What you should know about light emitting diode lighting.

What You Should Know About Light Emitting Diode (LED)

“LED”s, short for Light Emitting Diodes, have become a hot topic of discussion in the world of light.  Why is that, you may ask?  What is it about these lights that make them so much more intriguing than other lights?  Surely, you may suppose, it makes little difference which type of bulb one would choose.  We’re here to teach you something new!
First off, LEDs are nearly indestructible.  Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s face it; any other kind of light bulb can be frustratingly fragile.  An inadvertent jostle can disengage the filament inside an ordinary incandescent bulb, rendering it completely useless.  Halogen bulbs are potentially more dangerous considering their high operating temperature and sensitivity to contamination.   And, for the sake of comparison, Compact Fluorescent Lights (“CFL”s) aren’t much better.  Each of them contains potentially hazardous quantities of mercury if they were to break, and disposal is a pain.  LEDs on the other hand are most commonly made of plastic, and are therefore much harder to break!  Furthermore, they do not use a filament, so it cannot break from a simple jostle, and if indeed it does break, there’s no leak of hazardous chemicals such as in the case of the CFLs.
We must then consider the energy efficiency of LEDs.  Some LED lights boast an impressive 50,000 hour lifespan, which dwarfs the miniscule 1,200 hour lifespan of a conventional incandescent.  I think such a statistic makes it a no-brainer to choose which one to use.  That means that you’ll burn through 42 incandescent bulbs before your first LED burns out!  With that in mind, not only are LEDs electrically efficient, but they are also financially efficient!  In terms of industrial beacons, it means that you’ll likely never have to replace a single light in your entire lifetime.  In terms of personal use, such as the SpotLit LED Caribiner, it makes for an inexpensive and long-lasting device that helps to keep you safe in the dark.
LED lights are clearly and evidently the lights of tomorrow.  They have every factor in their favor over every competing light bulb, with exception to cost.  LED lights can cost slightly more than any other traditional bulb, but over time the balance is made up in saved energy and the lack of replacement bulbs.  Quite simply, they’re the best product out there!  Save yourself from the hassles of broken, burnt out, and high-cost bulbs, and start using LED today!