17 Dec '11, 12pm

Study: LEDs Likely Lighting Of Choice By 2015

Study: LEDs Likely Lighting Of Choice By 2015

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are becoming more popular with electronics and lighting alike. Until recently, LEDs were not available for lighting but the technology may become the most popular form sold in lighting, surpassing both incandescent and compact fluorescents. LEDs are currently not as popular as the aforementioned due to the cost. However, LEDs use ninety percent less energy than the common incandescent light bulbs. In addition, LEDs have been found to have a lifetime of upwards of 100,000 hours. This is compared to 1,000 hours for an incandescent and upwards of 15,000 for compact fluorescents. The benefits of LEDs may make them top in lighting within a few years according to a new study. The Energy Saving Trust (EST) recently conducted a study of LED lighting at thirty-five locations for social housing. A total of more than 4,250 LED lights were installed for...

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