What is LED Lighting?
LED lighting has become one of the most quickly evolving industries and over the next few years should see considerable advances. So, what is LED Lighting anyway?
LED lighting refers to lighting that utilizes solid-state LED (light emitting diodes) technology instead of the standard incandescent bulb. What makes LEDs different from incandescent bulbs is the way they produce light. LEDs use semiconductors that convert electricity to light. Incandescent light, on the other hand, is created using a combination of filaments, gases, and glass to create thermal energy that is released as light.
Developments in LEDs have increased to the point where they are being used for a variety of applications in both the private and public sectors. Lighting sources ranging from traffic lights, street lights, exit signs, and other outdoor illumination are being retrofitted with LEDs. In the future these LEDs will get smaller, faster, cheaper and more functional.
LEDs offer a number of overwhelmingly superior benefits over incandescent lighting. A few examples of this superiority include:
LED lighting is projected to revolutionize the efficiency, appearance, and quality of lighting throughout the world. The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that the rapid adoption of LED lighting in the U.S. could deliver savings of about $265 billion and reduce lighting electricity demand by 33% in 2027.