If you haven’t switched to LED lights yet, you might be missing out on the advantages of LED lighting technology.
Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are the future of lighting technology. From retail lighting to commercial lighting, medical facility lighting, industrial lighting, and even residential lighting, LED is more than an ideal lighting solution.
After all, their efficiency and sustainability are not the only reasons why more and more people are choosing LED over conventional light sources. Here are seven advantages of LED lighting technology that put it above the competition.
Better for the environment
LED lights are generally better for the environment compared to other bulbs. They are energy efficient since about 80%-90% of the energy in them is converted into light. LED bulbs have a smaller carbon footprint as well, compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent lights. They also don’t have harmful chemicals inside like mercury. These are just some of the benefits of LED lighting for the environment and there are so much more!
Emits low heat and UV
Low heat and no UV emissions also make LED lights a better choice. They emit less heat compared to incandescent bulbs (which release 90% of their energy into heat instead of light) and compact fluorescent lights (which release about 80% of their energy as heat). The same goes for UV light. Since LEDs only produce a small amount of UV, people can avoid excessive UV exposure, which increases the risk of eye diseases.
Helps you save money
LED bulbs are known to be quite durable and, of course, energy efficient. This means that switching to LEDs can help save you money in the long run. While LED bulbs are helping you save money by reducing your electric bill by lowering your power consumption, they are also lowering the chances of buying new bulbs every now and then.
Can be connected to smart technology
Another great advantage of LED lighting technology is its connection to smart technology. LED lighting systems can be connected to smart homes and smart buildings. With this, people can have more lighting functions, they can customize lighting and moods at ease, or set up automatic light adjustments.
Has better directionality
LEDs are also known to have better directionality than traditional lighting. This is because LEDs emit light in a specific direction, lighting up only an area of 180°. Incandescent and fluorescent lights, on the other hand, emit light and heat in all directions. Lighting up a specific hallway, bathrooms, artwork, posters, signages, and more requires the better directionality that LEDs offer.
Instant lighting and frequent switching
Unlike traditional lighting, LEDs boast instant lighting and switching. Metal halide lights need to be prepared for a warm-up period. Meanwhile, fluorescent bulbs flicker before you turn them on. These traditional light sources can lose their efficacy over time, especially if you constantly turn them on and off. LEDs don’t, which makes them an ideal lighting solution for a lot of businesses and various applications.
Has a longer lifespan
One of the biggest advantages of LED lighting technology is its long lifespan. Incandescent lights last roughly about 1,200 hours only. Compare this to LED's lifespan, which is about 50,000 hours of light, and it’s easy to see which one is the better choice. LED bulbs can also last up to 100,000 hours, depending on the usage. That’s about 5 to 11 years before you need to replace it.
LEDs are changing the way people approach lighting technology. Whether it be indoors or outdoors, there is nothing better than LED and its variety of applications.
For reliable LED lighting solutions for streets, retail, and industrial needs, contact SOLUM Group today.