LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. LED lights produce light up to 90% more efficiently than incandescent bulbs. How do they work? An electric current is passed through the microchip, which illuminates small light sources that we call LEDs, resulting in visible light. The heatsink absorbs the heat generated by the LEDs to avoid performance issues.
The lifespan of LED lights is defined differently than other light sources such as incandescent or compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). LEDs usually do not “burn out” or fail. Instead, they experience “light decay,” where the brightness of the LED slowly decreases over time. Unlike incandescent bulbs, the “lifetime” of an LED is based on a prediction that the light output will decrease by 30 percent.
LED embedded LED under the cabinet LEDs are integrated into lamps and lighting fixtures for general lighting applications. Small LEDs offer unique design possibilities. Some LED lamp solutions can physically resemble familiar light bulbs and better match the appearance of traditional light bulbs. Some LED lights may have built-in LEDs as a constant light source. There are also hybrid approaches that use a non-traditional “bulb” or switchable light source design designed specifically for a unique lighting installation. LEDs offer a huge opportunity for innovation in lighting form factors and are suitable for a wider range of applications than traditional lighting technologies.
LEDs can be used for a variety of purposes in PicoBricks projects. For example, you can turn a simple LED on and off with a code that determines when it will blink. Additionally, you can use LEDs as indicators that visually describe a certain state or condition. The use of LEDs is particularly common in projects such as traffic light simulations, home automation or weather indicators.