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What is LED?

LED
stands for Light Emitting Diode which is essentially a semiconductor device that emits visible light when electrical current passes through it. Diodes only let electric current run in one direction but LED produces photons of light when this occurs.


In this way, light is produced in a highly efficient manner since it does not depend on a filament or any other device to convert electricity into light.


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LED Advantages

  • LED’s have an exceptionally long operational life. Super Bright White LEDs have a projected life ranging from 40,000 to 50,000 hrs when proper heat sinking is incorporated into the fixture design and the ambient conditions of the installation are factored in which allows for reduced maintenance and overall lifetime cost.

  • LED’s are vastly more efficient at 80% electrical energy converted to light while incandescent loses 80% electrical energy in the form of heat.

  • LED’s can operate in extreme climate and temperature conditions ranging from -40° F to 180° F without the issues involved with fluorescent technology.

  • LED’s produce a minimal amount of heat which allows them be applied to a wide variety of fixture setups & designs as well as minimizing the head radiated onto objects and people within the vicinity of the light source.

  • LED’s can emit light in virtually any desired color without additional color filters as well as be programmed to produce an unlimited number of color pattern sequences.

  • LED's produce no ultra-violet(UV) light which is ideal for sensitive or delicate illuminated objects.

  • LED’s are solid state devices which make them very durable, shock and vibration resistant due to their plastic housing.

  • LED’s can be designed to project light at specific angles and directions unlike incandescent bulbs which radiate in all directions without the use of reflectors.

  • LED’s have no delay or warmup time when switching on unlike fluorescent lamps which need time to achieve their color temperature.

  • LED’s have an environmentally friendly design because they require no filaments or toxic/combustible gases to produce light.



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