40 Percent Cheaper LED Light Bulbs Developed
By September 20th, 2009Sunday, September 20, 2009 16:14 on
Eternaleds, Inc., a company located in Los Angeles, which specialized in LED technology has developed a new set of LED light bulbs, the first of their kind to use a cooling technology which makes them 40 percent cheaper and that can be paid back in less than 2 years.
Although the advantages of LED lightning over the conventional incandescent light bulbs are very obvious and clear for most, the LED lights are still too expensive to fully replace the old system. And with the recent ban from the European Union on the manufacture and import of 100 Watt incandescent light, a more effective and environmentally-friendly solution is needed. LED lights have an efficiency of 80%, meaning that 80% of the energy used is transformed into light, in comparison with only 20% for the incandescent light.
But LED are very heat sensitive and they aren’t so good at spreading the light in all directions, as the common light bulb does. They also don’t pay themselves in less than 3 or 4 years of time. This is where Eternaleds made some improvement. The models from the Quanta Series, more specifically the -9 (it needs 9W to operate as a 50W incandescent light) and Quanta-18 (18W for a 100W light bulb) have been designed in such a way that it increases the surface area and air flow, in the same time operating with 40% less metal, making them much lighter, performing overall better and remaining cooler. Because of its narrow angle at which it casts light, it is important to know where LED are most efficient, for example when used as spot lights.
With a much greater lifespan than the old fashion incandescent light, over 35,000 hours (that is almost 4 years) and now with a price cut to half, it is clear signal that this technology has a bright future.
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