Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About LEDs

A light-emitting diode, or LED, is a type of solid-state lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity into light. Today’s LED bulbs can be six-seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by more than 80 percent.

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LED LIGHTING

LED is a highly energy efficient lighting technology, and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States. Residential LEDs -- especially ENERGY STAR rated products -- use at least 75% less energy.

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Improved LED fixtures are flooding the outdoor lighting market. However, conventional fixtures remain less expensive, and experts say using the latest LED bulbs in those conventional models produces equally good results.

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