What is LED lighting?
L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) lighting is a very efficient form of lighting which consumes up to 90% less power than standard incandescent bulbs. Let's compare LED lighting to the kind of lighting that lights your home or business. Quickly, you will see the reason why everyone is choosing LED, every time!
LED Bulbs operate differently than standard lighting you find in homes and businesses today. Because of this difference, LED's are far more durable than any other bulbs on the market. LED's have a notably longer life span.
The life span of a standard incandescent bulb is up to 1,500 hours. A The life span of an LED bulb is up to 60,000 hours. If you had two fixtures, one with an incandescent bulb and one with an LED bulb and left them both on, the incandescent bulb would burn out in less than 63 days. The LED bulb would stay burning for up to seven entire years. You would need to replace the incandescent light bulb over 40 times before needing to replace the initial LED bulb. Having made this comparison, you have an idea of how much you will save on maintenance costs.
Another benefit of LED lighting worth mentioning is the safety which comes along with them. LEDs are cool to touch because they generate virtually no heat. A standard incandescent light exhausts 90% of the energy they require in the form of heat. If you have ever accidentally touched a bulb which has been on for more than an hour, you can see why it was so hot. LEDs reduce the risks of burns and fires as a result of their energy efficiency. Because LED’s are a solid state lighting device, they do not function by using filaments and harmful gases like other lightbulbs you are probably familiar with. This allows LED bulbs to be made of plastic rather than glass. This means these bulbs are able to withstand high temperatures, shock, and heavy vibrations.
The materials an LED bulb is comprised entirely of are non-toxic and contain no harmful elements. They are 100% recyclable, Earth-friendly, and are largely accepted by those who are “going green”.
Another desirable aspect of LED lighting is their customizability. LED lights are offered in many colors such as: red, green, blue, and amber. The ability to combine these colors together in a single bulb allows endless hues of color in every shade possible.
LED lighting is a universal lighting substitution projected to entirely replace traditional bulbs used in homes and businesses today. It is an investment which guarantees return on costs in very little time. It is part of an ever-changing field of technology which is constantly advancing. The flexible nature of LED lighting allows them to be used in a wide variety of fields such as: residential, aerospace industry, architectural, automotive, broadcasting, electronic instrumentation, entertainment and gaming, the military, traffic and transportation.