In a recent post it was stated that LEDs are becoming the preferred choice for lighting fixtures, due to their efficacy and long lifespan. However, they are starting to become the type of light used in many other applications such as mobile phones, televisions sets, and much more. There are even some products that include LEDs that you would never think of. Here are the top ten unexpected uses for LED lights:
1.) Accent Lighting:
Accent lighting is mainly used to decorate a home, or add a specific touch, rather than used strictly for lighting purposes. LED lights often come in a rope light form so they are able to be hung in bedrooms or wrapped around stairwell bannisters. LED rope lights come in a variety of colors to add a pop of color to a home.
LED lights, more specifically red LED lights, can be used as therapy for several varieties of chronic pain. The red LED light is able to penetrate through the skin, as well as tissue and muscle to ultimately reach the bone. This form of therapy delivers more oxygen to the body, which encourages the body heal quickly. The light is also able to reduce swelling and boosts the process of cell repair. It can be used for arthritis, broken bones, and even migraines.
3.) Faucets and Showerheads:
LED lights have been incorporated into some faucets and showerheads to provide a futuristic feel. WET, a furniture company that provides bathroom vanities, offers a line of bathtubs and sinks with implanted LED lights. The LED lights change the color of the bathtub or sink, adding a pop of color to an all-white, modernistic bathroom.
Some recently made umbrellas contain LED lights to make walking outside on rainy nights easier. Cars and other pedestrians will be able to spot you. The umbrellas also contain an LED light in the bottom of the handle to better guide your path.
5.) Dining Tables:
To set the mood, LED tablet cloths or placemats can be added to the dinner table. You can also purchase tables with LED lights embedded in them to make for an interesting way to dine.
6.) Animal Harness:
Mhu Ghu is a company that sells blinking LED dog harnesses. These harnesses allow pets to be seen at night while letting them roam your yard, or to make them visible when taking them for walks at night.
For another futuristic feel, LED wallpaper can be added to the inside of homes.
8.) Planter Pots:
LED grow lights are the best grow lights for yielding the best plant results. LED planter pots are for growing just one plant, and make for a unique, yet beautiful decoration in homes or offices.
Adding LEDs to centerpieces can make for tasteful decorations at evening events. LEDs can be purchased in many forms to cater to various decorative needs. For example, they come in waterproof strands that can be added into flower arrangements.
10.) Sports Gear:
LED lights are starting to be embedded into sports gear for those sports that often occur at night. For example, LEDs have recently been placed into snowboards and skateboards for safer nighttime riding, as well as a distinctive look to the boards. LED strands can be woven into bicycle spokes for those that like to bike at night or early in the morning, so that cars and pedestrians are able to see you in the dark.