LED, light emitting diodes, are slowly taking over as the most popular form of lighting for both homes and commercial buildings. LEDs are solid, small light bulbs that provide a wide range of benefits, including their energy efficiency, which can help you save money on the electric bill. LED lights can be used anywhere that a standard light bulb can be used. Here are 5 benefits you can expect when using LED light bulbs.
There is nothing worse than getting a burn from unscrewing a hot light bulb. LED lights do not produce heat, so they stay cool to the touch, making them much safer to handle the installation.
Efficient and Environmentally Friendly
If you like saving money, LEDs are an ideal solution for saving money on your monthly electric bill. Compared to standard lighting, LEDs use about 75 percent less energy than standard lighting and they typically last about 25 times longer than a standard light bulb.
A standard 50W halogen lamp uses approximately 90 percent of electricity to produce only about 10 percent of light. LED lights use only 15 percent of the energy a standard halogen bulb uses and provides 85 percent of the light output. This means the heat produced is significantly less than a halogen bulb, which can also help reduce the cost of air conditioning.
LED bulbs do not contain mercury or other harmful gases, nor do they emit harmful UV rays, making them environmentally friendly.
Operational in Any Temperature
Traditional lights often have difficulty functioning in severe temperature changes. Depending on the how extreme the weather is, standard lights may also dim or deteriorate more quickly. LED lights are functional at any temperature, so they are ideal for both winter and summer outdoor events.
Durable and Long Life Span
LED lights do not contain filaments, which allows them to withstand a greater intensity of shock and vibration than standard lights. This results in a lessened risk of breakage and a reduction in the number of times you’ll need to replace them. LEDs have an extremely long lifespan, approximately 80,000 hours to be exact, which means you will not have to replace them as often as standard bulbs, saving you money and time.
One of the most popular features of LED lights is that they available in a vast array of colors. Unlike fluorescent and standard bulbs, with LEDs, you do not have to use several different filters to get different colors. Most lighting sources also scatter light in several directions, which causes unwanted effects or over-illumination. LEDs are directional, but they only shine up or down, which helps reduce light pollution. Light pollution can disturb natural animal and plant ecosystem cycles, as well as have an adverse effect on humans from an excessive exposure to artificial light.
If you are ready to make the switch from standard lighting and experience the benefits of LED lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of West Houston and The Woodlands! Every new install comes with a free year of maintenance. (281) 336-8993