What is LED?
LED stands for «light emitting diode.» It’s an important part of many of the electronics devices you use at home or at the office. LEDs are small light bulbs which fit inside an electrical circuit. However, unlike regular incandescent bulbs, there is no filament in them to burn out. They also don’t get particularly hot. LEDs are illuminated as electrons move in a semiconductor material. They last a long time- they have about the life span of a standard transistor.
Two elements made of processed material comprise an LED. These elements are N-type and P-type semiconductors. These elements are positioned so that they contact one another directly, forming a «PN Junction.» The primary difference between other diodes and an LED is that the LED is meant to produce photons. It has a clear package which allows visible energy or light to go straight through it.
What Are LED Lights?
So just what is LED light? In two words, it is the future. It’s the future of both household and commercial lighting. More and more homeowners are giving up their traditional incandescent bulbs and turning to the energy-efficient LED bulbs. Indeed, entire cities and states are trying to benefit the environment by adopting the new lighting technology. The LED light uses diodes. A diode hosts electrons moving inside of semiconductor material, which thus generates light. The light created within these diodes is a cool light, as opposed to the heated light in an incandescent bulbs filament.
What Are LED Lights Made Of?
They are made of materials that save consumers money while protecting the environment against the destruction caused by other forms of artificial lights. LED lights do not contain any environmental or health related toxic materials. There are no hazardous metals used in the manufacturing process and they do not contain lethal gasses. LED lights are made of a series of electronic pieces that emit photons (light waves) when energy is introduced to them. They are safe for humans and the environment alike, and are the most energy efficient source of artificial light available.
What is an LED Light Bulb?
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What is SKY LED?
There is more than one kind of LED. There is the white light and there are the red, green, blue ones (or RGB). SKYLED has introduced a whole new world of possibilities for LED lights. Now, for instance, an LED computer monitor is capable of producing a huge range of colors- almost everything in the color spectrum. That’s because the RGB LEDs can be lit or dimmed in such a way as to combine the effects of the three primary colors to form thousands of other colors.
RGB LED lights have begun to be used for far more things than just monitors, however. One useful application is that of LED light strips. RGB LED light strips are low voltage lighting devices, usually coming in five, twelve and 24 volt versions. They’re used in such things as concealed lighting, architectural lighting, sign letter lighting, perimeter lighting, and other similar functions. In essence, they serve as replacements for older technologies such as fluorescent, incandescent, neon and halogen lights. They’re also about twice as bright as similar decorative-light options, like rope lighting.
Another new trend in RGB LED lights is that of providing accent lighting. Originally, these LED accent lights were a way of enhancing exteriors and interiors of hotels, corporate buildings and high-class restaurants.
RGB LED lights come in red, blue, yellow and green mono strips and they come in different color “temperatures,” from warm looks to cold. Certainly the variety of looks is much higher than what has been possible with conventional halogen and traditional lamps.
What Do LED Lights Look Like?
LED lights come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes and they are used in a great number of applications. It is very hard to sum up what LED lights look like, because often they look just like any other source of artificial light! LED lights are commonly found in digital displays of many electronic devices, and they can be seen in lamps on the night stand, in fixtures on the ceiling, and they can even be seen lighting up the night skies in streetlights and landscaping lamps.