Interesting Facts about LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes)

July 8, 2016

 

 

LED lighting has been proven to conserve energy and save our clients money.  Below are some facts about LED lighting that you may NOT be aware of.

 

  • LED lights can last over 20 years.

  • LED lighting was first created in the 1960s by  Nick Holonyak Jr., while working for General Electric.

  • It has been shown that LED lighting can kill bacteria and keep food fresher (it is important to research what your specific needs are and what bulbs will work best).

  • LEDs convert almost 100% of the energy into light compared to traditional bulbs that may convert only 9 - 10%.

  • Approximately 49 millions LEDs were installed in the U.S. in 2012, saving energy costs of close to $65 million.

  • Incandescent lamps and CFLs produce copious amounts of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation, which bugs love.  Switching to LEDs means fewer bugs flying around your light source.

  • LED lighting improves the ability to distinguish colors at night, allowing your customers to not only see your products, but also affords a greater feeling of security.

  • LED bulbs are almost 95% recyclable and contain no mercury.  Contact your local waste management company for their policy on recycling LEDs.

 

Sources used:  http://www.energy.gov/articles/top-8-things-you-didn-t-know-about-leds, http://www.jimonlight.com/2013/04/26/friday-facts-20-really-awesome-facts-about-leds-light-emitting-diodes-everyone-should-know/, http://www.enlightenmentmag.com/led-update/ten-facts-about-the-light-emitting-diode,  http://hubpages.com/technology/Ten-Amazing-Facts-About-LEDLights#


 

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