What is an LED light bulb?
Basically, LED’s, or light emiting diodes, are just tiny light bulbs, but unlike ordinary incandescent bulbs, they don’t have a filament that will burn out, and they don’t get especially hot. They put out a light the color of daylight, which is easier on the eyes. They work inside or outside even in very cold climates. They work with dimmer switches and sensor activated lights. Several LED’s can be put in one bulb to produce a brighter light, and reflectors are often used to further increase light output.
Why are these bulbs energy efficient?
LED’s don’t waste a lot of energy putting out heat. They provide directed light, so less light is wasted. They use two to ten watts of electricity depending on the bulb, and last up to 60,000 hours.
Where should LED’s be used?
Use LED’s anywhere where directed light is required. They work well in reading lamps, spotlights, landscape lights and directional ceiling cans. At this time, they are not well suited for whole room illumination. Try a few out in different locals to see just where these very efficient bulbs will work best for you.