The Future is Bright with LED Lights
Date Posted:28 October 2016
Remember once upon a time when your lighting options were limited to a bayonet or screw in light globe that sucked power and was invariably prone to blowing every few months or so? Fast forward to now, and we are literally spoiled for choice when it comes to our lighting options. Whether for the home or business, commercial property or emergency lighting, you can opt from a range of environmentally-sound bulbs and globes that suit the modern lifestyle. We’re all about LED lighting here at CLSA LED, and to give you a bit more background on the humble LED we wanted to look at the history of LEDs and then forecast into the future.
An LED, or light-emitting diode is an electrical component that emits light when you connect it up to a direct current. LEDs work on an electroluminescent principle and can send out light in visible range, as well as infrared or ultraviolet. As a rule, the LED has low energy consumption and are small in size, so they’re hugely popular for a wide range of applications.
The LED was created in the Marconi labs by Henry Joseph Round, who made the discovery that when 10 volts was applied to a carborundum crystal (silicon carbide) that it put out a yellowish light. That very same year in 1907, Oleg Vladimirovich Losev from Russia also came to the same conclusion. In 1927, the first text on LEDs were published, and then many decades passed before the first patent for an infrared LED was filed. In 1960 the first LED that sent out visible light was created. At first, LEDs were very expensive, but as processes improved, Fairchild Semiconductors succeeded in making LEDs cost effective.
LED lights are packed with advantages, including the fact that they send out more light per watt than an incandescent lamp, that they are smaller, and that their on/off time is much quicker to respond. LEDs are also harder to damage and last longer than an incandescent bulb, so you can see why the LED is such a popular choice for a range of different applications.
Whether you need to light your backyard or an industrial complex, LED lights represent one of the most reliable and cost-effective lighting types. We can help you to choose from a range of LED lights that can suit almost any application. LED fixtures and bulbs come in a range of intensities, styles and brightnesses, which means that you have multiple options to choose from. Choice is never a problem with us here at CLSA LED!. When you buy LED lights from us, you get the cost and quality benefits that stem from working with a reputable LED light wholesaler. It gives our happy customers great peace of mind knowing that they’re shopping with industry experts.
We have more than a decade of experience supplying high-quality lighting throughout Australia from our Melbourne retail location. We have worked with contractors, architects, homeowners, interior designers, electricians and other professionals. Whether you need a single lighting panel or lighting for an entire building, you can count on us. Get in touch with us today and find out more about how we can help you with your LED lighting solutions.