LED Lamps - why so popular?
Light bulbs have been around for centuries now. Overtime, they’ve become more and more refined and efficient, offering more light at lower costs. Be that as it may, traditional light bulbs can’t compare in the energy-saving and eco-friendliness department with LED light bulbs. Though they started as a dimmer, smaller counterpart to regular light bulbs, LED lights have evolved substantially in recent years and now come in all shapes and sizes – including looks similar to traditional lights – and shine as brightly as you want them to, while wasting less energy.
How does it work?
LED (or light-emitting diodes) emit more light than traditional light bulbs, while generating less heat. This is due to the fact that the diodes themselves are semiconductors. Light is generated as electrons pass through them. This causes less energy to radiate in the form of heat, making them cooler than incandescent and CFL bulbs. Still, the tiny diodes still heat up quite a bit for their size, which is why most LED lights come equipped with a heat sink plate, usually made from aluminium, integrated into the structure of the light.
The power of LED light!
Light bulbs don’t simply burn out, like traditional light bulbs – they grow dimmer instead. Though they will still last you for a much longer time – after 25,000 hours, LED lights have been found to still retain 70% of their original brightness, and it is only below that that the decreased brightness becomes noticeable. Granted, LED lights are still a relatively new product, meaning that their true longevity couldn’t be completely measured just yet, especially for lights with a reported 50,000 hour-lifespan. Nonetheless, they’re bound to serve you for longer than a regular bulb, while remaining eco-friendly and cool throughout!
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