History of LED

What are LEDs?

The LED, which stands for light-emitting diode, has been discovered as far as in the late 1920s and commercialized in the 1960s. The core concept of LEDs is called electroluminescence, which essentially means that a material emits light due to a strong electric field or a passage of an electric current. LEDs are energy savvy, highly efficient, durable and have a long life expectancy.

Why use LEDs?

LED lightings are much more efficient than traditional incandescent lightbulbs, with the efficiency of light production of the LED being 90% higher than that of the incandescent lightbulbs. Compared to other types of lighting, LEDs are highly energy saving, as they use 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. Due to thermal management technology and a general sturdiness of LEDs the life expectancy of LEDs is much longer than other types of lighting – ca. 50 000 – 100 000 lighting hours. LEDs use heat sink technology for thermal management, which causes the heat to dissipate to its surroundings, not overheating the light itself. Furthermore, LEDs are a solid-state form of lighting, that enables the light to withstand lower temperatures and higher levels of shock. Because of this LEDs are a very popular form of industrial lighting, although today LEDs are also more popular in private residences.