Leds in the Home

By: Kalin

Today decoration with LEDs is very easy. There are many available solutions on the market which will fit into every home style. They will also fulfill every fantasy for how the light in the home could look like.
You don't need any special skills to install LEDs in your home. A professional is also not required. Everything you will use for the installation will be delivered to you in the package with the LED solution you choose. Usually a simple adapter is used to provide the necessary electricity because the voltage in the grid of your home will not be good to power your LEDs directly. Some LED solutions could even work on batteries for a very long time which is another useful hint you should know.
Why LEDs in the home? Because they are beautiful and simple. They are fun and they could even add some good functionality to objects in your home. Imagine a good LED system that fits into your lifestyle and let you enjoy a calm visual sensations from the moment you enter your home.
LED in some cases could last for 40 years. There is no filament into the LED body that burns in order to provide light like for example the incandescent bulbs or even the classic fireplace. LED will cost you less than every other light solution because it will save more energy. This is so because 90% of the energy you provide is transformed into light. That means that you have 90% efficiency and only 10% losses. Incandescent bulbs are quite the opposite - 10% from the energy is transformed into light and 90% is transformed to heat. This heat is more than just a loss to you - it disables you from using this light in places where heat could endanger you or damage objects which will cost you.
Heat is not wanted in too many places today. Imagine your refrigerator for example where the energy is used to produce cold conditions. Now imagine what will happen if you put an incandescent bulb into it.

You will use more energy for the light because of the low efficiency (only 10%) and you will put heat into the refrigerator body. This will require more energy for the refrigerator process in order to release this heat and maintain cold conditions.
The refrigerator is used on daily bases in every family. Let's talk about what could happen if we use LEDs in this every day device. First of all the energy cost for lighting will be reduced and this is good for everyone. Some refrigerators have many sections for different products - greenstuffs, milk products, meat and so on. Maybe you could use different light for every section. For example all greenstuffs could be illuminated in green. Some blue for the ice section could be a good idea or maybe around the ice cream which will make your kids really enjoy it from the moment they open the fridge to pick it up.
When thinking about kids let me tell you something very important about LEDs. They are safe. No high voltage is used that could endanger your child and almost no heat is produced that could burn someone who incidentally touch it. That means no more "don't touch" orders for your kids regarding probably all lighting in your home. This is true even if they manage to break or damage the LED because there is nothing hazardous in it.
A good LED installation could light up a whole room providing enough light for everything you do. For example some delicate, calming light could be used when you watch TV. This will help you relax and it won't tire your eyes giving you additional comfort. Today some TV manufactures use it together with their TV screens for exactly the reason I am discussing with you. Now you know how to do it by yourself.
If you need to read you could use a special table LED lamp which will give you exactly the light you need - enough to see well. There are LED lamps that provide even tuning solutions to let you choose how much light you need.
Some more cool benefits of the LED light is that it could be easily seen even in bright sunlight. It could be illuminated in many colours and it could change its colour if that is what you need. LEDs are not expensive and they could fit in every place because some of them are nothing more than a tiny bulbs. They are durable because they are made from plastic - not from glass.
After everything I said about these LEDs let me tell you about some solutions that are available for you on the market. The first one is a transparent table with LEDs into it. It is a perfect table for a romantic night.
In your kitchen you could surprise your mate with a Lighted Water. This is the name for a blue light body installed into the kitchen faucet. It will light up the water stream giving a surreal impression even when you do something simple like washing your hands.
There are light solutions for the bathroom too. LED lighted faucet, lavatory and tub could add something new to your life - beautiful and practical. Everything translucent and clear could become a beautiful aesthetic object of art lighted up by LEDs and embedded into the tube for example giving you pleasure and enough light while you are relaxing in the warm water.
One resourceful solution is to install a system with LEDs in every water stream place in your home which could change the light colour with the temperature of the water. This will tell you if the water is cold with a blue colour or hot with red. Some other colours could be installed too for a slight transition. This will give you information on the water temperature before you touch it and it will save you the unpleasant sensation of testing water that is too hot or too cold.

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