Light-emitting diodes have been around for years. Traditionally, they have been used as indicators on electrical devices, such as standby lights on TVs. This was because LEDs were only available in red, but recent advances means that other colours are now available, and the light emitted is much brighter.
White light (used for general lighting) using LEDs can be created via a number of techniques. One example is mixing red, green and blue LEDs. LEDs can also last for up to 100,000 hours, compared with the 1,000 hours of traditional incandescent light-bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps’ (CFLs) 15,000 hours. Not only saving on replacement costs of the fittings and bulbs, but also vastly cutting down on the time spent in renewing and replacing older conventional fittings.
The technology is also much more energy efficient, using up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
The long lifespans and low energy use make LEDs economically attractive because even though the fittings cost more, the running and maintenance bills are lower.
Additionally the colour mix typically produced by LEDs also produces a more attractive, natural and comfortable lighting environment, than conventional lighting., and with the rising price of electricity, the high efficiencies of LED lighting technology will make it an even more attractive investment in the years ahead.
Give your San Francisco electrician a call for more information on LED lighting and any other questions you may have.