The LED is quickly becoming a standard light source alternative to incandescent lights, when speaking to others, I have always pronounced any reference to LED as the acronym "L E D", but increasingly I have heard others refer to LED as "lead".
Staff at large box stores often use the "lead" reference, and several of my family have also used the word "lead" in reference to LED.
What I find interesting is that LED's have been around since the 1960's and were always referred to as an acronym. Anyone who studied electrical engineering in school would not use "lead" in a sentence.
Still times have changed and "lead" is increasingly being used.
Is it correct to use the word "lead" to refer to LED?