We're on the brink of a lighting revolution with light-emitting diodes--the tiny LEDs you've seen in electronic devices for years. With this practical guide, you'll go behind the scenes to see how and why manufacturers are now designing LED devices to light everything from homes and offices to streets and warehouses.
Author Sal Cangeloso shows you the working parts of a "simple" LED bulb and explains the challenges electronics companies face as they push LED lighting into the mainstream. You'll learn how you can use LEDs now, and why solid state lighting will bring dramatic changes in the near future.
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Chapter 1 Opening Remarks
Chapter 2 Key Terms
Chapter 3 LED Basics
Chapter 4 The Bulb
Chapter 5 NonBulb Lighting
Chapter 6 Buying an LED Bulb
Chapter 7 Throw Out My CFL?
Chapter 8 Do LEDs Make Sense Today?
Chapter 9 LED Lighting Today and Tomorrow
Chapter 10 The Future
Appendix A DIY LEDs
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