What is LED technology? LED (Light-emitting diode) — a technology that allows one to obtain radiation of visible light waves at the site where the cathode comes into contact with the semiconductor that is connected to the anode (the electrons are interfering with the emission of photons while passing through the semiconductor to the cathode).LED technology has several indisputable advantages in comparison with other sources of light:
· Capacity of tolerating comparatively heavy conditions of use (vibration, slight hits, contact with water, low temperatures, pressure).
· Low electricity consumption (Approximately 7-10 times less than in the case of standard incandescent light bulbs) and a high level of unit efficiency.
· Practically does not contain any compounds that are hazardous to health and the environment (in contrast to luminescent lamps and CCFL, which contain mercury).
· durability (service life is 70-80 times longer than that of regular incandescent lamps, up to 80,000 hours and up to 2 times longer than that of cold cathode lamps).
LED-lamps payoff comparatively fast, since electricity bills are reduced considerably. (Electricity consumption decreases by 75-85% in comparison with incandescent light bulbs, and by 40% in comparison with luminescent lamp; the average pay-off period constitutes 1.5 years).
Service life exceeds 10 years
You can forget about changing light bulbs, since the service life of LED-lamps is not less than 10 years (more than 40,000 service hours). In the case of using these lamps you will not only save electricity, you will also save on the costs of the regular replacement of burned out lamps.
Not hazardous to humans and the environment
LED - lamps do not contain hazardous mercury, therefore the disposal of lamps after the expiry of their service life is very simple.
The lamp does not heat up and consumes a minimum amount of electricity; furthermore, it is insensitive to fluctuations in temperature of the surrounding environment.
Higher efficiency of lighting, higher durability and longer service life can be mentioned among the principal advantages of light emitting diodes. Furthermore, some people perceive the light spectrum of luminescent lamps as disturbing.