5 Things You Never Knew About LEDs
Top 5 things you may not know about LEDs
We’ve put together a list of 5 of the top things you might not know about LEDs (light-emitting diodes):-
- The life span of an LED bulb is typically between 30,000 and 50,000 hours. This means that they could last you up to 30 years before they need replacing, even with regular usage!
- LED lighting can help to combat jet lag! Scientists have developed a device which shines a bright LED light into photosensitive areas of the brain via earphone-like equipment. When used at specific points during a long haul journey they can be used to combat the effects of jet lag.
- LED bulbs have incredibly low power consumption, meaning they can use up to 90% less energy than an incandescent bulb and around 50% less energy than a fluorescent bulb.
- LED bulbs are often backwards compatible so you can incorporate them into your life without having to change your existing fittings or purchase new lamps etc.
- If the whole of the USA switched over to LED lighting today then in 20 years time the electricity demands for lighting would be reduced by at least one third. 258 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions would be saved, and the construction of 40 power plants could be stopped as it would be unnecessary. Overall the USA could save $200 billion dollars in 2 decades by switching to LED lighting today!
LEDs really can make an impact on all of us in so many different ways. Find out more about LEDs here – LED FAQ