The biggest advantages of LED lights over halogen and CFL are their much lower energy consumption and longer lifespan. These two factors combined save you a considerable amount of money on your electricity bill, but the benefits don’t stop there. Here’s a quick overview of all of the advantages LED lights have over their competitors.
LED lights use up to 90% less energy
LED lighting uses up to 90% less energy than incandescent and halogen bulbs, and up to 60% less energy than CFL bulbs – which were the first energy-efficient bulbs to be widely sold. Despite this massive reduction in energy consumption, LED lights still produce the same amount of light as their incandescent, halogen and CFL equivalents.
LED lights last over ten times longer
LED lights last much longer than halogen, incandescent and CFL bulbs. While older lighting often lasts barely a year, if not just a few months, LED lighting has a 15-year average lifespan, giving you far better value for money and saving you yet more money on replacement bulbs.
LED lights give you more choice
Another great advantage of LED lighting is that the technology allows manufacturers to give consumers much more choice in their lighting. Firstly, you can get LED lights in a range of colour temperatures, from warm white to cool white. This allows you to pick the perfect colour temperature for the room you are lighting. Secondly, you can get LED bulbs in a range of shapes and styles, from standard-shape LED bulbs, to vintage LED filament bulbs, todesigner LED lighting. Finally, the latest innovations in smart lighting give you total control over your lighting, allowing you to customise and programme your lights in any way that you can think of!
LED lights are sturdier
While traditional bulbs are made with glass, LED lights encased in plastic or epoxy, which are much stronger and unlikely to break if dropped.
LED lights are safer
LED lights convert the majority of their energy into light, rather than heat. This means that they are always cool to the touch, in sharp contrast to the heat generated by traditional bulbs.
LED lights are kinder to the environment
The impact of traditional light bulbs on the environment is incredible, which is why incandescent bulbs are now banned in the UK. LED lighting reduces carbon emissions and does not contain harmful chemicals such as mercury.