Happy New Year from the team at Venetian Marina.
I am regularly asked especially by customers who are new to narrow boating and looking to purchase their first boat "why LED Lighting is becoming popular"?
So I thought this would be a good topic for my first BLOG of 2016.
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a p–n junction diode, which emits light when activated. When a suitable voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons.
LED lighting out-performs traditional halogen lighting in almost every respect, giving equivalent or better light output whilst using a fraction of the power thanks to its extremely low current draw. They are much more efficient, much longer lasting (the lifespan of LEDs is typically 10,000 hrs +) and with no filament to break they can withstand knocks and vibration. Their low power consumption means that LED lights are rapidly becoming the standard in 12V systems where making the best use of the available stored battery energy is a priority.
However, I have noticed in some boats we have sold recently some owners prefer to still have a few traditional filament fitted bulbs as they find this light is a little more comfortable for long periods of reading. I would add that is probably down to personal preference.
We hope everyone has a great start to 2016 and my next BLOG will in early Feb
Ian at Venetian Marina