How Much Do We Rely On LED Lights?

Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) are not new technology by any means, after all, they were first produced in the early 60’s. However, they are rapidly being used in the manufacturing of more modern technology and appliances. They are very practical for everyday use because of how little energy they consume, plus they produce very little heat, so they’re not much of a fire hazard. The chances are that you probably didn’t realize just how much LED’s are used in our day to day life and just how much we rely on them.

Household Lighting

After initially being phased out in 2007, traditional incandescent light bulbs were officially discontinued from the UK in 2011. This has received a mixed response from consumers as they were replaced with halogen bulbs, which although more energy efficient, they were more expensive to buy and nowhere near as bright. This has led to consumers opting for LED bulbs throughout their household as they use up to 15% less electricity than standard bulbs but they are far more powerful and offer a brighter light. Plus, the average LED life span is tens of thousands of hours, which is far longer than a traditional halogen bulb.


It has become increasingly common for businesses to invest in commercial LED panel lights for their premises, especially large and dingy warehouses with few windows that would be otherwise plunged into darkness. This is essential because of the fact they offer a brighter light; that illuminates a greater area of space than traditional lights. Companies that use LED panels have reported an increase in productivity through their high-quality lighting, and the energy bills are surprisingly low.

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Monitors & TV’s

Long gone are the days of the gigantic boxes with curved glass screens, today all monitors n our homes are sexy, sleek and flat as pancakes. With LED bulbs used as backlights for TV’s they last longer, they’re brighter, and they do it while using less energy than fluorescent lights. If you have the opportunity to compare a LED TV side by side with a regular TV, you’ll notice a vast improvement in contrast, with brighter colors, and you can even save up to 30% on electricity.

Car Lights

One of the most recent uses for LED bulbs and you have already seen them on many of the newest cars on the roads. LED bulbs are more resistant to all weather conditions and very responsive. Plus they are brighter which means they are easily seen by other drivers, even in foggy conditions, and if all cars were made to have LED lights, our roads would probably be the safest they’ve ever been. They use up less energy, which means they are less on a drain on your cars electrics and less likelihood of a flat battery. Finally, LED bulbs will probably outlive your car, which means you’re very unlikely to need to replace them.


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