LEDs are the New Cool

The advancement in technology has created fervor for improvement; from good to better to best. Old technology becomes obsolete and it gets replaced by something smarter, better and more efficient. This has been the case with electrical technology and its subsequent appliances.

The not-so-efficient incandescent bulbs which came with very scarce advantages were outshone by the better, more innovative Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs). Soon, the manufacturers decided to go one step beyond and came up with state-of-the-art Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology and it has dominated much of the arena of electrical technology.

Dynamics of LEDs

LEDs are small, efficient semiconductor diodes which give off light by inputting a small wattage of electricity. LEDs are thriving and they are now available in different styles and shapes for different purposes. LEDs are available in the form of tube light, flood light, down light, bulbs, spotlight, and panel lamp, each of which is designed in a way that it serves its purpose best.

Advantages of LEDs

There are numerous benefits associated with LEDS which makes them such a popular choice among the customers:

  • The working life of LEDs is 10 times longer than compact fluorescents as well as incandescent.
  • LEDs hold up well against abrasion and bumping. Because they are solid-state technology, they are not quite as fragile as incandescent bulbs and are more durable.
  • LEDs are eco-friendly and safe to use. Incandescent bulbs produce a great deal of heat. LEDs neither produce heat nor give off mercury emissions like CFLs.

LEDs vs CFLs vs Incandescent Bulbs – A Comparison

International Trend Pertaining to LEDs

With the gradual decrease in their cost, LEDs are becoming rapidly popular among customers and retailers all around the world.

As environmental awareness has taken roots, numerous countries have already put a ban on incandescent lights and CFLs are also in the process of being phased-out. In North America, the value-based market share for LED was approximately 8% in 2011, which has grown to around 45% in 2016 and is expected to rise to 70% by 2020.

LEDs in Pakistan

LEDs are competing with the traditional lighting equipment in Pakistan. For starters, LEDs have proved to be more economically viable for commercial use, where the electricity consumption is high and the lighting equipment is required in high quantity. The relatively higher cost of LEDs in comparison to conventional lights is the major obstacle barring the common man from the bulk purchase of LEDs, but as the trends have shown, the price of LEDs is coming down with time which will accelerate their uptake.

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