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Book description

We’re on the brink of a lighting revolution with light-emitting diodes—the tiny LEDs you’ve seen in electronic devices for years. With this practical guide, you’ll go behind the scenes to see how and why manufacturers are now designing LED devices to light everything from homes and offices to streets and warehouses.

Table of Contents

  1. LED Lighting
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  3. Preface
    1. Conventions Used in This Book
    2. Using Code Examples
    3. Safari® Books Online
    4. How to Contact Us
    5. Acknowledgments
  4. 1. Opening Remarks
  5. 2. Key Terms
    1. Color Rendering Index (CRI) and Color Quality Scale (CQS)
    2. Color Temperature
    3. Haitz’s Law
    4. Lamp Versus Bulb
    5. LM-79, LM-80, and Other Tests
    6. Watt Equivalency
  6. 3. LED Basics
  7. 4. The Bulb
  8. 5. Non-Bulb Lighting
  9. 6. Buying an LED Bulb
  10. 7. Throw Out My CFL?
  11. 8. Do LEDs Make Sense Today?
  12. 9. LED Lighting Today and Tomorrow
  13. 10. The Future
  14. A. DIY LEDs
  15. About the Author
  16. Colophon
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  18. Copyright