Light Emitting Diode (LED)
LED lights have become the latest technology for energy efficient lighting. The term LED stands for “Light Emitting Diode”. LED lighting products use light emitting diodes to produce efficient light. An electrical current will pass through semiconductor material, which will light tiny sources called LEDs.
There is no actual “white” LED light. In fact common LED colors are usually amber, red, green or blue. In order to get the “white” LED light you see in homes or offices different LED colors are mixed or covered with a phosphor material that in turn converts the color of the light.
Additionally, unlike incandescent or halogen light bulbs that produce heat, LED lights do not radiate heat. The heat that is produced from the power going out of the light bulb is drawn away from the LED with a heat sink. This heat sink absorbs the heat produced and disperses it into the surrounding environment. This thermal management keeps the LED light bulbs from over heating and burning out, increasing its lifetime.