The LED lighting revolution continues unabated and there are now more LED light fittings on the market than ever before. So what is it about LEDs that makes them the lighting option for the modern world and what exactly can they be used for?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is a semi-conductor light source that provides bright light in a range of colours. Get your physics hat on if you want to understand the science behind an LED light! When a light emitting diode is switched on, electrons recombine with holes within the device and release energy in the form of protons. This process is called electroluminescence and the colour of light is determined by the energy band gap of the semiconductor. Makes perfect sense!
The diodes in LED light fittings are often very small, sometimes no more than 1mm squared. There are many advantages in using LED light fittings over incandescent lights sources. They have a much lower energy consumption, so are better for the environment and better for your electricity bill. They last an incredibly long time, negating the need to replace bulbs. They are very robust in nature and can be used for all kinds of application in both commercial and domestic situations.
LED light fittings can be used in aviation lighting, car lighting, advertising lighting rigs, traffic signals, TV controls, DVD players, domestic appliances, homes, bars, restaurants, hotels – the list goes on.
Here at Love4Lighting we are more focused on the domestic and commercial side of LED light fittings. We have an expansive range of LED Wall Lights that are ideal for contemporary fittings – their sleek designs and fine finishes look superb in trendy homes, apartments and commercial buildings. There are lights to suit all budgets and scales of project and we also have available some fantastic LED strip lighting that looks wonderful fitting along or under bar tops, in cabinets, along kitchen plinths and along corridors.
So LED light fittings are certainly here to stay and we will make sure we have the latest innovations and developments available on our extensive lighting website!