Northampton, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/02/2015 -- It's no secret that LED lighting is increasing in popularity. After all; they are energy-efficient, don't emit much heat, and offer a brighter glow. In recent years, LED lights have come down in price, making them a much more affordable option.
The history of LEDs
LED stands for Light-Emitted Diode. As you can guess, LEDs aren't like conventional filament bulbs. They are, in fact, a form of lighting generated by an electronic circuit board.
The concept of LED lighting is not a new one. Many people assume that LEDs are a recent innovation. It might surprise you to learn that the concept dates back to the early 20th century! The idea behind electroluminescence dates back in 1907 by Henry Joseph Round. He was a scientist from the West Midlands that worked with Guglielmo Marconi.
It wasn't until the 1960s when LED lighting started to evolve. Companies such as Texas Instruments and GE filed patents for LEDs. A decade later, the world's first mass-produced LED got made by the Monsanto company.
Today, LED lighting is widely available for a range of applications. They are often seen in cars, people's homes and office buildings. For example, the Any-Lamp.co.uk website sells a range of LED tubes and light bulbs.
Why use LED lights?
LED lighting offers many significant advantages over conventional light bulbs and tubes. For instance, they are directional and don't need deflectors. They're also 75% more efficient than incandescent lights.
LED lights are useful for a variety of applications, such as:
- Ceiling, floor and wall lights (see the Any Lamp website for fitment details);
- Outdoors, such as for patios and decking;
- Decorations, such as "Christmas" lights.
The bonus of LED lights is they are more affordable than say five or ten years ago. Many residential customers are now making the switch to LED as a result.
LED terminology: what does it all mean?
Some people new to LED lighting may not be familiar with some of the terms used. Examples of common acronyms and terms are as follows:
- Lumens - the amount of light output (the higher the figure, the stronger the light);
- Watts - in general, LEDs consume a fraction of the wattage that conventional lights use;
- Kelvin - the colour of the light output. For instance, 3500K is a "cool" light, whereas 6500K is akin to a "daylight" colour.
Any Lamp is the UK's leading online supplier of fluorescent and LED lighting. Visitors to the site can enjoy selecting from a broad range of high-quality products. Only reputable brands such as Philips, Sylvania and GE get sold on the site.
Customers can take advantage of fast shipping. Orders placed up to 6:30 pm on a working weekday get dispatched the same day. And buyers can expect a 24-hour delivery service as Any-lamp.co.uk use UPS as their courier. The website is also backed by an efficient and friendly customer service team.
For more information, contact:
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