Light Emitting Diode or more popularly known as LED is a new age technology that has taken the world by storm. Most of us were accustomed to the incandescent lights that have been the prime source of electric light for over decades. Not only it performed well, Incandescent lights became an integral part of our lives bringing hassle-free brightness to our houses, offices, public places and where not.
Incandescent lights ruled the lighting industry possible for the longest period of time. Even with the advent of the fluorescent lamps, people were not ready to let go of incandescent lights because by that time it has become more of a habit and also because of the convenience attached to its usage. It was only after the emergence of the Compact Florescent Lamps or more commonly known as the CFL that the Incandescent Lamps took a backseat.
CFLs were more reliable, gave more brightness, consumed lesser power and was comparatively not that expensive. Suddenly every household light source was replaced with CFLs with more and more people opting for it. Although CFLs are still very much in use, it is assumed that the tenure of the CFLs will be much short-lived as compared to Incandescent Lights and this is mainly because of the emergence of the LED lights in the lighting industry.
Diodes and Light Emitting Diodes are there and are being used as electronic components for a long time now. They are basically semiconductor devices that help in regulating the flow of electricity. Diodes that emit light when electricity is passed through them is known as Light Emitting Diodes or LED. Since the invention of diodes as a legitimate light source, the whole face of electric lights has been revolutionised.
LED Lights are not only brighter than the CFL or Incandescent Lights, but also have lesser warm-up time which is usually required by CFLs to give out their full brightness after being switched on. LEDs have been slowly taking over the market since their arrival and that’s because the countless beneficial features that LEDs have to sport. During the time of Incandescent Lights and also CFLs, we used to choose a light bulb according to their wattage such as 40W, 60W, 100W and so on.
In LEDs, however, it’s totally a different story. For example, a common incandescent bulb of 60W would give out anything between 8 to 900 lumens of light. While at the same time, an LED of 60W would give out around 4000 lumens of light which is far too much to be used indoor. Hence, in place of a 60W incandescent light bulb, we can use 7-12W LED and can expect the same amount of brightness or maybe even more.
Also, an LED light usually comes with a warranty that’s much higher than the Incandescent or CFL lights. A normal LED can usually last up to 25000 burning hours which is much higher than that of Incandescent or CFL lights. LED lights are also eco-friendly and consume a lot lower electricity as compared to Incandescent lights, almost up to 85% lesser. Surya Roshni Ltd. is one of the pioneers when it comes to LED lighting. Spearheading the lighting revolution in India, Surya along with many other organisations have come up with LED products which are one of the hot selling products in the market.