Over 100 years after Thomas Edison invented the incandescent lightbulb, human beings have invented Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lights as a step forward in the lighting industry. Many individuals and organizations have switched using them, but many are still unsure about the benefits of using LED lights. Below are six benefits of choosing LED lights over traditional lightbulbs.
The most important benefit to using LED lights is the fact that they cost less the longer they are used. The average LED is designed to last for 10-15 years or 100,000 hours of usage. This is easily ten times longer than white fluorescent lightbulbs, and a hundred times longer than incandescent bulbs. They also use up to 80% less energy than traditional bulbs, which is great for situations where lights are required for long periods of time. The combination of minimal replacement costs and lowered power bills makes LED lights a highly sought option for savvy homeowners.
Unlike traditional lightbulbs that contain filaments set in glass or quartz exposures (making them very fragile), LEDs do not use glass and are instead set onto circuit boards. For this reason, they are resistant to breakage due to vibrations and other damaging forms of impact, which would destroy a traditional bulb.
Cold Weather Use
Cold weather is a typical part of UK life, and LED’s are very well suited to it. Unlike traditional bulbs that require a higher voltage to start up and achieve full brightness in the cold, LED’s actually become brighter as it gets colder. This has led to a wave of demand for cold space and outdoor LED lighting.
More Light Produced
Just as LED’s are more efficient in their energy use, they are even more efficient in producing lights. While traditional lightbulbs waste most of their energy as heat and by dispersing light in unnecessary directions, LEDs focus energy into better light distribution and are able to make a room even brighter with only one bulb than it would be with two or even three traditional bulbs.
LED’s are very small, and their output can also be controlled easily. That makes them very adaptable to use in different situations. They can be used in isolation as single bulbs, or bunched together to create a bright source of light. They can even be arranged to come on and off in a sequential manner, which is great for performance purposes.
Much of the energy wasted by traditional light bulbs are expended as ultraviolet radiation or infrared heat, which are dangerous for people and the environment. Traditional light bulbs are also made from materials that are toxic to the environment. As LED’s are neither made from toxic materials nor do they emit IR or UV radiation, they are a more environmentally safe option for lighting than traditional lightbulbs.
LED lights are an amazing advancement in technology that provides a better alternative to the past of incandescent and fluorescent lighting. Choosing them for your home or office, especially if you get them from Lampwise. It will always be a wise investment.