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The Complete Guide to LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes)

Red, Green and Blue LEDsAn LED, which stands for Light Emitting Diode, is an durable electronic device that efficiently emits a bright light in a huge variety of colors. LEDs were introduced as an electrical component on the 1960s, and today are being increasingly used in place of other light sources for everything from flashlights to computer monitors. Thanks to their low power requirements and long lifespan (measures in tens if not hundreds of thousands of hours) LEDs are seen as reliable and environmentally friendly.

This guide takes a look at the many different applications of LEDs, as well as providing some practical tips for creating your own LED based appliances.

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