If You Think You Get Lighting, Then This Might Change Your Mind

What Makes LED Better than Conventional Lighting?

Light emitting diodes or LED lighting must be the best lighting so far since it saves energy and a very smart solution compared to the other methods of illumination that you can find in the market today.

In LED lighting, diodes are used using DC circuits to emit light that extends battery life that is used for flashlights and other light emitting gadgets like cellphones, and other. Then it began to find its way to vehicular headlights by utilizing a specially designed reflectors to intensify its brightness and length of coverage but still maintaining its efficiency. There are many advantages to using LED lighting which can now be run from an AC supply. These used to be DC devices operating from a few volts of direct current but can now be used for more robust applications that require the same amount of voltage like those linear strip lighting systems around the outside of a building that stretches for a hundred meters. There are different considerations that is brought in since DC drives suffer power loss over distance. So then it would require the use of a higher drive voltage once the voltages start to drop and so additional regulators need to be used to maintain the voltage. This is not necessary if you have AC or alternative current since it main maintain voltage despite distance. DC power has always had this problems and the reason why they are not being used to transmit power across our streets and cities.

Running LED lighting from an AC supply means producing DC power to operate yo LED lights. And there are several applications for this. Many stand-alone fixtures simply have a transformer between the wall socket and the fixture to provide the required DC voltage. And there are a number of companies that provide LED light bulbs that screw directly into standard sockets, but these invariably also contain miniaturized circuitry that converts AC to DC before delivering it to the LEDs. The problem with these types is that its upfront cost are quite costly. Despite the high upfront cost you can expect a remarkable decrease in your power bill in the long run.

Another early form is what is called the ‘Christmas tree light’ approach. Here multiple LEDs are connected in series so that the voltage drop across the whole string equals the supply voltage.

There are however attempts to develop ‘true’ AC-LEDs but right now we have to contend ourselves on this big leap in technology that can be seen as an upgrade from analog to digital. The advantages of LED lighting over conventional lighting are so great that it will not only benefit the user but the planet as well.