The dictionary describes LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) as a semiconductor that emits light when conducting current and is used in electronic displays, indoor and outdoor lighting - but we simply describe them as awesome.
There are many benefits:
- Cooler (both to the touch and in general) than incandescent bulbs
- Instant on - unlike fluorescent bulbs, which can take a while to "power up"
- Broad range of color possibilities (practically endless, really)
- Customizable and controllable - dim or brighten your lights with the touch of a button, or program them to change colors
- Energy efficient - less wattage for the same brightness means more money in your pocket