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What are LED Strobes?

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  • Written By: Troy Holmes
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  • Last Modified Date: 19 November 2016
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Many lights and electronic devices use light-emitting diode (LED) technology. LED strobes are bright blinking lights that are used on cars, emergency vehicles, and road signs. This LED technology produces a bright light effect that requires less energy because the lights burn cooler.

Modern cars have LED strobes built into the turn signals and emergency hazard lights. These lights are considered more energy efficient and last longer than standard light bulbs. The LED lights come in various colors and emit a bright glowing light that is easy to see from a distance.

The amber lights used in construction road signs typically use LED strobes as the light bulbs. These signs warn drivers of dangerous road conditions and pending traffic congestion. Most of these signs are powered with solar panels or small generators, which makes them extremely energy efficient.

Most movie theaters and night clubs use LED strip lighting on the floor. These lights help guests see walkways and emergency exit doors by providing a lighted pathway for walking. LED lights are preferred in commercial buildings because they cost less money than conventional bulbs when operated on a continual basis.

Emergency vehicles use LED strobes for emergency lights. These are often seen in police, ambulance, and fire emergency vehicles. The LED light provides a bright light that is easy to notice. They typically come in blue, red, or amber colors.

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LED lights have become popular in exotic automobile racing clubs. These LED strobes are used as flashy designs on automobiles at car shows. The lights are placed under the car body surface, which gives the car a glowing effect.

Christmas lights are also available with LED bulbs. These lights have the benefit of burning cooler and typically require less electricity. LED lights are better on Christmas trees because they are less likely to cause a fire.

An emergency strobe beacon is a special strobe light that emits a bright blinking flash from an automobile or flashlight. This type of light is typically included in emergency car kits. It is used as a distress signal for drivers when the car becomes immobile.

A strobe light bar is another example of LED strobes. These lights are typically seen on the rooftop of emergency equipment or construction trucks. The light bar forces the lights to work in unison, which warns motorists about accidents and construction areas.

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