LEDs are an amazing invention that have been hugely impacting the way the lighting industry is being run. If you don’t know much about them don’t worry. Here are three of the most important things that you need to know.
What is the definition of LED?
LED stands for light-emitting diode. According to Wikipedia a light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a p–n junction diode that emits light when activated. When a suitable current is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. This effect is called electroluminescence, and the colour of the light (corresponding to the energy of the photon) is determined by the energy band gap of the semiconductor. LEDs are typically small (less than 1 mm2) and integrated optical components may be used to shape the radiation pattern.
What is LED Lighting?
A light-emitting diode is a semiconductor device. It emits light that is visible when an electrical current is passing through it. Incandescent and CFL bulbs, LED lights turn energy into light more efficiently. Ultimately using less energy. This is why if you ever touch a LED light it will be almost cool to the touch. You can leave these lights on all night and not see a hike in your electricity bill. Many LEDs have a life of up to 50,000 hours. That is about 50 times longer than your average incandescent. If used every day for 12 hours the LED lightbulb would last more than 10 years. Our Live Long LED filaments have a 10 year warranty. Used 12 hours a day this bulb will last more than 11 years. A fun fact is that the technology for LED has been around for over 50 years.
How do LED Lights Work?
LED lights are fairly inexpensive to produce. That is why people were so excited when the LED lights were first invented. I won’t bore you with the technical details just a few crucial ones. Diodes use InGan as the semiconductor creating a blue bright light. It is then coated with phosphor to create the bright beautiful light that you see. LED’s are great at directional lighting.
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