What are 4 Interesting facts about LEDs?
Did You Know These Facts about LED Light Bulbs?
- LED light bulbs are not really light bulbs!
- LEDs have been around for almost 60 years!
- LEDs contain no gases or mercury.
- LEDs convert almost 100% of input energy into light.
- Some LED light bulbs can last for almost 100,000 hours.
Did you know facts about LED?
10 LED Fun Facts
- An incandescent lamp converts about 9-10 percent of the energy fed to it into light, whereas LEDs convert nearly 100 percent of the energy they consume as light.
- LEDs contain no mercury— and at least 95 percent of an LED is recyclable.
What is special about the LED?
LED lights are free of all harsh chemicals and they do not emit UV rays. LED lights are also 100% recyclable and can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. With one LED light able to do the work of roughly 25 incandescent light bulbs over its lifetime, LED lights also help save on materials and production.
Who invented LEDs?
The next year, in 1962, Nick Holonyak, Jr. (the “Father of the Light-Emitting Diode”) invented the first LED that produced visible, red light while working at General Electric. Throughout the 1960s, researchers and engineers continued experimenting with semiconductors with the goal of producing more efficient LEDs.
Do LED lamps contain mercury?
LEDs use significantly less energy than even CFLs, and do not contain mercury. And the copper found in some LEDs can pose an environmental threat if it accumulates in rivers and lakes where it can poison aquatic life.
What colors are available in LEDs?
Commonly available colors of LED are red, green, blue, yellow, amber and white. The light from red, blue and green colors can be easily combined to produce white light with limited brightness. The working voltage of red, green, amber and yellow colors is around 1.8 volts.
Are LED lights any good?
The big picture: LED lighting converts 95% of energy consumed into light, unlike incandescent bulbs, which convert only 10% of energy for light. The 90% of energy remaining is wasted as heat.
Do LEDs ever burn out?
Details. Unless an actual component in the LED fails, they will provide light “forever.” While LEDs do not burn out like fluorescent lamps and other bulbs they will, however, degrade and dim over time. The diode itself will begin to emit less and less light as the years pass. Still, LED lamps can last over 25,000 hours …