LED Lighting Technology. By: Dan Kaser 9/17/2007. What Are LED’s?. LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode Instead of a filament they use a semiconductor diode which emits narrow-spectrum light.
By: Dan Kaser
Cheap to manufacture & buy
Easier to come by
Generally stronger light output
Better for seeing through Fog and Smoke
Horrible patterns in light
Heavy on battery consumption
Yellowish color filters out anything with yellow in it, IE: White looks yellow, yellow doesn’t show, red looks brown, green looks black.
100,000 hour lifespan
Low energy consumption
Symmetrical beam with little-to-no artifacts
Cheap to manufacture
Available in a multitude of colors without requiring a filter.
Pure white light means no color will be filtered out.
Low functioning temperature
Less potential output (for now)
Slightly more expensive to purchaseLED’s Vs. Incandescent’s
100,000 hours/24 hours a day = 4,166 days
4,166 days/365 days a year = 11.4 years.
Impact of LED’s on the world of Business
Maglite, for instance, always made Incandescent lights, but have recently begun creating drop-in LED modules for their incandescent torches.
When the sun explodes we won’t be able to make anymore energy and we will have to rely on LED’s and their efficiency to find food in the pitch black.