The LED (Light Emitting Diode) was first discovered almost a century ago. In the early 1960’s the first practical devices were developed in the US. These were red LEDs used for indicators and alphanumeric displays. Since then blue, green and violet light emitting LEDs have been developed and research has concentrated on achieving lower costs with higher light output and efficiency.
Retrofit light bulbs are now available to replace most incandescent and CFL bulbs. The efficiency of an LED bulb is approximately five times that of a standard incandescent bulb, so that even though the initial cost of an LED lamp is higher than the incandescent type the additional cost is more than recovered through the lower energy usage and much longer life of the LED bulb. LED lamps are also environmentally friendly because they lessen the need for power generation and do not contain hazardous materials such as mercury.
Lighting in homes and businesses typically accounts for about 20% of electrical energy use. Conversion of incandescent lighting to LED-based lighting can have a major impact on national energy usage and individual carbon footprints.
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