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Benefits of LED Lighting

The word LED is showing up everywhere in the tech-world. It’s in your computer monitor. It’s in your 1080HD 43” TV. It’s even in the light socket of your home. Many know vaguely what it is, and they buy it because it’s the cool thing to do right now. But what exactly does LED lighting do for you that a normal light wouldn’t?

The Benefits of LED Lighting

They can stay on for the full life of a pet. Some LED lamps boast 100,000 hours. Rounding down, that’s 11 years of continuous use. Drop use down to 50% and you get almost 23 years of light. If you’re anything like the rest of the world, you only use a bulb for about 4-5 hours a day (max). Divide that by 100,000 hours, and that gives you 68 years of continuous use. Providing that you don’t break your socket or smash light, you’ll never have to change it again.

Stronger. These lights are made more solidly than the incandescent bulbs. They won’t break as easily.

More efficient. Not only is your bulb lasting longer than ever, but your LED circuit will approach 80% efficiency, losing about 20% to heat. To compare the difference, your old incandescent bulbs were barely pushing 20% efficiency while giving off 80% of the energy in heat (hence leaving a lamp on next to something flammable was considered dangerous). The efficiency makes it so you actually use the energy you’re purchasing to light the room, not heat the ceiling.

Color preservation. LED’s don’t wash out colors. This is great for the commercial stores showcasing retail products, but it can also be extremely good for a home studio or simply lighting up your world in a natural way.

One of the only limitations of LED lighting is the higher cost per unit. They can be a bit more pricey ($40 range), but when you don’t have to replace it for the next three decades, that $40 doesn’t seem so bad.

So if you haven’t converted already, take a look at switching over to LED. You’ll never regret your purchase, and may forget what it’s like to have to change a light bulb.