A Guide to LED Lighting
LED is an acronym for "Light Emitting Diode" which is self explanatory if you are a geek. Instead of a filament as you would find in normal incandescent or halogen lights, an LED contains things called semi-conductors which are powered by a DC current.
There are many advantages to using LED lighting over normal incandescent lights (including haolgens), with the prime reason being they are much cheaper to run. With the price of electricity rising this is a major driving factor.
Probably the most challenging part of buying a LED is ensuring it is bright enough for its intended purpose. It is the single biggest area of frustration with consumers.
When purchasing LED lights you need to ensure not only will they be bright enough, but that the colour will be suitable for the area you wish to light up. For example, a white light may be suitable for a kitchen but most likely not for a lounge area (who wants to relax in an area as bright as a 711 store!).