The technology of Light-Emitting Diode is progressing rapidly, becoming more popular in the household in shape of a light-bulb.
Because of its rapid advance, some LED light-bulbs have been designed and manufactured to integrate a built-in fixture, creating three different types of lighting. Omni-directional bulbs, which are the most common light-bulbs used in most residential lamps; directional reflector bulbs used for track lighting; decorative specialty lighting is used in globe and chandelier bulbs.
There are a variety of benefits of LED bulbs, as opposed to other alternatives such as CFL. LED bulbs turn on instantly, without the need to warm up. Also, dimmers may be used in conjunction with dimmers, to provide the type of lighting and atmosphere that you desire. Unaffected by vibration, LED is a perfect bulb to use for your ceiling fan. The LED lights are also known for their long life that can last for years, reducing the need to store many of them and to constantly replace your bulbs. CFL are more fragile than LED lights and unlike LED, possess mercury that needs to be disposed of, as hazardous waste. Lastly, LED lights are resistant to damage caused by frequent switches between on and off. LED light bulbs use up less energy, allowing you to save on your hydro bill. Although pricey, LED light bulbs will allow you to live an environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
LED lights do not affect the heat of the room, as much as florescent light does. Florescent bulb wastes over ninety-five percent of electricity for heat, while LED lights only wastes about seventy percent of electricity to create heat. Keeping this in mind, incandescent bulbs release their heat from the entire surface of the bulb, while LED lights releases the heat at the base of the bulb (where it is plugged in). The surface of LED is cooler, making the bulb more resistant to cold, however, as a result, it is more sensitive to heat; this means that meaning that incandescent light-bulbs more heat resistant, by comparison.
The light-bulb that you choose depends on the brightness and colour temperature you want. The brightness of the light-bulb is measured in lumens: a 60W incandescent bulb is between 300 to 900 lumens, while 100W incandescent bulb is between 1600 to 1800 lumens. Colour temperature is measured in Kelvins (K): a soft white colour is between 2,500K and 3,000K, while the cold white colour is between 4,500K and 5,000K.
This article was sponsored by Vicamp Electrical Services, pot lights and led lights specialists of the greater Toronto area.