Christmas is only days away! Soon there will be an onslaught of family and friends gathered around the tree. If you’re worried about answering personal questions from distant relatives, we’ve got a few talking points for you! Not only are LEDs on trend, but you’ll surprise everyone with your knowledge of the hottest new lighting product on the market! So let’s dive into 5 interesting LED facts!
1. Back to the Future: LEDs in 1987
Today energy companies are pushing to replace incandescent bulbs with LEDs due to their massive energy savings. But the future of LED lighting began back in 1987, when LEDs surpassed incandescent lights with their widespread presence in brake lights, car turn signals and traffic lights!
2. LEDs Banish Bugs!
Imagine it: you’re enjoying a calm, warm summer night out on your patio or porch. Yet, no matter how many bug repellent candles or tiki torches you light, the bugs are relentless. With LEDs, you can enjoy nights outside without your lights attracting pesky insect intruders. Unlike CFLs and incandescent lights, LEDs don’t attract insects due to their lack of ultraviolet and infrared emissions. It’s as simple as that!
3. Recyclable LEDs
Unlike incandescent or fluorescent lights, LEDs contain no mercury and over 95 percent of their parts are recyclable. This makes LEDs green in so many ways; not only do they reduce energy use and the need for excesses of fossil fuels, but now you can recycle the bulb itself, although with their long lifespan, it’s unlikely you’ll have to in your lifetime!
4. Light Where You Need It
Incandescent and fluorescent bulbs emit light (and heat) in all directions, causing a waste of energy. With LED lights, your bulbs emit light in the direction you need it, reducing energy usage!
5. Unbreakable LEDs!
When installing LED lights, there is no need to worry if one drops on the ground! With no breakable parts or filaments, LEDs are far more durable than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs!
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