LED Lights

How Light Emitting Diodes Work

In this post I wanted to discuss the technology of the LED lights. A light emitting diode is a semiconductor diode that gives off light when there is a voltage applied to it and you will find light emitting diodes in indoor grow gardens, in car headlights, light fixtures in the home, in televisions and even in computers. LED lights are different from the traditional incandescent light bulbs in that the incandescent bulbs transmit electricity through filaments in glass bulbs but these bulbs give off plenty of heat, which makes these bulbs not very energy efficient. With LED lights, there is reduced heat when you use them in the home and this is because these lights contain no filaments that contribute to high heating, making them energy efficient.

Drawback To LED Lights

While the LED light is more energy efficient than the incandescent bulbs, there is one drawback to LED lights that keep some people from purchasing them and that is the lack of brightness in these lights. Some people who purchased LED lights mentioned that the lights appeared dim when they were turned on and they could barely see what they were reading. There is good news because more LED light manufacturers are creating brighter lights for customers. Another disadvantage of LED lights is that they’re more expensive than traditional lights but consumer experts say that the prices should get cheaper over a period of years.

LED Light Therapy For The Skin

Medical advances have made it easier for people to get younger looking skin and one example of this is LED light therapy. When you visit the dermatologist for the treatment, he applies a LED laser beam to the fine lines and wrinkles so that collagen will be restored to the skin for better looking skin.

LED LightsLongevity of LED Lights

Another reason why energy experts recommend LED lights is because of their longevity. The average LED light bulb can last over 50,000 hours while still not giving out extreme amounts of heat.

LED Grow Lights

Even gardeners benefit from LED and the main way is through indoor grow lights and here are some of the most advanced grow lights on the market. The All Blue Grow Light Panel is highly recommended for indoor gardeners because these blue grow lights increase chlorophyll production in plants and they keep the plants at longer times so that you won’t have to water them too frequently. There is also the mixed red and blue grow light system and this promotes better growth for the plants.

LED grow lights simulate natural light for indoor plants and this is ideal for families with small yards or who live in dense urban areas. As for how much light is needed for your indoor plants, this depends on which kinds of plants you have. Plants that grow well in the shade will need less light than plants that need more sunlight. The benefit of using grow light technology to grow vegetables and herbs indoors is that you save money on buying produce and you have the gratification of caring for living things. If you’re interested in learning more on indoor gardening, you can read more about LED grow lights here on this blog.

How LED Works Video Demo

Check out this video about the technology of LED: