Sunday, 13 December 2015

The benefits of LED lighting

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, have become smaller, cheaper and longer lasting than ever before making it a
much more affordable option over incandescent lights.

As traditional incandescent light sources are being phased out and the application of LED lights has developed, the selection of well-designed lights that are available has increased.

LEDs are better at placing light in a single direction than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. Because of their directional output, they can be installed under counters, in hallways, and in joinery or furniture.

They produce more light per watt than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs and their efficiency is unaffected by shape and size. They emit a light of an intended colour; so do not require a colour filter, which allows them to become a part of the design from the very beginning.
In contrast to many light sources, they also radiate very little heat in the form of infrared that can cause
damage to sensitive objects or fabrics and this also helps reduce cooling costs in summer.

One of the biggest advantages of LEDs is their long life  up to 50,000 hours compared to fluorescent tubes, which only last around 15,000 hours, or incandescent light bulbs which last as little as 2,000 hours.

By lasting longer and using less energy to light, they can save a household up to 90 per cent on lighting costs.

When LEDs start failing, they dim slowly over time, rather than suffering rapid burnout, and because they don't
contain mercury like fluorescent lights, they can be eventually disposed of more easily.

LED lighting has a longer life span and is by far the most power saving and energy efficient option for your next
building project.

Reproduced with permission from Century 21 Life @ Home

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