Aside from long life and energy efficiency, LED lighting offers many advantages for homeowners who are considering switching from conventional lighting.
There is certainly a lot of hype about the advantages and benefits of the energy efficiency of LED lights (light emitting diodes) vs traditional lighting. By far, the most energy efficient, cleanest and most eco-friendly way of illumination is LED lighting. Basically, LED lighting is a form of digital light and comes with a multitude of amazing benefits.
- LONG LIFE
Long life stands out as the number one benefit of LED lights. The bulbs 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.
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY
LEDs are today’s most efficient way of illumination and lighting, with an estimated 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 while traditional incandescent light bulbs operate at 20% energy efficiency, losing 80% of the electricity as heat.
- ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY
LED lights are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain a multitude of materials like mercury which is hazardous to our health and dangerous for the environment. The long operational life of the LED bulbs means that one LED light bulb can save material and production of 25 incandescent light bulbs. A big step towards a greener future!
- DURABLE QUALITY
LEDs are extremely durable and built with sturdy components that are highly rugged and can withstand even the toughest conditions. Because LED lights are resistant to shock and external impacts, they make great outdoor lighting systems for tough conditions and exposure to weather like wind and rain.
- ZERO UV EMMISSIONS
LED illumination produces little infrared light and close to no UV emissions.
- DESIGN FLEXIBILITY
LEDs can be combined in any shape to produce highly efficient illumination. Individual LEDs can be dimmed, resulting in a dynamic control of light, colour and distribution.
- OPERATIONAL IN EXTREMELY COLD OR HOT TEMPERATURES
LEDs are ideal for operation under cold and low outdoor temperature settings. LED illumination operates extremely well in cold settings such as outdoor lighting, freezer rooms, etc.
- LIGHT DISPERSEMENT
LEDs are designed to focus their light and can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector. Well-designed LED illumination systems are able to deliver light more efficiently to desired locations.
- INSTANT LIGHTING & FREQUENT SWITCHING
LED lights brighten up immediately when powered on. They can also be switched off and on frequently without affecting the LED’s lifetime or light emission. Traditional lighting may take several seconds to reach full brightness.
- LOW VOLTAGE
A low voltage power supply is sufficient for LED illumination.