We found an interesting article on the wbsite LEDLuxor.com about the top ten benefits of LED lighting over incandescent (normal) and florescent lighting. We'd thought we share it with you. For the entire article, go HERE.
1. Long Life
Long life time stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational life time expectation of up to 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation.
2. Energy Efficiency
Today's most efficient way of illumination
and lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80%-90% when
compared to traditional lighting and conventional light bulbs. This
means that about 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light,
3. Ecologically Friendly
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials like e.g mercury that are dangerous for the environment.
4. Durable Quality
LED's are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the roughest conditions.
5. Zero UV Emissions
LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions.
Because of this, LED lighting is highly suitable not only for goods and materials that are sensitive to heat due to the benefit of little radiated heat emission, but also for illumination of UV sensitive objects or materials such a in museums, art galleries, archeological sites etc.
6. Design Flexibility
LED's can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LED's can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, color and distribution. Well-designed LED illumination systems can achieve fantastic lighting effects, not only for the eye but also for the mood and the mind:
7. Operational in Extremely Cold or Hot Temperatures
LED are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. For fluorescent lamps, low temperatures may affect operation and present a challenge, but LED illumination operates well also in cold settings, such as for outdoor winter settings, freezer rooms etc.
8. Light Disbursement
LED is designed to focus its light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector, achieving a higher application efficiency than conventional lighting. Well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to the desired location.
9. Instant Lighting & Frequent Switching
LED lights brighten up immediately and when powered on, which has great advantages for infrastructure projects such as e.g traffic and signal lights.
Also, LED lights can switched off and on frequently and without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. In contrast, traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness, and frequent on/off switching does drastically reduce operational life expectancy.
A low-voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination. This makes it easy to use LED lighting also in outdoor settings, by connecting an external solar-energy source and is a big advantage when it comes to using LED technology in remote or rural areas.
So as you can see, LED lights are not only great for your wallet, but they also are great for the planet, using much less energy thereby not depleting the Earth's resources. And with the superior quality of LED's, people are making their homes, businesses and organizations much more beautiful with attractive lighting enhancing their buildings' appearance. Go with LED's.