LED Home Illumination - The Way to Have the Benefit of It
Lot of people have come across LED Home Lighting in one form or another; usually in
torches, Christmas lights and solar or mains powered garden lighting. But many are still
ignorant that home LED home lighting is now not only possible, but very much the future of
The Lighting Industry is rapidly dropping further inv-
estment in the current generation of low-power lam-
ps (Compact Fluorescent Lamps or CFLs - ungainly,
garish and, being filled with Mercury vapour, a dispo-
sal nightmare). Companies such as the giant Philips
Lighting Corporation have already stated their commitment to LED Home Lighting as the
best way forward.
As a result the supply, range and affordability of LED Home Lighting solutions is rising at an
explosive rate. However as at this point it is still best to introduce LED home lighting into
your own home by approaching those application that LEDs are best in a position to replace.
The important difference between traditional incandescent light bulbs and LED lights is that
the former wastes as much as 98% of the electrical energy provided as heat however does
shine light in all directions, whereas LED light sources convert nearly all their electrical
energy into light (hence the reason they stay cool to the touch) however shine a pure and
very intense directional light.
The other key differentiator is value of ownership. LED light bulbs last an extremely long
time (three decades of normal use) and cost so little to run that the amount of electricity
used throughout the entire life time of a bulb is almost certain to be less than the cost of
the bulb itself. This is in stark contrast to normal non-LED bulbs that are typically well over
500 times the purchase price of the bulb itself in operating and replacement costs.
These particular qualities (highly efficient, zero fire risk and focused light) make LED light
bulbs a perfect substitute for spot lights, especially the ubiquitous halogen lamps presently
found in many homes and that waste heat and money in abundance.
However replacing domestic halogen down lighters is just one aspect of spot lighting that
LED lamps are excellent for. In addition they make appropriate display lights and as a bonus
can be put in places where you couldn't even think about using conventional incandescent
spot lights due to the risk of damage and fire from their extremely high operating
LED spot illuminations are a natural alternative for bringing illumination to display units,
shelves, beneath kitchen units and inside cupboards and wardrobes. They can be easily
installed adjacent to objects and surfaces without any threat of causing heat damage and
often give a much better light than regular light bulbs in such uses.
The other dimension that home LED home lighting is revolutionising is mood lighting,
bringing a whole new array of effects that existing lighting technology cannot begin to
emulate. LED mood lighting makes available a whole new palette of vibrant color that may
be altered and blended at will to produce wonderful effects, either as a focal point or cast
against floor surfaces, ceilings and walls to modify the ambiance of any room or space in