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To: RightOnTheBorder

LEDs don’t generate as much heat either.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 4:07:10 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

LEDs don’t generate as much heat either.


That’s a misconception. They do not emit much heat in their beam (unlike incandescents, which emit lots of IR). However, the LEDs themselves get very hot. Cool beam, hot chip. I used an LED flashlight for a plumbing project, on for an extended time at moderate brightness, and it got very warm to the touch, unlike a convention flashlight.

But it’s true that LEDs waste far less energy on invisible IR and are thus more efficient, generating far less heat overall.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 7:07:41 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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