Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs are more durable, energy efficient, and longer lasting than standard or even fluorescent light bulbs. What is an LED? A special chip that makes light when electricity is supplied to it. Most “LED light bulbs” are actually a series of several LEDs combined into one unit, shaped similarly to a regular bulb so they look as close to “normal” as they can. Some you’ll find in a flood shape, others a globe, still others in a tube shape or something entirely different.
LED chips use a low voltage and need a steady current of electricity in order to work properly. Many products available come complete with the transformers and electronics need to function without the need to external parts (like CFL’s do), while some actually require special installation and separate devices to operate and to last a long time. The models offered at eLightBulbs are designed to work without special installation or equipment.
When looking at replacing your existing halogen bulbs with LED bulbs, consider the real benefits that you will achieve. First and foremost, there will be an enormous savings in energy. This will help you greatly when calculating your return on investment in your new LED light bulbs. It also can make you feel good about what you are doing, since using much less electricity really helps keep the environment clean and healthy. Another huge benefit is they last a lot longer than halogen light bulbs, so you’ll end up spending so much less time and effort switching out burned out bulbs. Halogen miniature reflectors emit heat and UV light, which can damage or discolor the items under the light over time. LEDs do not do this, so there will be no fading or overheating involved.