LED Lighting- A Primer to Lighting the Future. If you’re keen on learning about LED lighting and how it is being used in many different ways and for an wide variety of situation there’s a new book on the market from Geek.com’s editor-in-chief Sal Cangeloso that will explain in great detail the history of LED lights, the technology behind these marvels of engineering and a host of other topics related to LED’s, their use and how they have changed and will continue to change the future of lighting all over the world.
From the basic terms used in the LED industry to a full explanation of subjects like ‘color temperature’ everything you could possible need to know about these efficient, high-output lighting marvels is covered in Mr. Cangeloso’s book. Better yet he has a way of explaining that even laymen will understand completely which is a good thing because some of the info he presents is highly technical. Not to say that it isn’t interesting but a lot of the info is certainly in-depth and specific.
Some of the topics covered will be of great use to the layman as well however. For example, the book talks about the usefulness of LED lights in everyday life, how powerful they have become in recent years and also that they have become much more affordable and can make a big dent in your energy bill. A look at how LED’s have changed in the short time that they have been around and how they’ve changed the way we light our world are included also and are very interesting indeed.
If you’re more interested in learning about the technical aspects of LED lighting there’s a useful discussion about their practicality versus Tungsten and Florescent lighting. Mr. Cangeloso also makes a compelling argument on the need to switch to LEDs permanently if we’re going to make a difference in the energy crisis.
He further posits that even though there are more ‘affordable’ purchase options in the market the real affordability needs to be seen long-term as LED’s consume much less energy and are also more durable that their older tech counterparts. In other words the cost to buy them is higher but the cost to use them is much lower when compared to older lighting technologies.
The book is a very interesting if quick read. At 60- pages it’s not going to compete with War and Peace for page content but it will certainly give the reader ample information, ideas and insight into the new world of LED lighting technology and how it is changing and will continue to change our world.