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Interesting facts about LED technology

In this article you will learn all the important aspects about LED technology

What is LED?

The LED "Light Emitting Diode" is a semiconductor component that emits light as soon as electrical current flows through it. Light is created when the electricity-carrying elements in the semiconductor material fuse together.

LED technology has become an important part of our everyday life and is a constantly increasing trend with a variety of properties such as higher efficiency, longer lifespan and low heat generation compared to conventional light sources.

What should you pay attention to with LED?

The most important details at a glance:

  • What does the lumen specification mean?

The lumen specification stands for the luminous flux and describes the value for the brightness of an LED. The lumen value indicates the amount of light emitted by a lamp. In short, this means: the higher the lumen value of a light source, the brighter it shines.

  • What does the Kelvin specification mean?

The light colors (cold white, warm white, daylight white) refer to the inherent color of the light generated by a light source.
The color temperature of light is measured in "Kelvin" (K). A low Kelvin value means warm, yellowish light. A higher Kelvin value means cold, white / bluish light.

  • What is the power supply/driver?

LEDs require a power supply (or “driver”). The power supply converts mains power (alternating current) into the appropriate DC voltage and current and may also contain additional electronics for dimming and/or color changing control.

What are the advantages of LEDs over conventional light sources?

  • Energy efficiency

LEDs are extremely energy efficient, consuming up to 80% less energy compared to their traditional counterparts. LEDs convert almost all of the energy they consume into light. This significantly reduces the amount of energy being wasted as heat.

  • longevity

LEDs have a long lifespan and last up to 100,000 hours (average rated lifespan). However, the actual lifespan of LED lighting also depends on the actual and individual period of use.

  • durability

LEDs are manufactured using solid-state components, making them more durable than traditional bulbs. This means that LEDs are not damaged by shock or vibration. LEDs can also easily withstand extreme temperatures. This makes LED the best choice for long-lasting lighting use.

  • sustainability

The materials used in the production of LED products are 100% recyclable and do not contain any toxic elements. They also emit negligible amounts of greenhouse gases, contributing to a cleaner environment. Additionally, their longer lifespan means fewer resources are required for manufacturing and disposal.