LEDs are increasingly becoming the number one choice as means of a light source. Corporations and the Federal Government are slowly phasing out the use of the popular incandescent light bulb. As of January 2014, incandescent bulbs, greater than 40 watts, will no longer be manufactured. Companies must find a new bulb to replace the old incandescent bulbs, and LEDs seem to be the answer due to their outstanding efficacy.
However, LEDs are starting to appear in many different forms. LED grow lights are now manufactured and produced, and have proved to provide the best plant results over any other type of grow light bulb. Recently, Hydro Grow, a company that sells grow lights, has come out with a new product. They now offer aquarium LED grow lights to encourage the growth of underwater sea plants. They function in the same way that other LED grow lights do, only with their technology they are able to penetrate through the water, unlike other light bulbs.
LED lights are also appearing within other products. For example, Osram Opto, a German company, has created a mini projector to be embedded within smart-phones and cameras. This projector cube is superior to other mini projectors because it uses LED technology to display a much better picture on larger surfaces. Green LED lights are used to project the images and offer 110 lumens per watt, more efficient than any other. Since the cube is so efficient, it has a much longer lifespan and therefore can be used in mobile applications. “The new LED almost doubles the brightness in smart-phone applications, so embedded projectors with a system brightness of up to 25 lumens are possible,” says Wolfgang Schnabel, Marketing Manager.
With the advance of technology, LED light bulbs are becoming better and better, and as the demand for them increases, the price lowers. It is only a matter of time before LEDs are officially the new incandescent bulb.