Benefits of LED Lighting
LED light bulbs are 80 percent more energy efficient than other bulbs and also produce less heat than metal halides, CFLs and incandescent light bulbs. Upgrading to LED lighting means you won't spend your summer months cooling down rooms that your light bulbs are busy heating up. While originally a cooler blue tone than incandescent bulbs, LEDs now come in daylight and warm white color temperatures so you can more easily replace your existing bulbs without altering the color of your room. Visit our Lighting Guide to see what difference color temperature makes. LED lighting also offers a superior color rendering index (CRI), so you can see the colors of your artwork or makeup more accurately.
LED replacement bulbs are durable and ecologically friendly. Did you know you can recycle LED bulbs and reduce your carbon footprint up to one third? LEDs outlast the competition, staying bright for up to 11 years of continuous operation. This means less time climbing ladders trying to replace those hard to reach bulbs in vaulted ceilings.
LEDs are one of today's most promising technologies.
- No mercury, making them a cleaner alternative to fluorescent and CFL lamps.
- The lowest energy consumption of any lighting product to date.
- Light quality equal or superior to traditional lighting products.
- Life that is 20 times than some traditional lighting products.
LED VS. Fluorescent: Which is More Efficient?
When it comes to buying energy-efficient lighting, LED lighting usually leads the way by a wide margin from its closest competitor; the fluorescent light bulb! LEDs are instant start without a warm-up period whereas fluorescents require some start-up time depending on the ballast used. They work great in cold weather and are usually made from plastic which makes it more durable. With the use of LED lighting, fluorescent lighting conditions can be replicated while lasting longer and using less energy.Additionally, LEDs are RoHS complaint and do not use any mercury what-so-ever, a claim that cannot be made with fluorescent lights.