16 Advantages of LED lighting

What is LED lighting?

LED is the English abbreviation for Light Emitting Diode. The first LED lamp was born in 1969 and was a red light. The main component of the LED lamp is a semiconductor that can convert electrical energy into light energy. LED lights can directly emit red, yellow, blue, green, blue, orange, purple and white light. Most traffic lights and large-area display screens in life are also LED lights.

The replacement of traditional light sources with new light sources represented by LEDs is triggering a huge revolution in the lighting industry. Driven by innovative technologies, this new light source lighting product is constantly being updated, from incandescent lamps to energy-saving lamps, halogen lamps to LED lamps. While lighting products have achieved energy-saving upgrades, they have also improved comfortably Lighting effects are also more diverse. As a representative of green energy-saving light sources, LED lighting has become the hottest industry hot spot. Compared with more mature light sources, what are the leading advantages of LED?

The 16 benefits of LED lighting

(1)  Energy saving

Almost all of the LED spectrum is concentrated in the visible light band, and its luminous efficiency can reach 80-90%. The author also compared the LED with ordinary incandescent lamps, spiral energy-saving lamps and T5 three-color fluorescent lamps. The results show that: ordinary incandescent lamps have a light efficiency of 12lm / w, life is less than 2000 hours, and spiral energy-saving lamps have a light effect of 60lm. / w, life is less than 8000 hours, T5 fluorescent lamp is 96Alm / w, life is about 10000 hours, and white LED with a diameter of 5 mm is 20-28lm / w, life can be more than 100,000 hours. Some people also predict that the upper limit of LED life in the future will be infinite.

(2) Safety and environmental protection:

The working voltage of LED is low, mostly 1.4-3V; the working current of ordinary LED is only 10mA, and the ultra-high brightness is only 1A. LEDs do not add “mercury” in the production process, nor do they need to be inflated, do not need a glass shell, have good impact resistance, good shock resistance, are not easily broken, are easy to transport, and are very environmentally friendly. They are called “green energy”.

(3) Long service life

The LED is small in size and light in weight. The shell is encapsulated in epoxy resin, which not only protects the internal chip, but also has the ability to transmit light and condense light. The service life of LEDs is generally between 50,000 and 100,000 hours, because LEDs are semiconductor devices, and even frequent switching will not affect the service life. At present, incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps and energy-saving fluorescent lamps are mainly used in home lighting.

(4) Fast response speed

The response frequency fτ of the LED is related to the lifetime τmc of the injected minority carrier. For example, the LED made of GaAs material, whose τmc is generally in the range of 1-10ns, the response frequency is about 16-160MHz, Such a high response frequency is sufficient for displaying a 6.5MHz video signal, which is also one of the key factors for realizing a large video LED screen

At present, the lowest LED response time has reached 1 microsecond, generally a few milliseconds, about 1/100 of the response time of ordinary light sources. Therefore, it can be used in many high-frequency environments, such as car brake lights or status lights, which can shorten the braking time of vehicles behind the car, thereby improving safety.

(5) High luminous efficiency

The light efficiency of incandescent and tungsten halogen lamps is 12-24lm / w (lumens / watt), the light efficiency of fluorescent lamps is 50-70lm / w, and the light efficiency of sodium lamps is 90-140lm / w. Most of the power consumption becomes heat loss. The LED light efficiency can be improved to 50-200lm / w, and the monochromatic light is good, the spectrum is narrow, and colored visible light can be directly emitted without filtering.

(6) The small size of LED components

It is more convenient for the layout and design of various devices, and can better achieve the effect of “seeing the light but not the light source” in night scene lighting.

(7) LED light energy concentration is high

Concentrated in a small wavelength window, high purity.

(8) LED has strong light directivity

Brightness attenuation is much lower than traditional light sources.

(9) LED low voltage direct current can be driven

It has the advantages of small load and weak interference, and has low requirements for the use environment.

(10) Can better control the luminescence spectrum composition

So that it can be well used for local or key lighting in museums and exhibition halls.

(11) Can control the size of the semiconductor light-emitting layer and semiconductor material forbidden band

thus emit light of various colors and have higher chroma.

(12) High color rendering: no harm to human eyes.

(13)Ultraviolet rays can cause certain damage to human eyes and bodies.

LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays, LEDs do not hurt eyes. LEDs have no effect when used for a long time. Fluorescent lamps and other light sources contain ultraviolet rays. LED DC work, will not affect the eyesight like the fluorescent lamp has stroboscopic phenomenon

(14)No mosquito troubles

Incandescent lamps contain a lot of infrared light, which will attract a lot of mosquitoes around the light source. LED does not contain infrared light. LEDs will not attract mosquitoes, and the room will become more clean and tidy.

(15)More flexible application

The LED has a small size and a simple working method. The LED can be flexibly used in various fields. It has been extended to areas that traditional light sources cannot involve. For example, LEDs can be used as surface light sources, linear lights, etc. Traditional light sources are subject to volume and installation methods. 、 The influence of power supply mode is difficult to achieve


Most of the traditional light sources are glass products, which are filled with various gases or vacuums and are easily broken. The LED is a solid light source. The LED has good shock resistance and will not be damaged even if it is accidentally dropped on the ground.

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