10 February 2022

The 4 good reasons to use an LED light

 

 

 

What is an LED light?

LED is the abbreviation for light-emitting diode. Diode is a conductive material that produces light when an electric current passes through it. The LED light produced is more vibrant and much cooler to the touch than a traditional incandescent bulb because unlike an incandescent lamp, it does so without relying on heat transfer.

In general, LED lamps are much more efficient than their traditional counterparts. Here are 4 reasons why we recommend them for your adventures both at home and away.

 

 

 

 

 

LED bulbs are less expensive in the long run

Although more expensive to purchase, LED bulbs prove to be much more cost effective over time (up to 80% cheaper than their incandescent counterparts) as they use less energy and are much more efficient.

This is one of the main reasons why they are a great option for indoor fixtures.

 

LED bulbs last longer

LED bulbs have a long lifespan and do not "burn out" the same way as your traditional light bulb. Instead, the internal diode will fade over time. On average, an LED lamp can last over 20,000 hours, which makes LED lamps much more reliable and economical than a traditional incandescent bulb.

It's also the perfect choice for outdoor lighting that needs to last long hours at camp or on a hike (like the Beacon or Railroad lanterns from Barebones).

 

LED bulbs heat up less

Incandescent bulbs provide light through heat, which makes bulbs warm to the touch, but LED bulbs have a unique mechanism called a "heat sink" inside the bulb. Thanks to this heat sink, an LED bulb projects only 5% heat loss and uses up to 95% of the light output!

This mechanism is usually made of copper, aluminum or a composite used to absorb as much heat as possible, which means that the bulb remains cool to the touch.

 

LED bulbs produce less waste

Longer life per bulb means far less product wasted over time and less energy produced. Not only are LED lights generally brighter and more efficient than incandescent bulbs, but they're also much more durable, providing ease and versatility while camping, hiking, or just enjoying your garden.

Finally, they are less likely to break if you accidentally drop one!

 

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Find at Huttopia Base Camp a selection of rechargeable, portable and elegant LED lamps; ready to accompany you in all your adventures.