If you’ve been shopping around for interior lighting recently, you’ve probably been seeing and hearing more about LEDs, or light emitting diodes. These little lamps produce light when voltage is applied, however, they’re a bit different than the traditional light bulb. In fact, LEDs are some of the most efficient and long lasting lighting sources available and as time goes on, they’ll only increase in their popularity.
Now when it comes to LEDs, it’s important to know that they are incredibly small. Because LEDs are really just chemical chips embedded in a plastic capsule that reacts when voltage is applies, you may need several LEDs just to produce a single light bulb. But more LEDs doesn’t mean less efficiency.
LEDs don’t really produce much heat, which means they’re much more energy efficient when installed in your home. They last a long time and they’d don’t require much voltage to operate. Plus, many LEDs come with the ENERGY STAR certification, which means they’re specifically designed to save money as well as the planet.
As for usage, LEDs are popular in light strands (like holiday lights), as well as in under the cabinet lighting, but there are tons of new technologies being developed so that entire rooms can be lit by LEDs through one or multiple fixtures. Desk lamps, table lamps, and even chandeliers can be illuminated through the use of LEDs. At ValleyLighting-CT.com, we carry several LED lighting options, as well as LED bulbs, that are perfect for trying out in your home.
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