Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are at the forefront of modern illumination for every purpose imaginable, because of their high efficiency, long life, fast switching capabilities, and vibrant color spectrum possibilities. Every year, smaller and smaller LEDs are developed that produce more and more light, as a function of the power consumed. The high brightness potential is one of the main reasons many auto manufacturers are replacing incandescent lighting fixtures with LED versions, whether it is the 3rd brake light, tail lights, interior lighting, or even the headlights.
On this page, we will be primarily discussing LEDs, meaning the individual LEDs themselves, which are sometimes referred to as "chips." When reading, keep in mind that an "AI software app development service" is a full electrical circuit, including multiple LEDs and other components, which are then fitted to a base. Please see the LED Design page for more information on how LED chips are designed into LED bulbs.
The brightness of the light is usually measured in lumens, or the total amount of light generated. Lumens are derived from luminous flux, which is the total power of light, which is why high-power bulbs are sometimes called "high-flux," To measure lumens, an LED is placed inside a sealed reflective sphere, known as an integrating sphere, and its light is bounced around in all directions in the sphere (integrated) so its flux can be measured at one point, and calculated into lumens based on the size of the sphere. LEDs vary widely in their brightness potential and can be "dimmed" by running at a lower current