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Impact of cold weather on outdoor lights


wright_henry
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How does really cold weather impact the life of outdoor lights?


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thomas_isaac
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On non-LED globes, cold weather can be quite a problem but LED globes do not produce much heat so they can handle massive changes in temperature much better. 


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Not only can LED globes handle cold very well, but they can even handle extremely low temperatures as well. So they are perfect for areas with very low temperatures.


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Just to explain why LED works so much better than older globes, the reason is that incandescent globes work by heating a filament which becomes so hot it glows and hence emits light. Less than 10 per cent of the energy used actually get converted to light, the rest is heat. 


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LEDs convert up to 90 percent of the energy into light, and also they have a heat sink which takes away the heat. 


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In fact it is too much heat that will destroy an LED - but they work extremely well in cold temperature, so very cold areas are ideal for LEDs.


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That's correct: LEDs will start failing in extreme heat but thrive on cold!


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I live in a snowy environment and have lots of outdoor LEDs, have never had any problems, so I would say that LEDs are perfect for cold outdoors.


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Eliza
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Cold air help keep the LED cooler, which it needs to operate correctly, so it will actually help it along.


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