Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs):
LEDs produce the longest-lasting, most energy-efficient lighting available today. A semiconductor rich in electrons and a semiconductor rich in holes are used to create an LED. Passing a current through the junction of these two materials combines the electrons with the holes and produces photons, which is the light that you see. LEDs have endless application possibilities, such as under-cabinet, landscape, vehicle, home, industrial, and commercial lighting.
What you should know:
- LEDs run much cooler than incandescent and halogen bulbs, which greatly increases their longevity and enables them to function in cold temperatures.
- Unless an LED is specifically infrared (IR) or ultraviolet (UV), it produces little to no IR or UV radiation, which can be damaging to fabrics and artwork.
- They can last up to 50,000 hours—42 times longer than incandescent bulbs and 13 times longer than halogen bulbs.
- Power consumption is the lowest compared to all other lighting technologies—80 percent less than incandescent bulbs and 75 percent less than halogen bulbs.
- The shatterproof bulbs are shock resistant and have no brittle filaments.
- LEDs require higher initial investment but produce greater energy returns over time.
- LEDs contain no mercury, harmful gasses, or toxins.
- They are available in many different whites and colors.
- Because of their low power consumption, LEDs are great alternative lighting solutions for solar-powered systems.
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