LED Lighting: Is It Important?

Most people recognize LED as an emerging technology that has taken hold of the Lighting market, but ask your average LED product consumer how the tech works and you’ll likely get blank stares. While it might not be necessary to understand all the intricacies of LED manufacturing processes and raw materials, having a basic knowledge of the differences between LED and legacy lighting technologies can help consumers make better buying decisions.

LED is actually an acronym standing for Light Emitting Diode and represents the basic physical structure of the technology. There are three basic parts of an LED bulb and that includes a controller, a heat sink, and a diode. The Diode portion of the bulb is the part that actually emits the light, and consists of a set of leads that meet at a semiconductor material. This material lights up in reaction to the presence of electricity due to its properties of electroluminescence. This differs from incandescent lights which have a filament which heats up to a point that causes the material to glow and emit light.

Because of this difference, LED lights produce very little heat and use less electricity in relation to their light output. This makes them safer and less expensive in terms of energy costs.

Whether you are looking to do an LED conversion, need standard lighting maintenance services, or just want to know more about your options, City Wide can help. We manage a variety of lighting services and employ knowledgeable, experienced professionals who can evaluate your facility and provide an array of personalized recommendations. Contact City Wide today to learn more.

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