Led Light Bulbs
Save energy with Led light bulbs. Light bulbs of the future.

What is LED?

LED is a light emitting semiconductor diode that emits light in forward direction or in the direction it is pointed towards. LEDs are most often used in the form of an indicator light in electronic devices, traffic signal lights, musical instruments and dashboards in cars and in houses etc. The color of the light produced by LED depends on the composition of the semiconductor material used out of which producing a blue color light is the most difficult process. The nature of the light emitted can be visible, infrared or ultraviolet. You may also want to read about OLED, the organic LEDs.

LED bulbs facts - What is a LED light bulb?

LED light bulbs are made by arranging identical light emitting diodes closely to form the shape of a light bulb. The visible light thus produced closely resembles day light and is very capable of replacing the traditional light bulbs such as incandescent lightbulbs and compact fluorescent lamps.

Lifespan of a LED light bulb

Most modern LEDs are undergo superior design and manufacturing process that gives them a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours, compared with 10,000 for a compact fluorescent and 1,000 for an incandescent bulb. Lifespan of a LED bulb could dramatically come down due to the amount of heat a LED produces. This directly depends on die temperature and ambient temperature of the LED. Some LED lightbulbs show sign of age after a couple of years of use and may produce only 50% of the light output when compared to what it used to produce when it was new.

Power consumption of LED light bulbs

Most modern LED operate in a range of 2 to 4 volts and consume anywhere between 350mA and 1500mA. The power consumption varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and also because of the purpose for which the LED was designed. Another factor that affects power consumption of LEDs is for the fact that LEDs can not be dimmed. Now a days using latest of the LED manufacturing technology, manufacturers are able to produce LEDs that are not only super bright but also consume less power while producing light of higher intensity.

Power savings by using LED

Traditional incandescent lightbulbs wastes upto 80% of its energy in the form of heat that they produce. LED lightbulbs on the other hand save that energy since heat emission is minimal. For example, you may replace a 40 watts standard light bulb with a high power 4 watt LED bulb that emits same light output. This makes a strong case for using LED bulbs at home.

Benefits of using LED light bulbs over standard light bulbs

Fast facts about LED light bulbs and incandescent lightbulbs