Benefits of LED Light Bulbs.

Yielding light from electricity requires light bulbs and are a necessity for lighting dark areas. There exists various types of light bulbs with the common ones being LED light bulbs and compact fluorescent (CFs) light bulbs.LED light bulbs use LED being solid-state lighting devices that are capable of fitting in standard screw-in connections. Light emitting diodes is the short form for LED used to generate light in bulbs. LED light bulbs to contain a diode which is a semiconductor that produces visible light once an electric current passes through it. Compact fluorescent light bulbs utilize fluorescent light bulbs filled with an inert gas argon and a little amount of heavy metal mercury. When an electric current pass through it, the cathode heats up sending out electrons which hit the argon and mercury. Excitement of mercury once hit by electrons makes it produce ultra-violet light that cannot be seen by the naked eyes. The fluorescent lamb is coated with the phosphor which when the UV light passes through it emits visible light. Mercury used in CFs makes them be considered less environmentally friendly since in case mercury spills due to breakage of the fluorescent lamp, it would be toxic to human health.

CFs are not energy efficient as compared to LED light bulbs. Led light bulbs start lighting immediately once switched on without requiring time for warming up to generate light. Durability of LED light bulbs is key as they are not made out of glass other they are made of plastics which is highly durable. Thy work quite well in cold weather. LED and CFs light bulbs have the same lighting conditions although the LEDs last longer as use less energy making them cost effective.

Lumen of light bulb should be one of the major consideration other than wattage during purchase of the LED light bulbs. Lumen is the real measurement of the brightness provided by a light bulb while wattage is the measurement of how much energy a light bulb draws. CFs and LED light bulbs could have the same number of lumens but the wattage of CFs would be higher than that of LEDs. Choosing an LED light bulb to purchase requires one to decide the color needed from the wide array of color ranges and where the bulb is to be used, The measurement of color temperature is kelvins and the lower the number, the yellower the color. An LED driver is key during purchase of LED light bulbs for converting the alternating current from the power supply to direct current used by the LED light bulbs.

LED light bulbs which are viable for even larger scale lighting have been developed recently and have well and improved efficiency, output, and cost. When installing LED light bulbs, compatibility with fixtures should be checked to avoid excess heat which can lead to failure or fire.

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