The Benefits of LED Lighting

LED bulbs in various different forms have been in use since their invention the middle of the 20th century. For example the infra-red beam transmitted from a remote control device is sourced from a tiny LED, in the context of relaxing after the proverbial “hard day at work”, the benefit is obvious. With an LED bulb, you can tell the time and obtain solutions to mathematical problems due to the display on digital clocks and calculators. It has always been acknowledged that LED bulbs are more efficient than their Halogen and incandescent counterparts. Read more

LEDs in Architecture

The obvious efficiency benefits are perhaps the single most important reason for installing LED lighting. In terms of architecture and interior design, versatility and innovation are inextricably linked to reducing energy consumption. In short it is not only possible to light the premises we live and work in with this supremely applicable technology but also the appliances and devices they contain. LED lighting is no longer confined to laser pointers and the first digital calculators; it is everywhere. Read more

LED and the Person on The Street

The arguments for switching to LED bulbs have been settled. The bottom line is that they have an average lifespan of between 15 and 20 years and in the long run are a sensible and logical investment. Perhaps the biggest hurdle to overcome in the uptake of LED bulbs is their upfront cost. It cannot be denied that LED bulbs come with a hefty price tag as compared to incandescent and halogen bulbs. This is a definite obstacle that needs to be circumvented at a national level if LED bulbs are really to meet their potential.  So, aside from the upfront price what are the other considerations in buying LED bulbs? Read more

How do Light Emitting Diodes Work?

Incandescent refers to a physical process by which any substance can be made to emit light when it is heated. A standard incandescent bulb has two contact points that connect the bulb to the circuit. The contact points are connected to the filament, which is securely held in place by a glass mount. The filament is made of a metal such as Tungsten, which has a melting point of 3,422°C. Read more