Light Emitting Diode (abbreviated LED) lights are among the most widely used lightning solutions of our time. These inexpensive, durable workhorses come in many different colors, shapes and sizes to create the perfect ambient setting for any occasion. If we have to compare LED lights with the traditional, old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs the winner is clear. A life span of 50,000 hours vs 1,200, 6 watts vs 60 watts and a yearly operating cost of $30 rather than $320, all in favor of LED lights.

All of the above make LED lights the perfect candidate for downlighting. LED downlights have been able to showcase an exponential growth trend over the past 40 years, hastily chipping away at the market share of their main competitor – the incandescent light bulb. LED downlights, in the simplest form, are diodes which are installed on a roof fixture or general overhead cavities, to provide direct vertical downward illumination. Learn more about this at Ace Lamps LED UK Ltd.

LED Light SampleLED downlights are the perfect solution for any lightning need. With potential savings of up to $290 per LED downlight, and over 40 times the life span, there is really no place for debating, but lets take a look at how LED downlights work. Light, just like sound and heat, is a form of energy. The principle on which both LED lights and incandescent lights is similar, albeit not the same. LED lights are semiconductors, as such when electrons pass through them their atoms move at incredible speed which produces energy.

Energy in the form of light. In contrast to their nemesis, LED downlights do not have a filament that burns out, won’t be hot to the touch, and can be ordered in a multitude of colors. Not only that, LED downlights contain 0% mercury, a highly poisonous substance found in most ordinary light bulbs. LED downlights, do not use intrusive stands or lamps as they are easily attached to a ceiling resulting in more space.

According to a 2011 study by McKinsey & Co. the LED market sector will realize a compound annual growth rate of 34%, going from $7.91 billion in 2010 to $45.2 billion in 2016. By 2020, the LED market will have reached $94 billion, amounting to 60% of the overall lighting market.

LED lights are the future of lighting and undeniably so. If you’re planning on upgrading your lighting system for your home or office, LED downlights are the only choice. Gone are the times of replacing a light bulb every 2 months, only to burn your fingers and wallet in the process.