What is LED lighting?
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are a digital light source. LEDs started life as light indicators in electrical components manufactured by Hewlett Packard. The light is a result of electrons releasing energy in the form of photons better known as electroluminescence.
Their energy efficiency, low maintenance, robustness and long life mean that they are now a bright alternative to the energy-hungry and delicate analogue light sources we all grew up with. You can find the best green and eco electrical services in Loughborough online.
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Originally their cost limited their use as an everyday light source. However ever-increasing energy prices combined with improved manufacturing process has made them a viable alternative to Mr Edison's invention.
Today they are used in televisions, traffic lights, car headlights, torches and signs across the world.
Why should I be using LED lighting?
LEDs use less energy. The first and foremost reason for using LEDs is that they can consume up to 85% less energy than traditional lighting. Less energy consumed is good for the environment but it is also good for business too. Less power usage equals more money saved.
LEDs last longer. The average age for a LED light is 10 years. Even then they will only need replacing as their light fades. Over a long period of time, their light output gradually dims. They can last longer too; it depends upon the application.
LEDs are much safer – LEDs use low voltage (12-24) volts and are less of a fire risk than light bulbs and particularly neon lighting. LEDs emit no UV and very little heat so they can be used in areas where too much heat is dangerous.
LEDs are much, much smaller. They can therefore be used in much more creative ways than traditional lighting. For example lightboxes can be slimmer, and LEDs can even be embedded into acrylic panels for certain applications. You can find more information about led lighting in Loughborough via https://lwcoleelectricalservices.co.uk/.
What are the products out there?
LEDs are made in a variety of colours and shades. Simple electronics can control the brightness and duration of each LED so the effect you can get with an LED product are extremely varied. The market is broadening rapidly.