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“Technically, LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. Basically, it’s a semiconductor that lights up when electricity passes through it. Electroluminescence.

Today’s LEDs use less energy than the incandescent and fluorescent lighting that have for several decades been the lighting industry standard – 50% to 80% less energy. The lifespan of a typical LED bulb is between 35,000 and 50,000 hours. That makes it two to three times longer lasting than fluorescents and a whopping 25 to 50 times longer than Thomas Edison’s incandescent bulbs. Unlike a blown bulb or flickering tube, when LED bulbs fail, they dim over time.”

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LED’s have certainly come a long way over the last couple of decades. Their durability and long lifespan make them an excellent choice for homeowners looking for low maintenance lighting design. As the article also says, they work great in cooler environments like refrigerators since they don’t generate as much heat as traditional light bulbs.

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