LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) are the bandwagon to be on at the moment, and the “flashlight” industry is fighting for room on board. LEDs offer several advantages over older conventional Edison-era incandescent lights; the three most important are longevity, resistance to breakage, and reduced battery power usage.
Typically, pound for pound (or volt per volt), an LED is not as bright as an incandescent, but with normal lifetimes of 100,000 hours or so, you can reasonably expect to never burn one out, which is certainly not the case with a conventional bulb.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) are the bandwagon to be on at the moment, and…
by Bob Pilgrim / Mar 1, 2007