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How do LED filaments work?

Last Updated: 14th May, 2020

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LED filaments recreate the look of traditional carbon filament light bulbs by lining up the diodes on a metal strip. This strip is then covered in glass and coated in phosphor to emulate the colour of an incandescent bulb.

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Thereof, what is the difference between LED and LED filament bulbs?

The main difference between filament LEDs and regular LEDs is in the placement and number of individual LEDs in each bulb. While regular LEDs might use one large LED or a group of LEDs packed tightly into a small space, filament LEDs spread the diodes along several different lines or “filaments”.

Secondly, are LED filament bulbs good? LED Filament bulbs typically have a shorter life span that regular LED bulbs with most rated between 15,000 and 40,000 hours but these figures are amazing in comparison to traditional incandescent technology which lasts just 500 to 1000 hours.

Similarly, do LED bulbs have a filament?

LEDs do not use a filament where a conductor is heated and light is created. Filament based lighting consumes more power than the light produced. LEDs produce very little amounts of heat and do not use filaments making them far more efficient in consumption and output.

How does an LED bulb work?

Light-emitting diodes (LED) are semiconductors. As electrons pass through this type of semiconductor, it turns into light. Compared to incandescent and CFL bulbs, LED lights are more efficient at turning energy into light. Therefore, less of the energy radiates from the bulb as heat.

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