What are LEDs and what can they do for you?

LEDs have become increasingly popular over the past decade due to their efficiency and low power consumption compared to traditional lighting sources. LED stands for "light emitting diode," and it produces light through the controlled movement of electrons. LED lights are quickly replacing traditional lighting in both residential and commercial applications.

There are several reasons why LEDs are more efficient than traditional light sources. The main reason is that they produce light with much less energy, meaning they require less energy input in order to produce the same amount of light. LEDs also have a much longer lifetime than traditional technologies. Traditional lightbulbs typically last only a few months to a few years, while LED lights can last up to 20 years or more.

LEDs also generate less heat than traditional light sources, resulting in additional cost savings through energy conservation. The lack of heat generation also reduces the risk of over-heating in electrical installations. Finally, LEDs can be dimmed, further saving on energy costs by limiting the amount of light used where it is not needed.

All of these factors result in LED lights being significantly more efficient than traditional lighting technologies. LEDs require 50 to 90% less energy to generate the same amount of light and last significantly longer. In addition, LEDs generate less heat, which allows for further cost savings and safety benefits.

For all of these reasons, LEDs are becoming the standard for lighting in residential and commercial applications. As the technology continues to improve, it is likely that LEDs will be the go-to lighting solution for years to come.