7 Benefits of LED Lights

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Gone are the days of incandescent and halogen lights. LEDs are in. If you’re reading this blog, it seems you’re also interested in the benefits of LED lights. We’d be de-lighted to let you in on the top 7 advantages of LED lighting.

1. LEDs are Energy Efficient

If you’re after energy efficiency, look no further than LEDs. LED lights are up to 75% more energy efficient than halogen lights, according to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Depending on what lights you already have installed, making the switch to LEDs could save you up to 90% of your lighting electricity!

This means, when it comes to that next electricity bill, you can expect to be paying a lot less for the lighting component of that bill.

2. They Have a Long Lifespan

The components of LEDs that create light last longer than all other conventional light types. On average, LEDs will last 30,000 – 50,000 hours. That’s 25 – 66 times longer than an incandescent bulb! Compared to halogen lights, and your LEDs will last 9 – 25 times longer as well.

The lifetime of your LED is determined to be when it outputs 70% of its initial light. Chances are, this light will still be enough for everyday, and your LED light will live even longer than this!

While LEDs might cost a bit more upfront, you won’t be needing to replace them anywhere near as often as your old lights. This means you’ll be saving money by not having to buy replacement light bulbs as often. Put this on top of LED lights being more energy efficient, and you’ll be making back that extra upfront cost within 1 year!

3. LED Lighting is Customisable

If you truly want control over the atmosphere of your home, LEDs are the way to go. LEDs come in a variety of Correlated Colour Temperatures (CCTs). Whether you want a welcoming warm light, or a cool white to illuminate a workspace, LEDs have you covered.

Beyond a range of CCTs, you can find LEDs in virtually any colour. Blue, purple, red, you name it. While older light types rely on a gel or filter to change the colour which can burn out over time, LEDs use the diode itself or its phosphorous coating that won’t change colour at all.

As if that wasn’t enough, you can find dimmable LEDs as well! And we haven’t even touched on smart LEDs yet either.

4. Environmentally Friendly

Just another benefit of LEDs is that they won’t harm the environment as older light types can. Their high energy efficiency means you don’t use as much electricity to power your lights.

The longer lifetime reduces waste going to landfill, another bonus for the environment. LEDs are also free from chemicals like mercury which require special handling and disposal. To top it off, LEDs are also recyclable!

5. LEDs are Safe

Unlike older conventional light types, LEDs don’t heat up as much, and so are a safer alternative. This decreased heat production is another reason for their energy efficiency. Older light types lose much of their energy to heat, and so need more energy to produce light. LEDs don’t produce this heat in the first place, and so convert more of this energy into light.

LEDs also don’t contain potentially dangerous chemicals such as mercury. While the chances of you coming into contact with this chemical in the first place are low, the fact that it isn’t even present is just another one of the benefits of LED lights.

6. They Turn On Instantly

When you’ve got LEDs, you no longer need to wait for them to warm up to produce their full intensity. LEDs are full intensity light from the get go.

In addition, frequently switching the light on and off doesn’t degrade its components!

7. Smart LEDs

Tired of coming home and fumbling in the dark to find the light switch? Or maybe you’d really like to have a purple light for just one night? That’s not a problem for smart LED lights!

Turning your lights on and off is only the tap of a finger or a voice command away when you have smart LEDs.

Ready for some new LED lighting in your home? Contact Upside Down for more information.

Last Edited on: 25th August 2020