Light Emitting Diode
LED lights are the next generation of lighting and a form of solid state
lighting that use an LED chip, optic, thermal system and LED driver.
Unlike incandescent, fluorescents, or CFLs which use inefficient gases or
vapors, LED lighting uses a process called Electro-luminescence. That’s a
fancy way of saying it operates by semiconductor technology
Odds are that your flat screen television, smart phone or laptop screen uses LED lighting. This is the same technology as in LED general Lighting.
Based on estimates by the U.S. Department of Energy, large-scale conversion to LED’s over the next decade will result in:

  • 62% reduction in energy consumption, which means less output
    from power plants
  • 258 million metric tons of carbon emissions reduced
  • Drastic reduction in the amount of waste going into landfills–which
    is especially important due to the high mercury levels found in CFLs
  • 133 power plants worldwide will not have to be built