Behind the Scenes of LEDs

A director's clap board overlapping an LED light bulb.


The anatomy of LED light bulbs offers long life and low energy use with the brightness you expect from a bulb. They're also designed to bring out the best features of your home by fitting every fixture in every room. Some GE LED bulbs use up to 80% less energy compared to incandescent bulbs. Depending on the bulb, you can expect a rated life of up to 25,000 hours. That's about three hours a day, every day of the year, for over two decades! Here are the engineering features that make LEDs perform. Long live LEDs!


A bolt of incoming electricity pointing to an LED light bulb.    

LED Driver Converts Electricity

The LED driver converts incoming electricity to the appropriate and steady voltages needed by LED chips. Good design and engineering is critical, because a poorly designed LED product can flicker, shift in color, look dim, offer uneven light, or even continue to use power when turned off. GE Lighting backs every single bulb with stringent, comprehensive testing to ensure that every claim is supported.


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Cooling Technology Maximizes Bulb Life

To maximize bulb life, GE LEDs use specially designed technology to circulate air to cool the LED system.


Small LED chips that are producing light.    

LED Chips Create Light

Small LED chips (similar to what's in a computer) are the components that create the light in GE LEDs. The smooth integration and configuration of the chips into the bulb and the integrity of the whole system are what distinguishes a GE LED bulb from a lesser bulb.


Optics distributing the LED chip's light.    

Optics Distribute Light

The optics in an LED by GE distribute the LED chip's light for a more uniform, soft, or focused light that helps highlight areas of your home. GE engineers craft this component specifically to each bulb for better performance.


An LED light bulb pointing to a table lamp.    

Base Fits Existing Fixtures

Energy efficient LED light bulbs are made to be compatible with your existing lighting fixtures. From your table lamps and chandeliers to indoor or outdoor floodlights and track and recessed lighting, LED light bulbs are made for your home.