What is it?
LED stands for 'Light Emitting Diode', which are basically electronic components that allow current to flow in one direction. The main thing with these diodes is that they emit light (funnily enough) and advancements in this technology means that these devices are now increasingly being used in roles that have traditionally been the domain of the older and more inefficient incandescent globe. Invented in the 1960s, they consume way less power and achieve incredibly long life (approximately 100, 000 hours for new generation). They are also very robust physically, as they don't have any flimsy filament like a normal globe. The high brightness diodes available now are available in many colours.
What can they be used for?
- Decorative Lighting
- Pendant Lighting
- Underneath/Inside Cabinets
- Kitchen/Splashback Lighting
- Feature Wall Lighting
- Home Theatre/Media Room Lighting
- Entertainment/Patio/Garden Areas
- Interior/Exterior Special Effects
- Landscape Lighting (Gardens, Pools, Spas)
- Strip Lighting
- Accent Lighting
- Small Spot Lighting
- In-Ground and Underwater Lighting
- Refrigerated Display Cases
- General Merchandise Lighting
- Concert Hall/Theatre/TV Studio/Bar-Club/Restaurant Lighting
- Safety Lighting (Exit Signs, Emergency Lighting, etc.)
- Signage (Corporate, Parking, etc.) Refrigerated Display Cases
- Street Lighting