LED Bulbs

LED Light Bulbs

Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs for short, are minuscule electronic devices. LED bulbs are typically built from silicon or germanium. The manner in which they are built allows electricity to flow in one direction only. When the diode resists current flow, rather than converting the energy to heat, it produces a bright light. By changing the impurity type and percentage of the LED bulb, the color of the light can be altered. It is even possible for an LED bulb to "sweep" through a range of colors or the entire visible light spectrum. LEDs are also capable of producing light with a wavelength outside the visible range of the human eye.

LED light bulbs can be comprised of one LED or many. They come in a number of form factors, such as LED PAR38, GU10, PAR20PAR30MR16 and T8. They can be mounted in light fixtures that are powered by DC or AC current. However, in the event that AC is used, a transformer and rectifier must be installed to convert the current to a usable form. LED lights can range from the size of a large flood light to an organic LED, or OLED, that is roughly the size of a speck of dust.

LEDs are far more energy-efficient than older incandescent bulbs or fluorescent bulbs and by comparison, emit extremely little heat, consume less power, do not flicker and produce a softer light with less glare. 

LED light bulbs also have extremely long lifespans (usually between 25,000 and 100,000 hours), are available in a wide range of luminous intensities and color temperatures, are minimally affected by extreme temperatures and reach full brightness immediately (unlike HIDs and fluorescents), and are available in a wide range of bulb shapes. There are also plug-and-play replacement bulbs and retrofit LEDs that are designed to replace incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lamps. 

Applications for LED lighting include, but are not limited to:

    • Illumination of digital displays
    • Illumination of outdoor areas
    • Indoor and outdoor lighting
    • Flashlights and emergency signal lights
    • Large and small signage
    • Signage and advertisement, as an economical replacement for neon
    • Night vision devices such as FLIR
    • Remote controls utilizing the IRDA protocol
    • Status indicators on consumer and business electronics 

Lightbulb Wholesaler carries a wide range of different types of LED bulbs and LED lighting options for a variety of applications. Our indoor LED light bulbs as well as outdoor LED light bulbs fit virtually any use. Whether you’re looking for LED house light bulbs or those used for commercial properties, you’re sure to find them here.