Over the last decade we’ve seen a significant shift in the types of lighting people use, primarily from incandescent to LED bulbs. This isn’t just the case for traditional lamps in a residential setting, either—LED bulbs are getting used in appliances, on street lamps and in industrial settings as well.
Here are just a few examples of some of the LED lighting benefits that will give you a clear view of why there has been such a large-scale shift to the technology in recent years:
- Energy efficiency: This is the most notable benefit of using LEDs versus incandescent bulbs. LEDs use around 50 percent less electricity than incandescent, fluorescent and halogen bulbs, which results in major energy savings over an extended period of time, especially if the lights are frequently used. Because LEDs also direct the light in a certain direction, that will also help cut down on wasted light and can even reduce light pollution for outdoor lighting solutions.
- Lifespan: Perhaps the other most notable benefit of converting to LED lights is their lifespan. They will last you for a long time, and even when they do start to go bad, they will dim before they burn out. High-quality LED bulbs provide 30,000 to 50,000 hours of light or more, compared to only about 1,000 for an incandescent or 8,000 to 10,000 for fluorescent bulbs. This means you won’t have to spend nearly as much money on replacing bulbs over time. While those LEDs will cost more initially, their energy savings and lifespan make the investment more than worth it.
- Durability: LEDs are much more durable than other types of bulbs because they do not feature glass filaments or enclosures. Instead, the lights are on a circuit board connected with soldering. You don’t have to worry about them shattering—they’ll have the durability of many electronic devices.
- Brightness: Some types of bulbs, like incandescent and fluorescent, do not provide full brightness right when they turn on, but LEDs do not need to spend any time warming up and will immediately be able to provide their full brightness capacity.
- Control: You can do much more with LED lighting and take greater control over the brightness and even color. You can do a lot with a single strand or fixture, and even automate changes to the bulb’s brightness or color scheme over time.
- No emissions: LEDs do not emit any ultraviolet or infrared rays, making them more efficient and safer than other types of bulbs. This means they also don’t create a buildup of excessive heat, so you don’t have to worry about them becoming a burn hazard to people or items that may be located near your light fixtures.
Want to know more about the benefits of LED lighting technology and why you should make the switch from incandescent bulbs? We’re happy to answer any questions you have for our team. Contact us at Wilkinson Electric Inc. today—we look forward to speaking with you about your lighting needs.
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