LED lights takes top spot when ranking modern lighting methods. Compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs, LEDs boast an estimated energy efficiency of between 80 and 90%.
Alongside this energy efficiency, LED lights are widely acclaimed for their enhanced durability and cost-effective performance, making them, by far, the smartest lighting solution available today.
Several years ago, I still remember how difficult it was to study in an Incandescent light bulb. Then came queasy blue-grey light of CFLs, with their ghastly glow that makes you feel as if you are in a perpetual state of morning sickness. Plus, most CFLs cannot go on dimmers, so you lose light control. And, though their makers claim they last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, in my home, the CFL bulbs burned out just as fast. Then came, LED lights with an outstanding expected lifespan. They don’t require regular replacement and unlike traditional bulbs, don’t burn out. Even after their stated lifetime, LEDs will continue to run for years. Comparing traditional incandescent bulbs with the impressive general life expectancy of LEDs and there really is no comparison.
LED lights can provide 50,000 hours of light, with some brands boasting as many as 100,000 hours. In general, if you use your lights for 10 hours each day, LEDs should serve you well for a span of 14 years. Even if you fork out for a top of the range light, LEDs still make an attractive investment. The long lifespan, compounded by energy savings and enhanced durability, ensure they present a cost-effective proposition.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit
Although LED lighting boasts an impressive lifespan, the quality of the lights can vary from brand to brand. Poor design or quality can often dramatically shorten the life of an LED light. It’s important to choose a respected manufacturer to ensure you purchase a quality product. The quality of the light’s components is crucial. Capacitors, for example, are part of the circuit in every LED driver. Most standard electronic capacitors, if used regularly, may be unable to keep pace with the suggested lifespan of the LED itself. If an LED product fails ahead of its promised light hours, it may be due to the quality of the components used.
While choosing LED lighting, one must consider high-quality providers like Phillips, Cree, Samsung, etc. Also, there are upcoming companies like Lamda Components which manufacture quality products.
LED technology has developed rapidly in recent years, with innovations occurring continuously. LED efficiency and light quality will continue to improve beyond today’s products and possibilities. You may find that a few years down the road, you’ll want to replace your existing lights, irrespective of failure, to enjoy the latest lighting solutions. With a wide range of products to suit any application, contact us today to discuss your LED lighting requirements.
Who doesn’t use LED lighting?
Almost everybody, except those who love darkness. LED lighting has various uses, for instance: