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Top Features of LED Lights most People do not Know much About

LED or Light Emitting Diode is a type of lighting device that uses semiconductors to change electricity into light. LEDs first appeared in 1962 when Nick Holonyak, Jr invented them during his stint with GE. The first LEDs emitted red light of low intensity and were used primarily as indicator lamps.

Since then, the technology has made rapid progress and today; energy saving LED lights are a common feature in most nations across the world. Modern LED lights are extremely bright and available for different wavelengths like infrared, ultraviolet and visible.

Why are LED Lights so Popular?

LED lights have become popular worldwide across a wide spectrum of users primarily because of their energy efficient nature. Using energy saving LED lights at home can help you to save more than 85% of the electricity consumed by incandescent bulbs, up to 50% of electricity used by fluorescent lamps and up to 30% of electricity consumed by fluorescent tubes. When converted to dollars, this can make a huge difference to your monthly budget.

LED lamps don’t contain any hazardous metals such as mercury which is commonly found in CFLs. That is why is it is so easy and safe to discard your LED lamps without worrying about harming the environment.

LED devices are quite small in size and other optical components are integrated with them to shape the radiation pattern of the light being emitted. LEDs lamps are so bright because they are specifically constructed to release maximum number of photons. They are also encased in a plastic bulb that concentrates all those photon into one particular direction in order to increase the intensity of the light emitted.