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Switching to LED lights – The Advantages

LED lighting is a relatively new addition in homes (apart from on Christmas trees of course) but thanks to their many advantages they’re rapidly gaining popularity. If you’re thinking of making the switch then read on to discover the many advantages of installing LED lights.

Less Power Consumption

Compared to conventional bulbs, LED lights use a tiny amount of energy and can cost as much as 90% less to run. That’s because LED is a far more effective way of creating light as the energy used does not get wasted producing heat – as it does with a conventional bulb.

Long Lifespan

LED lights are incredibly long lasting and can work for more than a quarter of a century before they need replacing. On average LED bulbs have a lifespan of 50,000 hours whilst conventional bulbs are defunct after 1000.

Cheaper

Whilst LED lights are more expensive than incandescent bulbs they last significantly longer and are much cheaper to run due to their low energy consumption. So although your initial investment will be larger, you’ll make enough savings over time to significantly outweigh the cost of the bulbs.

Low Maintenance

LED lighting is incredibly easy to maintain because once you’ve installed them, you can be 99% sure that you won’t need to touch them for another 25 years! LED’s are ideal in homes, gardens, businesses, schools and public buildings.

Environmentally Friendly

LED’s use less energy than conventional bulbs, which is helpful to the environment, but the way bulbs are made also has ecological advantages. LED’s don’t contain harmful chemicals as some incandescent bulbs do and can be easily recycled. In addition they don’t get hot, so the energy they use isn’t wasted and they produce far less CO2.

Fast Cycles

LED’s are ideal in areas where lights need to be switched on and off rapidly and can be used in security equipment, freezer lockers and inside lorries or trucks. LED’s are unaffected by temperature and provide a directional light that doesn’t affect the colour of what’s illuminated, so they work very effectively in shops and supermarkets.

Shock Resistant

Unlike fragile fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, LED lights are resistant to vibrations and shock and don’t burn out suddenly. They don’t have any fragile tubes or filaments within them and are robustly manufactured so they can withstand being knocked or banged.

Low Temperature

LED’s don’t get hot which makes then ideal for use in places where other types of light might propse a fire risk or cause damage. For example conventional bulbs cn scorch illuminated plants and flowers in gardens, whilst they may cause a fire placed inside wardrobes or too near to items like rugs and curtains.

No Radiation

Some lights can have a negative effect on objects, but LED’s are radiation free, meaning they don’t give off ultra-violet emissions or infra-red warmth, making them ideal for use in refrigeration units, food displays and art galleries.

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