LEDs Mature Into Solid-State Lighting Leader And All Other Useful Stuffs Man
Solid-state lighting featuring SMD chips (surface mount diodes) are already in widespread use and new high brightness LEDs have taken SSL to the heights where it can replace traditional light sources indoors and out. Improvements in manufacturing are helping to deliver cost savings that will reduce the upfront capital investment when considering LED conversions.
Out of all the electricity generated in North America, lighting uses an estimated 20% (electric motors consume approximately 60%), unfortunately 99% of the general lighting uses outdated and inefficient lighting technology. LED has been used in accent lighting for almost a decade or more now, but only recently have advancements in SMD technology surface mount diodes proven that LEDs are the most efficient and safest lighting technology available