We have all heard of LED bulbs and how efficient they are. But do we understand the science behind it?
Well, that is what we are here for. We have new LED bulbs in the market and before we urge you to buy them, let us explain why you should use LED bulbs in your home and/or office.

WHAT ARE LED BULBS?

An LED bulb is a light-emitting diode (LED) which is assembled for use in lighting fixtures. LED lamps have a lifespan and electrical efficiency which are several times greater than incandescent lamps, and are significantly more efficient than most fluorescent lamps, with some chips able to emit more than 300 lumens per watt.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LED BULBS AND OTHER BULBS.

Most of us are used to looking for wattages when shopping for bulbs. Right? For LED bulbs, the brightness is determined by lumens (lm) - the real measurement of brightness provided by a bulb. There is no given formula for conversion of incandescent bulb watts to LED bulb watts. For a better understanding of this, below is a comparison chart of the LED bulbs and normal bulbs (incandescent bulb).


LUMENS (lm)           NORMAL BULBS               LED BULBS
2600lm                      150 watts                          25-28 watts
1600lm                      100 watts                          16-20 watts
1100lm                      75 watts                            9-13 watts
800lm                        60 watts                            8-12 watts
450lm                        40 watts                            6-9 watts

According to the chart above, normal bulbs consume almost five times as many watts with the same number of lumens.

Another difference between LED bulbs and the normal (incandescent) ones is that an LED bulb can last up to 15,000 hours, an incandescent one lasts for about 1,000 hours! This reduces the hustle of buying a new bulb very often. The LED bulb, although a bit expensive than an incandescent, lasts longer and ends up being cheaper in the long run.

An advantage of LED bulbs over incandescent bulbs is that they are unbreakable. In case they fall, the chances of breaking are nil. Amazing right?

We hope this has helped you in your quest to find out more about LED bulbs. Visit our website www.powerpoint.co.ke or our offices for more information on this and many more related products.