LED (light-emitting diode) lights are the latest innovation in the lighting industry. Not only are LED lights more energy-efficient than fluorescent lights, but they also bring out the vibrancy in your space.
Here are the top advantages of LED lights compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting and why you should consider investing in them.
The components of LEDs and the way they generate light increase the lifespan of the bulb. Compared to incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, LED light bulbs provide light for far longer:
- LEDs have a lifespan of 40,000-50,000 hours
- Incandescent lights have a lifespan of 750-2,000 hours
- Fluorescent lights have a lifespan of 24,000-36,000 hours
Due to the longer lifespan of LEDs, this means fewer replacements, which saves you money in the long run.
LED lights consume very low amounts of power and are able to turn about 70% of their energy into light. Typical light bulbs waste energy by turning it into heat, meaning LEDs are significantly more energy-efficient than average light bulbs. Because of their energy efficiency, this is a huge opportunity for future savings.
Compared to incandescent light bulbs that need gels or filters to produce different colors, LEDs come in a variety of colors and color temperatures that don’t require the use of gels or filters. LED lighting is offered in colors such as red, blue, and amber, and these colors can be mixed together to create a variety of color options.
Low Radiated Heat
Incandescent light bulbs operate by heating its filament to a temperature that will produce light. On the other hand, LED lights turn energy into light instead of heat, meaning they operate on a lower temperature than incandescent lights. Because of the lower temperature, LED lights are cool to the touch and can be left on for long periods of time. This also reduces the risk of potential burns or fires.
If you’re someone who prioritizes using environmentally-friendly products in your home, LED lights are made of non-toxic materials. Other lights contain harmful substances such as mercury and sulfur which can cause danger to the environment. LED lights are also recyclable and are considered environmentally safe.
There are many possibilities with LED lights when it comes to application. LEDs can be used in residential lighting, entertainment and gaming industries, military bases, and traffic and transportation industries. Since LED lights are focused lights, they are perfect for desk lamps, night lights, reading lights, and security signals.
LED lights require no warm-up time, meaning you will have instant illumination. Have you ever turned on a light and you have to wait a few seconds before you can see anything? Some traditional lights take a few minutes to warm up, but with LEDs, you can expect full brightness immediately.
Compared to standard lights, LED lights are shock resistant as they are built more firmly than incandescent or halogen light bulbs.
Due to their durability, LED lights are a very reliable source of lighting. Compared to standard lights, LEDs are not made up of fragile materials, meaning they can withstand more impact and vibration. This durability is ideal for application in areas with inclement weather or frequent changes in temperature.
If you’re interested in a lighting upgrade for your home, the team at Comalli Group, Inc. will begin the installation process to transform your space into a well-lit and energy-efficient property that will last for years. Contact us today for your free estimate on LED lighting installation.