LED Light Bulbs: Do LEDs Generate Heat?

By shakir_williams on 08/08/2017

thermal components of LED light bulbs

Unlike traditional lightbulbs, that tend to emit large amounts of heat, LEDs have thermal components that not only make them more energy-efficient, but safer as well.  

When a light bulb is electrically charged, it generally emits a certain amount of heat. Traditional bulbs tend to emit a higher amount of heat than the average LED light bulb. Innovators of LED technology understand this occurrence, and have come up with a solution to high heat emissions. They are called fins!

LED light bulb

What are Fins? 

Fins are basically the outer shell of the LED lightbulb that allows for heat to be dispersed from the bulb. Incandescent lightbulbs don’t have this feature, therefore causing most of the heat that is generated to remain inside the lightbulb. Not only do LED lightbulbs generate less heat than traditional lightbulbs, they use less power as well.


    fire and ice iconDid you know that...

    Any product when electrically charged, will generate a certain amount of heat. However, innovators of LED technology have incorporated heat dispersion techniques to reduce those heat emissions. They are called fins.



    LED light bulb finsWhat are Fins?

    Fins are an outer shell, usually made of aluminum or ceramic, that allow for heat dispersion. Manufacturers often use a high number of thin fins to address the need for heat dispersion.



    fire iconHow much heat is generated?

    Did you know that about 90% of the energy from incandescent lights bulbs is wasted as heat. Not only does LED light bulbs generate less heat, but they use less power to do so.



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