LED Home Lighting, Looking For A Great New Look?

By: Chrissy Tomey

At the threshold of the last century a discovery was made that is illuminating our world today. In the early 1900s a scientist at Marconi Labs discovered electroluminescence. But what does this mean you ask? What this word means is that some materials give off light when an electric current passes through them.
This was the first step in the development of light-emitting diode or LED lighting. This invention is all around us and the popularity is increasing by leaps and bounds for LED home lighting applications.
LED home lighting is gaining popularity not as a trend or fad but for very legitimate reasons. As it happens, white LED light replicates the color of sunshine " the white light that is really a blend of the colors red, blue and green. It has been scientifically proven that exposure to the light of the sun improves mood, promotes quality sleep, and boosts energy.
LEDs imitate these healthful rays. Some people are using these amazing lights to offset the affects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), chase away the blues and generally reinvigorate their days. LEDs are available with the Edison (or standard size) base and can be used in any regular light fixture in your home.
One really great reason to choose LED home lighting options is for the economic value. Even though the initial cost is higher than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs you will see a return on your investment that cannot be matched! The average life of an LED bulb has been rated between 25,000 and 50,000 hours, with up to 100,000 hours in the lab.
This actually comes out to be somewhere between a life of 5.7 years and 22.8 years per bulb of burning brightly for 12 hours per day " every day! Did you know there are LED bulbs manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s that are still shining today. Do you have a 20+ year-old working bulb in your house now?
These awesome bulbs are not as hot as you may think, because they are not converting heat to light. Theyre really not as fragile as other types of bulbs. Did you know they are currently found in your TV remote, wireless mouse and in most scanners.
They offer directional lighting not found in the yellowish glow of incandescents or the flickering of fluorescents. LED home lighting is a happy choice for your soul and your wallet!

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