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Stands for “Light-Emitting Diode.” An LED is an electronic device that emits light when an electrical current is passed through it. Early LEDs produced only red light, but modern LEDs can produce several different colors, including red, green, and blue (RGB) light. Recent advances in LED technology have made it possible for LEDs to produce white light as well
LED products use a variety of unique heat sink designs and configurations to manage heat. Today, advancements in materials have allowed manufacturers to design LED bulbs that match the shapes and sizes of traditional incandescent bulbs. Regardless of the heat sink design, all LED products that have earned the ENERGY STAR have been tested to ensure that they properly manage the heat so that the light output is properly maintained through the end of its rated life.
What are LEDs and how do they work?
LED stands for light-emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light up to 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. How do they work? An electrical current passes through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs and the result is visible light. To prevent performance issues, the heat LEDs produce is absorbed into a heat sink
Lifetime of LED Lighting Products
The useful life of LED lighting products is defined differently than that of other light sources, such as incandescent or compact fluorescent lighting (CFL). LEDs typically do not “burn out” or fail. Instead, they experience ‘lumen depreciation’, wherein the brightness of the LED dims slowly over time. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED “lifetime” is established on a rediction of when the light output decreases by 30 percent
How are LEDs Used in Lighting
LEDs are incorporated into bulbs and fixtures for general lighting applications. Small in size, LEDs provide unique design opportunities. Some LED bulb solutions may physically resemble familiar light bulbs and better match the appearance of traditional light bulbs. Some LED light fixtures may have LEDs built in as a permanent light source. There are also hybrid approaches where a non-traditional “bulb” or replaceable light source format is used and specially designed for a unique fixture. LEDs offer a tremendous opportunity for innovation in lighting form factors and fit a wider breadth of applications than traditional lighting technologies.
LEDs and Heat
LEDs use heat sinks to absorb the heat produced by the LED and dissipate it into the surrounding environment. This keeps LEDs from overheating and burning out. Thermal management is generally the single most important factor in the successful performance of an LED over its lifetime. The higher the temperature at which the LEDs are operated, the more quickly the light will degrade, and the shorter the useful life will be.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF LED LIGHTS
LEDs consume significantly less power as compared to incandescent bulbs and, are easy to install. They can turn on within a short span of time and, have a longer lifespan as compared to the normal filament bulbs that you would come across. As in case of normal bulbs, LED light bulbs to fit pre-existing sockets.
These lighting sources can be installed easily and, consume a minimal amount of energy as compared to halogen globes while producing the same amount of light. These lights are durable and, can produce photons (light energy) when an electric current passes through it. These lighting sources are also resistant to voltage spikes. They can be turned on and off every now and, then without any negative impact on their lifespan. In addition, they are free from mercury and do not have any adverse impact on the environment.
LED floodlights offer a high quality of illumination and are energy efficient. They come with fire-resistant cables and have long durability. They are ideal for lighting stadiums, playgrounds, parks etc. These lighting sources are eco-friendly and are widely appreciated for their high performance.
Decorative lights add sparkle within rooms. Available in numerous shapes, sizes & styles, the most common decorative lights include chandeliers, sconces & pendants. At Moglix, we deal in a wide range of LED decoration lights for home decor. Wall sconces are ideal for adding a bit of sparkle within small areas of the room.
They normally come with a predefined size and shape. This enables them to comply with a wide range of circuit boards. Most of the miniatures LEDs that you would come across are available in 5V and 12V range. These lighting sources come with a ready to fit mode due to which they can be installed in circuit boards directly. They normally do not require the support of heat sinks.