If you are thinking about changing your regular lighting system and installing LED lights instead then you will probably be on the lookout for any and all information you can gather about this technology & what else you’ll have to change if you switch to LED lights. But, if you don’t fully understand the differences between regular bulbs and LED bulbs then you may not be happy to pay the higher cost of LED lights. Luckily, in this article, I am going to discuss a few things which will help make this decision easier for you.
First of all, you will obviously want to know what LED lights are & how they work. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode.
These little plastic lights aren’t bulbs. Instead, they are small semiconductors which have been all been separated by plastic in the shape of a dome. The dome helps protect the emitted light and also focuses it on a particular area as well.
Regular light bulbs, on the other hand, use filaments. These filaments don’t have any reactions until they are powered with electricity. It is only at this point that the filament starts glowing and becoming hot. It is during this process that light is created. This process is known as hot process. It takes lots of energy to create light this way. LED’s are very different though. This is because they rely on the opposite cold process in order to create light. The light emitted by these bulbs isn’t created by immense heat. It is created when electrons pass through semiconductors where electricity is applied. Light is just a side effect of this stimulation which primarily produces photons.
The main reason why regular bulbs need so much energy is because the filament needs to be heated consistently in order for light to be produced. But when the filament remains heated for extended periods of time, it tends to burn out and that is why these bulbs don’t last as long as LED’s. This problem obviously doesn’t occur with LED’s since there is no heat to cause any problems.
Since LED light bulbs don’t have the same electricity wattage as regular bulbs, you will have no option but to use a larger number of bulbs in order to get the same amount of brightness. But you will still not use as much energy as you would have used with regular bulbs. This really gets you thinking doesn’t it? I don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want to install LED lights in your home, do you?