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LED Outdoor Lighting: What Does LED Stand For?

Have you ever wondered what LED stands for in LED outdoor lighting? If so, you may have Googled LED and received the results Light Emitting Diode. Which isn’t a very helpful answer for most.

You may have also found some background information on LED lights being used in early cell phone displays or electronic devices. LED technology has come a long way since those days and is now used for indoor, outdoor, residential and commercial lighting applications of every variety.

Light Emitting Diode

So, exactly what does LED stand for? Explaining the science behind how a Light Emitting Diode (LED) works, would likely help you fall asleep. So, we will let the marvelous video below do the explaining:

The main takeaways from this video about the science behind lighting emitting diodes really points out the reason everyone is switching over to LED.

  1. The electricity in LED lights do not heat up filament. This keeps the light cooler and extends the life.
  2. LED lights do not require tubes like vapor lamps or fluorescents – so without the glass “bulb” portion, LED lamps are much more durable to vibration, shocks, bumps and weather elements.
  3. Electrons from Light Emitting Diode bulbs are cycled back through the process which requires 80% less energy and adds to the long-life of LED outdoor lighting.

With plentiful benefits for switching to LED such as a longer lamp life, less heat, less electricity, potential cost savings, and increased durability, you might come up with a new definition for what the letters LED stand for.

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At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we’ll handle knowing the science, best design practices, and installation know-how, while you spend your time enjoying the magnificence of your LED outdoor lighting system. Call today for a design consultation. (910) 356-8203