product highlight – LED bulbs
Quality LED bulbs last longer, are more durable, and offer comparable or better light quality than other types of bulbs.
Key Points of LEDs:
LED stands for light-emitting diode, which is a type of solid-state lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity into light. Individual LEDs are the size of a fleck of pepper. A mix of red, green, and blue LEDs is typically used to make white light.
LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers. This feature makes LEDs more efficient for uses such as recessed down-lights and task lighting. In other types of lighting, the light must be reflected to the desired direction and more than half of the light may never leave the fixture.
LEDs emit very little heat. In comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat.
Unlike Incandescent and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs), LEDs contain no mercury which makes them much safer for the environment. LEDs are much cooler than incandescent bulbs or CFLs, reducing the risk of burns or combustion. LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass, and are much more resistant to breakage.
Because of their unique characteristics, which include compact size, ease of maintenance, resistance to breakage, the ability to focus light in a single direction, and energy efficiency, LEDs are quickly becoming a popular lighting choice. With a variety of bulb types suited to replace traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting, and the ease with which LEDs can be programed to change color or brightness, LEDs are becoming the primary choice for lighting upgrade projects and new construction alike.
By 2030, it is estimated that LEDs will account for 75% of all lighting sales.1
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