Monday, February 28, 2011

LED Advantages

Why should you switch to LED bulbs?
In comparison to incandescent and CFL bulbs, LED or Light Emitting Diodes have major advantages. LED light bulbs are efficient, high quality, legal, safe, and economical.


The average life span for LED bulbs is 40,000 hours so, depending on daily usage, they last for up to 40 years. Avoid burnout and replacement because these bulbs last longer than any lighting products on the market today. LED bulbs use between 80% to 90% less electricity than incandescent bulbs. Also, LED bulbs convert all energy into lighting while traditional bulbs only convert 10% of energy into light.

High Quality

While many complained CFL bulbs produce a harsh white light, LED bulbs have the ability to create the color temperature you desire. LED bulbs can deliver a range of color temperature, including the warm glow produced by incandescent or halogen bulbs. LED bulbs are also “instant on” meaning you do not have to wait for bulbs to get to full brightness.


In accordance to the Energy and Security Act of 2007, incandescent light bulbs will be phased out starting in 2012 and by 2014 they will be illegal. A popular alternative has been CFL, or compact fluorescent lamps, but they contain toxins. Currently it is illegal to throw away CFL bulbs in your regular trash bins due to chemical hazards in ten states; more states are projected to follow suit.


Studies show Mercury is harmful to humans, damaging the nervous system; the most susceptible are children. LED bulbs are mercury free and produce no radiation. LED bulbs run cooler than traditional bulbs, reducing fire hazard and burns.


In addition to all the positive aspects of LED bulbs, one of the main attractions to them is the cost savings. Not only will you be saving money on your utility bill each month because of lower energy use but the cooler bulbs will not heat up the room, thus saving on air conditioning costs. Also, avoid costly bulb replacements and paying an electrician to install new bulbs.

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