There are many benefits to switching your standard incandescent bulbs to energy efficient LED bulbs. Making this simple switch will have a positive and lasting impact on your home.
The primary advantage of using LED bulbs is they have a long lifespan. LED bulbs have a life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours (conventional bulbs have an expectation of 1,000 hours). This 100,000 hours of use equates to 11 years of continuous operation or 22 years of 50% operation. If you leave an LED light on for 8 hours a day, it would take around 20 years before you would have to replace it. LEDs are virtually maintenance free.
LED bulbs are also energy efficient using a very small amount of energy to run. LED bulbs operate at 80% efficiency meaning 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light (traditional incandescent bulbs operate at 20% efficiency). LED bulbs produce minimal heat as well so the energy they use isn’t wasted. By using LED light bulbs, your electricity costs would decrease by 80%, typically.
LEDs are also environmentally friendly as they are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. They are also extremely durable and built to withstand tough conditions. They are resistant to vibrations and shock, don’t burn out suddenly, and can operate in cold or hot temperatures. Therefore LEDs are ideal for outdoor lighting systems as well.
Another important benefit to the LEDs is improved light dispersement. LEDs are able to focus light and direct light to a specific spot. When you turn on an LED light, it brightens instantly and LEDs can be turned on and off frequently without affecting the LED’s life span or use.
Ultimately LED bulbs last significantly longer and run more efficiently with lower energy consumption making them an ideal alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs of many sizes and varieties are available in our Lighting & Electrical Department.