Have you ever wondered what LED stands for in LED outdoor lighting? If so, you may have Googled LED and received the results Light Emitting Diode. Which isn’t a very helpful answer for most.
You may have also found some background information on LED lights being used in early cell phone displays or electronic devices. LED technology has come a long way since those days and is now used for indoor, outdoor, residential and commercial lighting applications of every variety.
Light Emitting Diode
Explaining the science behind how a Light Emitting Diode (LED) works, would likely help you fall asleep. So, we will let the marvelous video below do the explaining:
The main takeaways from this video about the science behind lighting emitting diodes really points out the reason everyone is switching over to LED.
- The electricity in LED lights do not heat up filament. This keeps the light cooler and extends the life.
- LED lights do not require tubes like vapor lamps or fluorescents – so without the glass “bulb” portion, LED lamps are much more durable to vibration, shocks, bumps and weather elements.
- Electrons from Light Emitting Diode bulbs are cycled back through the process which requires 80% less energy and adds to the long-life of LED outdoor lighting.
With plentiful benefits for switching to LED such as a longer lamp life, less heat, less electricity, and increased durability, you might come up with a new definition for what the letters LED stand for.
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At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we’ll handle knowing the science, best design practices, and installation know-how, while you spend your time enjoying the magnificence of your LED outdoor lighting system. Call today for a design consultation. (910) 342-0040