Let There Be LED Light

Let There Be LED Light

LED lights have recently become popular to install for various reasons and are recommended for everyday use. These types of lights are popular thanks to their long lifespan. Along with being more robust than older lighting types, LED lights have other benefits which give them the edge over traditional lighting.

They can last up to a staggering 60,000 hours, use significantly less energy, safer (as they run cooler) and can be used in numerous places. LED lighting has been utilized in almost every single sector, both public and private; from homes, commercial, architectural, all forms of media and entertainment, electronics, military-related mechanics, and all forms of transport.

Proficiency & Lifespan

LEDs –short for Light Emitting Diodes - are renowned for taking up less power than normal lights, using only a fraction of power compared to halogen and fluorescent. Because only that fraction – about one-tenth – of power is generated, that means less money being spent on the electricity bill. In addition, the lifespan is made to be a substantial number of times longer than a regular lighting (it varies by manufacturer and construction of power usage), so the cost of replacing lamps and maintenance is also cheaper in the long haul. 

How long is the lifespan for LED lighting? By average, the following: at 4 hours a day to a maximum of 50K hours, that is a lifetime of 34 years! That means, at 8 hours of day, the lifetime is 17 years. And, if it were to be on all the time and never turned off, it can last a stunning 6 years. That’s more than a regular bulb’s lifetime.

Eco-Friendly & Safe

LED bulbs come from safely handled resources; normal lighting can include the incorporation of mercury. In addition, while older forms of lighting can become too hot to touch when utilized, LEDs do not produce much heat and are virtually cool when touched, even after hours of use, meaning less chances of injury.

Thus, it is safer to make and use LED bulbs over regular bulbs. LED can also be recycled where as older types of lighting cannot.

  • Tony Baxter