My question has to do with Excited Energy Levels. I keep reading and learning that all objects/most solids emit infrared radiation. But to emit radiation, an object's particles must first enter a higher energy orbital (electrons) which will then immediately lead to the atom returning to its ground state, releasing the energy of the level jump from ground state to level 2 in eV in the form of a photon wave.
BUT! When I looked for information about energy levels of elements, I could only find hydrogen, and when I plugged in the energy for: l=hc/E where l is wavelength, h is Plancks constant, c is the speed of light, and E is energy of the photon.
The wavelength came up to be 1.121x10^-7! That is in the ultraviolet range! That means that it takes a ton of EM Energy to emit a photon wave! This doesn't make sense unless solids require much less energy to move up orbitals.
Is this true? What happened to Infrared or Radio? And how do I find out about energy levels of solid elements and understand the data?