Ever since the light bulb was first invented by Thomas Edison in 1879, people have been attempting to find creative and resourceful ways to light the way (and add light) to their environments. Today, LED lights are sweeping the nation, revolutionizing the efficiency, appearance and quality of lights as we know it. LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are tiny light sources that become illuminated by the movement of electrons through a semiconductor material. LED lighting provides vibrant color that is sharp and bright in a way that no other form of artificial light has previously been able to accomplish.
Lights are playing an important role in both interior and exterior architecture design, and in setting the atmosphere, ambiance and mood to social occasions. Below are the top three benefits of using battery operated LED lights for event décor.
1. Safety. LED lights convert a high percentage of electrical energy into light and provide almost no heat in comparison to traditional incandescent and fluorescent lights. The LEDs are made of special plastic with no filament so there are no glass bulbs to break or flake. Battery operated LED lights also eliminate overloaded outlets and the need for extension cords.
2. Quality. LED lights produce better light that shows color more effectively than traditional incandescent and fluorescents. Also, LED lighting can save up to 85% of electricity used by incandescent bulbs and up to 50% of electricity used by fluorescents, saving energy, helping to protect the environment and reducing maintenance costs.
3. Convenience. Battery operated LED lights offer greater convenience when event decorating. Most battery powered LEDs can run on many different types of batteries. Added automation features can include lighting controls such as dimming, light sensing, and pre-set timers which make it easier to operate and limits the amount of monitoring required.
An added bonus is style: Battery operated LED lights come in an assortment of styles, shapes and sizes, including string lights, mini lights, fairy lights, window candles, and tree lights - great for any occasion and any time of year.