6 Benefits of LED Lighting
6 Benefits of LED Lighting
September 28, 2018
National LED Day is coming up on October 7, and it is the perfect opportunity to learn more about these money and energy saving bulbs. LED (light emitting diode) bulbs differ from traditional incandescent bulbs in several ways. These differences make them longer lasting, more energy efficient during use, and better for the environment after they have been discarded.
At 24/7 Electric, we always encourage our customers to utilize LED products. Here are 6 benefits of LED lighting from our team of expert electricians.
1. Longer Lifespan
Since LED bulbs do not use filaments like incandescent bulbs do, they do not suddenly go out. Instead, they fade slowly over time. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential LEDs last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting. That means you purchase and change light bulbs less frequently.
2. Energy Efficiency
Residential LEDs, especially the ones that are Energy Star products, use a minimum of 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. It is projected that widespread use of LED products could have an enormous impact on energy savings in North America. In the United States, experts say if enough people adopt LEDs, they can save a collective 348 TWh of electricity by 2027.
3. Cost Savings
Because LED bulbs last longer and use energy more efficiently, they also save you money. You will buy them less frequently because it takes them longer to dim. You will also be consuming less energy while you use them, which is helpful to your monthly electric bill.
4. Colder Operating Temperature
LED performance increases as the temperature drops. On the other hand, fluorescent lights require a higher voltage of power to work properly in lower temperatures. This means that LEDs are an ideal replacement for lots of typical fluorescent spaces, such refrigerators, freezers, food display cases, parking lots, and light up signage.
Since LED bulbs are not made from traditional glass or filaments, they resist breakage much more easily. This makes them ideal for outdoor use, such as in pool lighting or holiday decorations. LEDs can withstand harsher weather, vibrations, and impact than incandescent bulbs.
6. Environmental Impact
LEDs contain no mercury, so they have a much smaller environmental impact than other types of technology. This becomes important when lightbulbs fade and are replaced and discarded. When we toss tech irresponsibly, mercury and other poisonous materials leak out into the environment. (Read more about how to dispose of electronics responsibly here.) LEDs are much safer and more environmentally friendly.
Have you experienced the benefits of LED lighting?
If you haven’t ever tried LED lighting before, consider replacing some of the incandescent bulbs in your home. You can save money on energy and light bulb changes, and you can make a positive impact on the environment.