Light-emitting diode (LED) technology is rapidly improving and becoming more common in business settings. Although LEDs are not ready for all general lighting applications, they are a good choice for a growing variety of uses, including incandescent replacement lamps, parking-lot lighting, commercial signage, task lighting, refrigerated cases, recessed downlighting, ambient lighting in offices, and many high-bay applications. Despite the technological advances, successful application of LEDs still requires care in selecting products that will meet your illumination needs, match their manufacturer’s claims, and be compatible with any controls that are employed. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solid State Lighting website is a good general source for tracking the progress of LED technology.

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