LED Lights 101
LED stands for light-emitting diode, a semiconductor light source introduced in 1962. LED technology was designed to give off low-intensity red light and originally used as indicator lamps in various machines. Today, it is also used for other lighting purposes.
Different uses for LED:
- Aviation lighting
- Automotive lighting
- General lighting
- Traffic signals
- Advanced communications technology
- Remote control for electronics, such as televisions and DVD players
- Household lighting
Advantages of LED Lights
- Long operational life - For instance, the white LED’s lifespan is 100,000 hours or 11 years of continuous operation.
- Energy-efficient – In traffic signals, a red light that contains 196 LEDs represents 10W against its incandescent equivalent that draws 150W. It is estimated that LEDs save 82% to 93% potential energy.
- No UV emissions and minimal infrared – LEDs are ideal for illuminating objects like paintings, which are UV light-sensitive.
- Takes away the need for frequent bulb replacement
- Saves money
- Various colors are available
- Easy to adjust
- Lights instantly
- Safer than incandescent bulbs
LED Christmas lights
As LED Christmas lights gained popularity, many people preferred them over traditional lights. Unlike standard incandescent bulbs, LEDs do not use filaments that burn out overtime and are not prone to excessive heat. An LED circuit can save as much as 80% of electrical power, which will be transformed to light energy. This minimizes energy consumption and the risk of fire.
Consider using LED Christmas lights next Christmas to enjoy the advantages and benefits they offer. Happy decorating!