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Led Light Bulbs & Led Lamps

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Led light bulbs will one day become the dominant source of lighting on
the planet—if not the exclusive source. They solve a multitude of
economic and environmental problems that have plagued and continue to
plague users of other types of lamps. The reason for this lies in the
manner in which a led bulb generates light. Unlike incandescents and
fluorescent bulbs, a led light does not utilize a filament or any type of
luminary gas. Instead, led lighting bulb technology is based...


Keywords:
led light bulb, led lamps, led linear lghting strips, led strip lighting
lamps, led, diode, led bulb


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Led light bulbs will one day become the dominant source of lighting on
the planet—if not the exclusive source. They solve a multitude of
economic and environmental problems that have plagued and continue to
plague users of other types of lamps. The reason for this lies in the
manner in which a led bulb generates light. Unlike incandescents and
fluorescent bulbs, a led light does not utilize a filament or any type of
luminary gas. Instead, led lighting bulb technology is based on something
completely different—a semi conductive component known as a “diode.” By
passing a low voltage current through a diode, one can agitate electrons
within its composite substances, causing light to radiate into the
surroundings. This light is cool burning and will not cause heat
pollution in work and living areas. Because these bulbs do not rely on
inert gases of any kind, they pose no threat to the environment, and the
substances of which they are composed are virtually unbreakable compared
to standard lamps.

Led light bulbs offer every color in the rainbow now to both home and
commercial users. A led’s color directly results from the chemical
composition of the diode itself. The most recent breakthrough came a few
short years ago, when Chinese scientists learned to mix blue and yellow
in the precise combination necessary to create a white LED. Previous to
this advancement, led light bulbs always represented a primary color, and
as such were very useful for display, indicator, and instrument lighting,
but not yet ready to replace incandescents whose bright white light
established them long ago as the world’s primary source of artificial
lighting. When white led bulbs entered the lighting market, an explosion
in size, design, modification, and engineering followed as lighting
manufacturers immediately saw the benefits of creating alternatives to
previous technologies and seizing the opportunity of the moment to pass
on both green technology and cost-conscious savings to corporate and
individual clients. Not long after these developments occurred,
California passed a law that now requires all incandescent lights be
replaced no later than 2010, making retrofitting a legal matter at this
point for West Coast residents as well as a cost and earth conscious
decision.

Linear strip lights utilize a bulb type known as “festoon,” and many
high-end resorts, casinos, and country clubs in California use festoon
bulbs for both seasonal and year round decorations. With a ban on
incandescents now pending, corporations and individuals alike in
California will now have to look for retrofitted alternatives if they are
currently using any type of incandescent festoon light source. This is
not as big a problem as it may sound, nor is it expensive when one
considers ROI beyond up front procurement costs.

In an era where concern over global warming is approaching the level of
worldwide alarm, now more than ever is a time to consider going “green,”
not necessarily in terms of the color of a led light bulb, but in terms
of its innate quality and value. It never hurts a company’s public image
to promote itself as a leader in newer, more efficient forms of non-
destructive power. Furthermore, led lights feature a bulb life that
ranges from 30,000 bulb hours to over 100,000 bulb hours. Replacements
are very rare, and therefore, seldom a cost factor to consider when
forecasting budget. Immediate return on the front-end investment one
makes in begins to accrue monthly on every subsequent power bill post
retrofitting date. This is truly a win-win scenario for anyone.

				
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