POLL: How Do You Pronounce the Acronym for “Light Emitting Diode?”

I love to meet people from across the globe who do what we do – fellow lighting professionals and lighting industry people.  Something that I also enjoy is languages and how people pronounce common words.  One of these words is the acronym for light emitting diode, or LED.  People say this a lot of different ways, and I am intrigued and curious as to how the community of readers pronounces that term.

Some people say “led,” and some people spell it out.  How do you say it?  Please take the poll!  If you’re an RSS feed reader and the poll doesn’t show up, please pop on over to and participate!

How do you pronounce the acronym for "light emitting diode?"

  • L-E-D, as if I were spelling it out (79%, 140 Votes)
  • "led," as if I was being "led" (20%, 35 Votes)
  • I just say "light emitting diode" (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Is that the thing that lights up when the DVD player comes on? (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 177

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(thanks for the image, Wikipedia!)