We have all heard about the benefits of LED lighting but how exactly do they work? Why is LED technology so much cheaper and so much more environmentally friendly than their older light counterparts?
LED = light emitting diode
First let’s start with the basics. LED stands for lighting emitting diodes. We all know what light emitting means, but less of us know what a diode is. For those of you that don’t, a diode is a special type of semiconductor terminal that typically allows the flow of current in one direction. LEDs therefore, are simply diodes that are designed to give off light when an electric current passes through it.
WHY DO LEDS SAVE ELECTRICITY?
LEDs are different from your traditional light, in that when they start to produce light, they don’t also emit heat. Traditional lights on the other hand use up to 90% of their energy generating heat and only 10% generating light. This not only leads to higher power bills, but also more frequent costs replacing blown bulbs, with LEDs lasting up to 20 times longer than traditional lights.
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