevertheless, do you believe that you know enough about it?
Here we show you 6 FACTS about LED lighting that we think you do not know anything about:
1. A light-emitting diode, often known as LEDs, is a kind of solid-state lighting that employs the utilisation of a semiconductor in order to transform electric current into light. LED bulbs of today may be anywhere from six to seven times more energy efficient than traditional incandescent lights, and they can reduce overall energy consumption by more than 80 percent.
2. high quality LED light bulbs may have a useful life of more than 25,000 hours, which means they can last more than 25 times longer than conventional light bulbs. If you operate it seven days a week, 24 hours a day, it will still have a lifetime of more than three years.
3. Compared to incandescent lights, which squander 90 percent of their energy as heat, LEDs utilise energy in a far more efficient manner, resulting in very low heat loss.
4. LEDs are used in a wide variety of applications because of their unique characteristics, which include compact size, ease of maintenance, resistance to breakage, and the ability to focus the light in a single direction rather than having it go every which way. Some examples of these applications include traffic lights, vehicle brake lights, televisions, and display cases.
5. LEDs, do not contain mercury, and a recent research conducted by some international Energy Departments found that LEDs had a far lower effect on the environment than incandescent bulbs do. In addition, they offer an advantage over compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). It is anticipated that this will increase over the next several years as a result of the continuous development that LED technology will undergo.
6. In 1962, while still employed by GE, Nick Holonyak Jr. developed the first LED that emitted light in the visible spectrum. Since then, both the technology and the costs have advanced at a breakneck pace, which has resulted in LEDs becoming a competitive option for lighting. In the two years between 2011 and 2012, global sales of LED replacement bulbs increased by 22 percent, while the price of an LED bulb with a 60-watt equivalent saw a nearly 40 percent drop in price. It is anticipated that by the year 2030, LEDs will be responsible for seventy-five percent of all sales of lighting.