Are you looking to lighten up your outdoor space or lawn area? Then you should definitely consider installing LED lights. LED light tubes offer an aesthetic lighting experience with environmentally friendly features.
Before you consider LED tube lights, let us tell you what LED is. LED (Light Emitting Diode) is made up of semiconductor diodes that emit light. These solid state devices do not have moving parts or fragile glass components. They do not even have any mercury, toxic gases or filaments which are being used in fluorescent bulbs. So, there is nothing to break, shatter or leak that can harm you or your environment.
Fluorescent lighting have become more popular in the households and offices. However, recent researches have found out that these can be very harmful to the environment. There are chances for the occurrence of severe head aches in the people who are exposed to fluorescent light tubes for a long time. These lights contain mercy and lead that are risky to the environment. Even when these lights are disposed they remain as harmful toxic waste.
LED tube light that does not emit mercury or any other kind of toxic gases is the new innovation which is popularly recommended to replace usual traditional bulbs and other fluorescent light tubes. LEDs are more environment friendly and cost effective. They consume less that 60% of the energy consumed by incandescent lamps. These will have a longer lifespan and also it will remain intact for 50,000 to 100,000 hours.
LED is a light emitting diode. It is a semiconductor diode which emits light. They are manufactured using a different technology as compared to fluorescent lights. Fluorescent lights use electrodes and a combination of argon and mercury to produce light. However, LEDs are small bulbs which produce light. The movement of electrons in the diode helps in producing light. A LED tube is made of hundreds of LEDs. The indicator bulbs in the LED tube lights produce low intensity red light or bright light.
The LEDs are popularly used by commercial and motor industries, agriculture sector and also in the traffic lights. It is a simple task to install this tube. It is designed for a drop in replacement for fluorescent tubes. However sometimes a bit of modifications need to be made.
The cost of the light tube is expensive when compared to fluorescent lights. The cost is usually $50 to $100. As the life span of these lights is more, it will not be a loss even if you spend these much money. These light tubes come in various sizes and colors. The available sizes are 2, 4 or 6 feet. And these light tubes can be disposed like any other waste. They can be bought along with new fixtures. These do not require ballasts which are commonly used by fluorescent light tubes and so when these tubes are fixed ballasts are to be removed.
With all these benefits, LED tubes are gaining popularity over the traditional bulbs. These are efficient energy savers and consumer friendly.