About LED Technology
From candles to tungsten bulbs, light has traditionally been created as a by-product of heat. But light emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, are a revolutionary departure from those methods.
LED lights pass electricity between a negatively and a positively charged material. This causes the negative material to donate an electron to the positive material. The donation process releases a photon that produces light.
Longer Life Spans: LEDs are a solid state electronic device. They are more resistant to shock than other light sources. LED lamps last about 30 times longer than incandescent lamps. They last 25 times longer than halogen and 10 times longer than compact fluorescent lamps. You replace bulbs less often and create less waste for our landfills. Not only will you be helping the environment, you'll be saving money, too.
Energy Efficient Product: LEDs use 80% of the energy consumed to create light as opposed to traditional methods that use only 5% of their energy to produce light. This can mean a 70% saving on energy bills compared to halogen and incandescent lamps.
Low Heat Production: LEDs create almost no heat in the form of infrared radiation. This can reduce interior temperatures by 1-2 degrees, lowering air-conditioning costs and CO2 emissions. It also means that LED lights can be put in places where traditional light sources would be too hazardous.
No Harmful Radiation: LED lighting does not produce infrared or ultraviolet rays.
Superior Color: Led lighting receives very high marks on the Color Rendering Index which measures a light source’s ability to accurately reproduce color.