Why LED lights?
• How do LED lights work?
The structure of the LED light is completely different than that of the light bulb. Amazingly, the LED has a simple and strong structure. The beauty of the structure is that it is designed to be versatile, allowing for assembly into many different shapes. The light-emitting semiconductor material is what determines the LED’s colour.
As indicated by its name, the LED is a diode that emits light. A diode is a device that allows current to flow in only one direction. Almost any two conductive materials will form a diode when placed in contact with each other. When electricity is passed through the diode the atoms in one material (within the semiconductor chip) are excited to a higher energy level. The atoms in that first material have too much energy and need to release that energy. The energy is then released as the atoms shed electrons to the other material within the chip. During this energy release light is created. The colour of the light from the LED is a function of the ingredients (materials) and recipes (processes) that make up the chip.
• Long Lasting
All include light-emitting diode (LED) lamps that have a life span of 50,000-80,000 hours (as opposed to a typical bulb which lasts 2,000 hours) and reduce your bulb energy consumption by 60% -95%
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.
• Safe for use
Unlike fluorescent bulbs, environmentally friendly LED lighting contains no mercury or other toxins making them safe to work around and dispose of.
• Safe to light
LEDs do not emit ultra violet (UV) light, which means the light is less harsh on skin and clothes, and won’t attract bugs. Easy on parchment, artwork, and sensitive materials.
• Cool to the touch
The bulbs do not cause heat build-up which means they are cool to the touch and ideal for heat sensitive lighting arrangements. LEDs produce 3.4 btu’s/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs. Common incandescent bulbs get hot and contribute to heat build-up in a room. LEDs prevent this heat build-up, thereby helping to reduce air conditioning costs in the home.
• Instant On
No waiting for gasses to warm up and turn on
• High-levels of brightness and intensity
• Can be easily controlled and programmed
• Low-voltage and current requirements