Where is lighting headed?

27 10 2008

Throughout the lighting lecture, LED lights were discussed and how they are considered the future of lighting. They produce twice as much light as a regular 60-watt light bulb and can burn for over 50,000 hours. They also don’t emit any heat, are much harder to break and operate less expensively than traditional lighting. So why aren’t we incorporating this lighting right now on a larger scale?

There are some disadvantages to LED’s which prevent us from starting to use these on a large scale, though if scientists can figure out how to operate LED’s on a larger scale while making sure they are emitting a safe amount of light, I think that would be a huge advancement in society. 

Currently LED’s are used for small-scale projects such as Christmas lights, flashlights, traffic lights, architectural lighting, etc. 

There are some companies making the push to incorporate LED lighting in the home:

Company Gets $16.5 Million Dollars For LED Lighting Initiatives

LED Christmas Lights… best idea for this season

LED Kitchen Lighting

LED Pillows – Way to expensive and ugly design, but pretty hilarious.

– Kayla Schlosser

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