August 5, 2017

LED Lighting

Author:  Nick Celenza

LED lighting stands for light-emitting diode, which is a two lead semiconductor light source. Most LED’s are not particularly bright, they appear monochromatic (singular colour) and dim.

LED Lighting

What is it?
Why is it so popular?
Where can it be used?

LED lighting is popular for many reasons:

  • LED Lighting emit light into a specific direction. This reduces the need for reflectors and diffusers that can trap light.
  • LED bulbs can have a useful life duration of over 25,000 hours. They can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs.
  • LED lights contain no mercury. By using LED bulbs it helps protect the environment from toxic waste.
  • LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting. They draw less power than traditional lighting. LED lights convert 95% of energy into light and 5% is wasted as heat. Fluorescent lights convert 95% of energy into heat and 5% into light.


LED lighting can be used in many different locations around your house or in a commercial business. LED lighting can be used to light your countertop for cooking or reading recipes in your kitchen. They can be used to highlight a hallway, staircase, or bathroom.

LED lighting is being used more and more around your neighbourhood. Examples include street lights, parking garages, walkways and other outdoor areas.

Call us at PWA Electrical Services. One of our friendly and experienced electricians can complete a call out to advise you on the most cost-effective and lasting solution that works well. They will take into account your long term requirements and budget.

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