The Light-Emitting Diode (LED) is one of the most rapidly advancing lighting technologies. It is an option that is becoming widely available and more affordable then ever. There are so many reasons to make the switch both at home and in commercial buildings but here are our top five:
The savings that switching to LED lights provide takes the top spot! Because LED bulbs use up to 80% less energy than the old iridescent bulbs you will see a decline in your energy consumption as soon as you make the switch.
LED lighting is incredibly safe to use in the home, office or anywhere else you need light. Because the bulbs use little energy they run very cool, reducing the risk of burns and fires. The construction of LED bulbs is hardier than the old bulbs, resulting in less broken glass and troublesome maintenance.
- Long Lasting and Durable
Speaking of troublesome maintenance, LED bulbs are so long lasting that your days of continually having to stock replacement bulbs are behind you. You can expect to get about 10,000 hours of use! In contrast the typical iridescent only offers 1,000 hours. If you invest in a high quality bulb you could even enjoy 40,000 hours of light from an LED. LED’s are also highly efficient in cold temperatures making them perfect for outdoor installations.
- Silent and Instant
That annoying hum and pinging that you experience with other types of lights is in the past. LED lights run completely silent and you can expect instant on even in large systems like arenas.
- Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly
The savings you will see with LEDs are not just on the energy bill, but also in the often-unseen costs that human production takes on the planet. LEDs consume less power per unit, last much longer and create less carbon dioxide gas than their competitors like CFLS and iridescent lighting.