If you’re planning to transition from the traditional inflorescence and incandescent lighting to LED lights, chances are you’ve already heard about the numerous benefits of both the indoor and outdoor LED lighting. Switching to LED lighting is rather simple, and you notice most of the benefits almost instantly. They’re brighter, more durable and consume less energy compared to the traditional lighting. Environmentally conscious homeowners highly appreciate them too.
If that is not convincing enough, below is a detailed look at the 5 main benefits you will enjoy if you switch to LED lighting;
1. Energy efficiency
This is perhaps the most obvious benefits for homeowners looking to install LED lighting. LEDs are said to use approximately 50% less energy compared to the incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lights. LED lights emit less heat (great benefit in the bathrooms) and produce directional light which results in little to no wastage. Considering lighting is one of the biggest energy consumers in most homes, you get save to quite a lot on your electricity bills with LEDs.
2. Extended life
This is another major benefit of LEDs. Good quality LEDs can last up 50,000 hours and longer. Traditional incandescent lamps, on the other hand, last a mere 1,000 hours while inflorescence lamps last just about 8,000 to 10,000 hours. This makes the LEDs much cheaper to maintain since you won’t be replacing them as often as the traditional options.
3. Small and Versatility by Design
While LEDs come in varied sizes and shapes, most of them tend to be small because the actual power devices are tiny in size. They’re also “Solid State Lighting”, which essentially means they’re made of solid materials –no tubes, bulbs or filaments to break. This makes them very sturdy and remarkably adaptable –you can find LED lights for literally any use and location.
4. Safer for Everyone
Safety is probably the most overlooked benefits of switching to LED lighting. Other traditional lights are quite a risk especially when you’re replacing and disposing of them after they burn out. When LEDs light break, they don’t release mercury such as the mercury vapor lights and they can be easily disposed of in the trash can, unlike the fluorescent, mercury or incandescent lights –these need to be disposed of in a special way.
5. Dimming Capability
This is why LEDs are often called smart lights –they can operate at virtual any power rating you set them. They can be dimmed either by lowering the forward current or by pulse-width modulation. Hooking a dimming device to your lighting system allows you to dim the lighting to create just the right ambiance for any occasion or location. Furthermore, LEDs become more efficient when the power is reduced, allowing them to last even longer. All these benefits are not available with the fluorescent, incandescent or halogen lights.
The list of installing LEDs, whether it’s indoor LED lights or outdoor LED lights, is a little longer than this. But the above 5 main benefits should help you appreciate why many homeowners today are switching from tradition lighting to LED lighting –and why you probably should too.