What is LED
The LED is an electronic component that, when passing a very low current, emits a
free-infrared and free-ultraviolet light, lighting up immediately.
Led technology, an acronym for Light-Emitting Diodes, represents the evolution of solid-state
lighting, with a light generation coming from the use of semiconductors rather
than a filament or gas. LED lighting is more energy efficient, has a longer lifetime and
is more sustainable for the environment. It also provides innovative and creative usage solutions.
How the LED works
The LED technology works smoothly. The output of the luminous flux occurs through the
supply of a semiconductor filament, suitably treated, with a very low current (average
350 mA) and a voltage of 2.0-3.5 volts. Unlike other light sources, it does not produce gases
or other pollutants. In addition, new generation LEDs, if properly powered, can reach
a lifetime of over 100,000 hours.
Thanks to the high intensity of the LED lamps, it is also possible to replace fluorescent lamps
(compact or neon), saving on average 50% of the consumption.
Also, since the average timeline of a LED lamp is about eight times that of traditional lamps,
it is easy to deduce that economical saving is also a convenience factor. Indeed,
despite LED technology requiring a higher initial cost, studies have shown that this investment
repays in a short time, far below form the product's lifetime.
Obviously, if a LED lamp has a longer timeline than the other lamps, it won’t be replaced as
often as them. In addition, unlike other types of lamps (sodium, mercury,
fluorescents), LED technology gives rise to a totally recyclable product that does not require
special forms of disposal as it is devoid of heavily polluting substances.
In this respect, do not forget to mention the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous
Substances) certification, which strictly limits and regulates the use of toxic/harmful
substances for humans and environment in electronic devices.