28 May '13, 4pm

LED Lighting: Can Consumers Cope With The High-Priced Switch?

LED Lighting: Can Consumers Cope With The High-Priced Switch?

There’s no question that LED illumination represents the next technological step in home lighting. But how many consumers feel the same way? Opinions are divided as they weigh the tradeoffs between LED price, performance, lifecycles, and environmental impacts (Fig. 1) . The early attempts at home LED lighting failed. Its light output and color characteristics both were below standard. Today’s LEDs have improved, though, and their output and color performance probably are better than conventional light sources. Despite those advantages, consumers still vacillate over LED prices. They also remain dubious about how long these products last and how much they’ll save in power costs after making that initial purchase. Environmental considerations are further down on their list of priorities. LED Lifespans LEDs will last between 50,000 and 100,000 hours. With 8760 hours in a year...

Full article: http://electronicdesign.com/blog/led-lighting-can-consume...

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