What You Didn’t Know About LED Lighting

What You Didn’t Know About LED Lighting

LED lighting is used in various applications.

There’s a lot to learn about the emerging and popular technology associated with LED lighting. You’ve likely heard a lot about how they enhance energy efficiency and how they last much longer than other options, but there is still much to know about LED lighting. Check out some of these interesting facts you may not have known about LED lighting.

How it Works

Light emitting diodes, otherwise known as LED lighting, uses an electrical current to pass through a microchip. That microchip is what illuminates the tiny light sources within the LED. Lighting products that use this technology often produce light at about a 90 percent higher level of efficiency than incandescent bulbs. As most bulbs produce heat along with light, LED lighting absorbs that heat into a heat sink rather than emitting it into the atmosphere.


LED lighting is used in various applications, including general lighting and specific performance-related lighting. While there are LED bulbs available, some lighting fixtures feature a built-in permanent light source. You’ll find LED lighting in office settings, retail stores, homes, performance spaces, theatres, nightclubs, and external signage. In some hybrid options, a nontraditional bulb is used in a uniquely, specially-designed fixture.

Difference Between Led and CFL

Compact fluorescent lighting, otherwise known as CFL, is another energy efficient lighting option that is often compared to LED. However, there are some fundamental differences between these two lighting solutions. The first difference is that LED lighting emits light in a specific direction while CFL lighting emits light in all directions. This allows LED lighting to use energy in a more efficient way. LED bulbs can be designed to emit light in all directions, but it needs to be specifically engineered to do so. Unlike LED, CFL light works through an electric current that flows between electrodes at each end of a tube that contains gases. The resulting reaction creates UV light and heat, which is then transformed into visible light when it hits as phosphor coating inside the bulb.


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