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What is a Super Bright LED?

Keith Koons
Keith Koons

Super bright light-emitting diodes (LED) are a form of illumination that has many benefits over conventional models. Not only does it require less overall power while remaining cool to the touch while in use, but a super bright LED also outshines its competitors by an average of 30%. This technology is possible because LED's are tiny when compared to similar types of bulbs, so many of them can be strung together in almost unlimited formations in order to produce the desired lighting effect. A super bright LED also mimics the sun by providing a true spectrum of lighting colors within each individual beam, and although much of it is not visible to the naked eye, the resulting effect is a much softer tone.

LED technology has been a common staple within homes and businesses for the past several decades. Electronic items have used the faint red glow of earlier model LEDs as an inexpensive way to provide a power indicator light, and this technology was a perfect fit since brightness was not a factor. Scientists have found ways to amplify that output several times over while still keeping power consumption minimal, and as the technology expanded, there have been thousands of other uses discovered. A super bright LED can be found in anything from an automotive headlamp to recessed lighting and holiday decorations, with more uses being invented almost every day.

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The true benefit of a super bright LED is the ability to be configured in millions of different shapes and colors, which allows for a very specialized product to be made at minimal costs. For example, some homeowners have purchased super bright LED accent lights that can highlight landscaping throughout their property, and many of these models are available with over a dozen separate colors included inside the unit. Since the power consumption is minimal, they can function off of solar power alone while providing a spectacular light show every night of the week, with fluctuating red, blue, purple, and green patterns dancing across their lawn.

There are a few negative aspects associated with a super bright LED as well. Even though they offer substantial savings in power costs when implemented, their price is often much higher than conventional type bulbs. The increased cost is not within the bulbs themselves, but from the manufacturer that programmed them—in time, this cost should become competitive with similar technologies. Another setback is that super bright LED lights are programmed through a small piece of circuitry contained within the device they are installed in; if it becomes damaged, then the entire unit will need to be replaced.

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