LED (Light-Emitting Diode) – Defined
Semiconductor devices that produce visible light when an electrical current is passed through them. LEDs are a type of Solid State Lighting (SSL), as are organic light–emitting diodes (OLEDs) and light–emitting polymers (LEPs). (Learn more at Energy Star)
- Practical info: LEDs use 75% less electricity than incandescent bulbs to produce the same amount of light and last 25,000-50,000 hours (25 to 50 times longer).
Lighting – Myths and Facts – You are seeing a number of new light bulbs at your local store. These bulbs—new energy-saving incandescents, LEDs and CFLs— cover the range of color and features you’re accustomed to, yet they use less energy. Let’s clear up some misconceptions about these new lighting choices.