The Department of Energy (DOE) is actively supporting the development of LED lighting and is expecting the country will save billions in energy costs over the next several years. These facts about LED’s are interesting and can lead you to know more about LED technology
SST, Inc., has been on the forefront of LED development and in fact, has a patent on a process that removes heat more quickly than other LED’s. This allows the LED to run at a cooler temperature, which as you know, heat is the enemy of electronics. LED’s is Solid State Lighting (SSL) or electronic.
Read this interesting article about “The Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About LED’s” on the DOE’s website LED Lighting Facts.
This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” Be sure to check back for more entries soon.
8. A light-emitting diode, or LED, is a type of solid-state lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity into light. Today’s LED bulbs can be six-seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by more than 80 percent.
7. Good-quality LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more — meaning they can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs. That is a life of more than three years if run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
6. Unlike incandescent bulbs — which release 90 percent of their energy as heat — LEDs use energy far more efficiently with little-wasted heat.
If you are interested in developing LED lighting plan for your home or business, SST will steer you in the right direction. With over 19 years of experience in Solid State Lighting, our team will help you find what Facts about LED’s are really important in your situation.