LED lighting is the buzz word right now with everyone trying to get a clue on why the need to make the switch to this form of lighting. Before you dismiss this as just another green campaign, you need to see all the benefits provided by such light bulbs and understand how they work. This is the best form of lighting currently out there. They do not make use of a filament for lighting like the incandescent bulbs; rather they use Light Emitting Diodes hence its acronym. These diodes individually produce light and need very little energy to do that as LED lighting bulbs are low voltage compared to the ordinary bulbs.
The most conventional diodes used are the semi conductor light emitting diodes although there are organic diodes also in use. Improved technology has allowed the production of high quality bright light that is of a higher quality than the normal forms used and yet requires far lesser energy compared to the ordinary light bulbs. They come with heat sinks and cooling fins to prevent overheating. This enables the LED lighting bulbs to offer longer service and efficient energy use. They are very durable and without a filament to burn, they provide lighting for more than 30,000 hrs compared to ordinary bulbs which have the longest lighting hours at 10,000.
There are several applications of these light bulbs. They can be used as floodlights, reading lamps, general lighting lamps and low power accent light applications. They are also favored because they contain no mercury like fluorescent lamps. They are also more compact than the ordinary forms of lighting hence provide for flexibility in terms of arranging lighting at home. The bulbs turn on instantly and are not affected by constant turning on and off. With no glass tube to break and internal parts that are well secured, this lights are able to withstand vibration and impact compared to conventional bulbs and do not break easily. With a LED bulb, you are looking at a lifespan of 25 to 30 years.
When used with a dimming switch, one can control the amount of light from the bulbs. This is much easier compared to the incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. This is because LED lamps do not have a minimum amount of current needed for lighting. They can be dimmed over a wide range and when used for colored light, they create a great effect and ambience. So even without the plenty green benefits offered by these bulbs, there's still a lot to celebrate about them!