Myths on LED

 It’s been many, many years since the humble light bulb has been a topic of such debate and controversy, what with consumers railing against many world governments who have made steps to phase out the classic incandescent light bulb. LEDs, widely considered as their best replacement, have taken some time to be wildly embraced by the public. Still, there has been progress. LED adoption has grown exponentially since 2010, and little by little, average consumers are learning the benefits of LED lighting. However, that’s not to say that there’s isn’t any disinformation going around. We at LiquidLEDs have put together 3 myths about LED lighting, accompanied with explanations correcting these fallacies.

LEDs Don’t Save As Much Electricity as they Claim While some claims of several LED lighting manufacturers may seem dubious, there’s no denying the fact that LEDs use much less power than incandescent bulbs, halogen lamps, and even compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). While there are many who try to refute whether one brand’s LED bulb is really a true alternative to a 100-watt incandescent, there’s no changing the fact that LEDs use very little electricity relative to the brightness of light they produce. And the kicker is that LEDs are only going to get better, as they are powered by electronic chips, which are only sure to be refined over time.

LEDs Are Not Durable Far from it. The solid-state technology in LED light bulbs makes them more durable than the tungsten wire-reliant incandescent bulb, as well as the fragile CFL bulb. It’s also worth pointing out that LEDs have been around for decades, used as indicator lights for appliances, industrial equipment, and other consumer electronics.

LEDs don’t use any gases like mercury and phosphorous, neither do they have fragile tungsten wires burned to create light. Above all, LEDs are remarkably cool, so much so that you can touch them with your hands even when they’ve been switched on for several hours. LEDs are Just Like any other Light Bulb The construction of LEDs is much closer to electronics than light bulb technology.

In fact, the electronic engineering of LEDs allows them to be compatible with computers and the wireless networks that we use today, which is why we’ve seen a surge of “smart” LED light bulbs that can be controlled through smartphones. For more myths about LED light bulbs, check out this article by Forbes. To know more about LED lighting and its special features, call the LiquidLEDs support team!

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