LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs. Key differences include the following:
1.) Light Source: LEDs are the size of a fleck of pepper, and a mix of red, green, and blue LEDs is typically used to make white light.
2.) Direction: LEDs emit light in a specific direction, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. This feature makes LEDs more efficient for many uses such as recessed downlights and task lighting. With other types of lighting, the light must be reflected to the desired direction and more than half of the light may never leave the fixture.
3.) Heat: LEDs emit very little heat. In comparison, incandescent bulbs release 90% of their energy as heat and CFLs release about 80% of their energy as heat.
Here are some benefits of using LED lights as compared to the normal lighting
Long life - LED lights can last upto 100,000 operational hours.
- Energy effeciency - 80% efficiency on energy consumption.
- Ecologically friendly - LED lights contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable.
- Durable quality - LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions.
- Zero UV emissions - LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions.
- Instant lighting & Frequent switching - LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as e.g traffic and signal lights.
- Light dispersion - LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving a higher application efficiency than conventional lighting.
- Design flexibility - LEDs can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, color and distribution.