Are LED lightbulbs better?
LED lights have taken over the light fixture industry. It may seem like a passing fad, but LEDs have many advantages that justify their continued existence. So, what makes LED lighting better than regular lightbulbs?
This article will discuss the advantages of these light bulbs over traditional ones.
What are LEDs?
LEDs are solid-state semiconductor devices that emit light when an electric current is applied. They are more efficient than incandescent lamps, which means they can produce more light with less electricity. LEDs have a longer life span and can last for decades without displaying any signs of degradation. This is about 50 times more than other lighting options.
Because LEDs have a wider colour temperature range (meaning warmer or cooler), they can be used to create the ideal atmosphere for any situation. They can be used in offices, at home, and even at parties.
What are the Available Options for Light Bulbs?
There are three options available for light bulbs.
Incandescent bulbs: These are the classic, “old-fashioned” bulbs most of us grew up with. They consume less energy and last a shorter time.
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs, or CFLs, are much more energy efficient than standard incandescent lamps.
LEDs: These bulbs are extremely energy-efficient and look more appealing than the incandescent ones.
The energy needed to power each bulb is the main difference between them. However, LED bulbs are what we think you should really be paying attention to.
Here are the reasons:
What are the Benefits of Using LEDs?
Let’s look at the benefits of LEDs and answer our main question: Are LED lights better?
Here are some things to keep in mind:
They are durable.
LED lights can last up to 50,000 hours. Commercial settings can extend their life span by 100,000 hours. They can last up to 11 years if used 24 hours a day. LED lights can be broken more easily than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. Because of this, LED lights can be used in commercial settings.
LED lighting is a cost-saving tool for businesses. Although LED bulbs are more costly than fluorescent or halogen lights, they last much longer. The LED light bulbs can last for years, so maintenance costs are lower overall. Workers can now focus on more pressing issues than simply changing light bulbs.
LED bulbs are long-lasting and energy-efficient. LED bulbs also have better colour quality than traditional lighting.
Incandescent bulbs emit warm white light that is like sunlight on a sunny summer day (2700 K), while LEDs produce crisp daylight tones (5500 K).
They are ideal for kitchen task lighting because they do not emit heat or glare at night when used to cook, read recipes, or prepare food.
Safety is probably the most important advantage of LED lighting. Heat emission is the number one danger in lighting. While LEDs emit very little heat, traditional bulbs such as incandescent can convert over 90% of their total energy into heat. Incandescent bulbs use only 10% of their energy for light, which is also a huge advantage over LEDs. Because LEDs use less power, they can also be used on low-voltage commercial electrical systems.
Fewer Lights Are Required
LEDs offer better light distribution and focus, compared to other lighting options that waste energy by emitting light all around the room. This can lead to illuminating areas that don’t require light (such as the ceiling). It is therefore possible to get the same brightness from LEDs as incandescent and fluorescent lights using fewer lights. A reduction in the number of lights will lead to lower energy consumption, which is a positive for the environment.
Cool to the Touch
If an incandescent light bulb has been on for a while, you will likely get a burn if you touch it. Incandescent bulbs can convert 90% of their energy into heat. CFLs convert about 80% of that energy into heat. This means that both bulbs become unnecessarily warm.
LEDs are safer than hot bulbs, and they don’t cause pain.
No UV Emissions
LED lights do not emit heat or UV light and can be used anywhere. You don’t need reflectors or cooling fans for heat dissipation, nor do you need to shield from UV emissions from fluorescent lamps.
LED lights can be designed to be more adaptable, which makes them suitable for almost any application. They can be easily fitted into any size fixture, so they can replace incandescent bulbs and CFLs. They can also fit into any shaped fixture, such as a lampshade or wall sconce. LEDs come in many different styles and colours, so you can find the right LED light bulb for your home.
What’s the best thing about this? You’ll also be able to save money.
Are you in an area that is susceptible to flooding? Low-voltage lighting is essential if your business is in a flood-prone area. Because they are very low in voltage, LEDs are the best choice. Low-voltage lighting systems can be used in flood-prone areas to protect your customers and staff from potentially fatal or harmful shocks. An LED light emits 12 volts rather than 120 volts if it is accidentally touched by someone. These lights are great for outdoor use.
Commercial LED Lighting Solutions
LED lighting can provide you with better energy efficiency, maintenance, and environmental performance.
LED lights cost more than traditional lighting sources. However, the cost of these LED lights falls with each new year. Even though the upfront cost is higher, the savings over the long term are more than the price. LED lights are one of the most important innovations in reducing energy use and costs in the last few decades.
These benefits, and many other uses are just a few of the reasons LEDs have grown to be so popular in business applications.
As commercial electricians, WACOMM can assist you with any LED lighting installations in your home or office. We can provide advice and even perform the installation. Get in touch today with our expert commercial electricians.