Wednesday, April 22, 2015

7 Things Interesting Facts About LED Lights

7 interested led lights facts

Over the recent years, the use of LED lights has been increasing—all thanks to its efficient characteristics such as its long life span and its resistance to breakage. LEDs have been used in lighting bulbs, LED signs, TVs, display cases and even, in toys.

But think you know everything about LED lights? Well, here are some of the 7 interesting facts about them that you might have not heard yet:

#1

LED or light-emitting diodes are actually a type of solid-state lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity into light.

Such process makes it seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by roughly 80 percent.

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#2

Unlike incandescent bulbs, LEDs uses energy far more efficiently with little wasted heat.

That's why compare to the former, LED lights doesn't heat up much.

#3

Quality LED bulbs can have a long lifespan of about 25,000 hours

—which means they last more than 25 times longer than other traditional light bulbs. Statistically speaking, that is a life more than three years if they run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

#4

LEDs contains no mercury unlike other traditional light bulbs.

And recently, according to the study of the Energy Department, LEDs have a much smaller environmental impact than incandescent bulbs. According to the same study, "they also have an edge over compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) that are expected to grow over the next few years as LED technology continues its steady improvement."

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#5

These days, LEDs is use in a wide range of applications including traffic lights, led signs, vehicle brake lights up to TVs and display cases.

This is because of their unique characteristics such as its compact size, ease of maintenance, resistance to breakage, and its ability to focus its light in a single direction.

#6

When was LED invented? Well, the first visible-spectrum LED was invented by Nick Holonyak, Jr. while he was working for GE in the year 1962.

Since then, the technology has rapidly advanced and costs have dropped tremendously, whilst making LED a viable lighting solution. As a matter of fact, between the year 2011 and 2012, global sales of LED bulbs has increased by 22%. It was estimated by the year 2030, LEDs will account for 75% of all lighting sales.

#7

In the year 2012, about 49 million LED lights was installed in the US and has saved about $675 million in its annual energy costs.

By switching entirely to LED lights, US can save around $250 billion in energy costs and reduce electricity consumption by nearly 50%--which means less carbon emission.   



Monday, April 13, 2015

How to Extend the Life of LED Lights

Extend the Life of LED Lights
Scientifically speaking, normal LED lights have a lifespan of about 35,000 hours. However there are a few who knows that it is possible to extend its life up to 50,000 hours. With the constant progress of led technology, along with its eco-friendliness namely saving electricity and energy, the performance of led has been outstanding in the market.  Its long life, high efficiency, power-saving features has been makes a lot of people prefer it than the use of incandescent and fluorescent.

So how can one extend the life of LED lights, well here are some tips you can use to to achieve the maximum span life these LED lights can offer.

Quality Matters

Quality Customers


First and foremost, the quality of the LED lights is a very important factor. Different encapsulation process will have an influence on the quality of the product. You see, a weak glue encapsulation of LED lights can affect it aging conditions and can have a 76% possibility of light failure. While a good encapsulation of LED lights during its production process are likely to achieve their maximum lifespan. So remember to ask the seller about the manufacturer’s encapsulation process before buying that LED light.

Temperature Has Effects

Temperature affects the led lights


Second, temperature has a great effect on the condition of your LED lights along with its life span. Although compare to other traditional lighting such as incandescent and fluorescent, LED lights can indeed take high temperatures because they don't use filaments that could heat up easily. But of course, there are specific LED lights for such temperatures. Just ask your seller and don't choose ordinary LED Lights because they will not effectively handle the heat and will have a shorter life span than what they supposed to offer.

Store in Dry and Cool Places

Store in Dry and Cool Places
When you’re planning to store your LED lights, make sure to place them somewhere dry and cool. Not all LED lights are build to withstand humidity and high temperatures, I repeat. Storing them in the right place will guarantee they will work longer, more efficiently and are less likely to have any issues or problems.

Pick the Right Seller

 
Pick the Right Seller


Lastly and most importantly, always makes sure to buy them from reliable sellers, resellers or manufacturers that offer high quality LED lights, and have a warranty for their products. Such actions will save you from any hassle that can be caused by low quality LED lights.
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