The LED "Light-emitting-Diode" is about to rock your world. Welcome to the Flashlight Outlet you're one stop shop for the most advanced LED lighting products in the world. Up until a few years ago the flashlight had changed very little since its inception in 1898. Using the word flashlight for today’s new high-tech LED versions somehow does not seem remotely appropriate. They are more, much more! They are a microprocessor controlled pocket size LED lighting, signaling, entertainment and safety devices. They are small, powerful, durable, and multi-functional with a battery life many times that of an ordinary flashlight, and with LED’s (Light-emitting-diodes) there are no bulbs to break at that most inconvenient moment.
With the advancements in LED technology the future of lighting looks bright! (Pun intended) Their solid-state technology (many LED’s have a life expectancy of 100,000 hours or more) the huge savings in power consumption, the fact they produce little or no heat, no UV, and are virtually maintenance free, assures it’s place as the lighting of the future. This business was conceived because of the LED and will be continually updated with information and products that will lead us into a truly bright future. We are in negotiations with several manufactures of advanced solid state lighting products and will be expanding our product line rapidly. Please bookmark this site and come back often.
This business was conceived because of the LED and will be continually updated with information and products that will lead us into a truly bright future. We are in negotiations with several manufactures of advanced solid state lighting products and will be expanding our product line rapidly. Please bookmark this site and come back often.
Solid-state lighting is a new technology that has the potential to far exceed the energy efficiencies of incandescent and fluorescent lighting. Solid-state lighting uses light-emitting diodes or "LEDs" for illumination, the same kind of practical and inexpensive devices that provide the letters on your clock radio. The term "solid-state" refers to the fact that the light in an LED is emitted from a solid object—a block of semiconductor—rather than from a vacuum tube, as in the case of incandescents and fluorescents. There are two types of solid-state light emitters: inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for white-light illumination.
A semiconductor is a substance whose electrical conductivity can be altered through variations in temperature, applied fields, concentration of impurities, etc. The most common semiconductor is Silicon, which is used predominantly for electronic applications (where electrical currents and voltages are the main inputs and outputs). For optoelectronic applications (where light is one of the inputs or outputs) other semiconductors must be used, including GaAs, InP and GaN. For inorganic LEDs the most common semiconductors are: InGaN, which emits near-UV, blue and green light; and InGaP, which emits amber and red light.
A light emitting diode (LED) is a small semiconductor device that emits light in one or more wavelengths (colors). A diode is a device with two electrodes through which a current can be passed in only one direction. The diode is attached to an electrical circuit and encased in a plastic, epoxy, resin or ceramic housing. The housing usually consists of some sort of covering over the device as well as some means of attaching the LED to an electrical source. The housing may incorporate one or many LEDs. A LED is typically 1 mm2 in size, or approximately the size of a grain of sand. However, when encased in the housing, the finished product maybe several mm or more across.