Light Emitting Diodes or popularly known as LEDs have made great improvements in the last decade. In fact, it has been a revolution in the world of electronics. It has also been estimated that the $2 billion LED light industry is going to grow 10 folds over in the decades to come.
Thanks to this technology, it has upgraded white goods, as well as ensured a safer and cost-effective lighting solution. Although the price was a concern in its initial days, but with more research the companies operating out of this space have successfully managed to bring down the cost.
As research and development in the field of LED technology increases, it seems like it will only become more advantageous to change to LEDs in the future.
LED Lighting has become a Choice for Many
There are several reasons why a LED luminary is becoming the number one choice for lighting fixtures. For instance, the electrical efficiency is far higher compared to the incandescent lamps. It is considered to be superior quality than even fluorescent lights.
Another reason is that the chips are capable of emitting in the range of 90-100 lumens per watt.
The ongoing research will ensure that the power saving capability of LED luminary is further enhanced.
Changing the Shape of LED Bulbs
Apart from the less complexity of the bulbs, LED will change the shape of the bulb to a great extent. The directional properties will ensure that the size and shape of the conventional bulb reduces to a great extent.
Today bulbs like incandescent bulb, halogen lamp, halide lamp, and fluorescent tube are big in size. Not only does it take more space in the wall, but at times it also doesn’t fit in well with the interiors.
LED technology’s latest breakthrough will further reduce the size of these bulbs and present the market with an array of smaller, sleek and stylish bulbs. This will successfully reduce the surface area of the bulb. Another great advantage is that due to its better directional properties, less LED bulbs will be able to illuminate a larger area. This is possible because the LEDs don’t require any special air.
There is a common notion that LED luminary do not emit more than one color. However, LEDs can emit a wide variety of colors. In fact, LEDs change their light proportion in every primary color. This principle allows LEDs to mix colors effectively and emit whatever color you’d like them to emit.
By adding phospor, it’s possible for LED luminary to emit other colors like yellow, red, and white among others.
Designed to Fit All Lighting Fixtures
The LED lamps are designed in such a way that it can easily fit into the current fixtures. The latest versions can simply be fixed into the fixture without any change in wiring.
However, some need to change the wiring and completely replace the ballast in certain cases. A LED lamp is a mixture of number of LEDs with various directional properties.
LED tubes can be replaced with t8, t10 and t12 tube specs. New LED bulbs that are about to hit the market will not require a bulb to contain complex circuitry and can be connected to the mains.
While a lot of improvement has already been made in the LED technology, there have been some new approaches is in their testing phase. Vapor phase epitaxy is being employed and they have already started showing their magic.
Again with a degree in cleaning room, the process of production is going to improve further. The latter has changed from 10000 clean to 1000 clean in the past few years. Some significant changes in this front will greatly improve the production process too.
The Way Forward
Although a bit slow, the phase out of the traditional incandescent bulbs has already begun. In fact, a recent report states that the LED lighting market is estimated to grow 45% every year until 2019.
The LED lighting market that was only at $4.8 billion back in 2012 is expected to grow to $42 billion by 2019. This clearly indicates how LEDs will be the most used lighting in the future.