LED is an acronym for light-emitting diode. Just as the name implies, these diodes emit light, but they do so when you activate them. This source of light is fast. It has replaced ordinary bulbs because of its many benefits.
What is an Integrated LED Light Source?
An integrated LED light source is one that is part of a light fixture. What this means is there is an integrated LED bulb built into the light fixture you’ve bought. With an integrated LED, there is no need to buy the fixture and the bulb separately. And since the light source is in the fixture, there will be no issues of a bulb burning out. What are the other benefits of an integrated LED? Here are eight.
When there is a light source built into a fixture, it has protection against any damage. Ordinary light bulbs face exposure to the elements. This can lead to their high rate of burning up.
Not only that, but it is very easy to hit exposed light bulbs and break them. On the other hand, an integrated LED has protection from someone accidentally hitting it. Even if the fixture falls by accident, the LED bulb will remain intact.
LED components and their modes of light emission remarkably extend their lifespans. Integrated LEDs have even longer lifespans than regular LEDs. The energy efficiency, durability, and minimal heat levels of LEDs make them outlive other bulbs by several hours.
The components of an LED and the way they generate light significantly extend their lifespans.
2. Energy Efficiency
The lumen output for every watt is very high. This gives the bulbs the ability to turn more than 70 percent of electrical energy into light energy. That is good news because it will lower your monthly electricity bill. Other bulbs waste electricity by converting much of the energy into heat. In fact, an LED bulb rated at 6 watts produces as much light as a 40-watt incandescent bulb.
Given that LEDs produce little heat, they are safer than their incandescent counterparts. Incandescent bulbs usually get too hot, and you should not allow your children near them. They can also cause a fire when very hot, especially if an inflammable material comes into contact with them. This is not the case with LEDs.
Incandescent bulbs have filaments that must reach a high temperature before they can produce light. Because of the high temperature, they waste a lot of energy. On the other hand, an LED bulb emits light when it has electrified its diodes. This means the bulb converts electrical energy directly into light energy rather than heat. This explains why these bulbs consume less electrical energy.
By using an LED bulb instead of a 60-watt incandescent bulb, you’ll reduce your carbon emission by 160kg per year. That means, if you replace 10 incandescent lamps with LEDs, your carbon emission will go down by 1,599kg per year.
3. High Intensity and Brightness
Integrated LEDs emit extremely high brightness levels. That is why they do not use wattage to measure their brightness intensity. Instead, the lumen output is what is important to consider. Have you compared an LED with an ordinary bulb of the same power rating? If you do, you’ll notice that an LED will provide you with high luminosity.
Integrated LEDs allow you to alter the brightness of your lighting. This is a feat that ordinary bulbs can never achieve. LEDs allow you to change luminosity safely and easily, and you don’t need to make any mechanical adjustments. All you need is a magnetic key, and you can have up to three luminosity levels in a single fixture. This capability helps you create customized lighting in your home and can help reduce power costs further.
5. Extraordinary Color Range
Ordinary bulbs require filters or gels to produce different shades of light and color. This is not the case with LEDs. With LEDs, you can get a variety of colors and even color temperatures with no filters or gels.
Filters and gels burn over time, causing ordinary “colored” bulbs to lose their usefulness. LEDs use phosphorous coating (or the diodes) to change the colors they emit. This means you can enjoy the same color for the whole lifespan of the bulb.
LEDs are the most reliable source of light. They operate well even when temperatures are low and can withstand vibrations and impacts that ordinary bulbs cannot. This is because they do not have delicate parts, nor do they have filaments. Their stability and reliability make them suitable for use in areas with inclement weather, temperature fluctuations, and impacts from jostling. They do well in ceiling fixtures and even as outdoor lighting.
7. Instantaneous Illumination
When you get into a room and switch on the light, what do you expect? Well, you wouldn’t want to wait for the bulb to warm up. You would expect full brightness instantly. This is not what happens with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). You will have to wait a moment before you can get full light. LEDs attain full brightness the moment you switch them on. They will reach that maximum luminosity instantly with no waiting time.
8. Directional Lighting
Integrated LEDs give directional light. This is unlike other bulbs whose light disperses in all directions. By giving directional light, LEDs will reduce your energy consumption. With LEDs, there is no energy trapped or wasted within the diffusers and reflectors. These simple elements capture almost 50 percent of generated light within the ordinary bulbs. LEDs let you enjoy nearly 100 percent of the light they produce because they don’t need diffusers or reflectors.
Integrated LEDs will give you peace of mind when it comes to your monthly utility bills. The initial cost of their installation might be high, but it will pay off in the long run. When installing LEDs, ensure you source them from a trusted and reliable supplier.