Wednesday, February 13, 2013

LED Lighting Innovation?

110v LED light bulbs each contain some circuitry to make them work with 110 volts AC.
LEDs are happier with 24VDC.  LED bulbs also use just a small fraction of the power of incandescent bulbs. That means that the typical 14 gauge wire going to light fixtures will be overkill for LED lighting, and be a big waste of copper.

So, theoretically, lots of money could be saved in new construction if the lighting power and distribution system could be optimized for LEDs. proposes to do just that.  This is a great idea, but boy, high volume means everything to low prices.  Trying to change how new homes are wired will be an epic uphill battle against code officials, old building professionals, and timid homebuyers.

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