When you’re considering options in semi truck accessories, take a second look at LED lighting. Replacing halogen bulbs with LED lights can save you both time and money. Also, Bud and Tony’s Truck Parts carries a huge selection of LED lights for reliable illumination both on and off the road. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, and here’s a brief explanation of how they work. Voltage is applied to the leads on the diode, which results in illumination through a process called electroluminescence.
Why LED Lights are Convenient Semi Truck Accessories
A lot of truckers have embraced LED lights because they are more efficient than traditional halogen lightbulbs. With a regular light bulb, 3% of the energy it receives turns into visible light, and the remaining 97% becomes heat energy. This heat energy serves no practical purpose, and it certainly doesn’t aid in illumination. However, LED lights convert approximately 90% of the energy they receive into visible, usable light. This means that only 10% of the energy an LED receives is wasted. In a nutshell, you get much more usable energy per watt with LED lights.
LED lights also last longer than halogen light bulbs. With a traditional lightbulb, the filament inside of the lightbulb is on fire – within a gas inhibitor to resist incoming current – and outside influences can affect how this fire burns. For example, exceptionally hot or cold temperatures may compromise a halogen lightbulb’s longevity. On the other hand, LED bulbs typically last much longer than the most sophisticated halogen bulb, which usually burns (under optimal conditions) for 1500 hours. This is because an LED light only needs its own current to act as an inhibitor. Believe it or not, the average LED light can burn for at least 25,000 hours.
Find a Great Selection of LED Lights and Other Truck Parts at Bud and Tony’s
In addition, LED lights are more rugged than halogen bulbs. Typically, an LED light isn’t surrounded by a traditional glass bulb, so it resists breakage and other types of damage. So, vibration, impacts, and environment hazards won’t compromise LED lights as easily. This makes LED lighting great for semi trucks. They can endure long hauls and all that life on the road throws at them. And, right not, Bud and Tony’s will give you 5% off your LED light orders.
Check out our full selection of LED lights and other semi truck accessories on our website. Or, if you have any questions, give us a call at 1-877-526-2622. You can also reach out to us through our convenient contact form.