10 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Using LED Light
1) Energy Efficient
LED light can use up to 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and can last up to five times longer than CFLs. Therefore, LEDs can help to cut your energy bills dramatically.
2) Reduced Light Pollution
Light pollution describes the idea of there being unwanted scattered light in the environment, that is not helping to meet its purpose.
The directional nature of LEDs mean that the light is focused, reducing light pollution.
3) Smaller Carbon Footprint
Due to this high efficiency, LEDs emit 80% less greenhouse gases than incandescent, and 50% less than CFLs. With global warming and an increasing population, reducing our carbon footprint has never been so important.
4) Long Life
Not only are LEDs more efficient, but they also last up to six times longer than other types of light. Therefore, less bulbs need to be manufactured, packaged, delivered, and fitted, which is good for the environment and the use of fossil fuels. An LED light has a lifespan of 30,000 to 50,000 hours. In addition to this, LED bulbs don’t ‘blow’ like filament bulbs, where the filament gets thinner and thinner over time.
5) Reduced Heat Loss
LEDs are highly efficient, and this is often up to a 90% conversion of energy to light. Therefore, there is minimal heat loss in the environment and will not feel got to the touch.
As well as not getting hot, LEDs are also safer because there is not glass and therefore no risk of serious injury if a bulb breaks. They are also highly resistant to vibrations, impact and weather conditions (if the bulbs are waterproof).
7) No Noise Pollution
Thanks to not creating any vibrations, there is no humming noise like there is with other type of lights
8) LED Light Doesn’t Attract Bugs
Other kinds of bulbs attract bugs because there is no hot bulb surface and a specific wavelength of generated light. These problems are eliminated by the use of LED light.
9) No Harmful Chemicals Released
LED bulbs do not contain any hazardous chemicals which would damage the environment or the health of the public.
10) Good for Plant Growth
LEDs in the garden can be good for your plants because they give off cool light in the area.
Added Benefits of LED Light
– LEDs come in multiple different colours and can be used in many decorative forms such as strips.
– Consistent reductions in the price so the difference between bulb costs is much less.
– Significantly reduced energy bills due to higher efficiency.