LEDs are small and solid light bulbs, which are powerful, energy-efficient and long-lasting. They are among the latest technological advancements in the lighting industry. They operate in a different way compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, making them more durable. LEDs have continually swept the lighting market place for a number of reasons. Their incredible benefits have led many facility managers and residential homeowners to upgrade their lighting systems with LEDs.
Continue reading for 6 benefits you'll get from LED lighting.
- Extended Life: Unlike traditional incandescent lighting, LEDs don't fail or burn out. As they age, all they'll do is dim, giving you enough time to buy a replacement. With a much larger operational life, they reduce the cost required to replace, making them a lower maintenance light system.
- Better Operation in Cold Temperatures: LED lighting thrives in cold weather, unlike fluorescent lighting. At low temperatures, fluorescent lamps require a higher voltage to start. However, the performance of LED lights improves as the temperatures drop. This makes LED lighting a perfect choice for freezers, cold rooms and refrigerated display cases as well as outdoor applications like building perimeters, signage and parking lots.
- Energy Efficiency: LED lighting uses almost half of the electrical power that traditional incandescent halogen and fluorescent options use. This results in substantial savings in energy costs, especially in places where you might need to use lights for extended periods. LED lighting aims light in specific directions, unlike conventional bulbs, which emit heat and light in all directions. Their directional lighting ability helps reduce energy wastage.
- Durability: Usually, traditional lighting is contained in a quartz or glass exterior, which makes them quite susceptible to damage. Without glass enclosures or filaments, LEDs are resistant to breakage and are largely immune to vibrations, among other impacts. With this durability and the fact that LED lights can work with low voltage, they are ideal for outdoor uses.
- Rapid Cycling: Traditional light sources usually have a shorter lifespan, depending on when they're switched on and off. However, LED lighting is unaffected by rapid cycling. This makes LED lighting perfect for flashing light displays as well as daylight or occupancy sensors.
- Instant Brightness: Most fluorescent lamps don't provide full brightness when they're switched on. Many of them require some time before they reach a maximum light output. However, LED lights are bright immediately when you switch them on. In addition, the number of times you turn LED lights off and on doesn't affect their performance.
Consult your electrician about switching to LED lighting and enjoying these benefits.