Some Basics on LED Lighting

Some Basics on LED Lighting

LEDs (light-emitting diode) can easily be crowned the new generation of lighting systems. Not only do they provide great lighting that makes every room come alive, but they are also super-efficient in terms of both cost and the environment. They emit less heat and can function on an average at 78 lumens per watt. LED bulbs are also intelligently designed to be the longest-lasting light bulbs when compared to their alternatives. Thanks to their compact size, many LEDs can be combined together to make a single lightbulb.

They can function for up to 50,000 hours which can be translated as 50 times longer than the average incandescent bulb. In simpler terms, if you use a LED bulb for an average of 8 hours a day, it is bound to last you about 17 years. Likewise, if your usage is slightly higher than that (up to 12 hours a day), the bulb will keep areas lit for a whopping 11 years making these lights a very durable option. These lights are also relatively easier to maintain thanks to the lack of gasses and filaments in them - a feature their counterparts cannot provide.

How do they work?

In technical terms, LEDs are negatively charged semiconductors that work when electricity is passed through them and produce light when electricity carrying particles (electrons) run through them to combine with the semiconductor.

What do different colours serve as?

You can also experiment with colours when it comes to LEDs as their colour temperatures are rather adjustable. If you prefer the traditional yellow shade of lighting you can use ‘warm’ to ‘warm white’ lights that can be used in various spaces of your home such as living rooms and bedrooms. With a little touch of blue light, you can achieve ‘white’ to ‘cool white’ light which in turn gives a cleaner and urban look for spaces like the kitchen and even your office. Lastly, you can opt for ‘daylight’ shades for more commercial spaces and art studios.

Where can I use them?

The best part about LEDs is how versatile they are. They can be used easily for in-home lighting in places like table lamps, home decor, and under the furniture. But the genius of LEDs can also be used to create high-quality lighting that can be switchable between three colours with downlights. Downlights can make any room shine across the retail and hospitality sectors. LEDs are known for their remarkable ability to distribute light evenly when used in oysters as opposed to light bulbs that shed concentrated light in small areas. In emergencies, LEDs come in handy as they can provide instant on and no flicker bright light in emergency battens.

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