What are LED lights? They are a type of lighting that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs are semiconductor devices that convert electricity into light and have become increasingly popular over the years due to their long lifespan, energy efficiency, and wide range of applications.
You can use LED lights for indoor and outdoor purposes, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They can also be used to create unique lighting effects such as task lighting, accent lighting, and even mood or ambiance lighting.
LED lights are a great source of illumination for many reasons. Firstly, they require significantly less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs to operate – up to 75% less. This means that not only will you save money on your electricity bill in the long run but you’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint by using fewer resources to power the bulbs.
Secondly, LED bulbs last significantly longer than traditional incandescent bulbs; typically lasting between 25-50 times longer depending on their design. This means that you won’t have to worry about regularly replacing and purchasing new bulbs.
Thirdly, LED bulbs tend to produce more directional light compared to other similar types of bulbs such as halogens and CFLs. They don’t waste energy illuminating parts of the room that don’t need it.
Lastly, many LED bulbs don’t contain any hazardous materials making them much safer for home use than other types of bulbs.
One way you can use LED lights is with LED strip lights - these are self-adhesive strips of LEDs that can be used for everything from outlining furniture or architectural features like windows or doorways. They can provide low-level ambient lighting in rooms such as bedrooms or living rooms. Some strips also feature RGB LEDs which allow you to change the color or hue of the light being emitted from them creating some interesting visual effects.
When choosing LED strip lights there are several things to consider:
- Brightness levels - lumens
- Wattage consumption - which affects how much electricity they consume
- Color temperature - warm white vs cool white
- Waterproof or not
Generally speaking, the best LED strip lights will be those with high lumen output combined with low wattage consumption; this combination will ensure maximum efficiency without sacrificing brightness levels.
Led strip lights for bedroom areas are often best to opt for warm white/amber colored strip lights rather than cool white/blue tones as these tend to provide a softer feel. They still provide enough light for tasks such as reading or watching TV etc.
Waterproof strip lights should be chosen if you plan on using them outdoors or even in damp areas like bathrooms etc., where water could reasonably come into contact with them.
Overall, LED strip lights provide a great way of creating interesting ambient lighting effects both indoors and out.