Even if you don’t know the exact scientific processes behind the function of the LED light, you’re certainly aware of the visual advantage it has over more traditional forms of lighting. If you use them in the home or office, you’re also aware of the significantly-reduced power input necessary.
In this short post, you’ll see some of the other advantages noted by LED driver manufacturers of this relatively new power source that will probably supplant all other alternatives in the coming decades.
LEDS ARE EXTREMELY ENERGY-EFFICIENT:
In fact, between 80% and 90% of the power drawn from a source is converted to light. This translates to using much less energy to power an LED bulb for the same light output as an incandescent or other bulb.
INSENSITIVITY TO TEMPERATURE:
LEDs can operate with minimal loss of efficiency in extreme temperatures – whether hot or cold. This makes them the lighting source of choice in extreme environments such as deep freezers or outdoors in inclement weather.
THEY HAVE A LONGER LIFE SPAN:
100,000 hours of operation is pretty standard for a light emitting diode. This means they can last decades, even under continuous use. Unlike the tungsten filament in incandescent bulbs, LEDs don’t just “burn out”. They simply emit less and less light as time marches on.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLINESS IS HIGH ON ANYONE’S LIST IF YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT:
LEDs do not have the (potentially) damaging chemicals carried inside fluorescent bulbs, and are fully recyclable at the end of their lifetime.
LED LIGHTS DO NOT EMIT ULTRAVIOLET RAYS:
The exact scientific reason is beyond the scope of this blog, but this makes LEDs excellent for heat-sensitive applications, since they don’t emit infrared radiation either. As such, you can use them to illuminate sensitive paintings, etc.
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