In homes, businesses, offices, and just about every structure a wall socket for plugs can be found. These sockets usually come in two varying types. They are different in their shape and more importantly they differ in the electricity voltage they supply. Some outlets run on two hundred twenty volts while others run on one hundred ten volts. These varying voltages are needed because certain items need a higher power supply in order to function whereas others can run on the lower supply source. Items like vacuum cleaners and television sets generally need higher energy levels so they are often plugged into a two hundred twenty volt socket. Table lamps on the other hand and even charging devices for mobile units only need a much less voltage of one hundred ten to work.
As a general rule of thumb, a product is more efficient if it runs or consumes less power. In this day and age, energy efficiency is of top priority primarily because of two reasons; one is that humans have become more aware of the effects of energy waste and carelessness. These can often be seen in the increase of heat energy and the rise of the environment's average temperature that in turn leads to global warming. Another reason that many opt for products that are energy efficient is mainly due to the fact that they are capable of reducing the amount of money that is spent on electric bill expenses.
The Early Light Bulb
Thanks to the invention of bulbs, people no longer have to be less productive during the night nor is there a need to suffer through chores via candlelight. Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs have become a standard light fitting for many homes, offices, establishments, etc. these two light sources that are based of filaments are very popular but have slowly taken the backseat since the introduction of LEDs.
Light Emitting Diodes or LED for short are tiny bulbs that do not have any filament or mercury components. Instead the light from LED is emitted from a diode which is a result of energy that is released when there is vibration of electrons at a given frequency. The unit size of LED measures at two millimeters to eight millimeters across, in other words the light that is generated by a single LED unit is insufficient. Numerous LEDs are then mounted on a panel in order to generate an adequate amount of light in a space.
LEDs are recognizably small units that require very little energy in order to emit illumination so that they are considered as the most energy efficient lighting source in comparison to outdated lighting options like incandescent and fluorescent lamps. LED has been known to run for more than fifty thousand hours in its lifetime, so they are strictly require any maintenance or replacement.
Finding various power supplies for LED is a simple task. Suppliers of these fittings typically carry a range of corresponding transformers, converters, and amplifiers that can help the LED light unit work with your system. Dimmer switches also come in handy as well as LED fittings that are IP rated to withstand moisture and shock.