Why should I use LEDs?

Why should I use LEDs?

Light-emitting diode, or LED, has become the lighting of choice in the market due to its numerous advantages. If you need further convincing as to why you should use LED in your lighting needs or design, then here are 3 major advantages of using LED.

LED is considered the most energy- and cost-efficient lighting option in the market. In the US alone, residential LEDs save up to 60% to 75% energy, reducing energy consumption, therefore saving you a portion of your electric bill. It is further estimated that by 2035, LED usage can generate a massive amount of energy-saving per year equating to the annual energy output of around 100 1,000-MW power plants in the United States.

In addition, since LED emits light in a 180-degree direction, no further accessory devices are needed to reflect or redirect light to the intended space. For this reason, LED lights are commonly used to light streets, parking garages, and other outdoor areas. At home, this LED feature is particularly useful in task lighting, or in illuminating a certain portion of a workspace.

LED lights last longer. Residential LEDs are 25 to 30 times longer-lasting than incandescent lighting while better quality LEDs are 3 to 5 times more lasting than a CFL. In addition, LEDs are equipped with epoxy lenses which are more durable than glass. Not only is this a cost-efficient advantage sparing you from replacing your lighting, but it is also a safety feature. While incandescent bulbs convert 90% of their energy to heat and emit it from its light causing its glass to potentially break and cause fire, LEDs do not emit or forward heat, and as an extra precaution, their epoxy lenses are also still extra sturdy.

Due to their size, LEDs are also spatially versatile. Therefore, you can utilize this lighting option for numerous lighting designs and purposes. For instance, you can use 2-millimeter LEDs to fit tiny nooks or surfaces and have them generate white light as backlighting. Likewise, due to its small size, you can customize LED strings to form a design, laid in a linear fashion, or combined with traditional bulbs. Indeed, size doesn’t matter as long as it does the job.