LEDs are an extremely commonly utilized source of light in modern society, they are very low maintenance and low cost to run and they are used in everything from backlighting for TVs and computer monitors to traffic lights and automotive lighting to the average LED torch flashlight or headlamp. There are a great many advantages to using light emitting diodes, but as with everything in life, there are also a few disadvantages.

The advantages of using LEDs are many in number; they have delivered significant reductions in carbon emissions, they are more energy efficient than incandescent light bulbs and they can be a purchased in a vast array of different colours and sizes depending on the intended purpose of the light. They are very convenient as the can be smaller than two millimeters allowing them to be easily attached to printed circuit boards and the on and off time is particularly fast. When turned on LEDs will reach their full brightness in under a microsecond. LEDs can very easily have a dimmer installed and are a cool source of light, radiating much less heat than other conventional sources of light. The failure of this type of light is much slower than that of an incandescent bulb as it slowly fades over time, whereas an incandescent bulb will fail very abruptly, they also have a longer life expectancy than an incandescent bulb. They are much more shock resistant, making them particularly suitable for such devices as an LED torch flashlight or a cycling light. Another advantage to LEDs is that they can be designed to focus their light whereas an incandescent light cannot, you can buy led strip lights online

The disadvantages of using LEDs are not quite a vast as the advantages; they are currently more expensive than other conventional forms of lighting are very voltage sensitive. Some forms of white LEDs can cause the colours of certain objects to be perceived differently as they tend to emit a blue light than other light sources and they are difficult to apply to uses requiring a spherical light field. As with most electrical devices, there is also the possibility of faulty wiring leading to electric shock. These disadvantages pale in comparison to the advantages of this form of light source and the proof lies in the devices that currently utilize these bulbs such as LED torch flashlights, headlamps and large area displays.

Though there are a number of disadvantages to the use of light emitting diodes, the advantages of the use of this ingenious technology far outweighs the potential safety concerns and disadvantages of their use. It goes without saying that LED lights are an important and efficient part of day to day modern life and there are a number of different types of devices containing LEDs that are available to be purchased both in store and online at your LED torch shop. Get detailed info about 4×4 led spotlights for sale, go to http://www.bluebarindustries.com.au/driving-spot-lights.html