Fun Facts About Lighting
There are lots of myths surrounding LEDs, which the industry needs to dispel. For example, fitting LEDs previously required lots of wiring and soldering, but now most LED bulbs offer ( plug and play retro fit ) direct replacement for standard light bulbs……you simply just swap out your old bulb for a new LED bulb.
Electric lighting burns up to 25% of the average home energy budget so why not reduce this to 2.5% which is a reduction of 90%.
Light emitting diode (LED) bulbs are more durable, energy efficient, and longer lasting than standard or even flourescent bulbs. What is an LED ?? A special chip that makes light when electricity is supplied to it.
When looking to replace your halogen bulbs with LED bulbs consider the real benefits that you will achieve.First and foremost there will be a hugh saving in energy. Another benefit is they last a lot longer than halogens light bulbs, so you will spend a lot less time changing burned out bulbs.
Halogens bulbs emit heat and UV light which can damage or discolor the items under the light over time. LED’s do not do this, so there will be no loss of colour or overheating involved.
LED’s offer a higher quality of light and are more durable than CFL’s. LED bulbs achieve full brightness instantly whereas CFL bulbs take about 10-40 seconds to become fully bright. Another problem that LED bulbs solve is that they are not affected by turning them off and on offen. CFL bulbs that are turned off and on frequently have a reduced life span than ones that are switched on less.
LED lights are much better for the environment. When comparing on environmental issues, LED lead the way over CFL.The reason for this is they use far less energy and are far more stable.
How long do LED’s last?
Properly designed LED’s are ideal for places that are hard to reach as they last for years. How long they last is very hard to tell exactly, since in theory it will take tens of thousands of hours to reach the end of their life. LED manufactures test their led using acceleration techniques to simulate years of life in a short amount of time.
LED bulbs last longer because they don’t have any parts ( Filaments,igniters ect ) that can break like other bulbs.
In fact when companies list the average life of an LED, they are refer to a time when the light produced by the bulb will diminish to 70% of its original maximum brightness. The bulb itself will continue to work well beyond that point.
LED lighting is the future of lighting
Won’t overheat or smell Up to 25 years service (you may never replace this bulb again!) Instant brightness LED bulbs don’t need “warm up” time like CFL bulbs LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as compact fluorescents, and 50 times longer than incandescents. Very Durable – Mercury-free – no mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs. Lower Maintenance costs – Because these bulbs last for about 17 years you will not have to replace them as you would halogen bulbs.