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LED Trends Rapidly Improve Lumens, Color, Programmability and Cost
Trends in LED Lighting
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are semiconductor sources, producing light
in a solid state manner.
Small LEDs have been all around us on our computer printers and television sets for many years.
Today's innovations in LED technology have developed processes to make much larger LEDs, which produce high amounts of light enough to power a traffic signal or a tailgate light on an automobile.
In a few years time leaders in the LED industry envision our homes being powered by LED technology, using materials that will last for 100,000 hours and run at a fraction of the energy cost.
Another environmentally friendly aspect of LED technology is that it does not use mercury, unlike fluorescent lighting. As the product lasts twelve years, disposal is less of a problem.
For the last 25 years, as an opto-electronics division, Hewlett Packard had been developing LED technology, finding ways of making light brighter and brighter.
Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green