We’ve compiled a bunch of fun facts about LED facts we’ve come across and stand by. For the full list visit the source here: http://www.jimonlight.com/2013/04/26/friday-facts-20-really-awesome-facts-about-leds-light-emitting-diodes-everyone-should-know/
But continue reading the info below for a brief snapshot of facts…
- When LED light is used in delicatessen displays and in places with fresh food, it has been proven to breed significantly less bacteria than their halogen or fluorescent counterparts. No bacteria in our food sounds great to us!
- An incandescent lamp converts about 9-10% of the energy fed to it into light, whereas LEDs convert nearly 100% of the energy they consume as light.
- If the entire United States would replace only 50% of the existing incandescent Christmas lights around the holidays, the potential energy cost savings starts around $17.2 billion dollars.
- LEDs contain NO MERCURY at all — and over 95% of an LED is recyclable.
- LED lamps on average are not subject to serious damage from external shock – which translates into “oops, I dropped my LED lamp onto the floor while I was changing it!” If you try this with an incandescent lamp, you’re going to be cleaning up glass at least — and if it’s a CFL, not only will it break, but you will also need to follow Mercury decontamination procedures recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency
- LED headlights might be one of the most annoying, blinding things on the road, but they’re actually quite safe for driving – LED headlights render colors you see in their beams better, which gives you better awareness of your surroundings on the road
Keep these above points in mind the next time you decide to purchase any traditional incandescent lighting. Kastor Energy approves the above message.
Keep the earth clean folks,
The LED Nerd