The history of LED lighting  

 

Many people believe that LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lighting is a 21st century invention, whereas in reality, LEDs were created in 1927 and have been developing ever since. LED lights are even more efficient now than when they were first introduced. LEDs originally emitted dim lighting, but now can replicate and even enhance the quality of incandescent bulbs.  Furthermore, they can substitute for artificial sunlight. LED lights are continually gaining in popularity and are the way forward as they become more efficient, reduce costs and save the environment. 

The importance of LEDs 

LED lighting is the most efficient and effective kind of lighting there is on offer. Not only does it significantly reduce carbon emissions, but it can also save you up to 70% on your electricity costs, which is ideal during this energy crisis.  

LED lights are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to incandescent bulbs. This ground-breaking lighting innovation uses up to 80% less energy compared to traditional bulbs, making them the ideal cheaper alternative. 

Energy costs can further be reduced as less LED bulbs are needed for light. Additionally, sensors can be put in place to ensure that lights are not unnecessarily left on and will allow for substantial energy bill savings. 

Another great benefit of LEDs is the positive effect it has on workers exposed to lighting during their workday. LEDs reduce eyestrain and headaches due to being flicker-free. As a result of being more comfortable in the workplace, productivity will almost certainly increase.  

Recent developments in LED  

Many schools, hospitals, care homes, local authorities, and other businesses both private and public have made the switch to LED.  

New LED advancements will provide a level of capability that had previously been inaccessible to all types of facilities. Originally LEDs did not provide the same quality of light as incandescent bulbs. However, this form of lighting has significantly advanced and can now mimic and even exceed the quality and aesthetic of traditional bulbs. 

LED lights have also been proven to have an impact on one’s mood, stress level, productivity, and mental health. According to an article from the American Institute of Architects, titled “Innovations in lighting technology impact more than efficiency,” some measured benefits of LED lights include not only healthier brains and access to a deeper sleep, but also improved concentration and energy, lower stress and anxiety and increased motivation.  

The development of LED lighting is amazing, they have gone from being used as indicator lamps, to now being one of the main ways people light their homes, offices, schools and hospitals. 

Let Energy Efficient Solutions Group help you to reduce your energy costs and carbon footprint. 

The world is currently experiencing a global energy crisis, with sky-high energy bills that has and will continue to cause the closure and financial difficulty of many businesses. 

At EES Group, we are committed to providing clients with the most cost-effective and ecological solutions. Working towards Net Zero and decarbonisation, our priority is to provide a range of solutions, including LED lighting, alongside other technologies such as Solar PV, vehicle charging and heating.  

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