More and more people are using LED lights for their indoor and outdoor lighting and they also have a wide range of commercial uses too. LEDs are the only form of lighting which don’t use heat or toxic gases to create light and this gives them many benefits over other forms of lighting. So let’s take a closer look at the benefits of LED lights.
LEDs never burn out
Typically LED lights are made from multiple LEDs joined together and working as one unit. The advantage of this is that should one LED stop working it’s unlikely to have much impact on the light being emitted whereas if a conventional light has a problem then it doesn’t work at all. LEDs are also estimated to emit 60,000 to 100,000 hours worth of light for their lifetime compared to just 2,000 hours from an incandescent light bulb and 15,000 hours for a fluorescent bulb. Pretty impressive, huh!
LEDs offer long term monetary saving
LEDs have a life expectancy of in excess of 10 years and an energy efficiency rate of 80-90% which means you can expect to make immediate savings of between 60-70% on your electricity lighting bill.
LEDs are less inviting to bugs since they don’t emit ultra violet light which bugs seek out. It won’t put an end to any bug problems but you’ll notice fewer of them hanging around your lights. In addition, since there is little heat radiated from LEDs they can be used for materials and goods which are sensitive to heat and for lighting UV sensitive objects such as in museums and art galleries.
Improved motor lighting
Led headlights used in vehicles have a high colour temperature which means that they can improve a driver’s vision in areas where lighting is poor.
LEDs offer design flexibility
LEDs can be joined together in any shape to produce illuminations that are highly efficient. Individual LEDs are easily dimmed and coloured, and as a result, fantastic lighting effects can be created which don’t just look good to the eye but improve the mind and mood.
Led lights come in a wide variety of sizes and can be made very small, making them more versatile than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs.
Good to the environment
LED lights do not contain any toxic chemicals whereas fluorescent lights contain a plethora of materials including mercury which is harmful to the environment. They are also 100% recyclable and can help to reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third.
LEDs are built from rugged sturdy components and can withstand the toughest of conditions. Because they’re resistant to vibrations, external impacts, and shock they’re ideal for outside lighting systems that are exposed to harsh weather conditions, wind and rain, vandalism, traffic, and even construction sites.
Where to use LED Lights
LED’s are ideal for accent lighting and beneath cabinet lighting but more recently we’ve found customers are using them in their hallways, living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms as main lighting. In fact you can light up your kitchen or living room with LEDS using 100-120 watts of power whereas with incandescent bulbs, it would take 600 watts to achieve the same level of light.
LED lighting is simply brilliant in your kitchen and can be used in a variety if imaginative ways. Recessed lights are one option but they can also be used to illuminate floating shelves or as under cupboard strips. They could also be installed beneath the surface of a frosted glass countertop to highlight its texture or how about placing them along the bottom of islands or cabinets to add a pop of colour.
Other ways to use LEDS in all rooms of your house include pendant lights, chandeliers, and track lighting. You could also use spot lights to shine on to a piece of artwork or to light up a recess. Strategically placed mirrors an also diffuse LED light around your room. Available in a wide number of shades, and easily dimmable, LEDS are fast becoming the standard in today’s homes.
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These are just a few of the benefits of LED lights and there are many more. If you’re in need of assistance with any LED light installations for your home or business then we can help. We can offer advice on the best type of LEDs to purchase and can carry out installation too.
Call us today on 1300 206 004 to discuss your needs and we’ll send you around a really good local electrician.