LED stands for light emitting diode and is a cost-efficient alternative to normal, incandescent lightbulbs. First developed in the ‘60s, LED lighting was soon well-known due to its durability and energy efficiency. We are now onto the third wave of development of LED lighting: it now lasts longer, and is more energy and cost efficient than ever before. But there are many more benefits of upgrading to LED lighting.
The lifespan of an LED light is far superior to that of any of its competitors. Depending on how you use it, you can get up to twelve years of life out of an LED light, amounting up to 50,000 hours. When compared to your standard incandescent, which only gives you around 1,000 hours, making the switch is a no brainer. Just think about all the money you’re saving on replacement bulbs.
2. Energy Use
LED lights are more energy efficient. This means that they use less energy to create the same amount of light. Being energy efficient directly correlates with being cost efficient. Not only are they using less energy to light your property, but they are also saving you money by doing so.
3. Environmental Impact
Being energy efficient doesn’t only mean that costs are reduced, but so is your carbon footprint. There has been such a huge focus placed on environmental impact over the past few years and switching to LED lighting hits those marks. Many people now choose services based on their environmental impact, so businesses that make the switch can attract those environmentally conscious customers.
4. No Heat or UV
Have you ever tried to change a lightbulb just moments after it has been switched off? It’s hot, right? This isn’t the case with LED lighting as they emit almost no heat when in use. This also means they are safe to have in reach of any exploring little fingers as they won’t cause them any harm and can reduce the risk of fire.
5. Temperature Sensitivity
In cold temperatures, many lighting sources require more energy to keep them alive and going, but not LED lighting. LED lights actually perform better in colder conditions. That’s why they are commonly used in fridges, freezers, streetlights, parking lots and any other lighting that is required outside.
As with temperature, LEDs also perform better when at a reduced power percentage. This gives them the ability to be dimmed, which can save even more money and energy. Additionally, due to their small size, LEDs can be used in almost any situation. They are bunched together to form lightbulbs and other larger lighting facilities but are also perfect for string Christmas lights.
7. Hassle Free
Cost is reduced, energy is reduced, you’re helping an environmental cause, they only have to be replaced every 12 years, and they can be used inside and outside; it is all very simple and hassle free. Just to make it even easier, there are companies like Tess LLC that specialize in handling the installation of LED lighting to make sure it is done safely and to be most effective for your business or property.
There are so many benefits to having LED lighting installed that it seems like making the upgrade is the only option.