LED lamp

How do LED lamps compare to other kinds of lamps?

Hello, my name is Anita and I'd like to welcome you to Paulmann's World of Light on YouTube. What are LED lamps, and how do they compare to other kinds of lamps?

Today I'm going to show you what LEDs can be used for.

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LED = light-emitting diode

The term LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. An LED is a lot more energy-efficient than a conventional incandescent light bulb, and that's what I'm going to demonstrate now.

thermographic camera

With a thermographic camera you can see clearly that the incandescent bulb gets very hot. In comparison, the LED on the right side stays a lot cooler, because it converts a lot more electric energy into light rather than into heat. Of course, this has a big effect on power consumption. 

That is why LEDs are so much more eco-friendly and economical than conventional light bulbs!

LEDs

An old 60-watt bulb burning 3 hours a day consumes a total of 60 kilowatt hours, or kWh, per year. An LED with the same brightness would only consume 10 watts, that's a total of about 11 kilowatt hours per year. The total electricity cost for the LED would be less than 3 euros, or about six times less.

You can get LEDs that will save you around 85% on electricity, and have a lifetime of up to 25,000 hours.

Forget about all the prejudices against LEDs, like being too cold, too dim, or too expensive!

I personally find that an LED with a warm luminous colour of 2700 Kelvin creates an equally cosy atmosphere as the good old light bulb.

If you install LEDs, you will not only save money but you instantly get the full brightness when you turn them on.

If you install LEDs, you will not only save money but you instantly get the full brightness when you turn them on. With conventional energy-saving bulbs you always get a delay.

By the way, a lot of LEDs can also be dimmed. That way, you can create lighting to match all kinds of different moods.

LEDs are ideal for illuminating sensitive pictures and photos.

Here's a tip for you: LEDs are ideal for illuminating sensitive pictures and photos. That's because they don't emit any ultraviolet radiation, and on top, they don't contain any mercury, like standard energy-saving bulbs do.

With LEDs you can replace every light bulb around your home, because they come in all shapes and sizes, with different sockets, luminous colours and amounts of brightness, or lumen.

Today I've shown you why LEDs are the most efficient way to light your home.

Today I've shown you why LEDs are the most efficient way to light your home.The prejudices about the earliest LEDs have long since become unfounded.

The future of lighting belongs to LEDs.

luminous colours and colour temperature

If you'd like to know more about luminous colours and colour temperature, why not have a look at our other video on that subject.

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I'm looking forward to seeing you around again! I'm Anita.