LEDs: Up, Up and Away! at ElementalLED – LED Lights & Lighting Blog

If anybody out there still questions the technology behind LEDs, here’s yet another reason to stop doubting. LEDs are joining the ranks of some of the most sophisticated technological innovations known to man; we’re talking man-on-the-moon and ice-on-mars stuff. That’s right; LEDs are going to outer space. NASA has agreed to a two-year commitment with Lighting Science (an LED manufacturer) to develop a “high illumination and good color rendering LED light fixture for space exploration,” according to a Lighting Science Corporation press release.

It’s only fitting then that LEDs are the chosen light source to accompany man into the ethers. After all, their long lasting, high quality and durable attributes make them perfect for space travel. LEDs can withstand extremes of both high and low temperatures, and their smooth dimming and color-changing capabilities make them easily adaptable to the ever-changing conditions of space. The NASA-grade LED prototype will be developed to meet standards for space travel in such areas as “control, vibration, off-gassing, electromagnetic interference and other spacecraft issues.” One of NASA’s goals for the LED fixture is that it help them learn how to aid astronauts in establishing and maintaining healthy sleep patterns in space, a notoriously difficult task. Fred Maxik of Lighting Science says, “We hope to not only improve circadian rhythm management for our astronauts but, also to learn something that will help the millions of people who struggle with these issues here on Earth.”

You don’t have to journey into the unknown with NASA to benefit from LED Lighting. A significant amount of electricity can be saved by utilising LED Lights in place of your existing lighting technology. LED Lighting may require a more substantial investment initially, but with many years of maintenance free operation and low electricity usage, pay back can usually be achieved within 2 years.

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