LEDs are rapidly taking over areas traditionally served by incandescent and fluorescent lights. And there's even brighter technology in the wings.
By the light of the flickering LED
There's nothing like enjoying a dinner for two with great food, good wine, and sensuous music, all by the soft flicker of a flameless LED candle. At least, that's what Tyreida Industrial Co. Ltd. from China says about its new LED candles.
Powered by two AA flashlight cells, the LED candle flame flickers like a real candle for 15 to 20 days of continuous operation. The yellow LED should last for 100,000 hr and won't be blown out by the wind, making the candle ideal for the outdoors. On top of that, no one need suffer the pain of hot wax burns!
Tyreida also makes a line of LED table lamps holding 60 to 72 LEDs. The 90 to 240 Vac lamps draw a measly 7 W of power.
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