LED Lighting, Why It’s Better

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LED lighting saves electricity.

The lighting efficiency of the new high power LED light bulbs is more than eight times that of incandescent lights, and twice as high as compact fluorescent lights. LED bulbs also emit a much higher percentage of light in the desired direction. This makes them even more efficient for task lighting, desk lamps, reading lights, spotlights, floodlights, and track lighting.

LED lights also generate very little unwanted heat. The energy savings may be doubLED in air-conditioned environments where each watt of incandescent lighting can add another watt or more to the power needed for air conditioning.

LED lighting instantly achieves full brightness with no warm up time.

Fluorescent lights are dim when first turned on, and get brighter as they warm up.  LED lights always start at full brightness.

LED lighting does not contain mercury.

Fluorescent lights contain mercury and must be treated as hazardous waste. LED lighting contains no mercury or other dangerous substances.

LED lighting does not produce any ultraviolet (UV) light.

LED lights emit no damaging ultraviolet light, so they will not cause fading and aging of artwork or other sensitive materials.

LED lighting saves on bulb replacement.

LED bulbs can operate for 30,000 hours or more. One LED light bulb can easily outlast 30 incandescent bulbs, or 6 compact fluorescent! LED bulbs cost less than the bulbs they replace. Operating 8 hours per day, LED light bulbs can last 10 years or more!

LED lighting increases safety and security.

The high reliability of LED lights increases safety and security. There is no waiting for LED light bulbs to warm up. LED bulbs light up instantly at full brightness, even in the coldest weather.

LED bulbs operate at much lower temperatures. Halogen and incandescent lights are hot enough to cause fire, and they frequently do.

And finally…

LED is much easier to spell than either incandescent or fluorescent! Contact Four-O-One Electric today to learn more about LED lighting and what it can do for you!