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Light-emitting Diodes Are Leading the Way

Light can alter the mood of any place. The soft, warm glow of a bulb can provide security to a child’s room. They feel safe from things that go bump in the night when the light is on. In large workspaces, high-bay LED light fixtures for industrial use span most of the floor, enabling the employees to see clearly what they are working on.

Over the past decades, we have seen the lightbulb evolve. Incandescent bulbs used to be top dog, but they have been relegated to the sidelines by more efficient things such as fluorescent bulbs and LEDs. The latter are arguably today’s king of brightness. This is the result of the refinement of science and technology. Light-emitting diodes or LEDs have captured our hearts because of their compelling features.

LEDs Are Cool

The coolness of LED lighting is both the literal and figurative kind. Incandescent bulbs emit a warmer color. This means that you will see more of a yellowish hue to their radiance, and this is because they have lower blue huses. LEDs, on the other hand, have relatively higher blue hues. This produces a cooler color space—called as such because of blue’s association with water. When you try to produce the color white using warm and cool hues, the former will still produce a yellowish tint, while the latter will be more accurate. Many would rather choose to have better color representation and go with LED lamps.

LEDs are also cool because they just literally are. They have heatsinks that let them operate at lower temperatures compared to their incandescent counterparts. This is why most LCD TVs have LED backlighting. As this is a transmissive display, a light needs to be shone through the panel so that the viewer can see the images being displayed. And knowing that TVs are some of the most-used appliances, it means that they are in close contact with these bulbs for hours on end. Since LEDs are cool, this won’t be a problem and will make the TV last longer.

LEDs Are Efficient

Another reason you can let your LED lights on for a long time is that they are efficient. The brightness of a light is measured as lumens. How is this relevant? If you compare the wattage between LEDs and incandescent bulbs, it does not scale to its brightness level. For example, a 40W incandescent bulb is not as bright as a 40W LED one. And even then, the latter’s wattage would have been too high. A LED bulb that has 450 lumens will consume only six to nine watts, while the incandescent equivalent will draw 40 watts. That is a huge difference. It could mean the difference between leaving your light on for as long you want or having a high electric bill. LEDs do cost a bit more, but you get more savings over time.

LEDs Last Longer

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Adding to LEDs’ value is their lifespan. They are expected to last for 30,000 hours or more. This is a far cry from incandescent bulbs’ paltry 1,000 hours.

Make your days brighter with LEDs. You have to thank them for providing you with a lighting solution that is efficient and affordable.

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