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LED Light Bulbs..What’s all the fuss!!!

LED Light Bulbs..What’s all the fuss!!!

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) have actually been around for quite a long time.  The first visible LED was invented in 1962 and was subsequently used as a “power on indicator light” for appliances like stereos.  So how far have we come in 50 years and where are we heading?  The biggest difference between what was around in the 1960’s and 1970’s and now is the brightness or “lumen output” and color that can be obtained.  Back then LEDs were pretty much limited to very small pinpoints of light with very low brightness, and only available in red or green.  The positive aspects were that they would last virtually indefinitely.  How many times can you recollect a power on indicator light going out?  Around 1990 LED technology changed when the color blue was achieved.  What is so important about blue?  Blue, when combined with other ingredients gives out white light.  I am sure you now can see the enormous potential.   Once science figured out how to make white light from an LED and once they figured out how to increase the brightness “Lumen Output”, they were then on their way to making a substitute for the standard light bulb which, up till […]

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