What are LED’s:
A light emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor chip that emits light when conducting current. LED’s are very versatile due to their ability to emit nearly all spectrums of light. This has led to their nearly universal adoption as a light source for a wide range of applications from: status indicator lights, to traffic signals, to today’s advanced direct replacement LED light sources. Although, LED’s that produce a practical spectrum of visible light have been under constant development since the 1960’s, only recently have LED’s that can produce acceptable levels of illumination – for a primary lighting source in a home or business – seen mass production. The pace of innovation in the field of LED illumination, also referred to as Solid State Lighting (SSL), is currently progressing at an amazing pace. The latest bulbs available from Artista Technologies did not even exist one year ago!
LED’s are rated to have a 50,000+ hour lifespan, in this same amount of time you will buy over 50 regular incandescent bulbs or 5 compact fluorescent bulbs. This lifespan will lower your maintenance costs and lamp replacement costs.
Our LED’s range in wattage just like standard and fluorescent bulbs however because LEDS are inherently directional (meaning very little lost light emitting from the bulb) and they run at very low temperatures they are able to maintain brilliant light and can even assist in cooling costs if an HVAC system is in place. LED’s can run at an efficiency rating of over 65% of standard bulbs and boast an extended life up to 5 times that of their competitors.
LED lamps have no filament or tube to break thus they are very durable. Even if you happen to drop or mishandle one, you will not be left with a mess of broken or shattered glass.
Other than sunlight, LED’s provide the most environmentally friendly light source available. For example, fluorescent light sources emit a small amount of UV light which can be damaging over time. Additionally, fluorescent tubes contain small amounts of Mercury which are harmful to humans and our environment. One LED lamp prevents the disposal of 5 fluorescent tubes or 50 incandescent bulbs in our landfills over a period of years thereby helping to keep our world environmentally clean and safe.