Standing for light emitting diode, LED refers to the technology used to create this particular style of light. An electrical current is used to create the light around the diode. The standard LED contains two terminals that focus the light to emit in a single path to create a more natural looking light source that offers high efficiency.
Each LED light source contains a grouping of three different types of components – optical, mechanical/thermal, and electrical. Together, these components work to create a safe, easy-to-use, affordable, efficient light source.
LEDs have the unique ability to provide a range of colors, including whites, reds, blues, yellows, oranges, purples, and greens. Variations exist within each color grouping. An energy gap exists in the semiconductor of the diode that is used in the LED. Manufacturers have been able to create different colors by varying this energy gap. Once designed, each LED light produces consistent color illumination.
Offering an energy-efficient lighting solution that is more affordable than either incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent bulbs, LEDs (energy-star rated) utilize much less energy to produce light. Moreover, they have a longer shelf life, so they need replacement less frequently. Approximately 10% of the energy used by incandescent bulbs generates visible light, while about 20% of the energy used by CFLs (compact fluorescent bulbs) produces visible light.
Several benefits arise from the use of LEDs over other types of lighting. They include:
Kiss Electric can retrofit your entire home from incandescent to full or partial LED. The benefits of LED are tremendous and it’s eco-friendly, offers tremendous cost savings on energy consumption (lowering your electric bill) and the costs upgrade is nominal. Give us a call for a free quote.