Lighting technology has dramatically improved over the last ten years and one of the most notable changes has been the adoption of LED bulbs and lighting into mainstream and residential light systems. While once prohibitively expensive, their widespread adoption has made this advanced lighting technology accessible to everyone. Here are 5 benefits of LED light bulbs.
LED lights are among the most efficient options for any light system. They use an estimated 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. This translates to a dramatic decrease in energy costs. Incandescent bulbs convert much of their energy into heat rather than light. LEDs maintain a cooler temperature, allowing the majority of the energy used to be converted into light with minimal wasted energy.
LED lights are much more durable than incandescent bulbs. On average, high quality LED bulbs last up to 50,000 hours. Incandescent bulbs have a general lifespan of 2,000 hours and stop working when the filament breaks. LEDs rarely just stop working–they emit less light over time and gradually fade until the light emitted is no longer useful. You won’t be caught off guard in need of a replacement bulb; the fading light will let you know when it’s time to think about a replacement.
LEDs are built to hold up to incredibly tough conditions, making them suitable for outdoor and indoor lighting systems. Most LEDs are extremely resistant to shock, vibration, and impact. These lights are not made of glass and are thus harder to break or damage in the course of use. Additionally, LED lights are less affected by cold temperatures, meaning they’ll hold up as an outdoor light through all four seasons.
Fluorescent lights contain chemicals like mercury, which make them a safety hazard if they break. Broken fluorescent bulbs require specific clean-up procedures to minimize exposure to the chemicals. While the amount of chemicals in the bulbs is small, frequent exposure can cause respiratory problems and muscle weakness. These bulbs need to be disposed of properly to avoid any environmental hazards associated with broken bulbs. LEDs, on the other hand, are completely recyclable and their energy efficiency makes them a green choice for any homeowner.
LEDs are completely versatile for all your lighting needs. With different size bulbs and wattages, there’s a perfect LED bulb for your needs. From stylistic wall accent features to your favorite transitional design table lamp, LED bulbs can replace your existing light bulbs. These lights work with dimmer switches, recessed lighting systems, and in most lamps. They are available in different colors of light, from warm yellow to soft white. Fluorescent lights are well known for their sterile white light. LEDs are available in different colors to suit the area and the specific task you’re looking for.
No matter your lighting needs, the experts at Lighting Inc. have the right lights and fixtures for your home. Speak with one of our experts today to see how LED lighting systems can transform your home’s lighting and help save you money on energy costs.