Light Emitting Diodes are the latest and the most exciting technology in the lighting industry. These are small solid light bulbs which are efficient and long-lasting. LED technology offers more additional advantages over incandescent and fluorescent lighting devices hence reducing costs and ensuring safety where applied and durability compared to traditional incandescent lighting bulbs. Below are the advantages of using them
Benefits of LED lighting
LEDs utilize solid semiconductor materials instead of neon gas. Since LED do not use fragile components like filament and glass, they can withstand shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures.
LEDs are mostly energy efficient and can consume power less than 90% compared to those incandescent bulbs. Therefore money and replacement cost is saved due to their long-lasting lifespan. Despite, LEDs have a high initial value than fluorescent light bulbs the cost is recovered over time in lower electricity costs.
LEDs lights generate virtually no heat. Therefore, they are cool to touch and can be left on for a long time without any consequences. In comparison, incandescent lights expel 90% of the energy it consumes through heat making the bulbs hot, hence it reduces the potential for safety risks such as fire and burns.
LEDs lighting are environmentally friendly because they are made from nontoxic materials, unlike fluorescent light that uses mercury which may cause danger to the environment. LEDs are also recyclable making them environmentally friendly.
LEDs have a lifespan of up to 60000 hours compared to 1500 hours for incandescent bulbs. An LED light will last for seven years under constant use before needing a replacement. On average, LED bulbs continues ten times longer compared to incandescent bulbs and 133 times longer than a typical fluorescent bulb hence, LEDs will dramatically reduce maintenance cost and lower long-term operating costs compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.
LED lights are offered in different colors such as red, blue, green and amber. Traditional incandescent light bulbs on the other hand use filters to produce colors making them inefficient to use. LEDs can also be blended to create many options.
LED lights have been introduced and advanced to replace traditional incandescent light bulbs hence making them more rapidly preferred lighting solutions by both professional and residential users. LED technology is continually advancing and producing brighter LED lights which are more efficient. The Department of Energy hopes to reduce the electricity used for lighting by 50% by converting it to LED-based light resources.…Continue Reading