While there is a good chance you have seen these cars racing furiously fast in movies glowing in beautiful and sleek ways. Do I need to mention Fast and the Furious here? This comes from lighting that is changing how we are going to be quite literally seeing the future. LED lights have fast become a viable alternative to traditional lighting. And the technology doesn’t stop there. Aside this remarkable lighting technology being utilized in traditional vehicle bulbs and the underside of cool street cars this state of the art lighting technology is being used in some innovative ways. Now even our display devices are using the same technology.
Although the general feeling is often that alternative lighting is more expensive than standard lights, LEDs have become not only a cheaper method, but they are also superior in many ways. LED lights can now be purchased as a replacement for nearly all traditional screw-in incandescent or compact florescent bulbs and are profoundly more cost effective in many regards.
The LED Advantage
The incandescent light bulb, the staple of modern civilization, will cost you in its energy consumption over 5 to 10 times the price of its initial cost over its lifetime. As technology advanced we received the compact fluorescent light which uses only 25% of the same energy that a standard bulbs does. That is over 6 times longer. Yet with the new advances made with LEDs these bulbs have reportedly been able to last 10 times longer than the long lasting compact fluorescent. In addition to this, because the LED is not made with a filament and are solid structures these are far more durable, longer lasting, and can be used in a wider variety of creations. Combined with the comparative commercial cost, the LED has become over all a cheaper alternative to the standard bulb.
Besides basic lighting, such as in many of today’s new and more powerful flashlights, LEDs are also being used in nontraditional was such as displays that offer touch control because of their ability to have photo sensitivity. With LEDs constantly evolving and becoming cheaper there are no limits to what the possibilities are for this technology. It will be fascinating to watch what the future holds.