As we become more conscious about the effect that the use of electricity is having on our planet. So the more aware
we are becoming of looking for ways to reduce our use. As a result of this the sale of LED bulbs has increased substantially
in the last few years.

Today it isn't just companies who are choosing to install such lighting but many homeowners as well.

So what are the reasons for so many us choosing to spend money on installing LED light bulbs rather than sticking with
the incandescent and fluorescent ones?

 In this article we look more closely at the features of LED bulbs and which will explain to you why such lights are proving
so popular today.

Feature 1 - Luminous Flux
At the present time LED lights have the ability to produce a luminous flux of between 1 and 120 lumens. In turn they need
only to use power of between 50-100mW (MiliWatts) and 5W (Watts) to create the light they produce.

Feature 2 - Color and Color Temperature

Most of the LED bulbs you see today emit a very neutral white light which many of us see as being cold. However research
 is being carried out and in the future the lights will be able to produce a much warmer light that looks very similar to that
which a traditional tungsten or halogen bulb produces.

 Feature 3 - Life Span

As these lights use less energy to create the light they don't get as hot as conventional light bulbs do and this in turn
means that they last considerably longer. If you are willing to purchase good quality LED bulbs you will find that they
will provide light for between 30 and 50,000 hours. Whereas you will often expect a conventional light bulb needing to
be replaced between 5 and 10,000 hours.

Feature 4 - Light Distribution

How intense the light distributed by such bulbs is will depend on the housing used and what sort of carrier or reflector
has been used to place the semiconductor on. Certainly the better quality these components then the more intense
the light distributed will be. On average the amount of light emitted can vary dramatically and the angle at which it is
emitted varies also. In some bulbs the angle is just 15 degrees whilst in others it can be as much as 160 degrees.

Feature 5 - Energy Efficiency

These are considered to be among the most efficient form of lighting you can get today. At present most of these bulbs
are able to emit around 30 lm/w of white light. However there are a few now that have the capability of emitting 50lm/w
and hopefully at some point in the future some will be able to emit 100 lm/w. So it won't be very long before these types
of bulbs have the ability to emit the quality of light that traditional light sources currently provide.

As a result of all these features it will not be very long before you seen LED bulbs replacing the much more inefficient
forms of lighting we use currently.