Common Disbelief of LED
LED light bulbs are no doubt, longer lasting than the normal light bulbs. The average lifespan of it is said to be around 30,000 to 50,000 hours. However, even though these figures were actually determined by researchers, some of us still can't help but to feel skeptical about it. These are the common disbelief people may have. First of all, the lifespan of it seems to be overrated. Secondly, its just too good to be true for a light bulb to last that long. Thirdly, there aren't any actual reports or tests to prove that the LED light bulbs will actually last that long. Using their average lifespan as a gauge, they would probably last about 3 to 4 years. However, the LED light bulbs were introduced only 2 years ago. Therefore, there are still no evident accounts that an LED light bulb actually lasted that long. So how do we know if their lifespan weren't just a hoax?
LED Technology in Other Applications
The thing is the LED technology is definitely not something that is new. The LED has already lasted for quite some time. It's only in the recent years, researchers have started to use them for lighting. In our daily life, we can actually see many gadgets that use LED. An example of a device that uses the LED would be an internet modem. LEDs are being used as indicator lights for the internet modem. Another example would be the traffic light signals. The traffic light signals are made up of several tiny LED bulbs being put together for each signal. The chances of the LED failing in these applications are slim. This is because LED are made to last, instead of just to provide light. Therefore, we can expect LED light bulbs to have a similar tenacity in its lifespan.
Debut of Compact Fluorescent Lamps
There was also much disbelief when the Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) were first introduced. There were people who were skeptical about the CFL's lifespan. CFL has a lifespan of about 6,000 to 8,000 hours. When it was first introduced, people were wondering if a CFL would really last that long. However, you can now find CFL being used in homes, offices, schools and shopping centres. You can see that overtime, it manages to find its place and value in the market. Today, the CFL are available and sold almost everywhere. As for the LED, it is just the beginning. The LED lighting has just stepped into the lighting market. However, if given enough time, the LED light bulbs would be able to prove its value in the lighting industry, just like the CFL.