Types of Lighting
Light emitting diode (LED): is a semi conductor light source. LEC’s are used as indicator lamps in many devices and are increasingly used in other lighting. Introduced as a practical electronic component in 1962, early LED’s
Emitted low-intensity red light, but modern versions are available with high brightness and different colours eg, warm white, cool white and daylight. The compact size of LED’s and the long life make them very attractive.
More expensive then many standard types of lighting their long life out weighs the high initial cost. Available for use in downlights, lamps, mirrors, pendants, exteriors and so many more.
Incandescent: The normal, common globe creates light via a white, hot tungsten filament. The light produced is warm, soft looking light. It is easy to use globes of different strengths. These are the most common form of lighting.
Fluorescent: Fluorescent tubes produce light when their internal coating glows. They operate at a lower temperature than incandescent globes and are more efficient. While different tubes can produce different light colours, fluorescent lighting is not as warm and intimate as that produced by normal globes.
Halogen: Halogen lights efficiently produce an intense bright light that is suitable for highlighting work areas in the kitchen, or over vanities. They can also be used to highlight feature walls, paintings, or any features in the room. They usually operate at 12 volts and therefore require a transformer, which produces less heat. Globes come in various qualities, from 1000 hour, right up to a 10,000 hour. You basically get what you pay for.
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