Friday, March 27, 2015

Lights Which Are Lighting Your Life

Today’s beautiful, shining and durable lights prove that we have come a long way since the days of using candles or hanging them on the tree. Light is an essential part of our life. 

With this infographic, created by our amazing team at Auto LED Shop, we are sharing information about the popular lights.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Why LED Light Bulbs Are Smart Investments?

It’s no more a secret that LED or Light Emitting Diodes are ruling the lighting industry and will be the future of lighting. Tests on LED lighting have always been able to prove that they can save more than 65% of energy consumption and for a better output. LEDs further don’t generate any form of heat in the process and are also considered to be Eco-friendly alternatives. There are several reasons that make LED’s a smarter investment than other lighting alternatives.

1. Longer Life

LEDs present the advantage of having the longest life. Their operational life expectation can be a monstrous 100,000 hours. This is actually more than 11 years of continuous operation, 22 years if you use 50% if its capacity every day. It will basically take you a lifetime before you would need to change your LED fixture.

2. Energy efficient 

Compared to conventional CFL, LEDs can save more than 80% on illumination. Incandescent bulbs on the other hand, just use 20% of the energy to produce light and the rest is wasted in other forms. Consequently, you would be saving more with an LED light. The savings can be further multiplied with the longer life span of the bulbs. 

3. Durability

LED lights are built with highly sturdy components that will be able to withstand even the most rugged environmental conditions and rough usage. LED lights are made to be shock resistant and thus make a great choice for outdoor lighting. 

4. Flexibility Of Design

LED bulbs can be molded into any shape, either to match a d├ęcor or offer a better spread of the light. Individual lights can also be integrated with dynamic controls that adjust the brightness, distribution and color. Well designed bulbs can create great lighting arrangement, not just for the space but also for your mood. 

5. Operational In Extreme Temperatures

Be it a desert or the Polar Regions, LEDs can work in any condition without any affect on the quality of illumination. Consequently, they are used in outdoor settings against elements like wind, snow, rain and dust. 

6. Instant Lighting

Opposed to CFL systems, LEDs light up quickly presenting a thorough illumination. This is the reason they have found high demands in the street lights, infrastructure projects and signal lighting. Also, frequent switching off and on doesn’t quite affect the lifetime of the bulb. 

7. Works In Low Voltage

Since LED lights use 80% (or more) of the electricity that is passed through it, it can provide sufficient illumination even during low voltage conditions. Many people actually connect LED bulbs to solar power sources to light up spaces. 

8. Light Focus

LEDs have been designed to concentrate the light into a small region of the bulb, and offer a stronger beam. This is why LED illumination is being increasingly used in the automobile industry. Directional lighting makes LED a great choice over traditional halogens in this case. 

9. Eco Friendly

Last but not the least; LED lights are highly eco friendly. The bulbs are free of any kind of toxic chemicals that might ruin a landfill. On the other hand, conventional fluorescent bulbs contain substantial amounts of mercury that can be disastrous for the environment. Led lights are 100% recyclable and helps reduce the carbon footprints for both home and commercial spaces. The longer operational life of the bulbs also meant that it can save a lot in material and production. 


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Is Oled Lighting Better Than Led?

OLED isn’t exactly a new technology anymore. OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode integrates organic compounds that lit up when fed with electricity. While there isn’t much of a difference between OLED and LED (simply, Light Emitting Diode), OLED’s are remarkably flexible, consume even less power and every organic pixel works independently. LEDs use blue semiconductor diodes in combination with yellow phosphor to emit light but OLED lighting technology comprises of a semiconductor material that is sandwiched between electrodes. OLEDs present the advantage of being put into a variety of devices and surfaces, including glass, metal, plastic. Since each pixel lights up independently, the light source isn’t from a single point but rather radiates throughout, creating a smoother experience. According to the latest market statistics, OLED lighting will grow up to a $1.3 billion market by 2023.

Difference Between Oled And Led Lighting

If you are looking to get an answer as to which is a better technology, there would be several factors counting in. In reality, OLED technology still has a long way to go before it catches up with the pace of LED. Further, LEDs offer more energy efficiency at just a fraction of the cost. LED light bulbs can be designed to emit concentrated lights that can travel to longer distances than OLEDs. LED fixtures are being used globally and are supposed to be the best answer for spot lighting. 

OLEDs on the other hand are more like natural sunlight and soft/diffused illumination. This is also the reason, OLED lighting technology has been able to bring out superior/truer colors of the surrounding and consequently have found us in TV illumination technology. OLED scores 90 on the scale for color rating index. The maximum in this scale is hundred, the rating for sunlight.

OLED also presents an advantage over LED when it comes to wider lighting arrangements. By nature, OLED lighting comes in a panel allowing for wider distribution of lights without the need for extra components that scatter light. Since OLEDs provide a diffused light source, there is minimal glare or harsh shadows. LEDs in this aspect work as a concentrated light source and creating strong beams that light up smaller areas.

Oleds As Lighting Technology

Practically put, OLEDs can never replace LED technology for lighting. If OLEDs will be used in light bulbs, it would require increased amount of lighting and consequent heating up the organic elements which are quite sensitive. As a result they will degrade fast and the lifetime of the bulbs would be quite limited. Again, the light intensity/brightness produced by a single LED bulb is equal to three OLED panels. As a result they cannot be used in spaces that need proper lighting. OLED lighting technology is best used for decorations and filling up corners. 

Where To Use OLED Lights?

As we have already learned, OLEDs are soft light and cannot be used in conventional lighting arrangements. However, they can be used as filler light to produce more details. OLED lighting technology is used in desk lamps and several kinds of workstations. Also, OLEDs are comparatively cool to touch and can be positioned near seats, above kitchen counters and spaces that are more likely to get physical proximity. 

Last but not the least, OLED is still an expensive technology. Lighting fixtures made from OLED can cost multiple times the cost of LED alternatives. OLED is a beautiful alternative but yet to get fully functional.