What is LED Technology?

LED Stands for Light Emitting Diode. A diode is a device that allows current to flow in only one direction. Almost any two conductive materials will form a diode when placed in contact with each other. When electricity is passed through the diode the atoms in one material (within the semiconductor chip) are excited to a higher energy level. The atoms in that first material have too much energy and need to release that energy. The energy is then released as the atoms shed electrons to the other material within the chip. During this energy release light is created. The color of the light from the LED is a function of the ingredients (materials) and recipes (processes) that make up the chip. The LED revolution is here! Not only do LEDs make sense in terms of energy efficiency, but also with the affordability in pricing, and overall long-term benefits, there is no time like the present to make the switch. Here are some quick facts and benefits about why LEDs are the right choice for you.

Light Dispersement

LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Well designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to the desired location.

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. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye but also for the mood and the mind.

Operation in Extremely Cold or Hot Temperatures

LED are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. For fluorescent lamps, low temperatures may affect operation and present a challenge, but LED illumination operates well also in cold settings, such as for outdoor winter settings, freezer rooms etc.

Ecologically Friendly

LEDs do not contain any mercury, unlike fluorescent lighting that may pose a danger to the environment, and do not produce harmful UV radiation. Led’s are 100% recyclable and considered “green�? or Earth-Friendly as they helps to reduce the carbon footprint. A big step towards a greener future!

Instant Lighting & Frequent Switching

LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered and also can switched off and on frequently without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.

Durable Quality

LEDs are solid state lighting devices that utilize semiconductor material instead of a filament or neon gas. An LED light is a tiny chip encapsulated in an epoxy resin enclosure, which makesLEDs far sturdier than traditional incandescent light bulbs or fluorescent tubes. Thus, LEDs are able to withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperature.


Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LEDs last up to 50,000 hours, which is about 41 times longer than incandescent lights and up to 9 times longer than fluorescent lights LED’s are different to standard lighting. They don’t really burn out and stop working like a standard light; moreover the lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright.


A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings, by connecting an external solar-energy source and is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.Did these benefits of LED lighting convince you? LED lighting has even more benefits and advantages, so make sure you go LED and save both the planet - and your money! Feel free to visit our store or contact us for more!

Energy Efficiency

LEDs are extremely energy efficient and consume up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. Traditional incandescent bulbs only convert around 10% of their energy output into light wasting the other 90% as heat. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Also, money and energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long LED lifespan.

CRI represents the quality of light and its faithfulness to render colors correctly, that is, to enable us to perceive colors as we know them. The ideal CRI is 100, and some incandescent bulbs approach this level. LEDs and CFLs use different design components in trying to equal the CRI of incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs CRI ratings range from 70 to 95, and the best CFLs have ratings in the mid 80s
It is the measure used to describe the relative color appearance of a white light source.CCT indicates whether a light source appears more yellow/gold/orange or more blue, in terms of the range of available shades of "white." CCT is given in Kelvin (unit of absolute temperature). 2700K is "Warm", 4000K is "Cool" and 6500K is “Day Light”
The flow of light measured in lumens. With light bulbs, it provides an estimate of the apparent amount of light the bulb will produce. Depending on the application, much of an incandescent light is wasted because it's emitted in every direction. LED bulbs, on the other hand, put out directional light, sending all of the light exactly where it's needed.
A unit of standard measurement that is used to describe the amount of light contained in an area as perceived by the human eye. The more lumens in a light bulb, the brighter the light. You can use lumens to compare the brightness of any bulb, regardless of the technology behind it, and regardless of whether it's incandescent, CFL or LED.