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LED Lighting has been a leader in a shift to cleaner, greener lighting. Several years ago it was proposed to use light emitting diodes to replace conventional lights which would in turn enormously reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Prince Charles of the English Royal Family agreed to have the Palace installed with this emerging technology which redefined the century-old conception of lighting.
Studies suggest that carbon dioxide emissions from electric power used in lighting applications could decrease by half in about 20 years if a complete conversion was made to new technologies. In the United States 6 percent of energy used is for lighting. This potentially makes LED lighting the most cost effective and beneficial technology to help combat global warming as minimal heat is produced by the physical bulb and dramatic reduction in power consumption.
Historically LED’s were used only in small applications for visual indicators but with the recent exponential increase in the research and development of the technology it is now plausible for use in homes and offices as well as large streetlights.
LED’s are twice as efficient as compact fluorescent bulbs which are currently the standard for greener lighting. Compact Fluorescent bulbs contain harmful mercury and are incompatible with dimmer switches while the LED is non toxic and easily dimmed. LED’s also can be produced in a way that they do not emit ultra-violet light which attracts bugs and insects. Along with lower energy costs, maintenance costs reduce as well. A fluorescent bulb may last around 3000 hours but a LED fixture can be used in excess of 100,000 hours.
As you can see, there are lots of fun things you can do with LED lights. They are not only used for visibility purposes but for entertainment!
Even President Obama is getting behind this technological push by offering money for greener infrastructure investments. Three major California cities, Los Angeles, San Jose and San Francisco have embarked on conversions to LED streetlights.
Although LED’s cannot presently be used in all applications due to only being able to provide directional light instead of a 360 degree glow, the advances in development are likely to soon break this barrier and we can look forward to becoming a greener planet and reducing the amount of money spent annually on our lighting application. The way of our future is in LED Lighting.
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