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LEDs – The Future is Bright!

This is not something new, for me, but given the energy and cost savings, I thought I would post about this.

LEDs are the most efficient type of bulb, have great claimed longevity, give instant light, work in low temperatures – “The future of home lighting”

  • They use very little energy
  • Last longer than other bulbs
  • Provide instant light – no “warming up” time

Since their conception, they have become brighter and cheaper – mostly costing less than £10 (brightest bulbs can still set you back around £20),.

As my conventional bulbs went one by one a few years ago, I have replaced them with LEDs. I can vouch for the extra life – for one ceiling light I was replacing bulbs every few months! It really felt like I never stopped! Now I am changing them every 1-2 years!

Difference between traditional bulbs, regular energy-saving bulbs and LED bulbs

“LED bulbs differ from traditional incandescent bulbs in the way they produce light. While old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs passed electricity through a thin wire filament, LEDs produce light through the use of a semi-conductor that emits light energy when an electrical current is passed through it.” 
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“This way of producing light is also different from regular energy-saving bulbs, which pass energy through mercury vapour to create UV light. This is then absorbed by a phosphor coating inside the lamp, causing it to glow.”
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