5 Benefits of LED Lighting
When was the last time you took a look at your lighting array? Chances are good you probably never really notice it, unless something burns out, or it doesn’t turn on. But if you aren’t using LED lighting, then you are missing out on a lot of benefits that your current system simply doesn’t provide.
How often do you replace your lights? Well, according to SF Gate, if you’re using old-fashioned incandescent bulbs, it’s once every 750 to 2,000 hours. And if you’re using fluorescent lights, it will be every 8,000 to every 10,000 hours. But if you use LED lights, you’re looking at a lifespan between 35,000 and 50,000 hours.
That’s not a small difference.
Paying your energy bill is something no one wants to do, but we write it off as the cost of doing business. However, according to Current, LED lights use half the energy of incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen bulbs. That’s per bulb. So that may not make a huge difference if you’re talking about your desk lamp, but if you extend that savings to all the lights in an array, or in a building, that can be a serious cost and efficiency change.
As LED Luxor points out, fluorescent bulbs contain toxic materials that are bad for the environment (things like mercury, for example). LED bulbs, by contrast, contain no toxic materials, and are 100 percent recyclable. So when their lifespan is eventually over, they can simply be remade into new lights instead of being tossed into a landfill.
Have you ever noticed that when you stand under lights, you tend to feel a lot of heat? That’s because incandescent bulbs release as much as 90 percent of their energy as heat, and CFLs can release as much as 80 percent of theirs in the same way. LED lights create very little heat, though, which is why they’re recommended by The Department of Energy.
#5: Minimal Emissions
In addition to putting out minimal heat, LED lights also release very little UV rays. This can be particularly important if you have goods in storage that react negatively to ultraviolet light, since LEDs allow you to see what you have, without doing it any damage.
For more benefits of LED lighting, and why you should consider switching, simply contact us today!