LED Home Lighting - The Way To Benefit From It Most people have come across LED Home Lighting in one form or another; usually in torches, Christmas lights and solar or mains powered garden lighting. However many are still ignorant that home LED home lighting is now not only possible, but very much the future of household lighting. The Lighting Industry is rapidly dropping additional investment in the present generation of low-power lamps (Compact Fluorescent Lamps or CFLs - ungainly, garish and, being crammed with Mercury vapour, a disposal nightmare). Companies like Philips Lighting Corporation have already stated their dedication to LED Home Lighting as the best way forward. Because of this the availability, range and affordability of LED Home Lighting solutions is increasing at an explosive rate. However as at this time it is still best to set up LED home lighting into your own home by approaching those application that LEDs are best able to replace. The important distinction between conventional incandescent light bulbs and LED lights is that the former wastes up to 98% of the electrical energy supplied as heat however does shine light in all directions, whereas LED light sources convert almost all their electricity into light (hence the reason they stay cool to the touch) but shine a pure and very intense directional light. The other key differentiator is cost of ownership. LED light bulbs last an incredibly long time (3 decades of normal use) and cost so little to run that the amount of electricity used throughout the entire life time of a bulb is almost certain to be less than the price of the bulb itself. This is in stark contrast to normal non-LED bulbs which are typically well over 500 times the purchase price of the bulb itself in operating and replacement costs. These certain qualities (extremely efficient, zero fire risk and focused light) make LED light bulbs a perfect replacement for spot lights, especially the popular halogen lamps now found in numerous homes and that waste heat and money in abundance. But replacing domestic halogen down lighters is just one aspect of spot lighting that LED lamps are perfect for. They also make appropriate display lighting and as a bonus can be fitted in places where you couldn't even contemplate using conventional incandescent spot lights because of the risk of damage and fire from their extremely high operating temperature. LED spot illuminations are a natural alternative for bringing illumination to display units, shelves, beneath kitchen units and inside cupboards and wardrobes. They can be readily installed next to objects and surfaces without any danger of causing heat damage and often give a much better light than ordinary light bulbs in such uses. Another dimension that home LED home lighting is revolutionising is mood lighting, bringing completely new array of effects that existing lighting technology can not begin to emulate. LED mood lighting offers
a whole new palette of vibrant color that may be altered and blended at will to produce striking effects, either as a focal point or cast against floors, ceilings and walls to change the ambiance of any room or space in your house.