LEDs vs. HIDs on Emergency Lights
In emergency situations, having a backup light source can literally be a lifesaver. When choosing an emergency light, it’s important to know what type of bulb it contains.
Two of the most common light bulbs used for emergency lighting are HIDs and LED light bulbs. Below are common differences between the two bulbs and what you can expect from them.
HID Bulbs HID bulbs or high intensity discharge bulbs are the bulbs you commonly see used for headlights and spot lights. These bulbs are really popular in the automobile industry since they give a strong, powerful beam when used as headlights. HID light bulbs produce a very bright, cool toned light.
Some would even call this light as “while” light. Other common uses for these bulbs are for outdoor lights like the ones used in ball parks, stadiums, gyms, theme and amusement parks, and other areas and places that needs to use a bright and powerful lighting system.
LED Bulbs LED lights, or light-emitting diodes, are power and power friendly light bulbs that have become popular over the years. Unlike the common incandescent bulb, LED light sdon’t contain a filament to produce light. Instead, the bulb makes the light by a chemical reaction. LEDs come in different tones and colors. They use 80 to 90 percent less power compared to common bulbs and the last much longer. They were usually used in electronics as indicators but have developed into household bulbs.
Which One to Get? The best thing to do is to consider where you’ll be placing the emergency light. HIDs are great if you want to illuminate a big space, like an ally or a yard. However, LED lights are best for flashlights and indoor emergency lights.
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