Down with LEDs: Do Your Lights Lack Focus?

by Kathy S. on August 10, 2015

Down with LEDs--Do Your Lights Lack FocusDo you have a one-track mind? Hey, it works for LEDs. Their “brains” are only the size of a fleck of pepper! LED, or light emitting diode, converts energy into light. But, because it’s a diode the current only flows through it in one direction. If you try to make the current flow in the reverse direction, it won‘t work, and you won’t get any light.

This may sound particularly close-minded of today’s favored light source, but you can use this tunnel vision to your advantage. Conventional light sources cast a lot of light backward and require more reflectors and diffusers that can trap light. More than half of the light may never leave the fixture. Since LEDs emit light in one direction—downward—they are more efficient than incandescent bulbs and CFLs in recessed downlights and task lighting. Pretty smart for a pepper-sized brain!

When it comes to the task at hand, All-Spec carries the LED lighting solutions you need to help keep you on even the narrowest of tracks.

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