National Led Light Day

National LED Light Day is a holiday observed every October 7th, commemorating the invention of the LED light. This light was first invented in 1962, but it wasn’t until the 2000s that these lights began to gain popularity.

The reason it took so long for these bulbs to become a mainstream lighting option has much to do with their cost. When the red LED first came out, it cost over $200 per bulb. Now, they can be purchased for a fraction of that price. So, make sure to celebrate this invention and the way it has changed the modern world.

Interesting Facts About LED Lights

We’ve come to the section of the article where we take a few moments to share some interesting LED light facts with everyone. We’ve found some pretty illuminating facts, if we do say so ourselves. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the facts we’ve uncovered.

  • Approximately 95% of an LED bulb is recyclable.
  • LEDs contain no mercury.
  • LED lights have been proven to breed fewer bacteria than fluorescent bulbs when used in fresh food displays.
  • If the entire U.S. replaced half of its incandescent Christmas lights with LED lights, it would save approximately $17 billion.
  • LED bulbs produce less ultraviolet and infrared radiation, so they attract fewer insects.

Observing National LED Light Day

If you truly want to celebrate National LED Light Day, take the time to learn more about light-emitting diodes. Most people don’t realize that these bulbs have a fascinating history.

Another way to observe this holiday is by visiting a lighting showroom near you and looking at some of the new LED lights on display. And finally, you can use the hashtag #NationalLEDLightDay to spread the word about this holiday online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 7 Monday
Next year (2025)
October 7 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
October 7 Saturday
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