Cold-Cathode Lighting and LED Lighting for Indirect Cove Applications: A Comparison

Considering the extensive publicity surrounding LEDs (light emitting diodes) as “the future of lighting”, an argument could be made that some of the more traditional lamp technologies such as cold cathode are being overlooked. While LED lighting is an exciting, rapidly-evolving technology, it may not be the best choice for all applications. Cold cathode is a mature and constantly-improving technology and may be a better alternative from a number of standpoints: light quality and quantity, energy consumption, reliability, simplicity, and cost. These are critical issues to consider when choosing the best application for indirect cove lighting.