Going Green With LED Lights
What Are They?
A LED is a solid state component also known as a diode that can generate light with the aid of special dielectric material. To obtain a white light, the diode combines red, blue and green colors. Using a single LED diode does not generate enough lumens to illuminate an entire room. Manufacturers need to put together multiple diodes connected in a single PCB to increase the luminosity of the bulb. The number of LEDs will determine the luminosity and power consumption of the bulb. Also the quality of the diodes determines the efficiency of the finished product.
The Benefits Of Using LEDs
The first thing that needs to be mentioned about them is that they have an amazing lifespan. Simple 12V LED lights can last even 5 years of continuous usage. The highest quality light bulbs can be used for 20 years without being replaced. However, these lights are a bit more expensive but after a few months, the saving on the energy bill will cover the investment. After the lights pay for themselves, the true effectiveness of these low-voltage diodes will truly impact the budget allocated for utility bills. If we were to look at the numbers, a 12V LED can generate just as much light as a 150 watt halogen light bulb. The numbers become more impressive when compared to classic iridescent bulbs. In the end, it all sums up to significant saving and since in a home there are an average of 20 light bulbs, switching to LEDs is the best way to improve energy efficiency is a regular household.
These technological wonders can be used almost anywhere around and inside a home. They can be used to light the entire interior of a house including wall spots, ambient lightning and so on. If there is a yard or pool around the house, they can also be illuminated with LEDs. Let us not forget that it is recommended to have lights around a pool as a safety measure to prevent accidents, especially if there are kids around.
The Bottom Line
LEDs are the most cost-effective home improvement option out there. It can save a lot of money by reducing energy consumption, they reduce the risk of electrocution and last longer than iridescent bulbs. Since they do not need changing that often, extra money is saved by not being forced to buy new ones regularly. 12V LED lights are the most popular bulbs used these days due to the amount of lumens generated. Judging by the fact that their consumer demand increases constantly, the price of such a bulb should decrease in the near future as the industry is starting to make the production process more cost-effective.