LED lighting has increased significantly in the last few years. It has been used for all types of outdoor lighting, such as landscape, security, and Christmas lights. We will discuss what LED stands for and why we recommend it over a halogen based system.
LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode and is a semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it. When a strong enough current is applied to the leads the electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device and this then releases energy in the form of photons. This newer technology saves energy, looks great, and leaves less of a carbon footprint on the environment.
LED lights were first seen in 1962 and used a low intensity infrared light. The first led lights could only show the color red. Now modern LED's are visible in ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths with plenty of brightness. LED lights have come a long way, and now are being used in an environmental setting.
Halogen lighting once dominated the lighting world until just recently when LED products started improving and becoming dependable, pleasing light sources. Consumers and businesses alike began using them for all kinds of lighting projects. And, because LED lights mimic halogens, lighting technicians have been given a wider selection of choices to design with, which makes designing much easier and can create more affects.
Also, because LED lights are so small and visually appealing, people see them as a must have solution for their landscape and prefer them because of low impact on the environment, as well as the quality of the lights.
The Advantages of LED lights over halogen lighting sources:
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