Special: LED – The Light of the Future
Tiny and highly efficient, easy to control and with a long lifespan – the LED is revolutionising the world of lighting. Its impact is comparable to the advent of the mobile phone and Internet or to the switch from film to memory chip in photography. More than 130 years after the invention of the incandescent lamp, the light-emitting diode signals a turning point in the generation and use of light.
The many advantages of the LED make it interesting for almost any lighting application. High quality LEDs have now developed to the point where they can be used for even the most demanding lighting tasks. LEDs are the light source of the future. According to McKinsey, LED lighting will account for around 60 percent of the industry's revenues worldwide by 2020.
Information for consumers
But the rapid pace of change in the lighting market also gives rise to uncertainty To understand LED technology, private and professional consumers need clear and reliable information. They can take the right decisions in the marketplace only if they are sufficiently aware of how LEDs work and appreciate the quality features that need to be considered.
So licht.de has compiled a Lighting Special containing all the necessary information.
The issues addressed by the Lighting Special "LED – The Light of the Future":
LEDs conquer the realm of lighting
The LED started its triumphal march as a coloured signal indicator. Today, LED solutions are rapidly replacing conventional lighting technologies even in general lighting. The advantages of quality LEDs at a glance:
The LED market is booming. But not every product on the market lives up to its promise. A great deal of know-how goes into quality LEDs. And they are the only ones that can fully harness the advantages of LED technology to compete with conventional light sources. Check here to discover the distinguishing features of high-quality LED products.
LED lighting solutions
In town and country, in shops and offices: LEDs are conquering virtually every lighting application. Check here for ideas and a host of practical examples.
Subsidies for modernisation
Switching to intelligent lighting allows a great deal of energy to be saved. Sustainable modernisation is good for the environment and also for budgets. Public programmes facilitate the switch.
How LEDs work
LEDs are electrical components – tiny electronic chips of semiconductor crystals. Check here to learn how LEDs work – and how white LED light is produced.
LED modules, luminaires and lamps
Modules, luminaires and lamps. This section explains how LED systems are constructed, what operating gear is important and how LEDs can be disposed of at the end of their life.
LED lighting management
LEDs are infinitely dimmable and easy to control. So they are eminently suitable for intelligent lighting management and dynamic lighting – for a better quality of light.
Questions and answers about LEDs
What happens when an LED fails? What needs to be remembered where warm-white LED light is required? Check here to find answers to frequently asked questions about LEDs.
Infomation about OLEDs
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are the first truly planar light source. Lighting technologists and scientists are working to push forward OLED technology – and the first lighting solutions are already on the market.