Standing in the aisle with all the different kinds of light bulbs can feel overwhelming. There are many different technologies on the market currently, but when you look closely at all the information about LED lighting, it is hard to imagine why you would choose any other kind of lighting.
Here are some of the most important advantages of switching to LED lighting:
- Efficiency: The effect that installing LED lighting has on the overall efficiency of your home or business will be at least 60 to 75%. Depending on the system you are replacing, it could be as much as 90% more efficient, which translates to saving money on your electric bill.
- Lifespan: Once you make the switch to LED lighting, you won’t have to think about changing a lightbulb for a very long time. LED lights operate for at least 50,000 hours or more. Some operate for over 100,000 hours. And flipping the lights on and off doesn’t degrade their performance at all. LED lighting can last up to 4 times longer than fluorescent lighting and up to 40 times longer than incandescent lighting.
- Safety: LED lights generate very little heat during operating, which saves money on the cost to run your air conditioner. They don’t even need glass bulbs around them because they are solid state lights. They also don’t contain mercury or require special handling like some other lights.
These aren’t even the only advantages to LED lighting. They have a great color rendering index. They are very small in size, making them very flexible in the ways they can be installed and used. They can even be dimmed. So, LED lighting really is worth it in the end.