LED’s do not produce heat!
LED’s not producing any heat is a very popular myth, but as discussed in the above myth LED’s do in fact produce some heat, just not on the levels of the incandescent or fluorescent lights that get very hot indeed. LED’s do not output infrared which is what makes the light source hot and heats up the air around the bulb and the bulb itself. However the LED’s still creates some heat when the electricity is converted to light, so to to ensure the performance and longevity of the bulb the heat has to be removed. With well designed LED lighting the heat is always drawn away using a thick PCB board or Heat sink.
LED are not bright!
Lets look back 10 years and you asked the question are LED lights as bright then the answer would’ve been no they are not, but today LED’s a very bright if not brighter than their traditional counterpart.
The reason for this myth is that we are used to measuring our bulb brightnesses using wattage (i.e. A 50w bulb is half the brightness as a 100w bulb), so as an LED has a lower wattage this would naturally mean that the light will not be as bright, but this is not true at all. Watts are a measurement of energy consumption and do not give us the amount of light that will in fact be outputted from the bulb, this measurement gauge worked with incandescent bulbs as the only way to increase the light output was to increase its wattage.
LED’s are more energy efficient than other types of lighting meaning they can in fact produce more light per watt of energy, resulting in a low wattage high output bulb.