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How Do You Think The Future of LED Lighting?


Published by admin May 13,2022

LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes and there have been huge advances in effectiveness and great reductions in price in the last few years. They are ideal for Caravans & Motorhomes.

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Fluorescent lighting has been around for a number of years. It is quite an efficient light, however it does have its problems too.

The Australian Government has been actively pushing for more fluorescent lighting to be used, and in particular the Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL's) as direct replacements for incandescent lights in our homes as part of their Carbon Reduction programmes, including giving them out for free.

You should be aware however that CFL bulbs contain up to 5mg of Mercury vapour (the legal limit in Australia), which is extremely poisonous. This gas is released on breakage, and precautions such as evacuation and controlled clean up must be taken, especially in a small confined area such as a caravan or RV.

Over 130 years ago when Edison developed the electric light bulb, he made all kinds of bold predictions for the future including Taxi's made from gold by 2011. He didn't anticipate that his invention, the incandescent light bulb would be on the verge of extinction.

There are forecasts that LED lighting will be the prominent form of lighting by 2015. LEDs will not be the ''be all and end all'' of lighting. Technologies such as Plasma bulbs are being developed, however, like LEDs many years ago, plasma lighting is still expensive technology. LEDs are currently the most economical and environmentally sustainable form of consumer lighting. LED makes sense, and will continue to do so for some time to come.

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