LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are solid light bulbs that are extremely energy-efficient. Until recently, LEDs were limited to single-bulb use in applications such as instrument panels, electronics, pen lights and, more recently, strings of indoor and outdoor Christmas lights.
Single LED Bulb
Manufacturers have expanded the application of LEDs by "clustering" the small bulbs. The first clustered bulbs were used for battery powered items such as flashlights and headlamps. Today, LED bulbs are made using as many as 180 bulbs per cluster. The clusters are then encased in diffuser lenses to create wider beams of light. Now available with standard bases that fit common household & commercial lighting fixtures, LEDs are the next generation in everyday lighting.
Benefits of LED Light Bulbs
Long-lasting - LED bulbs last up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescents (CFL), and far longer than typical incandescent.
Durable - Since LEDs do not have a filament, they are not damaged under circumstances when a regular incandescent bulb would be broken. Because they are solid, LED bulbs hold up well to jarring and bumping.
Cool - These bulbs do not cause heat build-up. LEDs produce 3.4 btu's (British thermal units)/hour, compared to 85 btu's for incandescent bulbs. Because less heat is produced, this reduces the room temperature, which reduces the HVAC load, resulting in lower energy bills.
Mercury-free - No mercury is used in the manufacturing LEDs.
More efficient - LED light bulbs use only 2 to 10 watts of electricity (1/3rd to 1/30th of incandescent or CFL). Small LED flashlight bulbs will extend battery life 10 to 15 times longer than with incandescent bulbs. Also, because these bulbs last for years, energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs. For example, many cities in the US are replacing their incandescent traffic lights with LED arrays because the electricity costs can be reduced by 80% or more.
Cost-effective - Although LEDs are relatively expensive, the cost is recouped over time and in battery savings. For the AC bulbs and large cluster arrays, the best value comes from commercial use where maintenance and replacement costs are expensive.
Light for remote areas - Because of the low power requirement for LEDs, using solar panels becomes more practical and less expensive than running an electric line or using a generator for lighting.
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